Due to the increasing popularity of crossover, the segment of mid-size sedans is in a decrease in the last couple of years. However, this legendary car manages to keep its sales numbers stable. The model was redesigned a couple of years ago, but the Japanese manufacturer things forward, so the update is already on its way. According to the latest reports, the 2021 Honda Accord is about to receive a mid-cycle update. Of course, we count on a bunch novelties, starting from aesthetics and ending with new technologies and more standard equipment. Therefore, it won’t be a surprise if we see this version a little bit earlier than usual.
- Amazing handling and overall ride quality
- Powerful engine options
- Excellent fuel economy
- Spacious and luxurious cabin
- Extra-long list of standard safety features
- Narrow-opening trunk
Honda is a company usually don’t come with significant styling changes during a production cycle. We presume that the 2021 Honda Accord won’t be an exception. Therefore, exterior changes should be minimal. Naturally, we presume that most of the modifications will be made at the front end. We should see a couple of tweaks to the front fascia, slightly revised bumper and similar things.
However, we don’t believe the new model will go far from the current design language. On the other end, we don’t expect styling changes, but we hope that the company will fix the things with the truck, which opens pretty narrow, and which is probably the only major drawback of the current model. Mechanically, we don’t expect to see any notable change.
When it comes to the interior layout, we don’t expect changes. Simply, the current cabin already looks amazing. The Accord features impressive interior quality, full of hi-end materials and with pretty attractive dashboard design. Also, the amount of legroom is great in both rows, while the seats are massive and supportive. All in all, there is no reason to see anything but new color schemes in the offer.
2021 Honda Accord Features
Another aspect where the 2021 Honda Accord stands pretty strong is standard equipment. Still, we count on a couple of additions for the next year. For example, the arch-rival, Toyota Camry has finally added Apple CarPlay to the list of standard features. The current Accord offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as options, so these should become standard with this update.
Also, the list of standard safety features could be expanded, though the current model already comes with an impressive list of standard safety systems. This list includes things like rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and much more.
When it comes to powertrain, we don’t expect to see bigger changes. The 2021 Honda Accord will carry on with two familiar turbocharged engine options. The base engine features 1.5-liters in displacement and has a max output of around 192 horsepower. Besides plenty of power, this engine also features a pretty impressive fuel economy, which goes around 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The optional 2.0-liter turbo-four is good for about 252 horsepower and comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It returns around 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
The 2021 Honda Accord will also continue with a hybrid version in the offer. This system combines a familiar 2.5-cylinder engine with two electric motors, for a total output of 212 horsepower. Besides a decent amount of power, this powertrain is also characterized by exceptional fuel economy, which goes around 48 mpg combined.
2021 Honda Accord Release Date and Price
A mid-cycle refresh usually means a little bit earlier launch date than usual, so the 2021 Honda Accord will probably hit the market sometime in the third quarter of the next year. We don’t expect bigger changes in terms of price, so base models should go around $24,000.