2020 Honda Accord in Springfield
The ever-popular Honda Accord is back for the 2020 model year, where it’s sure to be a best-seller once again. Like the outgoing 2019 model, the new Accord is powerful, fuel-efficient, upscale, and sporty, so it’s sure to satisfy a lot of buyers – as always – in the sedan segment.
Trims and Powertrains
The ’20 Accord is available in five trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. A turbocharged 1.5-liter engine producing 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard for most trims, although the Sport gets this engine with a six-speed manual (a CVT with paddle shifters is optional). A more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine (252 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque) is offered for the Sport and EX-L grades but is standard on the Touring. Unlike the other trims, though, the Touring comes with a ten-speed automatic.
The base LX receives a fold-down rear seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button ignition, a holder for sunglasses, and automatic headlights. The Sport trim features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, sport pedals, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, chrome exhaust finishers, LED fog lights, and a body-colored decklid spoiler. The EX does away with the Sport’s leather wrappings and sporty finishes, although it retains the power driver’s seat and LED fog lights and adds Smart Entry with Walk-Away Auto-Lock, heated body-colored power side mirrors, heated front seats, and a power sunroof (which the Sport with the 2.0-liter engine is eligible for).
The EX-L brings you a power front passenger’s seat, leather trim, memory functions for the driver’s seat, and turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors. Go for the top-trim Touring and you’ll get heated rear outboard seats, ventilated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, chrome door handles, and automatic LED headlights.
Safety & Technology
Each of the ’20 Accord trims comes with the well-regarded Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistance technologies. This includes automatic emergency braking, road departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, and automatic high beams. If you want a few more confidence-inducing features, choose the EX trim for blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert; the Touring trim adds a head-up display.
The base LX is outfitted with a 7-inch infotainment unit, a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, and a USB port. The Sport includes upgrades to an 8-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HondaLink services, and an eight-speaker audio system. The Sport trim with the 2.0-liter engine comes with satellite radio. Stepping up to the EX will provide an additional USB port as well as satellite and HD radio. The EX-L improves the audio system to a premium 10-speaker version, and the top-of-the-line Touring is loaded with integrated navigation, voice recognition function, Honda HD Digital Traffic, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a wireless smartphone charger.