Honda took a big gamble with its wholesale overhaul of the popular Accord midsized sedan. The redesign includes the addition of new turbocharged engines, an available hybrid powertrain, comprehensive changes to the control layout, and standard crash-avoidance features, all wrapped in an attractive, coupe-like body. Some of the Accord's goodness stems from its 192-hp, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
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Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2003. Side air bags available from 2000, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags available from 2003, standard from 2005. ESC available from 2006, standard from 2008. FCW optional from 2013, AEB optional from 2016.
Road Test

Honda took a big gamble with its wholesale overhaul of the popular Accord midsized sedan. The redesign includes the addition of new turbocharged engines, an available hybrid powertrain, comprehensive changes to the control layout, and standard crash-avoidance features, all wrapped in an attractive, coupe-like body.

Some of the Accord's goodness stems from its 192-hp, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The continuously variable transmission (CVT) works well but, as with many CVTs, it exacerbates engine noise during high power demands, when the driver steps on it. The combination delivered ample power in our EX sedan. The Accord is one of the quickest cars in its class, yet it averages an excellent 31 mpg overall, a 1-mpg improvement over the previous Accord four-cylinder.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 10-speed Automatic
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.5-liter 4 turbo (192 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 hybrid (212 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (252 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2019 Honda Accord owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Android Auto

"1. the system has spontaneously rebooted (while driving) several dozen times over the past 7 months that I've owned the vehicle. very irritating, especially given that I need to restart navigation in a complex procedure (see #2) 2. Android Auto cannot take over navigation unless I start the in-vehicle navigation first, then switch to Android Auto navigation 3. NFC phone pairing does not work with my Google Pixel 3XL phone 4. I cannot connect the vehicle's WiFi to a wireless network that has a space character in the password"

Anonymous, ON (2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Apple CarPlay

"My apple CarPlay is buzzing only when I am on the phone. Happens every 4 to 10 seconds and the buzzing overlaps the person I am talking to and I can’t hear them and the buzzing freezes then stops then repeats itself and also I feel like their is a massive delay as well. I will say something and the other person won’t say anything until a good 10 seconds later. Then they will ask if I am their still and I will say yes 4 times before they actually hear anything. I have to use speaker on phone to finish call when this happens. I have an apple 6s, Spoke to Honda technology, they had me remove and reinstall phone, did not help. Any ideas on the issue? Using Apple cable, latest OIS. Have not done full reset. 2019 Accord EX,"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen goes blank

"Info system and dash goes black then restarts. This happed 6 or 7 times since I bought the car. Dealer can't find the problem."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Hardware replacement

"The sound system stopped producing sound. The head unit was replaced 3 times and the amplifier 1 time. The second dealer we went to finally fixed the issue by replacing the wiring harness. We had problems for 2.5 months."

Anonymous, DC (2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The same issue discussed in a prior screen. The navigation system is being replaced by the dealer due to rebooting while driving and the HUD display losing audio, navigation and phone."

Anonymous, PA (2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The first time, the navigation system changed from mph to kilometers and could not be changed. The HUD display on the windshield lost phone, navigation and audio. On several occasions the navigation system rebooted while driving. It has been a recurring problem and the system is going to be replaced by the dealer. The parts are on order."

Anonymous, PA (2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Android Auto cannot take over navigation unless I start the in-vehicle navigation first, then switch to Android Auto navigation The vehicle's built-in Garmin navigation system is slow to start, often forgets my home address, and in general is significantly more sluggish and clunky than my phone's navigation system"

Anonymous, ON (2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"iPhone XR was paired witht he car. About half the time, I dial and the radio keeps playing and the person on the other line hear nothing. The other half of the time it works fine."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Routine software updates

"After Update GPS stopped working and phone connection was disrupted."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Honda Accord 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Car rattles some and I can not correct it. I have learned to live with it."

Anonymous, MI (2019 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rattle under center of lower dash open hole."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Dash had squeak. First time dealer couldn't hear it. Second time we brought it in there was a service announcement about it and they fixed it."

Anonymous, DC (2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Occasional rattling noise from dashboard in front of driver. Dealer had a TSB saying it was coming from the heads up display unit, and repaired per TSB."

Anonymous, (2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The trim panel for the glass on the drivers door is loose and shifts when touched. Dealer says its normal."

Anonymous, VA (2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Interior door handles did not fit together properly"

Anonymous, GA (2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Red paint chips at rate of about 1 rock chip every 500 kms."

Anonymous, AB (2019 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

"injection system needed cleaning"

Anonymous, (2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Had to be towed in 3 times with fuel injection problems. Car would blow out white smoke check engine light would come on. At this point car could not be driven over 10 mph. Had problem 3 times in a short period of time. I was afraid to drive it."

Anonymous, (2019 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Keyless entry

"The driver side door handle would not consistently open the car even though the keyfob was in my pocket. Would work less than 50% of the time, often not working for a week or more then starting again. Required the drivers side door handle to be replaced by dealer under warranty. Now works perfectly."

Larry W., MI (2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Tire pressure monitor

"Sensor does not tell you which tire has a low pressure sensor, so I will have to buy a pressure sensor and check all the tires. Don't even know if the sensor is accurate as I've had problems with these in other vehicles."

Anonymous, MA (2019 Honda Accord EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Electronic or air suspension

"I expected a much smoother ride from Honda. The car does not offer a smooth ride. I feel like every bump we hit is too noticeable. Our 2012 Camry gave us a much smoother ride."

Anonymous, (2019 Honda Accord Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Shocks or struts

"Early on, it was noticeable that we could easily feel the bumps and crevices in the road while driving. It was not a smooth feeling ride."

Anonymous, (2019 Honda Accord Sport Unsure)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"The dealer had the car for 3 days. They said it had a pin-hole oil leak. I put 3 quarts of oil in the car and yet the oil dummy lamp did not illuminate. I found oil on my drive-way 3 weeks after I took delivery."

Anonymous, IN (2019 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I took the car for an oil change (not at the dealer) and was told about and shown where the oil was leaking from around what I think was an inspection plate. Without changing the oil I took the car to the dealer for repair (on warranty) and had the oil changed there at the same time."

Anonymous, ON (2019 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Pulsation or vibration

"The brakes need to be pressed almost to the floor, with a sudden grab at end. The pedal travel is not smooth or consistent. Took car to dealer and they said that the car is fine, it is not. I am very disappointed in Honda . We were planning to buy a new CRV to replace our 2008, not anymore, they do not stand by their cars, we will be buying a RAV4."

James B., FL (2019 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"They use a cheap blower because the amount of air coming out of the vent is very weak. My Hyundai blows very good and not even using the high settings. Very disappointing and it's not just the accord it's all their cars. Also the carpet in all their cars are cheap and a headache to vacuum. I would expect this quality from like the 80's in the cheapest vehicle. I wouldn't call it carpet."

Anonymous, (2019 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Turbo or supercharger

"My wife told me that the spot my car sits is always covered in oil. After 3700 miles I checked the oil level and found no oil on the stick. I live next to an auto car parts store. I purchased 1 quart of oil and the botton of the stick still had no oil I ended up buying 3 quarts at which approx 2.75 quarts had to be added. BTW, there was no check engine lamp or low oil indicator. I returned the car to the dealer who replaced the turbo and a host of other things. They told me that it had a pin hole in the turbo and they had to replace a lot of components. Originally they said the oil was leaking high up instead of the pan. They had to expend 11 hours of shop time to bring things back in order. I am traveling to the West Coast from Indiana and hope I will make it."

Anthony J., IN (2019 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"The keyless entry works Intermittently and is very annoying. I've tried resetting the system didn't work."

Anonymous, (2019 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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