2021 Honda Accord

Rating8.2

Ranked #7 in Midsize Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$24,770 - $36,700

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Key Spec of 2021 Honda Accord
fuel economy

30/34/38

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

192 hp @ 5500 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Efficient and reliable powertrain

CVT could have been tuned better for highways

EX trim discontinued & Sport SE trim debuts

Excellent built quality

Slightly noisier than the competitors

8-incnh touchscreen with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay is now standard

Spacious and practical cabin

Omission of manual transmission

Light styling refresh and new paint color option

Large trunk

Rear-seat reminder is now available

Engaging handling

2021 Honda Accord Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 17, 2022

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This year, the 2021 Honda Accord has dropped the manual transmission and features a restyled front fascia, new optional LED headlights, a new alloy wheel design, a rear-seat reminder, and a new Sonic Gray Pearl color. The EX trim is discontinued and in its place, Sport SE trim debuts. On the infotainment front, the previously optional 8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is now standard. The 2021 Honda Accord price starts from $25,985 which sees a price hike of just $720.

Featuring a 5-trim lineup of the Accord, the 2021 Honda Accord MSRP can be an expense of $25,985-$37,915 this season. Having said that, it simply translates to the fact that the range-leader 2021 Honda Accord Touring will cost you $11,930 more than the base Accord for enhanced specs and assets. 

Model

Invoice Price

MSRP

LX

$24,632 $25,985
Sport $26,552 $28,455
Sport SE $27,946 $29,935
EX-L $30,165 $32,305
Touring $34,848 $37,915

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2021 Honda Accord for Sale

With the Honda Accord 2021 available for sale in a wide trim configuration, the finance offers begin at a monthly payment of $465 for 60 months at 4.9% APR with a $2,599 down payment. The Accord is also available at a low 3.9 % APR for a maximum tenure of 48 months. The Honda Accord lease deals begin at $394/month for a 36-month tenure with the same down payment amount and an annual mileage limit of 10,000 miles.


For budget-oriented buyers, the used Honda Accord can be availed of with a base price of $1,500. Going for older model years like the 2019 Honda Accord could be a matter of $15,900 and Honda Accord 2019 can cost as much as $40,050 along with a listing of up to 3,367 in total. 

Model Year

Staring Inventory Price

No. Of Listing

2020 Honda Accord $10,795 2,564
2019 Honda Accord $15,900 3,367
2018 Honda Accord $9,950 3,331
2017 Honda Accord $6,900 2,176
2016 Honda Accord $2,999 1,143
2015 Honda Accord $7,795 1,499
2014 Honda Accord $5,984 1,623
2013 Honda Accord $6,395 1,508
2012 Honda Accord $3,954 1,263
2011 Honda Accord $2,895 720

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The Honda Accord trim configurations cater to a wide range of target audiences, and hence has a wide price range. But we feel the 2021 Honda Accord Sport SE with the more powerful engine and the sporty styling makes the most sense for most buyers considering it does not appreciate much in terms of its starting price. 


The base powertrain is a 192-hp 1.5L turbo-4 whereas the Sport 2.0T and Touring 2.0T models get a 252-hp 2.0L turbo-4 engine. It is widely known for its spacious and practical interior. The high fuel efficiency and impressive reliability make the Accord such a popular option in the midsize sedan segment. The 2021 Accord competes against the likes of the Toyota Camry, the Hyundai Sonata, and the Nissan Altima.


Over All Rating

8.2

Out of 10

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9.00
Notable Rankings

#7 in Midsize Sedan

#10 in Sedan


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Trims

LX$24,770 onwards

  • 2 - 1st row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • AM/FM stereo, Radio
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning

Sport$27,230 onwards

Sport SE$28,720 onwards

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather Seat trim

EX-L$31,090 onwards

  • 1St row Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Radio

Touring$36,700 onwards


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2022 Honda Accord Sport

Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

Dealer Price
$28,980
Est. $393/mo
Fair deal
$1,490 Below market
RMV: $30,470
Falls Church, VA
MSRP $28,980
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2021 Honda Accord Sport

Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

Dealer Price
$27,430
Est. $372/mo
Fair deal
$1,410 Below market
RMV: $28,840
Bennettsville, SC
MSRP $28,425
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2022 Honda Accord Sport

Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

Dealer Price
$28,980
Est. $393/mo
Fair deal
$1,490 Below market
RMV: $30,470
Houma, LA
MSRP $28,980
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2022 Honda Accord Sport

Sport Special Edition 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

Dealer Price
$30,470
Est. $413/mo
Fair deal
$1,490 Below market
RMV: $31,960
Evansville, IN
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2022 Honda Accord Sport

Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

Dealer Price
$29,075
Est. $394/mo
Fair deal
$1,395 Below market
RMV: $30,470
Homestead, FL
MSRP $30,075
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2022 Honda Accord Sport

Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

Dealer Price
$29,075
Est. $394/mo
Fair deal
$1,395 Below market
RMV: $30,470
Homestead, FL
MSRP $30,075
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2022 Honda Accord Sport

Sport Special Edition 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

Dealer Price
$30,565
Est. $414/mo
Fair deal
$1,395 Below market
RMV: $31,960
Homestead, FL
MSRP $31,565
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2021 Honda Accord EX-L

EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

Dealer Price
$31,440
Est. $426/mo
Fair deal
$1,240 Below market
RMV: $32,680
Raleigh, NC
MSRP $32,440
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2022 Honda Accord Touring

Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

Dealer Price
$38,450
Est. $522/mo
Fair deal
$1,490 Below market
RMV: $39,940
Houma, LA
MSRP $38,450
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Colors and Styles

2021 Honda Accord in Obsidian Blue Pearl color
Obsidian Blue Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The Accord is a class leader- Edmunds

The Honda Accord continues its legacy as the reliable and practical sedan that it has always been. People love it for its ultra-refined and smooth engines, a very efficient CVT, and a cabin that is as practical as your home. It is also one of the safest cars in its segment.

This is a very smartly built car and adds to the reliability quotient of Honda, making this sedan a very compelling buy. Compared to other Japanese rivals, the running costs of the Accord are more affordable. You may need to shell out at least $5,540 every year as per our calculations. This amount covers the car's maintenance, repair, depreciation, fuel, etc. 

2021 Honda Accord Sedan front angle view
2021 Honda Accord Sedan rear angle view

Buying Advice

The EX-L trim is the best pick according to us as it adds a whole lot of driver aids and technological features. Some of them include wireless smartphone integration, a 10-speaker audio system, wireless charging, blind-spot monitoring, and many more. But if you can afford to shell out a bit more, then you can get the Sport 2.0T trim as it offers a more powerful 2.0L engine.


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Features

A slew of trims means there’s probably an Accord for just about every need- The Car Connection

Honda has added a new trim level for the 2021 Accord lineup called Sport Special Edition and discontinued the EX trim. The other trims include LX, Sport, EX-L, Sport 2.0T, and Touring 2.0T. Prices begin from $25,985 and ranges up to $37,915 for the top-end model. Also, the manual gearbox has been dropped this year and there is no AWD drivetrain available as well. 

The Accord comes with a decent list of features on every trim level and hence, Honda does not offer any major optional packages. Only a few appearance upgrades are available. The $510 Black Accent package adds a black grille and black accents on the rear side. The base LX trim can be fitted with wireless charging and front and rear parking sensors for $350 and $259, respectively. 

Trim

LX

Sport

Sport SE

EX-L

Sport 2.0T

Touring 2.0T

MSRP

$25,985

$28,445

$29,935

$32,305

$33,125

$37,915

Key Features

8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

Adds/Upgrades to LX trim

Adds/Upgrades to Sport trim

Adds/Upgrades to Sport SE trim

Adds/Upgrades to Sport trim

Adds/Upgrades to EX-L trim

 

17-inch alloy wheels

19-inch alloy wheels

19-inch machined alloy wheels

10-speaker audio system

Moonroof Ventilated front seats

 

4-speaker stereo

8-speaker sound system

4-way power passenger's seat Auto-dimming rearview mirror Heated front seats Heated rear seats

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

12-way power driver's seat

Heated front seats Moonroof Wireless charging Head-up display
  Push-button start LED fog lights Leather upholstery Wireless charging Rear-seat reminder Wi-Fi hotspot
  Dual USB ports Two additional USB ports Rear-seat reminder Blind-spot monitoring Wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  Honda Sensing safety suite Leather steering wheel Heated exterior mirrors Wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay Satellite radio 19-inch alloy wheels
  LED headlights     Satellite radio Blind-spot monitoring  
        HD radio    
        Front & rear parking sensors    
        Rear cross-traffic alert    

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Engine and Performance
8.5/10

No matter what engine powers the Accord, its handling is effortlessly balanced- CarAndDriver

The standard engine in the Honda Accord is a 1.5L turbo inline-4 that churns out 192 hp and 192 lb-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a CVT transmission, through which the power is fed to the front wheels. The second option is a 2.0L turbo-4 which produces a healthy 252 hp and 273 lb-ft. of torque, and this motor here is paired to a 10-speed automatic unit. 

Though it’s not a sports car, still the Accord can be really fun to drive depending on which drivetrain option you go for. The suspension is stiffer which means it is tuned for a bit spirited riding, but still, this isn’t a trade-off for comfort. The car is still very comfortable and rides well. Steering feedback is good and it weighs up nicely when the car starts to build speed.

When it comes to performance, the base engine is not very eager but the 2.0L engine has oodles has power in reserve. In the acceleration test, the Accord recorded a 7.2-second sprint time and a quarter-mile time of 15.3 seconds. The Accord 2.0T can do the same in just 5.5 seconds thanks to its creamy gearbox. Likewise, the brakes are strong, responsive, and can slow down from 60-0 MPH in 116 feet. 

Models

2021 Honda Accord

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Nissan Altima

MSRP

$25,895

$25,045

$23,950

$24,550

Engine

1.5L Turbo Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

Power

192 hp @ 5,500 RPM

203 hp @ 6,600 RPM

191 hp @ 6,100 RPM

188 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque 

192 lb-ft. @ 1,600 RPM

184 lb-ft. @ 5,000 RPM

181 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

180 lb-ft. @ 3,600 RPM

0-60 MPH

7.2 sec

7.6 sec

7.9 sec

8.0 sec

Quarter Mile

15.3 sec

15.7 sec

15.9 sec

16.0 sec

Top Speed 

115 MPH

135 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

Among the lot, the Nissan Altima is the slowest car due to its dull powertrain. The Toyota Camry's power figures are slightly more than the Accord but its heavy bodyweight drags it back. However, its optional V6 is way more powerful. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Sonata's performance stats are respectable but still, it can't match the Accord. 


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Fuel Economy
9.0/10

The 2021 Honda Accord is a miserly choice, as long as you shop carefully- The Car Connection

The fuel economy is more or less a mixed bag for the Honda Accord. The base 1.5L turbo-4 engine is the most efficient among the lot. It is good enough for 30 MPG in the city, 38 MPG on a highway, and 33 MPG combined. Switching to the 2.0L turbo-4 sees a reduction in fuel economy as it drinks a lot of fuel. 

The EPA-estimated numbers are 22 MPG in the city, 32 MPG on the highway, and 26 MPG combined, which is quite a considerable drop but can be forgiven for the extra power it packs in. The Accord is fitted with a 14.8-gallon fuel tank, which at its full capacity, can deliver a maximum of 488 miles combined.  

Models

2021 Honda Accord

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Nissan Altima

MPG (City)

30

28

28

28

MPG (Highway)

38

39

38

39

MPG (Combined)

33

32

32

32

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

14.8

15.8

14.8

16.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 

444/562/488

442/616/505

414/562/474

454/632/518

The Hyundai Sonata has very similar fuel efficiency as the Accord but it offers the least range here. The fuel ratings of the Toyota Camry and the Nissan Altima are exactly the same but the Camry has a better power to economy ratio. On the other hand, the Altima's large tank translates for the highest range. 


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Interior
8.0/10

Material quality is also among the best in class, and we like the current Accord's stylish cabin design- Autotrader

The inside of the Honda Accord is handsome and stylish. The dash is very well laid out and the quality of materials used is really very good. The steering wheel design looks good and feels nice to hold. It is leather-wrapped on some trims. The lower trims come with cloth upholstery but you get leather-trimmed seats on higher models. The seats are well contoured and the cushioning is also just perfect. 

They are broad and large, and even the rear seats are wide enough to accommodate three adults abreast, though you do sit in a bit of a knee-high position in the back. Space in the back is extremely impressive even for a car with a sloping roof. There's still a lot of headroom and plenty of legroom and to make sure those at the back are even more comfortable, there are two cupholders and USB ports. 

Models

2021 Honda Accord

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Nissan Altima

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.5/58.3/42.3

38.3/57.7/42.1

40.0/57.9/46.1

39.2/58.2/43.8

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.3/56.5/40.4

38.0/55.7/38.0

38.4/56.1/34.8

36.9/57.1/35.2

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

16.7

15.1

16.0

15.4 

The Accord boasts one of the largest trunks in its class. Pop the trunk and you will notice 16.7 cubes of cargo space, which is enough room to stuff in your shopping or grocery bags. Moreover, the leftover height is also low and therefore, loading items will be easy. On the center of the dash, an 8-inch touchscreen is now standard across the range and so are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Wireless smartphone integration is available on higher trims. The touchscreen prompts quickly to the user's inputs. The interface is user-friendly and navigating through the menus is also easy. The audio system widely differs depending on the trim that you buy. There is a standard 4-speaker system with the LX trim while with the mid trims you get an 8 and 10-speaker audio system. Standout interior features include:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power front heated seats
  • Cloth & leather upholstery
  • Remote start
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • 8-inch touchscreen w/ smartphone integration
  • 4/8/10-speaker sound system
  • Wireless charging 

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Exterior
9.0/10

The Honda Accord maintains a more conservative yet handsome design- Kelly Blue Book

The Honda Accord is a very understated but very smart-looking car. Just like the interior, its exterior is also kept very clean, and there isn't much of a mess here like some of the Koreans. The front, just like other Hondas, is dominated by a big chrome grille that joins the two headlamps, and we especially loved the way it gets into the headlamps. The big bold Honda logo in the middle of the grille and the bumper design looks really good.

The low bonnet profile even adds up to the sporty character of the car, and the cuts on the bonnet make it look a bit edgy as well. Honda played it safe by keeping the design a bit traditional and not adding unnecessary lines and creases to it. Still, the fastback body style is very significant to the Accord and certainly looks good as well. The low curb weight and wide wheelbase of the Accord aids in quicker acceleration and a spacious rear row. 

Models

2021 Honda Accord

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Nissan Altima

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,131

3,310

3,120

3,207

Length (in)

192.2

192.1

192.9

192.9

Width (in)

73.3

72.4

73.2

72.9

Height (in)

57.1

56.9

56.9

56.7

Ground Clearance (in)

5.5

5.7

5.3

4.9

Wheelbase (in)

111.4

111.2

111.8

111.2

The Nissan Altima's ground clearance is around 0.6 inches lower than the Accord. This helps to increase its potential for speed, though it is slower than the Accord. The Hyundai Sonata has a slightly wide wheelbase than the Accord but still offers less rear legroom. The Toyota Camry weighs a bit more than the Accord and hence, its acceleration is a bit slow. Some other exterior features are:

  • LED auto high-beam headlamps 
  • LED DRLs
  • LED taillights
  • Fog lamps
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Chrome exhaust tips
  • Chrome grille
  • 17, 18 & 19-inch alloy wheels

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Safety
9.0/10

An array of standard driver-assistance features puts crucial crash-avoidance technologies in every Accord- CarAndDriver

Honda builds some really safe cars and the Accord is no exception. It has been awarded the 'Top Safety Pick +' award by IIHS which makes it one of the safest cars in the segment. It aced all the tests of IIHS including the highly notorious small front overlap tests. It also scored 5 stars in all the tests by NHTSA.

Every Accord is available with a Honda Sensing Suite which includes a bevy of driver-assist features. As you climb the trim ladder, more safety features are added to the list. Besides this, the eight airbags system also plays its role in occupant protection. Some of the standout safety features include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking 
  • Road Departure Mitigation 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane-Keeping Assist 
  • Traffic Sign Recognition 
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Head-Up Display
  • Rear-Seat Reminder
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Driver Drowsiness Monitor
  • Automatic Emergency Braking

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Competition
9.0/10

2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima is one of the best-looking cars in the segment. It is less athletic than the Accord but it offers a cushioned ride quality and great gas mileage. It offers less rear legroom and cargo space than the Accord but adults can sit comfortably. Its interior is also not as refined as the Accord. Overall, the Accord’s class-leading driving dynamics and interior space make it a better option for enthusiasts.

2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry scores high on reliability quotient, and with its optional V6 engine, it offers an agile acceleration. Both the cars have excellent fuel economy and boast a roomy cabin. However, the Accord's trunk space is larger in size. The Camry offers more tech features and some might also like the quirky styling of the sedan. Both the sedans are excellent sedans and it all comes down to personal preference. 

2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is another strong contender in the midsize sedan segment. Its optional turbocharged engine isn't as powerful as the Accord and its driving dynamics are also less engaging. But it is known for its healthy list of standard features and long warranty. The Sonata's cabin is adult-friendly, though the Accord offers more rear passenger space. On the safety front, it ties with the Accord. 


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Final Verdict

The 2021 Honda Accord offers exceptional value for money and is among the safest sedans in the class. Even the base trim gets a long list of safety features, some of which are not even available as optional extras in others. Also, the Accord’s cabin is also the most spacious and practical one. Though the CVT on the lower trims might not be something everyone will like, the 10-speed gearbox paired with the 2.0L motor is enough to put a smile on our faces. 


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Features

vehicle bio
base price

$31910

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

252 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

273 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

10-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

196.1 in

wheelbase

111.4 in

width

73.3 in

curb weight

3380 lbs

Height

57.1 in

Ground Clearance

5.8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

102.7 cu ft

cargo volume

16.7 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/27/32 mpg

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


Honda Accord 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$27,765
5 Year Cost To Own
$38,999
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $38,999
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,800$1,963$1,920$2,239$2,101$12,023
Insurance$1,201$1,210$1,289$1,333$1,290$6,323
Fuel$1,443$1,513$1,490$1,542$1,580$7,568
Maintenance$143$632$541$1,169$1,631$4,116
Repairs$-25$-23$138$322$505$917
Financing Interest$1,686$1,417$1,033$694$191$5,021
Taxes and Fees$2,316$197$186$136$196$3,031
Total Cost-To-Own$10,564$6,909$6,597$7,435$7,494$38,999
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