The Honda Accord gets a few little improvements this year, none of which should hamper the perennial success of this easy-to-like family sedan. That’s more important now than ever, too, as the 2021 Accord faces against increasingly stiff competition. In addition to the Honda’s longstanding archrival, the Toyota Camry, companies like Hyundai, Kia and Nissan are offering better midsize options than ever before. Thankfully, the 10th-generation Accord was a winner from the get-go.
- Smooth, strong turbo power
- Spacious, comfortable, quiet interior
- Engaging and refined to drive
- Lots of standard driver-assistance tech
- No all-wheel drive option
- Not as efficient as some competitors
- Infotainment tech could use a refresh
In fact, this Accord was so good out of the gates that its mid-cycle refresh is limited to just a few styling tweaks, minor cabin tech upgrades and some model positioning/packaging changes. Honestly, the biggest news for the 2021 Accord is an improved hybrid drivetrain, which my buddy Andrew Krok.
Visually, the slimmer LED headlights and wider grille of my Sport tester don’t really move the needle