The best-selling sedan in the States arriving with the new model – 2019 Honda Accord. The Japanese carmaker gets rid-off the meticulous styling and new sportier silhouette surely leaning towards the Accord Coupe. The new set of turbocharged 4-cylinder drivetrains gives the new model a lower, wider stance. Moreover, the longer wheelbase improves rear-seat space and Honda Sensing delivers more standard driver-assist features than other competitors.
The elegant styling, massive rear seat, class-leading fuel economy are the main reasons you’ll be loving this vehicle. Also, fair price, safety, and the latest infotainment technology is something you can count on. The Accord Hybrid is also on the table, for customers who want even better fuel economy.
2019 Honda Accord Hybrid
The combination of gasoline and electric motors make the 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid even more adaptable, especially in urban driving. The extra low-end torque from the powertrain and the EV mode give the Hybrid total drive control in heavy traffic. Furthermore, this model is one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road, with 48 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway.
Over the years, hybrid cars have a reputation for being complex and too expensive. Also, they bumbling as they apply the power through. As a matter of fact, with a one-speed direct drive, this model is very responsive and perfectly capable. In the daily driving mix of city and city and suburban driving, it recovered forward momentum really nicely. The interior is amazingly quiet, beautifully furnished with contrasting textures and nicely fitting layout for the controls.
2019 Honda Accord Type R
The upcoming 2019 Honda Accord Type R offers the most powerful drivetrain than any of the models from the past. The improved output now can burst 252 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. From the visual aspect, Type R will be much sportier than the standard model.
The highlight of this look is a large grille up front, emphasized by the red Honda logo and the classic Type R badge. The corner vents are expanded, to be more similar to the ones on the Civic. They are, of course, blocked off by plastic cladding but surely do give the more dangerous appearance. At the bottom of the fascia, an extra lip will provide frontal downforce and eye-catching wings on the side. On top of that, the body-colored mirrors and a moonroof are also included for the new version.
2019 Honda Accord Interior
The 2019 Honda Accord owners will certainly brag about more elegant and more capacious interior than the previous model. With the capacity of 5 passengers, new Accord can be both family and sports car as well. The cargo space is larger than before and the rear seats have the option of 60/40-split for more comfort. At the front, an 8-inch infotainment screen with pinch, swipe, zoom function and colorful tiles is in the center. AppleCarplay and Android Auto are part of the standard equipment as well.
The headroom is more than good and the controls are intuitive and easy to operate. The roomy rear seats can be equipped with seat heaters and offer enough of legroom. But, the bad news is – at the back no USB or additional power ports are available. The Honda Sensing suite includes auto-high beam, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and many more.
2019 Honda Accord Powertrain
The 2019 Honda Accord offers two turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. The basic one is the 1.5-liter turbo with 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter drivetrain can develop 252 hp, 26 hp less than the previous 3.5 -liter V6. However, this engine brings extra 21 lb-ft of torque, all of which at a much lower rpm.
The 2.0-liter is optional on the Sport, EX, and Touring models. The 1.5-liter is connecting with the wheels through a CVT automatic transmission and the Sport offers a 6-speed manual option as well. The 2.0- liter have a new 10-speed automatic gearbox. The Hybrid operates with the previous generation of the 2.0-liter gasoline engine and electric-motor, also mated to a CVT automatic transmission.
2019 Honda Accord MPG and Tow Capacity
The EPA city/highway economy for 2019 Hybrid Accord 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 is 30/33 mpg (CVT automatic). For Sport 1.5 and Touring with CVT automatic are 29/35 mpg and 26/35 for Sport 1.5 with a manual transmission.
The 2.0-liter inline-4 city/highway numbers are 22/32 mpg for Sport with manual gearbox and Sport and Touring automatic. For the EL-X with automatic transmission, fuel economy is 22/34 mpg. Furthermore, for the Hybrid variant fuel economy is 47/47 mpg. The new Honda Accord towing capacity is 1,000 pounds which is more than enough for this mid-size sedan.
2019 Honda Accord Release Date and Price
The new 2019 Honda Accord will have five trim levels – LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. All of these will be available for the Hybrid as well. The LX has an MSRP starting around $25,000, including the $900 destination fee. The Sport starts at $27,000 with either manual or CVT gearbox. The EX rise the price to around $28,500 and the 1.5-liter Touring tops-out at $35,000. The 2.0-liter engine adds around $3,000 to the price.
The Accord Hybrid starts at $26,000 for the base model and rising up to $36,000 for a Touring model. With this prices, 2019 Honda Accord is right in line with Kia Optima, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry. Similarly equipped AWD Subaru Legacy with EyeSight driver assist is about $2,000 above the Accord. The release date is yet unknown, but we expect the new model in the first quartal of 2019.
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