2020 Honda Accord

MSRP $24,020 - $36,250

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2020 Honda Accord Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 21, 2020

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Ever heard the expression 'making something perfect even better'? Well, people at Honda certainly have and they actualized this statement with the brand new, fully redesigned 2020 Honda Accord. Keeping up with times and sensing the change in winds with the dominance of crossovers in the market, Honda has upped its game and taken the experience of a midsize sedan to a whole new level.

The Honda Accord makes its mark as one of the highest-selling cars in 2019; year by year narrowing the gap between its rivals like that of Toyota Camry. It's four-door-sedan is available in multiple variants and can be a good choice for those looking for a car with a roomy cabin with stylish and soft-touch interior materials.

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Fun to drive Honda

User-friendly infotainment system

Rare balance of power and fuel efficiency

Premium interiors

Host of advanced safety features

As reliable as it can get!

Comfortable Mile muncher


Soulless Steering

Limited interior storage

Rear blind spots due to slanting roofline

Noise creeps in on some models

What's New?

Nothing! (It’s perfect as it is)

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vehicle bio

base price



4dr Sedan

passenger capacity



front wheel drive

engine type


91 cu.in.


192 hp @ 5500 rpm


192 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm


1-speed cvt


suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.5/11.1 in.



111.4 in.


192.2 in.


73.3 in.


57.1 in.

curb weight

3131 lbs.

ground clearance

6.7 in.


passenger volume

105.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

3530 lbs.

payload capacity

1168 lbs.


zero to 60 mph

7.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.9 sec.

fuel economy


48/48/48 mpg

highway range

614.4 mi.


basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance


Pictures & Videos

2020 Honda Accord Detailed Review video
2020 Honda Accord Review video


LX $24,020 onwards

192 hp @ 5500 rpm | 1.5 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

Sport $26,830 onwards

192 hp @ 5500 rpm | 1.5 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

EX $27,920 onwards

192 hp @ 5500 rpm | 1.5 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

EX-L $30,420 onwards

192 hp @ 5500 rpm | 1.5 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

Touring $36,250 onwards

252 hp @ 6500 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

Colors and Styles

2020 Honda Accord in Radiant Red Metallic color 2020 Honda Accord in Obsidian Blue Pearl color 2020 Honda Accord in Platinum White Pearl color 2020 Honda Accord in Lunar Silver Metallic color
Radiant Red Metallic

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The looks are refreshing, the cabin is spacious, and the features just keep on coming. Accord has always been an Ace of Spades for Honda, and now it has evolved into something even grander. Gone are the days of the V6 engine that was synonymous with the Accord.  

Honda Accord comes standard with an Intercooled Turbo Inline-4 1.5 L that generates a power of 192hp with an FWD drivetrain. A 252 HP generating turbo-four engine is also available. The Honda Accord fights for supremacy in the mid-size sedan segment against the likes of Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima. 

2020 Honda Accord Sedan Front View
2020 Honda Accord Sedan Rear View


Fuel Economy




2020 Honda Accord Features


Out of the 5 trims that Honda has to offer, all feature FWD drivetrain. The standard transmission is a CVT that simulates 10 speed automatic, with a manual transmission available in the Sport trim.

The Touring is the most luxurious and fully equipped trim out of the 5, but it does come at a cost. If you are looking for save a few bucks, then look for the Sport or EX trim. Both bring a lot to the table, with Sport bringing in solid infotainment and connectivity features, and EX being loaded with additional driver assistance tech and comfort upgrades.














1.5L Turbo I4

1.5L Turbo I4

1.5L Turbo I4

1.5L Turbo I4

2.0L Turbo I4


Honda Sensing Safety and Driver Assistive Technology

All the features in Hybrid added/replaced and:

All the features in Sport added/replaced and:

All the features in EX added/replaced and:

All the features in EX-L added/replaced and:


17-inch painted alloy wheels

19-inch machined alloy wheels

17-inch machined alloy wheels

19-inch machined alloy wheels

Adaptive Damper System


CVT with Sport Mode

6-Speed Manual 

CVT with Sport Mode

CVT with Sport Mode

10-Speed Automatic Transmission with paddle shifters


160-Watt Audio System with4 speakers

Chrome Exhaust tips

Smart Entry with Walk away Auto-Lock

450-Watt Premium Audio System with 10-speakers

LED Headlamps with Auto on/Off 


7-inch infotainment screen

8-inch Infotainment Screen

Sirius XM Radio

HomeLink Remote System

Side mirrors with Reverse Gear Tilt Down


Bluetooth Handsfree and Audio Streaming

Body-Coloured Decklid Spoiler

Heated Power Side Mirrors

Automatic Dimming Rear View Mirror

Ventilated Front Seats


Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Remote Engine Start

Leather-Trimmed Seats

Wireless Phone Charger


Push Button Start

12-Way power driver seat


4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat


Cruise Control

Led Fog Lamps

Blind Spot Information System


12-Volt front and center console power outlets


Fold-Down rear seatback with centre armrest


The LX trim is available with a 1.5L turbocharged inline-four coupled with a CVT transmission. Sport, EX and EX-L trims come standard with 1.5L turbocharged Inline four coupled to a CVT gearbox. The Sport trim has an option for a 6-Speed manual, the only manual of the lot. The 2.0L pot is optional for Sport and EX-L. The hybrid engine also comes as an option for EX and EX-L. The 2.0L turbocharged engine is standard only for the Touring trim which is coupled to a 10-Speed Automatic transmission.

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With a range of options to choose from it can be a daunting task to get the right pick. However, it can be safely said that the Sport model would satisfy most buyers as it packs handling and braking enhancements, including 19-inch wheels, which could certainly please the enthusiast in us.

2020 Honda Accord Engine and Performance

The entry-level Accord hides a turbocharged 1.5L Inline -4 engine mated to a CVT transmission and produces 192 hp with 192 lb-ft of torque. The Touring trim comes with a standard 2.0-litre turbocharged powertrain which puts out 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. you can have it with a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

The Accord is powered by a humble 1.5L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine

Honda’s transmissions are representing a sensation in the mid-size sedan segment. Y'all may fancy the notion of the 6-speed manual but it’s the CVT and 10-speed automatic transmission which commands the engine on the boil and taps out the best in the Accord. 


Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S







1.5L I4

2.5L I4

2.5L I4

2.5L I4



8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic



192 hp

@5500 rpm

203 hp

@6600 rpm

173 hp

@6000 rpm

188 hp

@6000 rpm


192 lb-ft

@1600 rpm

184 lb-ft

@5000 rpm

174 lb-ft

@4500 rpm

180 lb-ft

@3600 rpm

Toyota Camry produces the highest amount of horsepower in the rivalry but the Accord puts out the full power at an early stage. That been said, both cars go head to head in every aspect and choosing the right one would be a matter of individual preference. Ford Fusion and Altima goes head to head in terms of power figures but its the Nissan which grabs the third spot.

The Accord stays on top of the performance curve with its impressive balanced figures. Ford Fusion comes in last with the least impressive. Toyota Camry stays close to the Honda with a marginal overall decrease.


When equipped with the more popular CVT, the Honda Accord provides effortless acceleration and surprising speed barely taking 7.6 seconds to sprint from zero to 60 mph which is adequate in its class. From this buttoned-up sedan, you can expect a good thrust and the V6 engine's silky power is both powerful and refined.

The acceleration from the CVT is moderate, taking 7.6 seconds to cross the 60 mark

If equipped with the manual transmission the Honda Accord improves its performance and the four-cylinder can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 7 seconds. The stats only get better when you consider the more powerful engine option in Accord.


Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

0-60 MPH

7.6 sec

5.8 sec

8.9 sec

7.7 sec

Quarter mile

15.9 sec

14.3 sec

15.2 sec

16.0 sec

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)





Toyota Camry leads the chart with an impressive acceleration time of 5.8 seconds to reach 60 mph. Honda takes the second spot and tailgated by Nissan Altima. The Ford Fusion is achingly slow and reaches to 60 mph in a 8.9 seconds.

Ride and Handling

There is no doubt that the 2020 Honda Accord is a top-performing family sedan as its easy-to-drive and has responsive and composed handling. The steering may not be as responsive as its distant Honda cousins but is considerably light in effort and drivers can feel precise and fluid in its movement. Driving an Accord comes as a pleasant surprise for anyone who expects a bland driving experience that is associated with a mid-size sedan.

The Accord maintains its composure during sharp turns and doesn't affect the drive-in mid-corner bumps. Regardless of the big wheels and tires, the sedan rides very comfortably and even the suspension works well whether you're driving on rough terrains or on the highway.

The electric power steering is precise and accurate

The nose-heavy understeer faced during pushing the car hard may be considered as the only fly in the ointment for an otherwise positive experience. The Accord stays put around corners and sudden inputs don’t jitter the vehicle. Despite the large size, Honda manages city traffic with ease and is more livable when compared to its competition. The added stress points on the chassis help to minimize body roll.


The brakes match Accord’s robust acceleration and do well to bring a car of Accord’s weight to a halt. The brake pedals feel firm and have the right amount of grip even during panic brake tests. The car comes to a halt from 60-0 Mph in just 120 ft.

The front brakes are 11.5 inches and 11.1 inches at the rear

In the town, the braking is anticipated and easy to accentuate. The front brakes are 11.5 inches and 11.1 inches at the rear. With a stopping distance of 120 feet from 60 to standstill, it will surely settle securely.


Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Brake Front (in.)





Brake Rear (in.)





60-0 MPH (ft)





Everything seems so nice about the accord that its middling braking prowess seems a bit pale. Though the car matches the rivals in terms of performance , its the Ford which takes the lead with just 116 feet to stop from 60 mph.

2020 Honda Accord Fuel Economy


Accord does not compromise its fuel economy for the luxurious and comfortable drive that it provides. Most Accords will feature a new 1.5 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder engine with a CVT transmission. Honda’s CVT is noticeably better than other companies’ CVT. With a combined fuel economy of 33.6 and output of 192 hp, Accord is more pleasing. 

The Touring trim gets a bigger powertrain and is only offered in 10-speed automatic which shaves a couple of points by giving 23 mpg city and 27 mpg of highway mileage.


Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

MPG (city)





MPG (highway)





MPG (combined)





Fuel-conscious drivers can opt for the four-cylinder Accord that sips less fuel and can travel 600 miles on the highway with a full tank of gas. Ford  Fusion proves to be the most fuel sucking model as it gets combined 25 mpg by the EPA.

2020 Honda Accord Interior


Accord is a true 5 seater, which means all the seats, even in the back, are roomy and comfortable for all sizes. The seats have standard cloth upholstery, but there are options of leather upholstery. The rear seats are expansive, with impressive legroom and shoulder room. The sloping roofline sometimes makes it hard for tall passengers to get in and out of the car, but otherwise, have a spacious and smooth ride.

2020 Honda Accord Sedan Rear Seats

Honda Accord can give many entry-level luxury cars a run for their money as the sedan's level of comfort, quietness and overall refinement is unparallel. The cabin is an amalgamation of upmarket interior components with plenty of soft-touch elements and modern design. All the features are regulated by physical buttons and knobs, all dwelled in the proximity to the driver with no abstruse features and menus.


Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)





Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)





The Honda Accord is spacious with adequate head- and legroom in both the front and rear seats. It is better than Toyota Camry as it suffers from tighter spaces but at the end, the Nissan Altima comes out as the real winner as it offers class-leading 39.1 inches of stretching room.

Interior Features

  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System
  • Power windows with Auto Up/Down feature for front row
  • Push Button Start
  • Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment
  • Front and rear bottle holders
  • 12-Volt Power Outlets
  • Floor Mats
  • Illuminated Steering Wheel Mounted Controls
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column


Almost all the sedan models of the Accord don't come with a user-friendly touchscreen interface. They also lack redundant buttons which could have made navigation between the functions quite simpler and easier. The average response time of the touchscreen interface is among the slowest in its class. However, the Honda Accord is sure to please its budget shoppers with its relatively high level of connectivity and infotainment features,

2020 Honda offers a 7-inch infotainment screen as standard on the Accord

The two turning knobs and a total of 8 soft-touch buttons give drivers full control of the system, without ever taking their eyes off the road. The infotainment features include :

Infotainment Features

  • 160-Watt Audio System 
  • 4-Speaker set
  • 7-inch infotainment screen
  • Bluetooth Handsfree
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming
  • Radio Data System (RDS)
  • 1.0 A USB Audio Interface

Cargo Capacity

Being a class leader in terms of utility the Honda Accord boasts of a well-spaced trunk with abundant small item storage and a roomy backseat. The sedan has 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space in its base models whereas the higher trims like the EX-L and Touring models have 15.5 cubic feet.

2020 Honda Accord Sedan Cargo Volume is 16.7 cu-ft

Except for the base LX, all the variants do come with a 60/40-split-folding rear seat. The seats, however, don’t stay completely flat. Another problem that you might face is storing larger items, due to the narrow opening of the trunk.


Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Cargo Volume (cu.-ft)





Among its competitors, the Ford Fusion offers 16.0 cubic feet and Nissan Altima has the maximum capacity of 15.4 cubic feet of space which is in line with that of Accord. Toyota Camry is the only sedan which the smallest capacity.

2020 Honda Accord Sedan Front Seats
2020 Honda Accord Sedan
2020 Honda Accord Sedan seats
2020 Honda Accord Sedan
2020 Honda Accord Sedan steering
2020 Honda Accord Sedan
2020 Honda Accord Sedan dashboard
2020 Honda Accord Sedan
2020 Honda Accord Sedan front seats volume
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2020 Honda Accord Sedan infotainment screen
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2020 Honda Accord Exterior


The long and lean body of Accord will surely make heads turn with its fastback inspired design. Even from the back, the wide stance and the bold lines that run along the length of the car give an impression of constant motion. To further add finesse to an already outstanding design, the LED taillights fit in perfectly with the strong features of Accord.

And if that was not enough, the Sport, Touring, and 2.0T models come with a standard Chrome Exhaust Finishers at the dual-outlet exhaust bring out the sporty look of Accord.

2020 Honda Accord Sedan Side View

The new design on Accord gives it a firm, strong look. Honda engineered the front of the car with strong character lines and beautifully integrated LED headlights and fog lights.17-inch alloys are standard on the LX trim with a more attractive 19-inch one available on the top trims. 


Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Length (in)





Width (in)





Height (in)





Ground clearance (in)





Wheelbase (in)





Track width (in) F/R





Curb weight (lbs)





Accord might not be the longest of the lot, but with a wheelbase of 111.4 inches, it certainly is capacious of the bunch. This also aids in managing the large vehicle across town. Nissan Altima is the largest of the lot and Ford Fusion is the smallest. But that's only on paper, as in-person all four competitors showcase similar dimensional attributes.

Exterior Features

  • Aluminium Hood
  • Roof-mounted Fin Antenna
  • LED Brakelights
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • LED low beam Headlights
  • Fastback roofline
  • 17-inch painted alloy wheels
2020 Honda Accord Sedan side view
2020 Honda Accord Sedan
2020 Honda Accord Sedan Rear view
2020 Honda Accord Sedan
2020 Honda Accord Sedan Rear
2020 Honda Accord Sedan
2020 Honda Accord Sedan Exterior
2020 Honda Accord Sedan
2020 Honda Accord Sedan Front View
2020 Honda Accord Sedan
2020 Honda Accord Sedan
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2020 Honda Accord Safety


Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Honda Accord top ratings. Although the IIHS did mention that since the base trims of the Accord doesn't come with bright LED headlights, therefore, the headlights of the base trim were rated Acceptable.

Safety Features

  • The sedan's EX-L and Touring trim does feature a host of safety systems like blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane-departure warning, and forward-collision warning with collision mitigation.
  • VSA Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags Dual Stage Driver And Passenger
  • Front Airbags Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning

2020 Honda Accord Competition

Honda Accord  Vs Toyota Camry

The Honda Accord has the Toyota beaten in the braking category as it has good overall braking performance than the Camry. However, the Toyota redeems itself when we talk about power output on paper. However, Honda still has better 0-60 time and an identical quarter-mile time.

2020 Toyota Camry

Also, the Toyota offers better fuel economy than Honda and overall, the Toyota engine has an edge over the Honda. In the ride and handling department, both cars are equally matched and due to the updates received, both these cars have a good amount of standard features as well.

Honda Accord  Vs Ford Fusion

Ford is long recognised for its heavy-duty industrial transports but that doesn’t imply they don’t have a threshold on the sedan market. The Ford Fusion is a compound of the upmarket interior, comprised ride quality, and a geeky feature list. On the other hand, Accord delivers an elaborated version of the same. There is not much distinction in price but a big one in the power output 

2020 Ford Fusion

The Accord can summon 17 more horses more than the fusion. The customers promoting efficiency over horsepower can also rest assured, the Accord’s got an advantage here too.

Honda Accord  Vs Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima is the least prolific Japanese cousin of the lot. It has comparable dimensions as the Accord. It is the less powerful and also heavier than the Honda. But all these don’t help the purpose of providing a better driving involvement. Nissan doesn’t have the adaptability to provide the array of powertrain and engine options which gives an edge to the Honda.

2020 Nissan Altima

It is a better choice than the Ford Fusion but doesn’t cut above the Toyota Camry in terms of overall performance and comfort. The Accord is a better choice of the lot, PERIOD.

2020 Honda Accord Final Verdict

Accord has always been in the top tier of mid-size sedans for years now, and the redesigned 2020 edition is definitely one of the best Accords yet. It is better in every aspect. Be it the remodelled exterior, the spacious interior, or the plethora of safety and entertainment features of the car, the Accord is sure to be a top pick for anyone looking for a midsize car that offers more and costs less.

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