Honda is giving its Accord sedan a major boost for 2021. The model, which was already very interesting, will be more relevant than ever. Let's see what changes for the new year.
First of all, the model's styling has been reworked, especially at the front by giving the front grille a pencil stroke that gives it volume. Honda explains that this will allow for better integration of the radar linked to the safety features of the Honda Sensing system. The redesigned front fascia also allows us to discover new LED headlights, both for regular and daytime lights.
At the higher end of the range, the EX-L and Touring models have new alloy wheels designs. A new colour has also been added to the range: Pearl Sonic Grey.
Inside, the changes are more minor, but no less interesting. For example, with each version of the Accord, it will now be possible to wirelessly connect the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto applications. Honda has also moved the USB ports for more user-friendly access. Then, as seen throughout the industry, a reminder system for the rear seats has been added to the safety list.
Speaking of safety, the Touring and Touring Hybrid now benefit from a new front and rear low-speed braking system. Using sonar-based sensors, the car can detect objects and alert the driver to apply the brakes. It can even do it itself if the driver doesn't react.
On the mechanical side, the engine used by the Accord remain the same, but Honda has made some adjustments. Basically, the parameters have been reworked to offer the driver a quicker acceleration response, as well as a more linear power delivery.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, a new version is being launched. In fact, we're allowed to a replacement, as the LX model becomes the SE for the new year. The offer is exclusive to the Canadian market. In fact, this new version adds 19-inch wheels, an LED headlights and fog lights, a chrome grille, chrome exhaust tips and an integrated trunk spoiler. Inside, the seats mix leatherette and fabric, the steering wheel is leather-covered, and the driver will be able to enjoy a 12-way power adjusted seat.