2020 Honda Accord Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 Honda Accord Model Overview at Germain Honda of Dublin

2020 Honda Accord

Key Features

  • Starting at $24,800 MSRP*
  • Standard 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque, up to 38 highway MPG**
  • Optional 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 252 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque
  • Choice of a 6-speed manual, CVT automatic transmission, or 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Ergonomic interior featuring available soft-touch materials and ventilated front seats
  • Available 8.0-inch center-mounted touchscreen display
  • Optional LED headlights and taillights
  • Standard Honda Sensing® intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies

2020 Honda Accord

About the Honda Accord

Building on the successful 10th generation of the model, the 2020 Honda Accord features inspired styling combined with dynamic performance, advanced technology, and groundbreaking safety. A coupe-like profile and a fastback silhouette blend together to create an instantly-recognizable presence on the road. You’ll have your choice of two responsive yet economical engines paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission, 10-speed automatic, or an advanced CVT.

Thanks to the standard Honda Sensing® suite of intelligent safety and driver-assistive technologies, you’ll experience peace of mind and total confidence behind the wheel. Inside the cabin of the Accord, drivers will discover spacious seating and cutting-edge tech amenities to help the miles fly by your windshield. For those looking for a sleek midsize sedan that makes no compromises on premium craftsmanship, look no further than the 2020 Honda Accord.

What the Critics Say

We’ve named the Honda Accord to our 10Best list a record 33 times because it’s perennially the most impressive family sedan on sale—and the 2020 model is no different.” — Car and Driver
With the Accord, you’ll be getting a thoroughly well-rounded vehicle with a back seat that’s more comfortable and spacious than a compact SUV’s, fuel economy that’s superior, and a huge trunk that doesn’t sacrifice much in the way of utility.” — Autoblog

What’s New for 2020

The successful formula that’s helped the Honda Accord earn its award-winning reputation continues for the 2020 model year. All Accord models return for the new model year unchanged aside from some slight pricing adjustments.

Honda Accord Features

2020 Honda Accord Engine

Proven Performance

Two sophisticated engine options make it simple to find the right 2020 Honda Accord to match your driving style. Standard power comes from a 1.5-liter VTEC® Turbocharged 4-cylinder which produces 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.

Searching for more thrills? The available 2.0-liter turbo cranks out 252 horsepower along with 278 lb-ft of torque for instantaneous response. Great for drivers that prefer to choose their own gears, a 6-speed manual transmission is offered with both the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter engines. An advanced CVT is offered on 1.5-liter models while the 2.0-liter can be equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission for maximized fuel economy. Adaptive dampers actively control suspension articulation for a nimble driving experience with the Honda Accord.

Tech-Focused Cabin

Drawing inspiration from upscale concert halls, the cabin of the Honda Accord gives you an unobstructed view of your surroundings in addition to exceptional refinement thanks to Active Noise Cancellation™. Premium materials include optional leather-trimmed seats which feature precision stitching. Giving you easy access to vital information, a full-color 7-inch Driver Information Interface features a customizable in-dash display. Optional Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration allows you to listen to your favorite songs, get directions, check appointments, and much more all with your compatible smartphone. You can eliminate unnecessary clutter from adapters and cords with the optional Wireless Phone Charger. An available 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen and 10-speaker Premium Audio System each provide seamless access to your favorite tunes.

2020 Honda Accord Interior
Accord Honda Sensing Safety Features

Honda Sensing® Safety Technologies

Standard on every Honda Accord is Honda Sensing® — an intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Features found in this comprehensive collection include Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), and Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS). There’s even a driver-awareness monitor which is able to alert the driver in the event that they begin to exhibit signs of fatigue or lowered attention and suggest taking a break.

Honda Accord Awards

Car and Driver’s 10 Best

Car and Driver’s 10Best a Record 33 Times1

The Honda Accord has been named to Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars list time and time again. This year marks the 33rd time the Accord has made the prestigious 10Best list.

Car and Driver says “the new Accord embodies and expands upon the same virtues that put its predecessors on the list. The chassis, although lighter, is stiffer and feels as rigid as those in luxury cars that cost twice as much; the suspension tuning takes advantage of that to deliver a refined mix of ride quality and handling precision; and all the controls—from steering wheel and pedals to knobs and switches—respond promptly to light and proportionate efforts.”

Trims & Specs

2020 Honda Accord LX

2020 Accord LX

  • Starting at $24,800 MSRP*
  • 192-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 4-cylinder engine
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver assistive features
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and streaming audio with USB Audio Interface
  • 7-inch Driver Information Interface (DII)
2020 Honda Accord Sport

2020 Accord Sport

  • Starting at $27,460 MSRP*
  • Choice of a 6-speed manual transmission (6MT) or Continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode and paddle shifters
  • 19-inch alloy wheels and dual chrome exhaust finishers
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Available 252-horsepower 2.0-liter engine with 10-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and paddle shifters (available)
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration
2020 Honda Accord EX

2020 Accord EX

  • Starting at $27,770 MSRP*
  • One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature
  • 8-inch Display Audio with high-resolution touch-screen and customizable feature settings
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto-Lock and Remote Start
  • Heated power side mirrors
  • Blind Spot Information System (BSI)
2020 Honda Accord EX-L

2020 Accord EX-L

  • Starting at $31,200 MSRP*
  • Optional 252-horsepower 2.0-liter engine and 10-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and paddle shifters
  • 450-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers including subwoofer
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
  • Leather-trimmed seats with two-position memory for driver’s seat
2020 Honda Accord Touring

2020 Accord Touring

  • Starting at $37,030 MSRP*
  • Optional 252-horsepower 2.0-liter engine and 10-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and paddle shifters
  • Ventilated front seats
  • HondaLink® subscription services, Mobile hotspot capability, and Wireless phone charger
  • Adaptive damper system
  • LED headlights (low & high beam) with auto-on/off

*MSRP includes $930.00 destination but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices.

**30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/47 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

1Source: 2019 Car and Driver 10Best Awards List. caranddriver.com