The Honda Accord has been teased and now it’s in Singapore for $160,999.
In its 10th generation, the Honda Accord is a favourite among families here.
So it’s got to be good to attract buyers away from those cars. Let’s see what it has.
The design of the new Honda Accord
Buy an Accord and you get full LED headlights (and taillights) and electrically retracting side mirrors with LED turn indicators.
The chrome-finished twin exhausts lend a sporty touch, as do the 17-inch alloy wheels that come with “wheel resonators” to suppress unwanted road noise.
Overall, the Honda Accord’s styling follows the Honda Civic’s, which remains one of the more interesting around.
It still retains that hatch-yet-not-a-hatch, sedan-yet-not-a-sedan look with its sloping roof.
To us, that looks pretty good.
Inside the Honda Accord
What’s really cool is that the Accord’s cabin has a three-microphone active noise cancellation system to eliminate unwanted noise.
Inside the Honda Accord, it’s very much still a practical yet stylish affair.
Honda said it intended to model the interior like an “open concert hall”.
The dashboard is modern and gets two screens: one for the instruments and one for the infotainment.
There’s an 8-way powered driver’s seat (with lumbar support) while the front passenger gets 4-way adjustment.
Speaking of seats, the hip point has been lowered by 25mm while there’s also ingress and egress assistance.
Dual-zone climate control, wireless charging, rear air-con vents with two USB ports and built-in retractable sunshades are also standard.
Driving on your own Accord
The Honda Accord is powered by a 1.5-litre, turbocharged four-pot making 198hp and 260Nm of torque.
That power goes through a continuously-variable transmission (CVT) before going out the front wheels.
You get Sport mode when the mood takes you, but also Eco mode when you want to sip fuel.
Before you start driving, you can actually use remote engine start to start the Accord’s engine and cool your car before you drive.
On the road, stay safe with Honda Sensing, a suite of driver-assistance and safety features.
There’s adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, lane-keep assist and road departure mitigation.
The driver attention monitor checks if you’re feeling drowsy and tells you to take a break if you need one.