2021 Honda Accord for Sale in Lincoln, RI
The Accord is one of the most well-regarded midsized sedans in the industry, and for the 2021 model year, Honda brings it back with a significant refresh. On the outside, the 2021 Honda Accord gets a restyled grille that’s wider and more sophisticated, plus new LED high- and low-beam headlights for the Sport and above trims, and new alloy wheel designs for the LX, EX-L, and Touring 2.0T trims. Behind the scenes, there’s improved integration of the Honda Sensing suite’s radar system. Inside, all trims get an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (both of which are wireless for the Sport 2.0T, EX-L, and Touring 2.0T trims), relocated USB ports for easier access, and dual 2.5-volt USB ports for the rear passengers in the Sport and above trims. To top it off, the Touring 2.0T gets a new low-speed braking system, and a new Sport Special Edition is introduced.
Trims and Specs
The 2021 Honda Accord is a front-wheel drive sedan that’s available in five trim levels: LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition, EX-L, and Touring 2.0T. 2.0T variations of the Sport and EX-L are available, and there’s also an Accord Hybrid that we’ll cover in a separate overview. All trims get a 192 hp (192 lb.-ft. of torque) turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Touring 2.0T receives a 252 hp (273 lb.-ft. of torque) turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a ten-speed automatic transmission; this powertrain is offered for the Sport and EX-L with their respective 2.0T versions.
The LX and EX-L trims return an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The Sport and Sport Special Edition return 29 city/35 highway, while the 2.0Ts all achieve 22 city/32 highway.
The LX comes with LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and a rearview camera. The Sport provides LED low- and high-beam headlights, LED fog lights, a decklid spoiler, a lockable glove box, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, sport pedals, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with a center armrest, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. If you opt for the Sport 2.0T, the leather-wrapped shift knob is removed, but it’s replaced by Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock (which unlocks and locks the doors without you needing to take the key fob from your pocket), heated side mirrors, a moonroof, and heated front seats. The Sport Special Edition returns the leather-wrapped shift knob, inherits most of the Sport 2.0T’s unique features (minus the moonroof), and adds an active shutter grille, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, and leather upholstery.
The EX-L returns the moonroof from the Sport 2.0T and issues turn-signal indicators for the side mirrors, plus a HomeLink remote system, memory functions for the driver’s seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Touring 2.0T packs in more convenience with rain-sensing wipers, a passenger-side mirror that tilts when the car is in reverse, ambient interior lighting, and ventilated front seats.
Safety and Technology
All 2021 Honda Accord trims get the Honda Sensing suite of active driver aids, which consists of collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and traffic sign recognition. Automatic high beams are also standard. The Sport 2.0T adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and while that feature is absent from the Sport Special Edition, it’s returned to the EX-L, which also gets front and rear parking sensors. The Touring receives low-speed braking control and a head-up display.
The LX has the base infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming capability, and a four-speaker audio system. There’s also a USB port in the front console. The Sport gets SMS text message functionality, second-row USB ports, and an eight-speaker audio system. Upgrades on the Sport 2.0T include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite and HD radio, and a wireless device charger. The Sport Special Edition gets the wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto but not satellite and HD radio or a wireless device charger. The EX-L receives all of the Sport 2.0T’s special amenities, on top of a premium 10-speaker audio system. The Touring then rounds out with integrated navigation and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot.