The midsize sedan segment used to be the most fiercely competitive class in the American auto industry, and the 2022 Honda Accord is a model that reminds us why that was the case not too long ago. The Accord oozes quality, class, comfort, and style, but it’s the all-round value for money it represents that makes it the perfect vehicle for commuting, shopping, or just days out in Martinsville, Danville, Rocky Mount, Greensboro, and just about anywhere else for that matter.
The elongated profile and tapered roofline work fabulously well with the shoulder creases stamped into the body of the Accord to deliver an external aesthetic that exudes quality and style with more than a touch of sportiness thrown in for good measure. In the right trim level and in the right color, it would be easy to mistake the Accord for a luxury model costing considerably more.
LX is the first trim level in the 2022 Honda Accord family, and from there the range goes to the Sport, Sport Special Edition, EX-L, and finally to the top-of-the-range Accord Touring trim level.
Honda has gone with a couple of turbo-four powerplants under the hood of the 2022 Accord. The standard unit is a 1.5-liter turbo-four that puts out 192 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque, which is then sent to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
If you decide to step up to a Sport or Touring version of the Accord, you’ll then feel the extra power and performance of a 2.0-liter turbo-four that produces 252 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. This time it goes to the front wheels through a superb 10-speed automatic transmission which is responsive and quick off the line. Both available engines are strong performers that also deliver decent fuel economy, but if that’s an important factor for you there’s also an Accord Hybrid that takes the Honda’s fuel efficiency to another level.
Every category of feature is well represented in every version of the 2022 Honda Accord, but especially when it comes to safety. Standard safety features across the lineup include blind-spot monitors, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking, which have helped the Accord get a faultless five-star rating from the NHTSA and Top Safety Pick+ status from the IIHS.
This is one of those relatively rare vehicles today where the base model is easy to recommend as it’s far more than a fleet-orientated model built to achieve an attractive price for advertising purposes. As well as all those standard active safety features, the entry-level Accord LX also comes with dual-zone climate control, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, 17-inch alloy wheels, push-button start, 12-Volt power outlets, and a full set of power features.
You may think you already know what to expect from the 2022 Honda Accord, but if you haven’t been up close and personal with the Accord for a while, we’re confident you’ll be impressed with how you find it today. If you like the idea of luxury car style, class, and quality for a fraction of luxury prices, come and test drive the new Accord with Nelson Honda here at 2500 Greensboro Rd, Martinsville, VA, today. For more information about Accord pricing and availability or to book a test drive appointment for a time that suits you, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (276) 632-9741.