The 2019 Accord starts at $24,640 for the base LX trim, a $180 increase over 2018, while pricing for the top-shelf Touring model begins at $35,910. The base engine for all but the Touring model is a 192-horsepower, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), or a six-speed manual on Sport models. Optional on Sport and EX-L, and now standard on the Touring trim is a 252-hp, 2.0-liter turbo that's borrowed and detuned from the Civic Type R. A six-speed manual is still a no-cost option on the Sport, although Honda swaps out the CVT for a 10-speed automatic on both EX-L and Touring models.
Aside from an engine choice on Sport and EX-L models (the four Hybrid models are covered separately), all trims are monospec. Even the base model includes automatic LED low-beam headlights with high-beam assist, alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, and a rearview camera. The Honda Sensing suite of active safety gear is standard on all models and includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and lane departure warning.
Our choice would be the EX trim that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, a power driver's seat, eight-inch touch screen, a 60/40 split to the folding rear seatback, and a more powerful audio system from the Sport model, and adds such niceties as remote engine start, heated outside mirrors, a moonroof, heated front seats, and the final piece of active safety: blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
- Model:2019 Honda Accord EX
- Engine:1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
- Output:192 hp / 192 lb-ft
- Transmission:Continuously variable transmission
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
- Fuel Economy:30 City / 38 Hwy
- Base Price:$28,540 (including the $920 destination charge)
- Best Value Price:$28,540