We’ve reviewed the 2019 Honda Accord and thing it 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 it was a Honda Accord, not a Toyota Camary that Amazon’s Jeff Bezos drove 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 Sedan Top-3:
I recently picked up a 2019 Honda Accord to review 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 Review
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.
2019 Honda Accord Trim Levels & Starting Prices (MSRP):
- 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:
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.
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.
Add this with the 10-speed automatic transmission for the full-package. Sportiness when you want it and smooth driving when you need it.
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 | Touring Trim Level
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.
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.
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 Experience Delivered by the ’19 Accord 4-door
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.
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.).
“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.
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 spaciousness of the 2019 Honda Accord I reviewed 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 rear seat. 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 include bi-LED headlights.
Plus, ventilated front seats, rear heated seats, front and rear parking sensors, and a heads-up display.
Also, Wi-Fi, wireless smartphone charging, an enhanced instrument cluster, and a navigation system integrated into the standard touchscreen.
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.
“…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.”
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
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Parking sensors
Putting A Bow On This Award Winner
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.
So, Honda has kept the Accord on top of its game for many years and definitely continues to do so with this 2019 entry.
“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 Top-3 Features
So, here are my Top-3 Features from my 2019 Honda Accord review:
- 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.
- 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.
- Technology – Sure, Honda Sensing delivers great driver assistance and safety 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.
And go 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.