Being the king isn't easy, but the 2019 Honda Accord carries the crown with grace. Drivers seeking a comfortable, usable, and well-equipped sedan will be hard pressed to find a better option than the Accord, which is backed up by impressive sales figures year after year. If the Accord's credentials as a top seller aren't enough to win you over, its handsome design, fuel-efficient powertrains, and excellent list of safety features should.
What's New for 2019
After coming out as an all-new vehicle last year, the 2019 Accord returns without any notable changes.
Choosing Your Honda Accord
Two engines are offered for the Accord. The base motor is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard for the engine, though the Sport trim can also be fitted with a six-speed manual transmission. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission are also available. That combination produces a healthy 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.
Fuel economy is best for the Accord when it's equipped with the 1.5-liter powertrain and CVT. The EPA rates this setup to get up to 30 miles per gallon city, 38 mpg highway, and 33 combined.
Honda offers its full Honda Sensing suite of safety features on every Accord as standard. The suite comes with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and traffic sign recognition. If you move up to an Accord above the LX or the Sport trim, the sedan comes with blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic assist as standard.
The Accord is offered in five trims with no packages available across the lineup:
Without any optional packages to worry about, getting into a 2019 Honda Accord that has everything you want is as simple as looking at the vehicle's list of standard features. While the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is a great motor, we'd stick with the 1.5-liter unit, as it brings better fuel economy numbers. This makes the mid-level EX trim the most attractive option in our eyes.