Head-Up Display, Heated Steering Wheel, Power Sunroof, Heated and Ventilated Front Leather Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Navigation, Remote engine starter, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Traffic sign recognition, 452-watt AM/FM Premium audio system and 10 speakers including subwoofer, 7″ colour Driver Information Interface, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, LED headlights with auto-on/off (low and high beam), Rain-sensing windshield wipers, Wireless charging, Dual-zone automatic climate, ECON and Sport mode button, Front wiper de-icer, Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, 19″ aluminum-alloy wheels, Dual exhaust with chrome finishers, 192-hp, 1.5-litre, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, i-VTEC® turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 192 lb.-ft. of torque, Balance of Factory Warranty and only 16,860 KM
It’s not hard to spend upwards of $60,000 on a premium four-cylinder sedan as autoTRADER.ca’s recent comparison of compact luxury sedans showed. It’s that test, and in particular, the Mercedes-Benz C300, that had me thinking the 2019 Honda Accord Touring is such a stunning automotive value. In fact, the Accord is so good, it’s probably all the car any of us really need. Given the level of refinement and luxury, it’s probably also all the car many of us would ever want.
From the front three-quarter view, the Accord looks particularly good. Its LED headlights are thin and wide and help contribute to an overall long, low, wide appearance. From this vantage point, the roofline sweeps aggressively in a single arc down the trunk lid and directly to the taillight, visually fooling the viewer into thinking it could be a fastback.
The back end also looks clean, yet sporty with the trunk lid edge forming a subtle spoiler and a pair of chromed exhaust finishers adding visual width.
It should also be noted that the no-charge silver paint possesses a flawless depth and clarity that the Germans would charge at least $900 for.
Inside, the Accord is a blend of contemporary function, with classical elements to create a sensible space free of frivolity. This is an interior that should age very well over time.
FEATURE FAVOURITES: The Accord Touring is very well equipped with all the usual amenities associated with full-on luxury cars. There’s a 10-speaker, 452-watt audio system with satellite radio and enough USB ports to charge up a carload of passenger toys. There’s a wireless charge pad, too. It’s got a proximity key system (and doors that lock automatically when you walk away from the car), GPS navigation and adaptive cruise control. The best part? The Accord Touring also provides a head-up display, but unlike the units found on luxury cars that cost six figures and up, this one can actually be seen even when the driver wears polarized sunglasses.
While the bulk of the car-buying population has decided they can’t possibly exist without an SUV, the reality is that a sizeable sedan like the Accord offers considerable usability and practicality. First off, its passenger space and comfort are very good, and don’t require a climb up to get in.
What’s more, the length of the Accord means that even carrying long cargo items can usually be accommodated quite easily thanks to the split-folding seats. Still, a hatchback or wagon format would enable the transport of bulkier items.
If we could recommend just one sedan for the majority of buyers, it would be the Honda Accord. In fact, Honda’s venerable midsize sedan is our overall winner for the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award. The 2019 Honda Accord, which was just overhauled last year, is the exceptionally rare car that does almost everything right yet retains enough variety to appeal to a wide range of buyers. Whether you just want a reliable, easy-to-drive or efficient yet energetic commuter, the Accord delivers. Excellent resale value and a standard suite of safety and driver-assistance features known as Honda Sensing further bolster the Accord’s allure.