Sedans & Coupes

It’s No Surprise the 2021 Honda Accord Landed Here on This List

Contrary to what it might seem like, there’s still a four-door sedan market. Honda is a perfect example of a company that has refused to scrap its successful sedans, like the Accord, for crossovers.

Today’s sedans are great for drivers who spend a great deal of time in parking garages that traditionally have low roofs, are interested in a vehicle that isn’t prone to roll-over style accidents, and that provides a smooth and stable ride. If you’re in the market for a nice, reliable sedan, you should spend some time checking out the 2021 Honda Accord.

What is the difference between the 2020 and 2021 Honda Accord?

Honda made a surprising number of changes to the 2021 Accord. Not only did it make some minor adjustments to the grille, but the company also installed optional LED headlights, and added a different alloy wheel design.

The exterior didn’t get all the attention. It appears that Honda decided to listen to what drivers said and made some substantial changes to the interior as well.

Instead of being optional, the 8.0-inch infotainment display is now a standard feature. The design team chose to change the location of the vehicle’s USB ports, making them easier to access while you’re on the road. Safety-wise, the biggest change is the rear-seat reminder which is designed to go off if a child or pet is forgotten in the vehicle.

The baseline Accord is equipped with a 192-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. For the environmentally-minded drivers who love a good four-door sedan, Honda put together a hybrid Accord that’s equipped with a four-cylinder engine that’s outfitted with two electric motors.

Car and Driver report in their review,

“The steering is light, as befits a car in this class, but we wouldn’t mind if it transmitted a little more feedback from the road. Still, it’s hard to complain about a helm that’s accurate and predictable.”

Autotrader’s review team reported that while they were impressed with the 2021 Accord as a whole, they wish Honda would have looked at ways to make the ride a little smoother.

Topping a competitive list of cars

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When Motor Trend compared the 2021 Honda Accord to the competition, the reviewers decided that not only was the Accord the best vehicle in the mid-size sedan class, it was the best 2021 sedan vehicle on the market.

In short, no matter it doesn’t matter what your driving needs are, as long as your not towing a heavy trailer the Accord will make you happy. It wasn’t surprising to see the Accord on top of Motor Trend’s list, simply because Honda has been making the Accord great for years.

Is the Honda Accord Hybrid worth it?

Drivers who want to enjoy a super fuel-efficient vehicle but who don’t want to sacrifice horsepower and drivability will want to take a look at the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid.

In addition to all the great things you get from the fuel-powered drivers get from the traditional accord, the hybrid is equipped with a 252-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. The EPA estimates the fuel economy to be a combined 48 mpg.

It also has a two-mode direct-drive transmission that directs the car’s power to the vehicle’s front axle. The hybrid version of the Honda Accord handles smoothly and hugs the road.