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Which 2020 Honda Accord Trim Is Best for You?

The 2020 Honda Accord comes in five trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. Although each of these trims is technically still a Honda Accord, the difference between the top and bottom end may as well be separate models.

But each level is good for a segment of the market, and Honda has done a great job differentiating each trim level. Of course, if you’re looking for something larger, the Honda HR-V might be worth considering as well.

Categorizing the Honda Accord’s trim levels

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Although the 2020 Honda Accord technically comes in five trim levels, they can mostly be categorized at three price points: low (the LX), medium (Sport, EX, and EX-L), and high (Touring).

The LX comes in at an MSRP of $23,870, the lowest price point of the available trims. It’s a serviceable version of the vehicle, and comes with the “Honda Sensing” safety feature array: “collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and traffic sign recognition” (list courtesy of U.S. News).

Mid-level trims

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However, it’s the next level up that seems to offer the most bang for the buck. The Sport trim starts at $26,530, less than $3,000 more than the LX. But it adds a full 8-inch touchscreen and smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto).

The sport also upgrades the speaker system, the driver’s seat, the steering wheel, and the external wheels and spoiler. For the price jump, it makes plenty of sense to go with the 2020 Honda Accord Sport.

Past the Sport, the EX and EX-L are also available at slightly higher prices — $27,770 for the Honda Accord EX and $30,270 for the Accord EX-L. The Accord EX takes the Sport upgrades and adds Satellite and HD radio, along with some quality-of-life upgrades in keyless entry and remote start.

On top of the EX’s upgrades, the EX-L adds leather-trimmed seats, an adjustable passenger seat, and another stereo upgrade (10 speakers).

The top of the Honda Accord line

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The final trim option on the 2020 Honda Accord is the Touring version. The Honda Accord Touring jumps another $6,000 to come in at an MSRP of $36,100.

At this price, Honda is fully aware you could dip into the lower end of luxury sedans, so they’ve done everything they can to make it worth the sticker shock. The Honda Accord Touring starts with a huge engine upgrade: 252 horsepower, and 273 lb-ft of torque.

In addition to the engine, the Touring trim features technology upgrades even past the level of the EX-L trim. Along with wireless device charging and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, the Touring comes with navigation and a HUD.

Some of the non-tech upgrades include heated rear outboard seats, ventilated front seats and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The Touring trim represents the top of the Honda Accord line, and they’ve done everything they need to in order to distinguish it from the other options.

The bottom line on 2020 Honda Accord trims

The five options of Accord 2020 trim cover a nearly $13,000 spread. For consumers wanting something a little more than what the Honda Civic can offer, the LX and Sport trims are a great entry into the Honda Accord line.

On the higher end, the Touring trim is a good option for car buyers with more to spend, if they’re not looking to move up to a luxury brand. On pure value, the Sport seems to be the best trim for a balance between features and price.

However, Honda has made waves for decades producing reasonably-priced cars with plenty of value. None of the 2020 Honda Accord trim options are an exception.