2020 Honda Accord // THIS Accord Sport is a $27,000 BARGAIN!

2020 Honda Accord // THIS Accord Sport is a $27,000 BARGAIN!

What’s going on YouTube? so all sedan sales continue to decrease the Accord is not suffering all that much and in fact is Expanding its market share to fill the void left by rivals vacating the segment That’s why we’ve taken the day to check out the latest 2020 version of this popular sedan today at gates Honda in Richmond, Kentucky of course if you’re in the market for any new Honda make sure you stop by their dealership or Visit them virtually via their website, which we provided a link to in the video description. So With that all said, let’s see if the Accord is the mid-sized sedan to buy So starting things off with the exterior design Honda hasn’t messed with it for 2020 Of course since it was just redesigned a couple of years ago It does have all the latest Honda design elements like the large black grille and chrome accent that goes across it Now here on the Sport trim that chrome is smoked which looks particularly good Contrasting this Sport exclusive paint called still night pearl Turning over to the headlights Honda continues to nicely include this premium headlight arrangement as standard equipment The low beams turn signal and daytime running lights are all LED But if you want to add high beams to that list, you’ll have to choose the Touring and Finally all but the LX will have LED fog lights As far as all the rest of the styling the Accord continues to have one of the sleeker designs in the segment with near Sportback proportions and Then around back the athletic appearance continues Especially on the sport where you have the added rear spoiler and dual horizontal exhaust outlets All trims have these partially LED taillights which Mason and I like to call crocodile heads But all in all the Accord still has a striking design that turns heads especially this affordably priced sport row Now definitely one of the biggest pros of this sport model is that it has these large 19-inch alloys despite being just the second trim up the left The only other model with 19’s is the fully loaded touring model while the other 3 trims will come with 17 inches Heading out to our mirrors they are pretty bare boned on this model but EX and up we’ll add heating and blind spot monitoring But with the exception of BSM every single Accord will come with all the other active safety features Including Ford emergency braking Lane Keeping Assist adaptive cruise control traffic sign recognition and auto high beam headlights It’s definitely still common practice for many of the rivals to charge extra for those futures Anyways that’s going to do it for the outside. So now let’s check out the cabin before we take it out on the road So in our past reviews, there’s been a little bit of confusion about the intelligent entry system on the Accord All the models will come with this key fob. However, that does not mean you have intelligent entry You will have to go for the EX and above and that also includes the 2-liter Sport But on this 1.5 litre sport, you just have the key fob So you will have to continue to press this button to unlock and remote start is not included. So Checking out the cabin here on the 2020 accord as you can see, it is pretty much the same as the previous model year So it continues to have a very nice looking design Now as far as all the available material and color scheme options What you’ll be looking at is cloth seating on your ax and your LX and then when you go for the sport you have this combination which is cloth in the middle and leather on the outside edges and Then when you go for the EXL or Touring that comes with full leather And then as far as the color options all the trims besides for the sport have the option of black grey or ivory These sport trims only have black Not turning over here to your door trim, it is very nicely appointed especially for a more basic model So we do have a nice leather wrap material across the armrest portion with color contrast stitching as well as above it All this is soft touch And you do have a nice-looking faux carbon fiber trim with the sport some of the other trims come with a faux wood trim Farther front two windows, they are one touch automatic and the excel and touring would also have three-person memory seating Now coming down to these seats Honda has nicely included this 12 way power adjusting seat Standard on all but the very base model as you can see it does have four-way lumbar support So that’s definitely better than most of the competition. I Mean like I was already saying this seat is basically a combination of both cloth and the leatherette material So it definitely looks very nice and it’s very comfortable Now as far as the cab material since this generation debut They have been very nice. And that does continue here in 2020. So across your entire upper dash here This is all going to be a nicely grained soft touch plastic Dropping down to the middle. We have this faux carbon fiber trim like I said, it can’t be different other types of trims depending on the model and Then dropping down below that we do have some hard touch plastics, but in typical Honda fashion everything fits together Excellently, and it feels really really solid Now standard across every single tram we do have push-button start Now taking a look here at the gauges you’ve probably seen this setup before in previous Accords it is the same as in the last two model years, but it’s still a very cool setup because This side is analog on your right here, but the left side is actually an LCD, so this is reconfigurable So this is really a cool setup And it’s nicely included on every single trim Additionally the touring would also throw in a head-up display Now coming back to the steering wheel of course is electric power assistant and it is nicely leather wrapped on all but the EX and the LX You would also have rain sensing wipers if you went for the touring however on all models the steering wheel will be manually tilt and Telescoping and here in the US. Heating is not available But I believe our Canadian viewers have informed me that it is included on several of the trims in Canada All right, so now we’ll go ahead and talk about storage This is always a very strong area for Honda and the Accord is no exception So when we open up the center console here, you’ll see a nice little side tray You can’t remove that and then underneath here. We have a very large center console especially for a midsize sedan Also inside we have a 12-volt outlet Up in front of that, we have our two cupholders and then you can just press down right here And this will open up a large storage area great for sticking a phone right there You also have you a charging USB port and another total out you would also have a wireless phone charging pad if you went through the terrain All right now coming back to the shifter This is one of the areas that does change between the trim levels. So we have the traditional shifter However, if you go for the 2-liter model or the hybrid model, you’ll have Honda’s push button style shifter Of course with this one, you’re just going to pull back for Drive. We also have our two drive modes So if you click into the sport mode, this will allow you to shift through some simulated gears Here on the sport as well as the Touring 1.5 And then all the mods with the 2-liter engine and it tends to be automatic of course will have paddle shifters shifting into reverse we do have a standard backup camera which nicely includes active trajectory and Three different angles as standard equipment which is pretty rare for this class Now there is no 360 degree camera system available even on the top-end touring And then back behind that we do have an electronic parking brake as well as a brake hold feature All right now heading on up here we have one of the other nice features and That is a dual zone automatic climate control setup is actually standard even on the very base LX I like the way Honda has done this I’ve commented in the past as well Just the refinement of the buttons they feel kind of like an Audi and you can see around the edges here When you go down it turns blue for cooler and red for warmer Definitely a nice touch for an affordable vehicle now, we don’t have any seating climate controls That’s because the EX and up we’ll get the three-stage heating and the touring only will have the three-stage ventilation All right, so now that brings us up here to our audio system Most of the models are going to come with the eight speaker basic sound system like this one has so let’s go ahead and take a sample Overall sound quality is definitely competitive with other misai sedans on the basic end of the spectrum Alright so now we are up here at our Honda link system now this does remain the same for 2020 so I’ll just click through a few of the important features here as you can see. This is the newest version of Honda link We have the 8 inch display That’s what the vast majority of models will come with But if you go for the LX, it will be reduced to 7 inches. Now. This particular model does not have integrated navigation That’s because you’ll have to get at least the EXL or the Touring for that feature And then as far as Android auto and apple carplay, they come standard on almost every model But if you can have the LX with the smaller display, it will not be included Alright, so that pretty much does it for the main features. I want to point out so I’ll go ahead and refer you to our dedicated tech help video a Link to that video is provided in the description if you want to learn more about this Now jumping on up here to our mirror We just have the regular manually dimming one, but you will get an auto dimming one if you go for the EXL or the touring And then you’ll also notice here on our 1.5 sport, we do not have a moonroof You’re gonna have to go for the EX and up or the two-liter sport will also include it So there’s a few items where the two-liter sport actually has a little bit more equipment than the 1.5 liter sport Whereas the other two liter models have the same equipment as their 1.5 liter counterparts But overall for 2020 I’ll say the same thing As I said all the other previous model years even here on this reasonably priced Accord sport The cabin in here is absolutely phenomenal. It definitely hits all the highlights and does not feel basic in any way Alright so that concludes the front areas now I hand it off to my brother Mason to check out the battery So turning over here and looking at the Accord sports from a door trim It is a very nice one, even though the materials do not follow through from the front So we do have a leather padded armrest right here as well as they live there area above that however I do want to point out that this top portion is hard touch and this trim is just black plastic back here where it’s a Faux carbon-fiber in the front now down below that we do have some bottles. There are some storage And turny over to the seat is that two-tone design and very comfortable And here in the middle of the Accord sport, it is pretty barren in terms of features You do have this really large storage area which you know You can actually fit quite a bit of stuff in however on the EX trims and higher you are going to find the rear air vents back here I just want to point out that the touring has standard heated rear seats as well Now here in the center area we do have a long hold on armrest and we also have assist grips as well some lighting Now in terms of space in the Accord this is actually one of this cars strong suits so behind rusa seating position I have I would say at least a foot if not a foot and a half of space between my knees and the seat back And my feet can easily slide up underneath the seat to almost make me fully stretch out the technical measurement Is there forty point four inches of rear legroom and 37 inches of rear headroom which does place it far above most of the competition? Including the camry and the all-new Altima Now coming around to the trunk on this 1.5 liter sport you do have to use the fob to open it so just push the button and When you do you’re going to find 16.7 cubic feet of space which once again is a huge amount of space for this class of vehicle I believe this is actually the largest measurement in the entire class I definitely best that of the Camry and all new Atlima and as far as how they finish it back here It is finished good lastly. We do have some carpeting as you would expect and if I can get up underneath or here We do have your kit here with your spare tire And the seats do fold 60/40 split as you would expect Turning over to the passenger seated is manually adjusting on this model. However, it is four-way power on the EXL entering Now in front of the passenger We do have a really good sized glove box as you can see it’s quite deep also goes back to good distance However, it is not felt lined and it is not illuminated Now up top you have a Sun Visor with a light and mirror it does also detach and extend Well guys that sums up all the rear areas of this Accord So now let’s go ahead and take out out on the road and see how this 1.5 liter turbo performs compared to its rivals Alright guys, so now we are at the power train section, so go ahead and talk a little bit about what powers this car So it is the same as last year. It’s going to be at 1.5 liter turbo four-cylinder as your base engine that’s going to produce 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque There is also a bigger 2 liter turbo engine that’s available now that produces 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque and that’s available as an option on The Sport trim the EXL and the Touring comes standard with it There is also a hybrid model, but we’ll be covering that separately. Alright, now as far as your transmissions, there’s gonna be three of them So on this 1.5 turbo most of the models come with a continuously variable transmission, which is what we have With the 2-liter model you have a 10 speed automatic transmission. That’s Honda developed and Then you have a six-speed manual Offered on these sport trims for both engines so you can have a 1.5 with a manual or the 2-liter with a manual Now, of course as you’ve probably discerned so far there’s a lot of different versions. So there’s a lot of different fuel economies I’m not going to read them all off to you. I’ll just put them on the screen But as far as this version here, which is the most common configuration It’s gonna be rated at 29 City 35 highway 31 combined. Alright, but that pretty much does it for this specs? Let’s go ahead and take out the road and see how it performs So that was our first acceleration in this 1.5 liter accord Power is basically as I remember pretty good for a base engine. You’re looking at 192 which is While it is technically less than the Camry. It is also above most of the competition They tend to be 175 180 So you’re still a little bit ahead And then there’s also kind of the way they’ve tuned it it does feel strong off the line it really power kind of just surges forward with the way that it works with the CVT So it feels like more powerful than the numbers would suggest You know, and another thing about this engine is just how smooth and refined it is I’ve always been a big fan of this 1.5 liter turbo because it really has a next-level refinement to it You know, we were just in the camry four cylinder like three days ago So we remember distinctly and compared to that vehicle The level of refinement is going to be way way way more because that four-cylinder engine is kind of loud a little bit unrefined And in this engine is top-notch refinement You know just kind of cruising along here I am noticing that refinement in terms of the ride quality as well This is one of those cars that it definitely feels kind of a bit of a class above in terms of its ride quality When you hit a bump you don’t feel it and this is the sport model. So that’s even worth noting This has really big wheels and stuff. So I’m sure you get even more comfortable and stuff like the extra But it really is a very comfortable car and you can tell that Honda’s put an emphasis On making it comfortable for you and your family which is what this midsize proper sedans really needs to accomplish That being said the thing that always strikes me when I tried the Accord It this new generation of the Accord is just how agile and well-balanced it is because Mason said like he said it needs to be comfortable family oriented that stuff but Hana kind of goes the extra mile with this ride and handling Dynamic because it doesn’t need to be like that people don’t necessarily expect that in this class And they have done a fantastic job The steering has a lot more heft than what is typical in this class and it is very fast reacting I Don’t know if you can tell on camera but as soon as you turn Instant response you really have a good sense of where everything is the wheels are placed and where everything is going and This chassis is just fantastic really buttoned down It just does not really even feel like a midsize sedan like the way the body Shifts around as you go around corners, it just stays Completely flat and planted you don’t have like the body roll. That is pretty common That’s what I was going to say it it seems to ride a lot like the Civic which is definitely a compliment because we really liked how that car drove and this is even bigger than the Civic so It really does have that button-down feel And you sit down quite low in this vehicle you just a really kind of like us just a sporty driving dynamic I Would definitely put this with the mazda6 for the sportiest offerings in the class Now we do also have a sport mode that we can try out and we have some simulation with the paddles that we can do Not bad, that’s a pretty good simulation There cars, I definitely yeah, they’re just actually it’s actually kinda led to you rev it out a little bit Of course you’re not really doing anything But it’s one of the best that I’ve felt It’s right up there with like the new Nissan Altima I think of with having kind of a realistic feel that car actually has like a little bit of kick You’re not going to notice that on this But as far as actually responding it doesn’t ignore you or anything Like to do a good job definitely the average person is not going to really notice and that’s really kind of a good thing about the CVT is writing along from the passenger seat I feel like if I was oblivious to cars or whatever that I would really have no idea that this is a CVT I’d probably just think that it’s a nice smooth transmission and that’s that’s what I you want right the traditional Complaints that people have about CVT is not present here at all. There’s no droning or anything like that. It really responds Well, this Honda has consistently made Probably one of the best CVT’s that I’ve ever driven because like you said it just Blends into the background in such a way that you don’t even really think about it Even if you’re somebody who doesn’t necessarily like CVT’s like myself It still doesn’t bother me and that’s a really good compliment So it’s kind of an overuse thing to say, but overall this really is a fantastic package You know like we’ve discussed It really has like a lot of sporty characteristics that are uncommon in this class Yet still is very comfortable More spacious than a lot of the competition You know Honda they’ve really put together a killer package because it very much is in front of the great majority of the competition and Between it and the Camry you can definitely see why they both dominate the class Now for the pricing for this 2020 Accord For the base LX that’s gonna start at twenty-three thousand eight hundred and seventy dollars the sport twenty six thousand five hundred and thirty EX twenty seven seven seventy the XL thirty to seventy sport is so the sport 2.0 T is thirty one thousand sixty the EXL 2.0 T is Thirty two thousand two hundred and seventy and then finally of the Touring which has the standard 2-liter engine for thirty six thousand one hundred dollars prices do rise between a hundred and four hundred dollars depending on the trim and the destination charges does ride for as forty dollars for 2020 as well. Now, of course, you know that Honda doesn’t do any options. So we just have the one point five t sport Twenty six five thirty plus the $930 destination charge comes in a twenty seven thousand four hundred and sixty bucks Which is honestly such a great value I’ve always been a fan of this 1.5 liter sport model and the Accord because it really gives you such a nice interior Great exterior design all for twenty seven thousand bucks, which is a really really good value Well guys we’ve enjoyed watching the first in-depth look at the 2020 Honda Accord sport Pleases those like and subscribe buttons if you haven’t already and we’ll catch you next time as we sample more of the latest automotive delicacies

70 Replies to “2020 Honda Accord // THIS Accord Sport is a $27,000 BARGAIN!”

  1. Like your videos. Keep up the good work. Idk if I would call that a bargain though. Always thought the Altima was a better bargain considering Nissan dealerships obsession to handing out max rebates and deals on certain models.

  2. I love the 2020 Honda Accord! It’s very sexy and nice!!! I still like the Toyota Camry better! My brother has a 2014 Honda Accord! The Honda Accord is a great price, just like the Camry

  3. This may be the better car and more refined overall but at least with the help of fleet sales and rental companies the Camry still outsells the Accord!

  4. So unattractive. God awful motor with STANDARD oil dilution. That tacky Hofmeister kink on both sides.The Dodge charger sxt front bumper. Those horrendous tailights. 9th gen Accord still looks better exterior wise. -it may be great to drive but it's BUTT F k ugly????????

  5. You should do the touring if your going to compare it to Toyota Camry. Just because you did the XSE on the Camry. Not trying to hate but just saying.

  6. Guys should I get the 2.0 sport accord or Mazda 6 Grand Touring. I love the look and sound of Accord but the Mazda6 inside looks so good

  7. Nice review! This and the 2020 Sonata stand out for good choices! Can you guys get your hands on a 2020 Lexus ES300h Ultra Luxury with the Triple Beam LED lights?

  8. Howdy, great review as always! While I personally prefer the Camry, Sonata, Optima, and Fusion (so sad it’s being discontinued) over this, I still like it!????

  9. But the thing Honda is missing is… every year their cars get uglier and uglier…and this is from a honda lifer…so far….it is truly hideous

  10. Serious oil dilution problems on their new cars. Just go to Edmunds.com & I can read about the Honda lemons that were purchased from local dealers around me. Scary! No thanks! I'll buy my new 2020 Toyota Highlander!

  11. I know looks are subjective but the accord looks better than the Camry. However, the 2020 camry now offers everything the honda offers tech wise plus 360 camera and panoramic roof and it's only a grand more

  12. Loved my 2014 accord but the transmission didnt make it past 87k miles even with all the services done at Honda on time… This 10 speed scares me.. I Really like the 2.0T. I hope Honda fixes their Transmission problems.

  13. Drew and Mason, excellent review. For what you get on the basic Sport trim, I'm honestly surprised. 19s on the trim you two reviewed and tested yet no rear vents and ports to charge devices, I'm like how? Those 19s and exterior color is a delicious combination. Yeah this particular Accord is a bargain for sure and a way better car, plenty of room for your family and friends Drew, it's definitely not your 2010 Camry. Mason, how long did it take for you to choose the car you're driving?

  14. Buying my 2nd accord coupe this weekend 2015 V with only 28k miles. I cannot see myself purchasing such a monstrosity as this thing. I love accords but this one will never makes its way in my life. Too ugly looking for my family

  15. I was waiting for this review from you guys ? I don’t notice much if any difference between this and the 2019 accord, but great review none the less!

  16. The Honda 1.5 turbo motor leaks gas into the oil diluting it, that is no bargain! Id go with a Mazda 6 turbo for a few bucks more.

  17. Love to see more Honda reviews, but I want to ask why did you review the 1.5 sport accord three times in a row? Shouldn’t you review the 2.0T model? Like you should change trims between years

  18. As you have reviewed the 2019 HR-V in sport trim, can you review the 2020 model this time in the touring trim just to see every features?

  19. As you have reviewed the 2019 HR-V in sport trim, can you review the 2020 model this time in the touring trim just to see every features?

  20. Thank you for the very detailed review Drew and Mason! Ya'll always do a superb job hitting all the key highlights and facts that are essential for viewers whom are researching their next potential vehicle. It would be awesome to see ya'll review the 2.0T 10 speed Accord Sport to see what your driving impressions are compared to this 1.5T Accord Sport CVT. When I test drove the 2018 2.0T 10 speed Accord Sport I was beyond impressed by the torque and powerful acceleration off the line compared to the 1.5T CVT test drive. So much that to me the 2.0T 10 speed Accord Sport is definitely worth the extra$$ for those looking for more torque in their Sport ??

  21. Not a bargin with cvt snd a turbo system that over heats the egine coming from 99 honda accord driver… I have a 2019 camry se nightshade edition and the seats and the ride is smoother then new accord and new accord look ugly doesnt look sporty

  22. I was a passenger in a new Accord hybrid, and was impressed with the cabin, spacious rear leg room, and comfortable ride. It was a bit loud though, with some road and wind noise. I am a fan of the styling, but wonder if this fastback trend will become dated looking in the near future.

  23. I have this in blue. Despite the rear being funky , I still get a lot of people giving me a thumbs up or complimenting me on the color.

  24. I'm a Camry-Accord owner for life. Whichever one I own at any particular period of time will depend on my mood, especially as it relates to Ugly Looks (Camry) vs. Horrible Sound System (Accord).

  25. This ugly corn husked car
    When the design changes I'll consider another accord.til then I'm rocking my coupé til she dies.
    I still can't get over the hideous exterior

  26. I don't see why so many people thing this car is ugly.. yeah the taillights could be a little better, but I love the look on both the exterior and interior. I literally had to drive a 2019 Camaro as a rental for a month, and I HATED it..couldn't wait to get my 2019 Accord back. Also for the price, the new Accords are very hard to beat in terms of extras like lane mitigation control, breaking assistance (which I always turn off) etc. But that's just my opinion:)

  27. In Canada, some of the Canadian exclusive features besides the mentioned heated steering wheel are the available rear seat USB ports standard for the touring trim. Also, the 8 inch display with apple carplay comes standard even on the base LX, and the 1.5T sport is based off the EX trim just like the 2.0T.

  28. mother ALWAYS said "if you don't have anything nice to say DONT say ANYTHING" but in this case I must confess. its hideous. period . point blank.

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