First Look 2019 Honda Accord For Meriden Shoppers
The competitive midsize sedan segment features a number of models jockeying for the top slot. In our eyes, none can hold a candle to the 2019 Honda Accord, which saw a number of impressive changes for the 2018 model year. The 10th-generation Accord received a more spacious backseat, a larger trunk and more technology features. It shed a few pounds, too. These are just a few of the reasons the Accord is so popular at Meriden area Honda dealerships and at Honda dealers like Schaller Honda in New Britain.
Meriden Honda Drivers Like The Choice In Trim Levels
Buyers can get the 2019 Accord in one of five trim levels, listed as LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. (There’s also a hybrid model not covered in this review.) Front-wheel drive is standard across the board. All trims except the Touring are powered by a standard turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four engine that develops 192 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque, teamed to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The Sport trim has an available six-speed manual transmission. This engine gets up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway (with the CVT and the automatic transmission).*
Standard on the Touring and available on the Sport and EX-L trims is a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine that generates 252 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque, matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This engine can also be paired to a six-speed manual on the Sport trim. This engine returns up to 22 mpg city/34 mpg highway (for the EX-L trim with the automatic transmission).
KBB Gives High Praise To The 2019 Honda Accord
Kelley Blue Book gave the 2019 high praise, writing: “If we could recommend just one sedan for the majority of buyers, it would be the Honda Accord. In fact, Honda’s venerable midsize sedan is our overall winner for the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award. The 2019 Honda Accord, which was just overhauled last year, is the exceptionally rare car that does almost everything right yet retains enough variety to appeal to a wide range of buyers.”
The base Accord LX trim comes with the Honda Sensing suite, which includes driver assistance features such as automatic adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, road-departure mitigation and emergency braking. Also standard are push-button start, a multi-angle rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a stereo system with four speakers, a 7-inch LCD screen, USB connectivity and Bluetooth.
Meriden Area Honda Drivers Will Have A Comfortable Commute
At the top of the lineup, the Touring trim includes premium features such ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a head-up display, a navigation system, adaptive damper suspension, a wireless phone charger, rain-sensing windshield wipers and a mobile hotspot.
The 2019 Honda Accord hasn’t been crash tested by the IIHS or the NHTSA as of this writing. However, the 2018 model is nearly identical, so we expect the same results as last year. The 2018 Accord received the top score of Good in all IIHS crash tests and was named a Top Safety Pick. The Accord received the highest marks of five stars in overall crash testing by the NHTSA.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.