Explore the all-new 2020 Honda Accord Sedan


We're getting close to the point where the tenth-generation Honda Accord is going to be due for a mid-cycle refresh, but that's not going to happen until the 2021 model year. The 2020 Honda Accord is the third model year of this incredibly enduring and popular car, so let's remind ourselves of just why the Accord sedan is as good and as popular as it still is.

Exterior styling

Some manufacturers appear to have taken their eyes off the ball when it comes to midsize sedans, but the current Honda Accord shows just how stylish, attractive and desirable an affordable midsize sedan can be. The 2020 Honda Accord has a strong look of models from the company's luxury brand, but it manages it without also adopting luxury car pricing. There are plenty of angles and creases that make it look very modern, and there's a sloping roofline that means there's no longer a need for a dedicated coupe variant.

Trim levels

Buyers have five trim levels to choose from in the 2020 Accord range. The entry-level model is the Accord LX, and the lineup then goes upwards through Sport, EX, EX-L, and range-topping Touring trim levels. Entry-level LX models have a starting MSRP of $23,870*, which when you see how much standard equipment comes standard, really does represent outstanding value for money.


As you may know by now, as well there’s no longer being a coupe version of the Accord there's also no longer a V-6 option. It's not a problem though as there's plenty of power and performance available from the engine options available for the 2020 Accord.

The standard powerplant is an impressive 1.5-liter turbo-four that develops 192 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque, which sends its power to the front wheels through a CVT transmission. If you're one of the few who would prefer an alternative transmission, a six-speed manual is still available as a no-cost option for the Sport trim.

If you want more power there's a superb 2.0-liter turbo-four option available, and this one is borrowed from the awesome Civic Type R and puts out a substantial 252 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. This one can be mated to either that six-speed manual or an excellent 10-speed automatic transmission.

Of course, there's now also a hybrid option, which is a clever two-mode system that really does warrant an article all of its own.

Features and equipment

To illustrate just what good value the Accord represents, base LX models come standard with 17-inch alloys, Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition, a 7.0-inch infotainment display, a USB charging port for mobile devices, and a suite of active safety features that help make the Accord one of the safest vehicles in its class. Perhaps the only shortfall is a lack of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, but that's easily rectified because every other model in the 2020 Honda Accord lineup comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.

For more details, to schedule a test drive, or to check out the latest new Honda vehicle specials, get in touch with us today at Mel Rapton Honda, the number one choice Honda dealership in Sacramento, CA.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $930.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.