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2021 Honda Accord – Release Date, Interior, Exterior & Price

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2021 Honda Accord Preview

2021 Honda Accord Preview


The Accord mid-size sedan has been one of Honda’s best selling models in the United States since 1979. It is at its tenth iteration that started in 2017. The 2021 model will be mid cycle. Honda has perfected the production and we expect a minor refresh of the Accord.

We expect the 2021 Honda Accord to hit the showrooms in the fall of 2020. Will the Honda sedan break the downward trend or will the US market keep favoring the compact SUV’s and trucks?

2021 Honda Accord Video Preview

2021 Honda Accord will face Toyota competition

Will the 2021 Honda Accord be able to compete with the popular Toyota Camry? The Accord did beat the Camry in most cart tests in 2018 but will the 2021 Honda Accord still be the best of the two?

It will also be in competition with the Hyundai Sonata. We suspect and hope Honda will change a little, especially for the in-car entertainment option. Honda has integrated Apple Carplay, a feature we dearly enjoy! We do expect some minor visual updates for the 2021 model.

Other competition from sedan type cars seem unimaginable. Car companies have been dropping investments in Sedans. We expect the sales of sedan will keep being crushed by truck and SUV sales.

Read our 2021 Toyota Camry preview.

Here comes trouble

The Honda Accord is rumored to be in trouble. Why? The Accord has been known for decades to be a good value for money option. Reliability and a quality build have for lang been linked to the Honda brand.

Honda has never been generous with rebates and discounts but has been offering a $750 loyalty discount for existing Accord owners. Since this type of discounts eats the carmakers profit margins we highly suspect this is a last resort measure to bump car sale figures.

Honda officially stated it would not drop the Accord from its lineup, but the model has already been scrapped from the product line in Europe. Other car brands have already scrapped their sedan models. The Ford Fusion is dead, the Chevrolet Impala has been shot and the Buick Lacrosse is no longer in the game. Let’s see if this model year will have a 2021 Honda accord redesign that will appeal to the potential buyers.

2021 Honda Accord Specifications

We suspect the 2021 Accord will offer the same 1.6 and 2L 16 valve engine options. This would bring between 192 and 272hp for the 2L motor. There is a sports version with optional manual transmission for the less lazy drivers among us. We hope to see a hybrid 2021 Honda Accord.

The front-wheel drive in the base model is noting that is very exciting. Active and passive safety features will be offered, as well as driver assistance technology.

Note that Adaptive cruise control, the blind spot information system are only available for the Touring model. All models have a Wifi tethering option so you can stay online wherever you are and surf for more reviews. The touring model is a station wagon edition of the sedan with a lot of additional premium trim options.

What do Accord owners think of their car?

When going through the recent user reviews owners do seem to have issues with reliability. Accord drivers mention a lot of transmission failures early in the life of the car.

Others point out that the car is very well built for its price, you can have an Accord with a top trim at the price of an entry level BMW or Audi. It feels luxurious and drives great. As for the safety features most users feel they are adequate.

There are some complaints of seats being uncomfortable and a lot of users complain of back pain while driving. But maybe that is just because the Honda had its peak popularity in the 70’s and most drivers from that era are 40 years older now.

2021 Honda Accord Pricing and Release Date

You drive out of the showroom with a base Honda Accord model for about 24000$. If you are a previous owner and bought a Honda Accord after 2009 you will get a $750 customer loyalty rebate. Expect the new 2021 Honda Account in the showrooms in November 2020. In 2020 Honda is expected to announce the new model year.

Is it worth keeping alive this line of sedans? Leave your opinion about this midsize sedan in our comments below!

Also check our 2021 Honda Civic Preview.

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21 thoughts on “2021 Honda Accord – Release Date, Interior, Exterior & Price

  1. Even though it might seem that SUV and truck sales are dominating the sedan market, that doesn’t mean an excellent sedan like the Accord should be dropped. Never ever should it be even thought of. Sure, people are buying SUVs and trucks more than ever but that doesn’t undermine the fact that sedans are good. In fact, sedans are excellent (and I am talking about cars like the Honda Accord (obviously), Toyota Camry, Mazda6 so on and so forth)! And they are extremely appealing to many people in America and/or across the world. At least to me, they are.

    Thank you!

      1. You’re right, I bought an 18 accord hybrid but it wasn’t available in that blue, I really wanted that color, it looks beautiful.

  2. In the process of looking for a new accord but the fronts are way too long. I would love to rekindle the 1990 looking accord with 2021 technology. The accord right now are not sporty enough. (Not even the sport edition)


    1. Not gonna happen with the 4 cyl turbo’s producing the same performance as the naturally aspirated 6 cyl, (actually better low end torque, with better economy as well).. The only question was, if the turbo 4’s would be as durable as the 6’s. Jury is still out, but so far it’s looking very likely that it will be the case that they are as durable.

  4. I am patiently waiting for the V6 to come back and where did all the chrome go. I have a 2012 Accord now and I love it but soon I’ll have to go to Toyota or Nisson.

  5. HONDA please bring back the RED GAUGES for 2021 Accord SPORT .the white LED is cool but to bright. also with the SPORT Button being pressed would be great to turn the Gauges ALL RED instead of that little ambient red. Thanks!

  6. Bring back V6. AND what’s with the control panel sticking up on the dash? Embed it IN the dash, looks so much better. Then I’ll buy my 4th Honda.

  7. My lease is now up on my 2016 Accord Coupe and I do not really want a 4 door Accord Sedan, which is much less sporty.
    So, Honda bring back the Accord Coupe (the Civic coupe is just too small and has very small trunk)
    Also, do not know why you can only get a Bright Blue Accord in the Sport model, I think that color should be offered in all the Accords.
    The Sport Model is missing essential safety features like blind spot detection, no sunroof, requires remote to open door.

    1. The 2020 2.0L Accord Sport models DO come with a sunroof, blind spot monitoring and remote start. AND, it has a real 10 speed automatic and not a CVT transmission.

  8. Totally agree about integrating the control panel. No reason for that to be just sticking up like an after thought. Also I’ve had 4 Accord coupes You abandoned your loyal coupe lovers Honda!

  9. I go along with what Woodbury said about the 2.0. I love my EX-L 2.0. Fun to drive in Econ and even more fun in sport. The smoothness of the ride is very impressive. Please work on interior wind noise.

  10. My dream is;
    Accord wagon, AWD, 2.0 Litre turbo, manual transmission
    I’m no sure it’s ever gonna happen

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