2021 Honda Accord Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 Honda Accord Model Overview at Germain Honda of Beavercreek

2021 Honda Accord

Key Features

  • Starting at $25,725 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 CVT automatic transmission or 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Ergonomic interior featuring available soft-touch materials and ventilated front seats
  • Standard 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen entertainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Optional LED headlights and taillights
  • Standard Honda Sensing® intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies

About the Honda Accord

Continuing the excellence of the model’s 10th generation, the Honda Accord includes dynamic styling combined with potent performance, cutting-edge tech, and life-saving safety innovations. Its fastback profile and coupe-like silhouette combine to create an unmistakable presence on the road. You’ll have your choice of two potent yet economical engines paired with either a 10-speed automatic or an advanced CVT.

Drivers will have complete confidence behind the wheel thanks to the standard Honda Sensing® suite of intelligent safety and driver-assistive technologies. Inside the interior of the Accord, you’ll find generous seating and advanced tech features to help the miles fly past your windshield. If you’re searching for a stylish midsize sedan that makes no sacrifices on premium craftsmanship, you should take a closer look at the Honda Accord.

What the Critics Say

For around $25,000, buyers could look forward to the Accord’s excellent ride and handling, handsome interior, standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features (it includes the likes of adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and automatic emergency braking), LED headlights, and even automatic climate control. What more could you want?” — Motor Trend
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 2021

For the new model year, the 2021 Honda Accord gets a variety of key updates to expand on its proven success. Changes to its exterior look include a widened front grille, new LED headlamps for upper trim levels, smaller fog light openings, and updated alloy wheel choices. The 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen entertainment system is now standard across all trims along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. All Accord models also get a new Rear Seat Reminder while upper trims receive a new Low Speed Braking Control system.

Honda Accord Features

2021 Honda Accord Engine

Proven Performance

It’s easy to find the right Accord to match your driving habits thanks to two distinctive engine choices. Standard power comes in the form of a 1.5-liter VTEC® Turbocharged 4-cylinder which produces 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Looking for more exhilaration? The optional 2.0-liter turbo delivers 252 horsepower along with 278 lb-ft of torque for instantaneous response. 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 an agile driving experience with the Honda Accord.

Tech-Focused Cabin

Inspired by concert hall design, the interior of the Honda Accord gives drivers an uninhibited view of your surroundings along with outstanding refinement thanks to the use of Active Noise Cancellation™. Upscale materials include optional leather-trimmed seats that are finished with precision stitching. For quick access to important information, a full-color 7-inch Driver Information Interface includes a customizable in-dash display. Standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration let you listen to your favorite songs, get directions, check appointments, and much more all with your compatible smartphone. You can cut down on unnecessary clutter from adapters and cords with the optional Wireless Phone Charger. A standard 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen and optional 10-speaker Premium Audio System each provide seamless access to your favorite tunes.

2021 Honda Accord Interior
Accord Honda Sensing Safety Features

Honda Sensing® Safety Technologies

Included as standard on every 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). You’ll even have access to 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 10Best

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 34th 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

2021 Honda Accord LX

Accord LX

  • Starting at $25,725 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)
2021 Honda Accord Sport

Accord Sport

  • Starting at $28,185 MSRP*
  • 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
2021 Honda Accord EX

Sport Special Edition

  • Starting at $29,675 MSRP*
  • Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Sport Pedals & Rear Spoiler
2021 Honda Accord EX-L

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
2021 Honda Accord Touring

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 $955.00 destination but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 models.

**30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and EX-L trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport and Special Edition 1.5T trims. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for Hybrid, Hybrid EX and Hybrid EX-L trims. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for the Hybrid Touring trim. Based on 2021 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: Source: 2020 Car and Driver 10Best Awards List.