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2022 Honda Accord: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Matthew Keegan
Contributing Editor - April 14, 2021

Model Preview

Honda updated the Accord in 2021, swapping out the EX trim for the Sport Special Edition. The previously available manual transmission was discontinued. Other changes involved tech updates including a new 8-inch touch-screen display, smartphone integration, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We think it will carry on mostly unchanged for 2022.

The Honda Accord is a midsize sedan that seats five. It’s based on a design rolled out in 2018 where the coupe was dropped and the sedan was made slightly larger and more elegant with a roomy trunk.

The interior is as roomy as any model in the segment. In fact, the Accord is rated as a “large car” by the EPA, although it competes in the midsize segment. With nearly 40 inches of rear legroom, the Accord is comfortable throughout.

The cabin is uncluttered and orderly, just as we’ve always seen with the Accord. Cloth upholstery comes standard in most trims; while leather-wrapped seats are reserved for the EX-L and Touring models.

In the tech arena, Honda supplies the Accord with an 8-inch touch-screen display, a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, and smartphone integration. A Wi-Fi hotspot, 8- and 10-speaker audio systems with HD Radio and satellite radio, and a wireless charging pad are among the upgrades.


Honda Accord

The front-wheel-drive Honda Accord features a pair of engine choices. The standard engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with an even 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. This one works with a continuously variable transmission. Also available is a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 with 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Power travels to the wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Honda also offers an Accord Hybrid. This one comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors. The combined output is 212 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque.

Honda equips the Accord with a long list of driver-assist safety features. These include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, traffic sign recognition, and driver drowsiness monitoring. Among the upgrades are blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and a head-up display.

Pricing & Release Date

Honda hasn’t set a release date yet, but we expect to see the 2022 Accord this fall.

We expect the 2022 Accord’s pricing to stay close to what the current model costs. That pricing runs from $25,965 to $37,825 MSRP, including the destination charge.

Among the Honda’s top competitors are the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy, Mazda Mazda6.

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