redesigned Honda Accord

The Redesigned Honda Accord: All That We Know So Far


Though the midsize sedan market is shrinking in favor of the SUV segment, there are still some great options available. The Honda Accord has always been a high-value car, delivering an impeccable suite of tech and comfort for all passengers. The redesigned model doesn’t lag behind either, so in this blog, we’re focusing on the major updates for the 2021 Honda Accord.

Exterior Updates

The redesigned Honda Accord received a larger front grille and updated fog lights. The higher-level EX and Touring trims now have a set of more effective front LED-lamps. Overall, the exterior design remained the same, as the current generation of the Honda Accord was unveiled in 2017. 

Interior Updates

The latest Honda Accord has a few interior tweaks as well. Honda expanded the list of equipment on lower trims, so an 8-inch high-resolution display is now standard throughout the lineup. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto emerge for the first time on a Honda, adding some luxury touches to the 2021 Honda Accord’s cabin. The top-tier Touring trim is available with ventilated front and heated rear seats: a standout feature in this segment. The 2021 Accord still offers one of the roomiest interiors within the segment, especially in terms of legroom. The trunk is sizable, too, offering 16.7 cubic inches of space.

Safety Updates

redesigned Honda Accord

Honda has installed its Safety Sense system on all iterations of the Accord. This is a suite of driver assistance aimed at reducing the risk of a potential collision. The list of standards includes adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, driver’s drowsiness monitor, forward collision mitigation, and traffic sign recognition. Sonar low-speed braking controls and adjusts the vehicle’s speed if the system recognizes any obstacles ahead or behind the 2021 Honda Accord. Thanks to the abovementioned suite of safety features, the 2021 Honda Accord was voted as the Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.

Tech and Powertrain Updates

The automaker has kept three engine options for the redesigned Honda Accord, but V6 motors were dropped. The 2021 Accord offers three four-cylinder motors: a 1.5L, a gas 2.0L, and a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 2.0L engine and two Atkinson-cycle electric motors. The 1.5L unit delivers 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque, which is enough for your daily commute. The 2021 Honda Accord can be powered with a 252 horsepower 2.0L motor (standard for the Touring trim), making it a sport and family sedan simultaneously. The 212 horsepower hybrid model hasn’t received major changes, but it still remains one of the most fuel-efficient midsize cars.

Honda also discontinued a 6-speed manual transmission, available for previous models. The redesigned Honda Accord is now available either with a CVT or a 10-speed automatic transmission.


The EX was replaced by the Sport SE, whereas the remaining trims are the same: basic LX, Sport, EX-L, and the top-tier Touring. The Sport Special Edition trim features an upscale interior with high-quality leather seating. Heated front seats, remote engine start, and the Walk Away Auto Lock are now standard equipment.

Bottom Line

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