2021 Honda Accord Review with Specs, Trims and Prices

2021 Honda Accord Review with Specs, Trims and Prices

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2021 Honda Accord

$24,970

Starting MSRP*

30 / 38

City / Hwy MPG rating*

Overview of 2021 Honda Accord

The Honda Accord has been a paradigm for the midsize family sedan class for decades. With a history of exceptional safety, reliability, fuel economy, and performance, the Honda Accord received a new look with some tech upgrades for the 2021 model year. In addition to being an Edmunds top pick for mid-sized sedans, the 2021 Honda Accord earned a spot on the Car and Driver 2021 Editor’s Choice list as the top pick for a family sedan.

How was the 2021 Honda Accord redesigned?

The Honda Acord underwent several changes for the 2021 model year. With newly styled wheels, new color options, and a refreshed grille and fascia design the 2021 Honda Accord facelift has created a look that’s both familiar and improved. The radar sensor for the adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking, part of the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features, is now better hidden in the grille. The vehicle also features all the latest bells-and-whistles, especially in higher trim levels, including Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®, front and rear parking sensors, rear-passenger seat-belt reminder, wireless phone charger, and so much more. One of the biggest changes under the hood for the Honda Accord 2021 model is the elimination of the manual transmission option.


Honda Accord key specs and features

Performance

The 2021 Honda Accord generates power from either a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine depending on trim selection. The 1.5T engine is praised for ample responsiveness and exceptional fuel efficiency in the midsize sedan category while the 2.0T produces peak torque that exceeds that of the previous generation’s V-6 engine while occurring earlier in the rpm range and lasts longer. Add in the cornering dynamics that have helped the Accord earn an unprecedented 34 appearances on the Car and Driver 10 Best Cars list and it’s easy to see why the 2021 Honda Accord is one of the most popular cars in America.

Exterior

The 2021 Honda Acord refresh has breathed new life into the classic Accord aesthetic. The profile features a sloping roofline, short overhangs in the front and rear, and kinetic character lines across the body. The leading-edge look is further enhanced by standard LED headlights found in Sport and above trims and every trim comes with sharply styled aluminum-alloy wheels.

Interior

Enjoy comfort and style in the new 2021 Honda Accord. All trims offer the upscale feel of dual-zone climate control and seats with varying seat cushion densities to offer spacious comfort for up to 5 passengers. Drivers will also find convenience and connectivity with every new Honda Accord 2021 model having an 8-inch display audio with high-resolution touchscreen, power windows and door locks, push-button start, 12-volt power outlets, and many other features.

Technology

The 2021 Honda Accord changes what it means to be a midsize family sedan with a load of tech upgrades. All trims include Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® integrations with the 2021 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T, EX-L, and Touring trims all also featuring a wireless phone charging option. Drivers who opt for the 2021 Honda Accord Touring will also enjoy the benefits of Near Field Communication (NFC), Wi-Fi® hotspot capability, and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic.

Safety & Alerts

Get 100% of the available Honda passive safety features at every trim level with the new 2021 Honda Accord. This includes Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure, airbags in the front, side, and driver and front passenger knee areas, three-point seat belts for every seat, and much more. Additionally, the 2021 Honda Accord lineup features all Honda active safety features standard with the exception of the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) which is reserved for hybrid models.


Interior Options for 2021 Honda Accord

Enjoy spacious seating for up to 5 passengers in the 2021 Honda Accord. This roomy sedan has been redesigned for comfort and convenience with features like illuminated vanity mirrors, one-touch turn indicators, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and much more included standard for every trim level. Higher-level trims feature many luxurious upgrades including:

  • Door pull ambient lighting
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
  • Automatic-dimming rearview mirror
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Sport pedals

Similar to other Honda models like the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback and the 2021 Honda CR-V the 2021 Honda Accord features a rear seat that folds down to increase the cargo capacity of the vehicle. The 2021 Honda Accord LX is the only trim option with a single fold-down option — all other trims feature the standard 60/40 split found in other Honda vehicles.


Configurations of 2021 Honda Accord

One of the biggest differences in the Honda Accord 2021 model year is the configurations and trim levels available. This is the first year that this vehicle has been produced without a manual transmission option, however, drivers can choose between a 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter engine for the 2021 Honda Accord Sport trim. The addition of the 2021 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition to the lineup helps to satisfy buyers looking for the performance of the Sport trim with the upgraded interior features of the EX-L trim.

LX

Starting at $24,970 MSRP *

MPG (1.5T) 30 city/ 38 hwy / 33 combined
Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport Mode

Sport

Starting at $27,430 MSRP *

MPG (1.5T) 29 city/ 35 hwy / 32 combined
MPG (2.0T) 22 city/ 32 hwy / 26 combined
Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport Mode + paddle shifters

Sport Special Edition

Starting at $28,920 MSRP *

MPG (1.5T) 29 city/ 35 hwy / 32 combined
Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport Mode + paddle shifters

EX-L

Starting at $31,290 MSRP *

MPG (1.5T) 30 city/ 38 hwy / 33 combined
Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport Mode

Touring

Starting at $36,900 MSRP *

MPG (2.0T) 22 city/ 32 hwy / 26 combined
Transmission 10-speed Automatic Transmission with shift-by-wire and paddle shifters

Honda Accord Safety Ratings & Safety Features

Honda Accord Safety Ratings: NHTSA

Continuing the Honda tradition of exceptional safety, the 2021 Honda Accord earned a perfect 5-out-of-5 star rating for overall safety according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) The NHTSA crash tests are designed to simulate a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph. These are the individual NHTSA ratings for the 2021 Accord:

  • Overall Front Star Rating: 5/5 stars
  • Front Driver Side Star Rating: 5/5 stars
  • Front Passenger Side Star Rating: 5/5 stars
  • Overall Side Star Rating: 5/5 stars
  • Rollover Star Rating: 5/5 stars

Honda Accord Safety Ratings: IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2021 Honda Accord as a 2021 Top Safety Pick at all trim levels thanks to the huge amount of included safety features. The Accord received perfect marks across all crashworthiness, crash avoidance & mitigation, and child seat anchor categories with the only average rating given to the 2021 Honda Accord LX trim for having halogen reflector high-beam headlights.

  • Small Overlap Front – Driver Side: Good
  • Small Overlap Front – Passenger Side: Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good
  • Head Restraints & Seats: Good

Honda Accord safety features & technology

One of the most impressive things about the 2021 Honda Accord is that it features top-of-the-line safety features across all trim levels. This includes the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive technologies along with the many active and passive safety features Honda is known for.

Honda Accord safety features

  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • Blindspot information w/ cross-traffic monitor (available for Sport 2.0T, EX-L, and Touring)
  • Parking sensors (only in 2021 Honda Accord EX-L & Touring trims)
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Low-speed braking control (only for Touring trim)

Honda Sensing®

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition system (TSR)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow

What is the Warranty on a 2021 Honda Accord?

Enjoy the benefits and peace of mind from two top-quality warranties when you purchase your brand new 2021 Honda Accord from Klein Honda in Everett, Washington. Klein Honda is proud to offer the Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty with powertrain coverage for as long as you own your vehicle plus enjoy all the benefits and coverages of the Honda manufacturer warranty.

Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty

Included with every new Accord

Every new 2021 Honda Accord and qualifying pre-owned vehicles come with the Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty included at no additional cost to you. We’re proud to stand behind the vehicles we sell and want to ensure you have the best experience and get the most value from your new car purchase.

No term limits

The Klein Honda warranty is a powertrain warranty covering your engine, turbocharger, transmission and drive axle assemblies, all internally lubricated parts for 2, 4, and all-wheel drive, plus all seals and gaskets.

Never get stranded

Get up to $80 worth of complimentary towing coverage thanks to the Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty if you experience a vehicle breakdown that is the result of a covered part.

No term limits

The Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty is valid for the entire time you own the car with no mileage or time limits.

Easy to maintain

Keep your Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty and Honda manufacturer warranties in good standing by following the recommended maintenance schedule outlined in your owner’s manual. We make it easy with online vehicle service scheduling and service coupons.


Honda manufacturer warranty

3-Year/ 36,000-Mile Limited Vehicle Warranty

Brand new Honda vehicles are covered by a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty. This includes the 12-volt battery. Full details of what this warranty covers can be found by consulting the Honda Owners website.

5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty

New Honda vehicles are covered by a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. Consult the Honda Owners website for more information about what is covered by this warranty.

California Emissions Warranties

For 3 years or 50,000 miles, if your vehicle fails a Smog Check inspection, all necessary repairs and adjustments will be made by Honda to ensure your emissions control system “Performance Warranty”. You also receive a “Defects Warranty” to ensure any emissions-related part is replaced or repaired if deemed defective.

Rust Perforation Limited Warranty

Honda will repair or replace any original body panel that rusts completely through from the inside out (perforated by corrosion). This includes panels previously repaired or replaced under this warranty.


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*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for 2021 Honda Accord LX and 2021 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for 2021 Honda Accord Sport 1.5T and 2021 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition trims. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2021 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T and 2021 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, and other applicable fees. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include additional charge for premium colors.