One of the things that separate Accord from the crowd is its exceptional quality. This sedan has been considered as one of the most iconic models of all time, thanks to its consistency. The current generation came last year. We have seen a lot of improvement and the new model is once again among class leaders. Still, engineers from the famous company won’t relax after another success. They already work on updates that should come already for the 2020 Honda Accord. Latest reports suggest we should see some changes in the styling, as well as some completely new features.
This is the aspect where the new 2020 Honda Accord could come with several novelties. The current generation is very fresh, so the updated version definitely won’t receive changes in terms of mechanics. On the other side, we could see several styling changes. This could be a mild update that will bring a nice amount of enhancements at the front end. Expect some minor tweaks to the lighting group, as well as some changes on the front fascia, grille, bumper etc. Other parts of the car could suffer as well, though in a smaller intensity. Of course, expect to see things like new colors and wheels designs. Another important novelty could be a new body style. At the moment, the Accord comes as sedan only. However, the latest reports suggest a revival of the famous coupe bodystyle, which hasn’t been in the offer since the launch of the current generation.
The upcoming update could bring some interesting novelties on the inside as well. This model has always been known for the exceptional interior quality and the 2020 Honda Accord should continue in the same way. Compared to its toughest rival, 2020 Toyota Camry, it offers a similar amount of standard features. One of its advantages is the offer of smartphone integration already in base models. For this update, the company could make some optional features standard. This mostly refers to safety systems like head-up display, blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert. Other than that, everything should remain unchanged. Besides Camry, another potential rival could be the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.
We don’t expect to see changes under the hood of 2020 Honda Accord. The current model is available in two powertrain variants and we expect the same from the new model. Base versions use a new 1.5-liter turbo inline-four, which is good for about 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine is a new 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, which replaces the legendary 3.5-liter V6 unit. The new engine is good for about 252 horsepower. On the other side, the Camry keeps its large V6 unit, so power is on Toyota’s side. However, this four-cylinder unit from Honda offers slightly more torque and far superior fuel economy.
2020 Honda Accord Release Date and Price
The 2020 Honda Accord shouldn’t come earlier than usual. Expect it to hit the market sometime in late 2019. Price range should remain the same as for the current model, which goes between $23,500 and $36,000.