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Going On Sale: Award-winning Honda Accord Remains the Midsize Sedan Standout for 2019

Going On Sale: Award-winning Honda Accord Remains the Midsize Sedan Standout for 2019

31.10.2018: 2018 North American Car of the Year continues to offer exceptional blend of performance, comfort, tech and style

    2018 North American Car of the Year continues to offer exceptional blend of performance, comfort, tech and style


    Accord Hybrid delivers best-in-class power plus cabin and cargo space in addition to outstanding fuel efficiency




The 2019 Honda Accord lineup begins arriving at dealer showrooms across the country on Thursday, Nov. 1 with a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $23,7201 (excluding $895 destination and handing). Labeled as "America's Best Sedan" by Car & Driver magazine in 2018, the 10th generation Accord delivers exceptional performance and refinement by way of three powerful-yet-efficient powertrains including Honda's unique two-motor hybrid system.



Further bolstering Accord's award-winning status is a rigid, lightweight and tightly sealed body, remarkably quiet cabin, and innovative in-vehicle technology, such as available Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM integration.



With value playing a critical role in every Honda product, standard features across the Accord lineup include LED headlights and taillights, dual-zone climate control, a 7-inch customizable digital driver's meter, push-button start, and a full suite of Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies.





Connectivity




Connected-car technologies available on the 2019 Accord include a 7-inch digital TFT driver's meter (standard), an 8-inch, high-resolution Display Audio touchscreen with an intuitive smartphone-like layout and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration (Sport and above trims).




Additional available features consist of a 6-inch head up display (HUD), automatic Bluetooth® phone pairing, wireless device charging and next-generation HondaLink™ Assist with available 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi and smartphone-controlled remote engine start.




Powertrains



Standard motivation for the 2019 Accord comes from a turbocharged 1.5-liter, DOHC direct-injected inline 4-cylinder engine with a peak output of 192 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque (both SAE net). Stepping up to the optional 2.0T VTEC Turbo® inline-4 provides performance-minded buyers with 252 peak horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque (both SAE net).




Accord Hybrid is powered by the third generation of Honda's sophisticated two-motor hybrid powertrain, which pairs a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® Atkinson-cycle inline-4 engine to an electric propulsion motor that churns out 232 lb.-ft. of torque for a class-leading total system output of 212 horsepower. As before, the Accord two-motor system operates without the need for a conventional automatic transmission.




In a nod to Accord's sporting character, non-hybrid models can be paired with a short-throw 6-speed manual gearbox. Other transmissions for the 1.5T and 2.0T consist of a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), or segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission, respectively.




Safety & Driver Assistive Technology



Thanks to standard Honda Sensing® and its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, the 2019 Honda Accord is a veritable safety feature tour de force. Available rain-sensing windshield wipers, Blind Spot Information System (BSI), and a clever Driver Attention Monitor help cement Accord's standing as a class leader in driver assistive technology.



Range-topping Accord Touring trims take it one step further with the HondaLink™ telematics system, which allows drivers to lock and unlock doors from virtually anywhere via their smartphone. Additional HondaLinkTM subscription services include automatic emergency calling, stolen-vehicle tracking, automatic collision notification, and enhanced roadside assistance.





Manufacturing




All 2019 Accords for the U.S. market are manufactured at Honda's Marysville, Ohio auto plant using domestic and globally-sourced parts. All three engines – 1.5T, 2.0T and a 2.0L Atkinson cycle for the Accord Hybrid – are produced at the nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant, Honda's largest engine plant globally.



 The 10-speed automatic transmission is manufactured by Honda in Tallapoosa, Georgia. Honda has hired nearly 300 new associates and invested more than $267 million in new manufacturing technology in its Ohio plants for production of the 10th generation Accord and its engines.




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