The 2019 Honda Accord could very well be your next sedan.  Why?  Because it can suit the needs, and wants, of many different types of drivers.

It’s plenty big enough to be a comfortable family sedan.  The Accord is sporty enough to play the role of an aggressive sports sedan.  Additionally, it’s stylish enough and comes with enough technology and creature comforts to haul around top power-executives.  (Let’s not forget Amazon’s Jeff Bezos drove an Accord well after becoming a billionaire.)  And, oh yeah, the Accord Hybrid is plenty green enough too.

So who’s the Accord not for?  I’m not quite sure.

Like all Accord’s the 2019 Honda flagship sedan delivers great fuel economy even without opting for the Hybrid.  The Accord is currently in its 10th generation.

And after my test drive, I realize there’s no wonder why the Honda Accord has been a best-selling car in America for more than 40-years.  And the Honda Accord ranks #8 in the best selling vehicles in history!

2019 Honda Accord Top-3:
1. Styling.
2. Performance.
3. Technology.

I recently picked up an Accord from our friends at Rock Honda.  And I was super-surprised at a number of features, the Accord’s performance, and the ample space inside – among other things.

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April 23, 2019

2019 Honda Accord

If you read or listen to iDriveSoCal often then you know I’m a big fan of Honda’s simple and straightforward trim options.  Of course, you can add features and accessories, but the way Honda configures each trim level is quite logical and very straight-forward.  And I love the elegance in the simplicity that delivers when it comes time to make buying decisions.

With the Accord being Honda’s flagship it offers six different trim levels.  Listed with manufacturer’s suggested retail starting prices below:

  • LX: $23,720 MSRP
  • Hybrid: $25,320 
  • Sport: $26,180 
  • EX: $26,720 
  • EX-L: $30,120 
  • Touring: $34,990

I have to stress (as always) these are simply manufacturer’s suggested retail prices.  Don’t worry about them for two reasons.  First, you need to get your Accord equipped the way you want.  Second, and more importantly, our partners at Rock Honda are going to give you the best deal in SoCal.  They are one of the biggest Honda dealers in the United States.

And back to the topic of getting your Honda Accord equipped to your liking – you have up to three powerplants to choose from:

1.5T

There’s a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder putting out 192-horsepower and 192-pound-feet of torque.  That comes in the LX standard and can come in the Sport, EX and EX-L.  Depending on your configuration, the 2019 Honda Accord with the 1.5T is rated to deliver a range of 29-miles-per-gallon in the city and 38-mpg on the highway.

2.0T

Then you have the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder that puts out 252-horsepower and 273-pound-feet of torque.  And that is offered in the Sport the EX-L and standard in the Touring.  And again, depending on your configuration, the EPA rating is between 22-mpg city and 34-highway.

Hybrid

Finally, you have the hybrid motor putting out a total system horsepower of 212 with 232-pound-feet of torque.  That (obviously) comes standard in the Accord Hybrid but is also offered in the EX, the EX-L, and the Touring.  Any of the 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid is rated to give you 48-mpg.

My Test Driver | Accord Touring

As usual, our friends at Rock Honda gave me a fully loaded test driver.  So I drove the 2019 Honda Accord Touring and I was impressed on many levels.

Black 2019 Honda Accord passenger profile

2019 Honda Accord passenger profile

First just the look of the car.  I love the styling.  It’s a Honda and a Japanese vehicle for certain but there are some European styling cues to the exterior shape of the body.  And it just looks great.

Black 2019 Honda Accord driver profile

2019 Honda Accord driver profile

Its clean sharp lines give the Accord an aura of sophistication that you might not expect in a Honda.  And that transcends every trim level in general, but especially the top-of-the-line Touring trim that I drove.

Driving the 2019 Honda Accord

Overall, the 2019 Honda Accord car feels very big and comfortable. The steering is light, and the ride feels controlled but never harsh. This 10th generation Accord reformulates the midsize sedan with its elegance, fuel-efficiency, and a smooth (yet powerful) driving experience.

Black 2019 Honda Accord driver front

2019 Honda Accord driver front

On The Outside

This is just a great looking car. It echos the design of a premium vehicle with its sharp and tasteful lines. It’s a perfectly stylish car for a family, professional, or even an executive level projecting very smart economy (we’re talking about you again, Bezos.).

Black 2019 Honda Accord passenger rear

2019 Honda Accord passenger rear

“The design is stylish, but isn’t over-wrought- which is exactly how a Honda feels like it should be.”

The 2019 Honda Accord Touring comes in seven totally different colors: Platinum White, Lunar Silver, Modern Steel (eat your heart out, Derek Zoolander), Crystal Black, Obsidian Blue, Radiant Red, and Champagne Frost. I personally drove the Obsidian Blue and thought it looked awesome.

Black 2019 Honda Accord front

Bold and stylish Accord grill.

You can select to have 17 or 19-Inch Alloy Wheels, and there’s a gamut of exterior additions to select from, ranging from door visors to fender emblems.

The design is stylish but isn’t over-wrought- which is exactly how a Honda feels like it should be.

On The Inside

It’s great-looking out the outside, and the inside does not disappoint, either.

“I love the heads up display. It functions perfectly, and it’s much better than the ‘HUDs’ of the past, which were iffy at best.”

The Honda Accord’s spaciousness struck me the second I entered the vehicle.  Because there’s an enormous amount of passenger space. Bigger people will have plenty of room, even in the backseat.  And there’s ample space for stuff in the trunk with 16.7 cubic feet of whatever-you-need room. 🙂

Technology & Creature Comforts

I really loved the heads up display. It functions perfectly, and it’s much better than the ‘HUDs’ of the past, which were iffy at best.

Additional sweet perks that come with the 2019 Honda Accord are bi-LED headlights, ventilated front seats, rear heated seats, front and rear parking sensors, a head-up display, Wi-Fi, wireless smartphone charging, an enhanced instrument cluster, and a navigation system integrated into the standard touchscreen.

2019 Honda Accord heads up display MPH

2019 Honda Accord heads up display MPH

The models come standard with touchscreen infotainment, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are reserved for the system with the 8.0-inch touchscreen. The system is nicely designed, and quick and easy to use.

Safety and Driver-Assistance

When you first began driving, or when your kid(s) first began driving, there’s a very good possibility that it was in a Honda. There’s a reason for that. Honda is recognized for its safety, and the Accord proudly holds a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Transportation Administration, and Top Safety Pick classification from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

2019 Honda Accord heads up display lane keep

2019 Honda Accord heads up display lane keep

“…the Accord proudly holds a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Transportation Administration and Top Safety Pick classification from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.”

2019 Honda Accord heads up display compass

2019 Honda Accord heads up display compass

Furthermore, the 2019 Honda Accord is no exception when it comes to taking safety and driver assistance features.  Honda Sensing includes a collection of standard driver-assistance features crash-avoidance technologies in all of the Accords, including lane-keeping assist, cruise control, and automated emergency braking. Additional assistance features include rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and parking sensors.

2019 Honda Accord Top-3

In conclusion, this is such a well-rounded vehicle. It’s appealing stylistically and with lots of passenger and cargo space, and the performance is solid.

2019 Honda Accord trunk

Plenty of trunk space!

“If you’re in the market for a contemporary, safe and stylish ride, you really can’t go wrong with the 2019 Honda Accord.”

2019 Honda Accord center stack & shifter buttons

Center stack and console

So, here are my Top-3 on the 2019 Honda Accord:

  1. Styling – This is one head-turning Honda. We’ve come a long way from the 1976 edition, and I think we’re only moving up from here. This car is perfect for a family and worthy of executive drivers at all levels.
  2. Performance – As always, Honda is maximizing the engine’s power, and the Accord handles as well as the luxury sports sedans that cost twice as much. This is a lot of car for your money, folks.
  3. Technology – Sure, Honda sensing delivers great driver assistance features, but the one piece of tech I really love is the heads up display – they absolutely nailed it.

If you’re in the market for a contemporary, safe and stylish ride, you really can’t go wrong with the 2019 Honda Accord. But don’t just take our word for it! Pay a visit to our friends at Rock Honda, and take one out for a test drive.

Say hello to my dear friends at Rock Honda – please!  Tell them iDriveSoCal sent you.  David Latif is the General Manager.  Hamid Javid is the General Sales Manager.  Ruben Serna runs the service department.  Email me and I’ll connect you personally tom [at] idrivesocal [dot] com.