2019 Honda Accord Touring Price And Performance – The Honda Accord has been around for what seems like forever, and it has undergone more changes that I don’t care to count. After a nice redesign just a year ago, the Accord carries into the 2019 model year with no changes at all. I got my hands on a range-topping Touring version of the 2019 Accord, which had just about every gadget and gizmo imaginable in a mainstream, midsize sedan.
2019 Honda Accord Touring Future
The Accord has long had one of the most boring cabins in its segment, and the redesign takes care of some blandness, but it remains pretty blah. Besides the sleepy design, the Accord Touring’s cabin was very nicely equipped, thank standard leather, 360-watt audio system, blind-spot camera, Bluetooth and heated seats.Under the hood, Honda Accord Touring continues with its tried and true 3.5-liter V-6 that gets the sedan just under 300 horsepower. That’s decent power for a midsize sedan, but automakers are now moving toward smaller, turbocharged engines to increase fuel economy, but maintain power output, and Honda is still missing this boat.
2019 Honda Accord Touring Exterior And Interior
On the outside, the Honda Accord Touring Accord V6 Touring is nothing too special, as it looks like your plain-Jane Accord V6. Of course, the Accord was recently revised, so at least it has a pretty sharp look for a midsize family hauler. One huge downside to my tester was the fact that it was white, which is not a very flattering color for the Accord, as it makes it look fresh off of the Enterprise Rental fleet. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to choose the color, so it is what it is.One really neat feature where the new LED headlights that really gave off loads of light at nighttime and gave the sedan a striking look in the dark.Inside the cabin, the Accord Touring was anything but your typical midsize sedan, as it was better loaded than the Acura I had before it, which was rather odd considering they are built by the same company. The leather seats are soft, supple and very supportive, the steering wheel feels good, despite relative numbness, the rear seat is very large and the blind-spot camera is simply fantastic.One thing I didn’t care for was the learning curve on the infotainment system, as some features are buried within the various menus and I sometimes felt lost. Also, though it was well-equipped, I felt that the interior was pretty bland and lacked any real character.Back to the good stuff though; the rear seats have 38.5 inches of legroom, which is plenty for most adults, and the trunk holds a respectable 15.5 cubes of cargo.
2019 Honda Accord Touring Engine
Under the Honda Accord Touring, the hood is the 3.5-liter V-6 that we’ve seen in so many Honda and Acura models. This engine is getting a little tired and is really due for an update soon. Fortunately, it remains competent for moving the sedan around, thanks to 278 ponies and 252 pound-feet of torque. The engine mates to a six-speed automatic transmission with “Sport” mode. While this “Sport” mode is a cool feature, don’t expect anything other than a revised shift point for more effective powerband use.One thing that I loved about the Accord, despite its dated engine, is that it is still pretty quick. Sixty mph happens in just over six seconds, making it one of the quickest in its class, and it is rated at 21 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. It’s no sports car, but it is still a hoot to hammer the throttle and feel this family hauler turn to an ass hauler.
2019 Honda Accord Touring Price And Release Date
The Honda Accord bases out at $21,955 for the LX model, but my range-topping Touring model comes in at $33,480. Now, that may seem high for an Accord, but considering the level of features included, it is actually a good deal.
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