The 2020 Honda Accord is a roomy, midsize sedan and one of the best-selling models in its segment. This front-wheel-drive model is joined by the Fit (subcompact) and Accord (compact) cars. You’ll also find a range of Clarity electrified models, which are roughly the same size as the Accord.
For 2020, Honda offers a pair of turbocharged four-cylinder engines and nine build configurations. Its chief competitors include the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. Other midsize models to consider include the Chevrolet Malibu, Mazda 6, Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, Kia Optima, and the Subaru Legacy.
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By the Numbers
We’ve assembled some of the top figures or numbers about the 2020 Honda Accord, which cover a wide range of information about this sedan.
You have a choice of two Accords. The first one is the usual gas-powered model. The second one is a hybrid. The standard Accord costs from $23,870 and tops out at $36,100. The Accord Hybrid starts at $25,100 and reaches $33,800. Add $930 for the destination charge.
Honda supplies three transmission choices with the 2020 Accord. The base 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine works with a continuously variable transmission. Also, this engine may be paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox when shopping the Sport trim.
The third transmission is a 10-speed automatic and it works with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It, too, can be paired with a manual gearbox on the Sport trim. Yes, the Accord is now the only midsize mainstream sedan still offering a manual transmission.
As in 4G LTE Wi-Fi. The Accord Touring comes with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi (subscription required), turning this sedan into a mobile hotspot. It even accepts in-vehicle package delivery service from Amazon Key, which is a separate subscription service bundled with Amazon Prime.
The 2020 Honda Accord one again holds a 5-star crash-test rating from the federal NHTSA, its highest score. As for the IIHS rating, Honda expects the Accord will once again garner a Top Safety Pick award.
Most models come with a 7-inch touch-screen display, while the Sport and above models has an 8-inch screen. The larger screen also brings in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
All models include Bluetooth connectivity and at least one USB port.
We’re up to generation No. 10 with the Honda Accord. The current iteration rolled out in 2018 and is essentially carried over for 2020. Introduced in 1976 as a compact car, the Accord became a midsize model beginning in 1989.
Today, it is one of the largest models in its segment, offering interior space rivaling some large cars.
Hybrid models have a reputation for excellent fuel economy. The Accord Hybrid proves this with its EPA-estimated 48 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway for a combined 48 mpg.
The standard Accord with its 1.5-liter turbocharged engine does quite well too, earning 30 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway for a combined 33 mpg.
We want power and the 2020 Honda Accord has it. The base 1.5-liter engine produces an even 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, while the upgraded 2.0-liter engine bangs out 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.
The power numbers are in the range of most competing models.
Of One Accord
The 2020 Honda Accord is hands down one of the best cars you can buy. Its reputation precedes it and its long-term value is never in question. The hybrid variant starts out just $1,450 more, which means your investment should be recouped within just a few years.
2020 Honda Accord Specifications
|Price Range||$23,870 to $36,100|
|Engine No. 1||1.5-liter, I4|
|Horsepower||192 @ 5,500 rpm|
|Torque (lb.-ft.)||192 @ 1,600-5,000 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic or CVT|
|Engine No.2||2.0-liter, I4|
|Horsepower||252 @ 6,500 rpm|
|Torque (lb.-ft.)||273 lb.ft. @ 1,500-4,000 rpm|
|Transmission||6- or 10-Speed Automatic|
|Curb Weight (pounds)||3,131 to 3,428|
|Headroom (f,r…inches)||39.5, 37.3|
|Legroom (f,r…inches)||42.3, 40.4|
|Shoulder room (f,r…inches)||58.3, 56.5|
|Hip room (f,r…inches)||55.3, 55.0|
|Storage (cubic feet)||16.7|
|Gross vehicle weight (pounds)||NR|
|Fuel Tank (gallons)||14.8|
|EPA Fuel MPG (city/highway/combined)||30/38/33 (1.5); 22/32/26 (2.0T)|
|Manufacturing Plant||Marysville, Ohio|
Data compiled by Tom Keegan. Specifications supplied by the manufacturer.
Photos copyright Honda Motors.