The 2021 Honda Accord is without doubt one of the most stylish, spacious and generously equipped midsize sedans in the market, and a light refresh for the new model year has only enhanced its stellar reputation. For 2021 the Accord benefits from a revised front fascia with a wider grille, some tiny new fog lights, some additional chrome trim, and newly standard LED headlights across the lineup.
There are currently five different trim levels of the Honda Accord to select from in the standard 2021 lineup, so this stunning midsize sedan continues to appeal to a wide range of potential buyers. The base LX trim certainly doesn’t look or feel like an entry-level model, and it just gets better and better from there as you go up through Sport, Sport Special Edition, EX-L and Touring 2.0T trims.
For quite some time now, the Accord has been a sleek, stylish and very modern-looking midsize sedan, and changes to the front fascia this year have further accentuated the car’s handsome presence.
There are also two Accord Hybrid models, and they are available in Accord Hybrid and Accord Hybrid EX variants.
The standard engine under the hoods of the LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition and EX-L trim levels is a 1.5-liter turbo-four that produces 192 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque, which goes to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission.
If you want something more powerful under the hood of your 2021 Accord you’ll need to go to the range-topping Touring 2.0T model, which then gets you a standard 2.0-liter version of Honda’s turbo-four which develops a more substantial 252 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. As well as the more powerful 2.0-liter engine, the Touring 2.0T also comes standard with an excellent 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Accord may not be quite up to being a serious competitor at Martinsville Speedway, but it’s a great car for going there with friends to watch people racing much less comfortable cars.
The entry-level model in the 2021 Accord family is the LX, but it looks and feels anything but an entry-level model when you get to know it. Honda has gone down the route of not offering an extensive list of options for the 2021 Accord trim level, and the result is a lineup that’s generously equipped with standard kit at every level.
LX standard features include dual-zone climate control, active noise control, push-button start, a multi-angle rearview camera, 17-inch alloy wheels, an electronic parking brake, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. If you upgrade to an Accord Sport or higher, you then add the likes of a 180-watt eight-speaker audio system and text messaging capability, while EX-L and Touring models get you HD Radio, wireless phone charging and SiriusXM Radio.
Genuine luxury is to be found standard in more than just the range-topping Touring 2.0T model too, with the likes of leather-trimmed seats being standard in the Sport Special Edition upwards. If you do go for the range-topping Touring 2.0T you then get front seats that are both heated and ventilated, heated seats in the front and rear, and such high-tech features as a standard head-up display.
The midsize sedan segment may not rule the roost in the auto like in the past, but the Honda Accord is still the standard-setter and it makes a great case for itself as better value and a better option than a lot of SUVs in the market that fulfill a similar role.
We don’t just want you to take our word for it though. Come and visit us today for a test-drive and see for yourself what a great car and sensational value for money the 2021 Honda Accord represents. You’ll find Nelson Honda located at 2500 Greensboro Rd in Martinsville, just a short drive from Danville and Rocky Mount, Virginia.