Competes with: Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Sonata, Kia K5, Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat
Looks like: The current Accord with a slightly different face and a new Sport SE trim
Powertrain: Turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (LX, Sport, Sport SE, EX-L); turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 10-speed automatic transmission (Sport 2.0T, Touring); 2.0-liter four-cylinder, electric motor and battery pack (Accord Hybrid); front-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Tuesday
Honda’s popular Accord and Accord Hybrid roll into the 2021 model year with minor, but important, enhancements as well as refreshed front styling. It makes sense that Honda wouldn’t want to alter too much a successful formula like the Accord’s, choosing instead to make incremental improvements and replacing the Accord EX 1.5T with a new Sport SE trim.
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