The 2020has begun shipping out to dealerships, but with the new model year, buyers will face slightly higher prices for most trims. Those looking at the range-topping Touring model will be met with a far more significant price hike, however.
Honda said on Monday the 2020 Accord will start at $24,800 (including a $930 destination charge) for the base LX trim. Buyers will find a 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine under the hood with 192 horsepower and an identical amount of torque paired with a CVT or six-speed manual transmission. All Accords are front-wheel drive only.
Buyers can choose between two turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. The smaller 1.5-liter DOHC unit produces 192 HP (195 PS) and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) of torque, whereas the 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo packs 252 HP (255 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque.
As for its convenience features, all 2020 Accord models come standard with Bluetooth music streaming, Hands Free Link and Pandora compatibility. Accord Sport and above trims get an 8-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while EX and Touring trims feature HD Radio and SiriuxXM satellite radio.
The Touring also adds HondaLink subscription services and comes with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, meaning you can even accept in-vehicle package deliveries through Amazon Key.
Honda is not really making any changes to the 10Best-winning Accord otherwise, as the equipment list and available powertrains—a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four paired with a CVT and an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission—continue on for 2020. All Accord Sport models remain available with either the CVT or a no-cost six-speed manual transmission, with the 1.5-liter Sport now starting at $27,075 and the 2.0-liter Sport starting at $31,990.