The Honda Accord 2019 Interior continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.
No segment in the auto industry has seen more recent changes and updates than the midsize-sedan class. Nearly every model has been refreshed or redesigned over the last year, including the Honda Accord. The 10th-generation Accord debuted in 2018, and in our eyes, its healthy list of improvements and all-around excellence quickly vaulted it to the top of the class. The Accord stays the course for 2019 — the only change is that the top-trim Touring is no longer available with the base engine.
The Accord’s all-around excellence makes it hard to pinpoint just one thing that sets it apart from the rest. It has the practical stuff locked down: The trunk is positively huge, as is the cabin. Honda has the tech front covered, too. A considerable number of advanced safety features are standard, and every model except the base LX comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Accord also retains the fun-to-drive personality of older models, especially when equipped with the larger engine and Touring-exclusive adaptive dampers.
If you’re in the market for a midsize sedan, there’s no reason the Accord shouldn’t be on your short list. The field is stacked with solid choices, but the 2019 Honda Accord offers the best mix of value, practicality and personality.
2019 Honda Accord configurations
The 2019 Honda Accord is sold in five trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. The LX is the most affordable model but is still reasonably well-equipped. The Sport doesn’t cost much more and comes with some visual upgrades, while the EX and the EX-L add more convenience features. The top-trim Touring loads up with every feature available. READ ~ Mitsubishi Pajero 2020 Engine
A turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (192 horsepower, 192 pound-feet of torque) is standard on all trim levels except the Touring. It comes connected to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that drives the front wheels.
If you’re looking for a little more excitement, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (252 hp, 273 lb-ft) is available on Sport, EX-L and Touring models. A 10-speed traditional automatic is paired with this engine. A six-speed manual transmission is a no-cost option on the Sport model regardless of engine.
Standard features on the base LX model include 17-inch alloy wheels, LED exterior lighting (headlights, taillights and running lights), automatic high-beam control, push-button ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a four-speaker audio system with a USB port. Standard driver aids include lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
Upgrading to the Sport adds 19-inch wheels, larger front brakes, LED foglights, a rear spoiler, chrome exhaust tips, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 60/40-split rear bench, cloth and simulated-leather upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an eight-speaker audio system. CVT automatic-equipped models also come with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
The EX builds off the LX model, adding the Sport’s interior upgrades (minus the Sport’s unique upholstery, shift paddles and leather-wrapped steering wheel), 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, blind-spot monitoring, heated front seats, rear air vents, an additional USB port, and satellite and HD radio.
The EX-L further adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power-adjustable passenger seat, driver-seat memory settings, leather upholstery and a 10-speaker audio system. A navigation system is optional.
Models with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine are essentially the same as their 1.5-liter counterparts, but the Sport 2.0T is equipped with keyless entry, heated front seats and blind-spot monitoring. Models with the automatic transmission also come with shift paddles, and all are equipped with the Sport’s larger front brakes and chrome exhaust tips.
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At the top of the ladder is the Touring trim, which includes 19-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, chrome exterior trim, illuminated door handles, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, adjustable driving modes, a head-up display, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a navigation system, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a wireless phone charger.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Honda Accord Touring (turbo 1.5L inline-4 | CVT automatic | FWD) and Honda Accord EX-L (turbo 1.5L inline-4 | CVT automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2018, the current Accord has received some revisions, including the discontinuation of the Touring trim for the 1.5-liter engine. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year’s Accord, however.
Some small points aside, the interior of the Accord offers modern design, quality soft-touch materials, lots of room, and a user-friendly infotainment system and control layout. Taller drivers will want to test the seating position since their knees may rub on a piece of hard plastic trim.
This infotainment system is user-friendly, and basic functions are easy to navigate thanks to physical buttons. Other controls are easy to find and recognize. But the media and information display controls on the wheel aren’t intuitively laid out and take getting used to.
The doorsills are high and wide, creating a noticeable stepover. Also, the seating position is a little low. Other sedans are a little easier to get in and out of. The rear doors open wide, but taller passengers will have to duck exiting the back seat.
The best value in Honda Accord 2019 Interior is a base model with manual gearbox, but it’s still decently priced after adding fancy audio, leather, and a moonroof.