The 10th generation Accord has been introduced as the 2018 model so don’t expect anything too important to happen with the arrival of the 2019 Honda Accord. Still, the sedan affordable will definitely raise sale figures as the next year goes on, because the potential buyers need some info and experiences about the car. In case you want our opinion on the redesigned model, well, it will definitely raise the bar once again.
2019 Honda Accord: Engines and Transmissions
It sounds weird that the 2019 Accord gets no V6 at all. However, a four-cylinder replacement does the job even better. By using the 2.0-liter turbo, the sedan is rated at 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of twist. There is less power, yet more torque, so you do the count what’s better because we know. The unit is mated to either a smooth 10-speed automatic transmission or an optional six-speed manual. Though, the manual gearbox comes exclusively with the Sport model.
The old 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine has been replaced as well. The outdated mill made room for the 1.5-liter turbo. The familiar turbocharged delivers more power from the outgoing system. It’s rated at 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of twist, and it’s using a continuously variable automatic. For those that hate the CVT, there is also the Sport model with the aforementioned manual gearbox.
Platform and New Features
The all-new Accord doesn’t depend on engines only. No, the Japanese carmaker has replaced the architecture as well. The new platform is using 29 percent more ultra-high-strength steel and 54 percent high-strength steel, which reduces overall weight for 110 to 164 pounds, depending on trim. Plus, the new composite materials improved sedan’s stiffness for up to 34 percent with is a lot. The new chassis features two modes. The potential driver can pick between Normal and Sport. The setups release notable difference because thus they have an influence on dumpers, active throttle, and variable-ratio electric power steering.
The 2019 Honda Accord is smaller but bigger. How? Well, length, width, and height are slightly reduced, but the wheelbase has been increased for 2.2 inches. Of course, both front and rear overhangs have been reduced. As for the exterior design, well, the redesigned Accord doesn’t feature anything surprising, because the carmaker played safe with the changes. This time (as many earlier times), they decided not to add anything revolutionary, but just evolutionary, and they didn’t make any mistake. The new Accord sedan offers plenty of trims as always. However, it’s far more important what’s that the sedan offers. The Japanese carmaker has added the Honda Sensing safety technology. The system is standard across the board. Still, in case you want to get HondaLink telematics or a 6.0-inch head-up display, you will have to either set some extra money or the order the topping Touring version.
In case you don’t care about the extras such as the aforementioned or Bluetooth, a 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, you can buy the 2019 Accord for a reasonable starting price of $23,570.