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

2021 Honda Accord Review Ann Arbor Michigan

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
  • Optional 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 252 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque
  • Optional LED headlights and taillights
  • Standard 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen entertainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Choice of a CVT automatic transmission or 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard Honda Sensing® intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Redesigned interior featuring available soft-touch materials and ventilated front seats

About the Honda Accord

Continuing the success of the model’s 10th generation, the Honda Accord offers exemplary styling combined with inspired performance, connected technology, and advanced safety. Its coupe-like profile and fastback silhouette combine to create an unmistakable presence on the road. Drivers will have their choice of two economical yet responsive engines paired with either a 10-speed automatic transmission or an advanced CVT.

With the standard Honda Sensing® intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, you’ll enjoy peace of mind and additional confidence behind the wheel. Inside the interior of the Accord, drivers will find spacious seating and cutting-edge tech features that help the miles fly by. If you’ve been searching for a stylish midsize sedan that makes no sacrifices on premium craftsmanship, look no further than 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

The iconic Honda Accord receives a collection of exciting updates for the 2021 model year. Changes to its exterior appearance include a widened front grille, updated LED headlamps for upper trim levels, smaller fog light openings, and revised alloy wheel design options. The 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen entertainment system is now standard on all trims along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. All Accord trims also receive a new Rear Seat Reminder, while upper grades gain a new Low Speed Braking Control system.

Honda Accord Features

2021 Honda Accord 1.5-liter VTEC® Turbocharged Engine

Proven Performance

You’ll have your choice of two sophisticated engine options on the Honda Accord. The standard engine is a 1.5-liter VTEC® Turbocharged 4-cylinder which produces 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Craving more power? The optional 2.0-liter turbo cranks out 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 action for a refined driving experience with the Honda Accord.

Tech-Focused Cabin

Using inspiration from concert halls, the interior of the Honda Accord provides an uninterrupted view of your surroundings along with outstanding refinement thanks to Active Noise Cancellation™. Premium materials including available leather-trimmed seats featuring elegant stitching make each drive more enjoyable. Simplifying access to critical information, a full-color 7-inch Driver Information Interface offers a customizable in-dash display. Standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration let you use your compatible smartphone to listen to music, get directions, check appointments, and much more. The optional Wireless Phone Charger eliminates unnecessary clutter from adapters and cords. 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

Honda Sensing® Safety Technologies

Included as standard on every Accord model 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). There’s even a driver-awareness monitor that is able to alert the driver should they begin to exhibit signs of fatigue or lowered attention and suggest taking a break.

Honda Accord Awards

Car and Driver’s 10Best 2020

Car and Driver’s 10Best a Record 34 times2

The Honda Accord has been named to Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars list over and over again. This 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Starting at $32,045 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 Sport Special Edition


  • Starting at $32,865 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.

22Source: 2020 Car and Driver 10Best Awards List. cars.usnews.com