2021 Honda Accord: Refreshed Sophisticated Styling

2021 Honda Accord
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The 2021 Honda Accord has received an engine, exterior, interior and tech upgrade that has left many cars in the same class far far behind.

Accord’s new turbocharged engine has had a much needed redesign. It serves a dual purpose of being powerful and delivers fuel economy at the same time. You can choose between a powerful redefined 247 HP VTEC Turbo or the efficient but still powerful 198 HP VTEC Turbo.

2021 Honda Accord

The Accord’s acceleration response and handling have improved from previous models. Make a thrilling drive even more exciting with race inspired paddle shifters. There is no gear shaft in the center console, there are cool buttons instead. This arrangement has helped free up some space and make the cabin more roomy.

Both engines feature Honda‘s  Earth Dream Technology which gives you perfect balance of performance an economy. The 2.0 engine is equipped with a slick 10 Automatic Transmission and 1.5 with a smooth CVT automatic. (2.0L and 1.5L Engine).

There are three drive modes in the car (Eco, Normal and Sport) The acceleration response on the Sport mode is fairly nifty. We did the 0-100 km speed test and clocked our best time at 5.9 seconds.

Fuel economy has also been improved and you are looking at 7 liters of fuel consumed for 100 kilometers travelled on the highway. Honda has also gone to great lengths to create a calm, quiet space so you can just relax and enjoy the drive.

This year also brings upgrades in the safety department. To help reduce the likelihood of a frontal impact, the collision mitigation braking system helps to bring the car to a stop if the system determines that a collision with a vehicle detected in front or a pedestrian is unavoidable. A warning sounds, and if necessary, brake pressure is automatically applied.

2021 Honda Accord Specs:

Engine: 2.0 Liter Turbocharged
Horsepower: 247 BHP
Torque: 370 Nm
Drive System: Front Wheel Drive
Transmission: 10 Speed Automatic Transmission

2021 Honda Accord Exterior:

The 2021 Honda Accord gets a refreshed styling with a new front bumper, restyled wider lower and upper grille, for even more sophisticated and sharper looks.

2021 Honda Accord

The LED high and low beam headlights blend naturally to the solid wing and upper grille. Piano black accents added, starting with shark fin antennae, side mirrors, with the rear spoiler complimenting the piano black grille and upper door trims.

The 18-inch machine polished wheels also continue with the piano black theme, making the new Sonic grey color really stand out.

2021 Honda Accord

2021 Honda Accord Interior:

The 2021 Honda Accord is a car for the real world, a car that is one of the most spacious in its class and is flexible enough to take all that life throws at it.

2021 Honda Accord

From your supportive, contoured seats you will see why the 2021 Honda Accord has one of the most spacious cabin in its class. It has a wild, sweeping dashboard, a simple driver-friendly layout and great all around visibility.

The Accord incorporates the updated 8” Display Audio in-car information system which keeps you in touch with all the things you love in life, like your music and your friends, all within one central touch screen display. Featuring hard keys for those essential controls.

One of our favorite soft features of the Accord is the sunroof. You can let the light shine in or simply take in more of the scenery all with the sunroof that opens with a simple tap.

The Accord has many thoughtful features like a lower open trunk to make loading and unloading easier, versatile 60: 40 split folding rear seats and a clever emergency trunk release.

2021 Honda Accord Price in UAE:

The 2021 Honda Accord starts from AED 92,900 and the top trim we tested is priced at AED 139,900 including VAT.

2021 Honda Accord Ratings
  • Performance - 8.2/10
    8.2/10
  • Driving Pleasure - 8.4/10
    8.4/10
  • Looks and Style - 8.6/10
    8.6/10
  • Fuel Economy - 9.3/10
    9.3/10
  • Value for Money - 9/10
    9/10
8.7/10

Summary

The 2021 Honda Accord looks sharp, packs a punch when you step on the gas and is overall one solid sedan.

Pros

  • Refreshed Exterior Style
  • New Infotainment
  • Head Up Display
  • Good Fuel Economy

Cons

  • Lazy Handling
Juan Manuel
the authorJuan Manuel
Track racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.