Although Honda has remained rather silent and sedated regarding the release of its 2019 Honda Accord model. However, there is still sufficient information to take notice of and wait in anticipation for the eventual release of the car.
Honda Accord is the most popular vehicle from the house of Honda with more than 40 years of rich history which racked up as many as 345,225 sales in the year 2016 that made it the ninth-most popular nameplate in the US.
2019 Honda Accord – Amazing Appearance
The 2019 Honda Accord is a scintillating looking sedan and thus very little change is required to keep the look stylish and fitting with the contemporary times. However, the trick employed by Honda to just tweak it with some changes in the face. The restyled bumpers, slightly modified grille, different LED headlighting, would keep the Accord looking distinguishable and fresh from its predecessor. Without any doubt, the primary reasons for updating for customers won’t be so keen on buying a new car if it looks exactly similar to that of its previous version(s). It has brand-new roofing structure-line.
The grille has a bit angular style. The 2019 Honda has got striking similarity with the new Honda Civic from where it has acquired some of its components. Addition to that, the brand-new Accord similarly is equipped with a platform having the Civic design. With the Honda Accord 2019, the comfy factor, as well as the convenience, is bound to get enhanced for the leg space is going to be increased.
Specifications and Trims of the 2019 Honda Accord
In the 2019 Honda Accord, something absolutely new is on the cards as far as the dashboard is concerned. It is a whole lot more developed technologically this time around with smart systems. For instance, the infotainment system along with the security package would be having some add-ons.
The 2019 Honda Accord comes in five trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The standard trim or the LX that features a 1.5-liter engine comes equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
However, this package also includes Honda Sensing system, 7-inch display with Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED low-beam headlights and 17-inch alloy wheels. For the security, there is a multi-view rear backup camera.
The Sports trim brings additional 8-inch display audio, Sports seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 12-way driver’s seat position, 60/40 split rear seat, and much more.
The next one EX trim comes with much more security and tech. This includes blind-spot monitoring, remote start, rear cross-traffic alert, power moonroof and heated front seats. However, the EX-L trim will include leather seats, mighty 450-watt audio system, and a 4-way power passenger seat.
The last one and the most equipment Touring trim adds big navigation, amazing head-up display and wireless phone charging. Also, there is HondaLink Assist, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, rain-sensing wipers and parking sensors.
2019 Honda Accord – Powertrain Options
There are two turbocharged four-cylinder engines that chosen by the service technicians for the 2019 Honda Accord. Though smaller in size compared to the V6 engine, still it packs a punch being highly compact and having terrific torque and power.
It comes with the base 1.5-liter turbo engine that produces 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. If we look at the numbers of the previous model this one has improvements of 7 HP.
The next one engine will be under the hood of the model’s Sport, EX and Touring. The upgraded 2.0-liter turbo engine is pumping out incredible 252 horsepower. However, it is a significant 26 horsepower over the previous V6 3.5-liter engine. Furthermore, the 2.0-liter engine will give us improvements of an additional 21 lb-ft of torque.
All engines will connect to a CVT automatic transmission. However, only the Sports trim will have 6-speed manual gearbox.
2019 Honda Accord – Hybrid Engine
The hybrid engine employs the new 2.0-liter inline-4 engine paired with AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor. This engine will produce total 212 horsepower at 6200 rpm. It comes with maximum 232 lb-ft of torque at 0-2,000 rpm. Furthermore, it will be possible to connect to a CVT transmission.
2019 Honda Accord – Availability and Trims Cost
The new 2019 Honda Accord is to be unveiled at one of the larger auto shows in 2018 being succeeded by full production and dealer roll out later in the same year. The car is going to hit the showrooms most probably in the month of September of the year 2018.
However, the prediction is that since Honda would need it to be really feasible to sustain in this ever-growing competitive market of sedan automotive, it will not cross the $30,000 mark for the base model.
Also, if we look at the price of the current one model the 2018 Honda Accord LX has the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of around $24,500. However, this base price also including the $900 destination fee.
The 1.5 liter Sports trim has a starting price of $27,000. You can choose either the manual or CVT gearbox. The EX model comes with the price that is close to $29,000. While the Touring model tops out at less than $35,000.
The models with the 2.0-liter engine have the price jump to $31,200 for the Sports model. The EX-L starts at $33,000 and the Touring model is less than $37,000.
Summing it up:
So with Honda launching its sedan the 2019 Honda Accord in a strong market, it would be interesting to watch how this new model actually and eventually fares. While the competition is something that Honda might be wary of, however, its rich history and great legacy could just do the trick for them yet again.