9th generation of Honda Accord was launched in 2013 while the latest model is a front engine luxury sedan car with front wheel drive. The 2019 Honda Accord is not only an impressive family car with a spacious room for passengers and cargo but it also delivers superb performance because of its responsive handling and powerful engine. It is ranked on number four among other midsize cars and it has been rated 8.7 out of ten scores by evaluation team.
The 2019 Accord is good in terms of both practicality and thrill and apart from it, it is equipped with various features which depend on which trim of Accord you are buying whereas the change introduced in it is in the Touring trim which is not available in the base engine now.
2019 Honda Accord is available in 5 trims that includes LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. All other trims except Touring is powered by 1.5 liters 4 cylinder engine generating 192 horsepower and 192lb-ft of torque.
Base Trim LX:
The base trim LX features seventeen inches alloy wheels, seven inches display screen, 4 speakers’ audio system, climate control system, adjustable driver’s seat and automatic emergency braking system.
Sport trim features nineteen inches wheel, LED fog lights, eight inches display screen compatible with smartphones, 8 speakers audio system and CVT.
EX trim offers some more upgraded features including leather upholstery, seventeen inches alloy wheels, heated mirrors, heated front seats and sunroof.
EX-L further features power adjustable front and driver’s seats with memory settings, leather upholstery, navigation system and ten speakers audio system. Sport trim offers keyless entry, blind spot detection, heated seats at front and larger front brakes.
The touring trim is the top level trim which is equipped with nineteen inches wheel, rear parking sensors, different driving modes, ventilated front seats while heated back seats, navigation, adaptive suspension dampers, and Wi-Fi and wireless phone charger. We will discuss Touring trim of Honda Accord 2019 in detail.
Under the hood and performance of Honda Accord Touring:
Touring trim of Honda Accord 2019 is powered by either two liters VTEC turbocharged four cylinder 1996cc engine producing 252hp of horsepower at 6500rpm and 273 lb-ft of torque at 1500 to 4000rpm or the hybrid option of in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC I-VTEC engine paired with lithium ion battery and AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Electric Motor generating horsepower of 181hp at 5000rpm and torque of 232lb-ft at 0 to 2000rpm.
Power delivery of Accord is smooth with adequate feel around town with an acceleration time of 8 seconds in hitting 60 miles per hour. It offers a 6 speed manual transmission along with ten speed automatic transmission providing a an estimated mileage of twenty two miles in city and thirty two miles on highways while the electronic Continuously Varying transmission provides a mileage of forty eight on highways and city with a fuel tank capacity of 14.8 gallons. The brakes of Accord never feel grabby and applies firm and confident brakes in an arrow straight stop requiring 122 feet to stop the car from sixty miles per hour. Steering control is not very natural because of a poor feedback from front wheels and you can feel resistance while the multilink adaptive suspension makes the handling of car very confident and smooth especially when car changes direction and makes turns around corners and twisty roads.
Exterior and interior features of Honda Accord Touring:
The bold exterior design consist of strong character lines expressed in its engineering and the front end is very innovative leading more aggressiveness in its bold design having a black grille on front and beautifully placed LED auto focus high beam headlights on sideways while the side view of the car is muscular and fastback that let the passengers get in and out of the car easily with ample space. The strong lines with wide stance runs along the length of the car giving a forward motion look to the car while the LED tail lights, chrome exhaust finishers at back, LED fog lights, active shutter grille and aluminum hood adds more beauty to the refined design. It is 192.2 inches in length, 73.3 inches in width and 57.1 inches in height.
The ergonomic design of interior cabin of Honda Accord Touring 2019 is a combination of soft touch and high end quality of material used including the leather wrapped seats elegantly stitched that makes your ride very comfortable and the leather wrapped steering wheel. The concert-hall- inspired cabin provides an uninterrupted view and a noise free cabin. There is a seven inches driver’s information digital screen display in front of drivers to customize the driving modes and satellite maps for their use while the head up display shows information regarding speed, directions and calls. There is an eight inches LCD touchscreen mounted on dashboard that displays real time energy flow between engine and motor, satellite linked Navigation, multi angle rear view camera helping you in parking and compatible with Android Auto and Apple Car play while eight speakers 180 Watt audio system provides a fully entertaining environment. Safety features include airbags, lane keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, auto high beam headlights, and blind spot detection and cross traffic monitor system.
Some of the major competitors of Honda Accord 2019 include Toyota Camry 2019, Nissan Altima, Mazda 6 and Honda Civic 2019.
Honda Accord Touring 2019 has a starting price of 34,990 US dollars with a warranty of 3 years and 8 years limited battery warranty while it has a starting price of 137.5 lacs Pakistani rupees in Pakistan.
Fully automatic projector beam led low/high beam daytime running auto high beam headlamps with delay off
Radio: 450-watt AM/FM/HD premium audio system-inc: 10 speakers including subwoofer-siriusXM satellite radio-8 display audio with high resolution (720P) electrostatic touch screen-knobs and hard keys for primary control and customizable feature settings-Honda satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition-Honda HD digital traffic and turn-by-turn direction-Bluetooth-HandsFreeLink-Bluetooth streaming audio-Pandora compatibility-SMS text message function-radio data system (RDS)-Speed sensitive compensation (SVC)-USB smart phone/audio interface with 2.5 amp port in front and 2.5 amp port in center console
Radio with seek scan and clock
Audio theft deterrent
2 LCD monitors in the front
Honda HD digital traffic real-time traffic display
Heated and ventilated front bucket seats-inc: driver’s seats-inc: driver’s seat 12-way power adjustment-driver’s seat 4 way power lumbar support-driver’s seat position memory and front passenger seat 4-way power adjustment
60-40 folding bench front facing heated fold forward seat back rear seat
Manual tilt telescoping steering column
Gauges-inc: speedometer-odometer-engine coolant temp-tachometer-turbo/supercharger boost-trip odometer and trip computer
Power rear windows
Mobile hotspot internet access
Leather steering wheel
Front cup holder
Rear cup holder
Power fuel flap locking type
Remote releases-inc: power cargo access
Proximity key for doors and push button start
Remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter- 2 door curb/courtesy-illuminated entry-illuminated ignition switch and panic button
HomeLink garage door transmitter
Cruise control with steering wheel controls
Distance pacing with traffic stop-Go
HVAC-inc: under seat ducts and console ducts
Voice activated dual zone front automatic air conditioning
Locking glove box
Driver foot rest
Full cloth headliner
Leather gear shift knob
Interior trim-inc: simulated wood instrument panel insert-simulated wood door panel insert-vinyl console insert and metal look interior accents
Leatherette door trim insert
Leather trimmed seats
Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors with driver and passenger illumination
Day night auto dimming rear view mirror
Full floor console with covered storage-Mini overhead console with storage and 2 12V DC power outlets
Front map lights
Fade to off interior lighting
Full carpet floor trim and carpet trunk lid/rear cargo door trim
Cargo area concealed storage
Cargo space lights
FOB controls-inc: trunk/hatch/tailgate-windows-sunroof/convertible roof and remote engine start
Instrument panel covered bin-driver/passenger and rear door bins
Power 1st row windows with driver and passenger 1-touch up down
Delayed accessory power
Power door locks with auto lock feature
Outside temp gauge
Redundant digital speedometer
Manual adjustable front head restraints and manual adjustable rear head restraints
Front center armrest and rear center armrest
2 seatback storage pockets
Seats with leatherette back material
2 12V DC power outlets
VSA electronic stability control (ESC)
ABS and driveline traction control
Side impact beams
Dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags
Road departure mitigation lane keeping assist
HondaLink emergency S.O.S
Blind spot information (BSI) system blind spot sensor
Collision mitigation braking system forward collision and rear cross traffic alert rear collision
Front and rear parking sensor
Low tire pressure warning
Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
Curtain 1st and 2nd row airbags
Airbag occupancy sensor
Driver and passenger knee airbag
Rear child safety locks
Outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts-inc: rear center 3 point-height adjusters and pretensoiners