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10 Reasons Why the Honda Accord Is Great

A close up of the headlight is shown on a red 2022 Honda Accord for sale.

As a modern car buyer focused on value and styling, you have hundreds of options ranging from affordable subcompact hatchbacks to massive, heavy-duty pickups. Sifting through the body styles, models, and trims is hard enough, but what happens if you still can’t decide after hours of research and dozens of test drives? It’s easy––find a Honda Accord for sale. Yes, the sedan is back, and it’s better than ever.

The Accord has enjoyed nearly a half-century of near the top of the category. Over the years, Honda has chased perfection via enhanced safety features and six-figure odometer reliability. Owners love their Accords. In fact, Accord owners are some of the most brand-loyal drivers in the country. In a world of SUV and crossover dominance, it’s nice to know that a quality manufacturer like Honda has remained committed to building high-quality sedans.

Not everyone wants the bulk of an SUV, but space might still be a concern. Luckily, with the Accord, you’ll get plenty of cargo space and room for up to five passengers. Fuel economy ratings are exceptional, and buyers can even choose a hybrid version to save even more on ownership costs. Is the Accord right for you? Here are 10 reasons why we think the answer might be yes.

Reason #1: It’s Affordable

Honda offers the versatile Accord sedan in nine trims: five are gas-powered, and four are hybrid. Value seekers might consider the entry Accord LX. With a starting MSRP of just over $26,520, the Accord LX offers plenty of standard equipment, including a robust suite of driver-assist safety and convenience features and easy smartphone connectivity.[a] Upscale features like dual-zone automatic climate control and a push-button start are also standard.

Reason #2: It’s Now in Its 10th Generation

The Accord has received 10 major redesigns in its nearly 50 years of existence. Why? Honda is constantly looking to infuse the Accord with the latest technology and features. In its current 10th generation, the 2022 Honda Accord has more interior space than its predecessor. It also features an available 252-horsepower turbocharged engine or a more efficient powertrain with a continuously variable transmission designed to help drivers save big on fuel costs.

A grey 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring is shown from a high angle.

Reason #3: Hybrid Power

The Accord comes in four hybrid trims: the base Hybrid, the Hybrid Sport, the Hybrid EX-L, and the fully loaded Hybrid Touring. Honda’s hybrid technology has EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of up to 48 MPG in the city and 47 MPG on the highway without a compromise on performance.[b] The base Hybrid starts at well under $30k, making it affordable for buyers shopping on a tight budget, and since the hybrid system delivers 212 hp, it’s extremely fun to drive.

Reason #4: So Many Accolades

Car and Driver raves about the 2022 Honda Accord, giving it a perfect 10/10 rating, calling it “superb.”[c] The respected automotive review site pours on the praise, citing the Accord’s agile handling and spacious interior as key reasons buyers should consider the popular sedan. The Accord Hybrid is also number one on MotorTrend’s Midsize Hybrid Sedans list.[d] It earns an 8.9/10 rating for “sharp acceleration,” and MotorTrend uses words like “magic” to describe the Accord’s appeal.[d]

Reason #5: High Safety Ratings

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration awarded the 2022 Accord a 5-Star Overall Rating for safety.[e] The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Accord its highest rating, calling it a Top Safety Pick+ for 2022.[f] In its comprehensive crash testing, the IIHS found that the Accord’s front crash prevention for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian was superior. We’d expect nothing less from a vehicle wearing the Honda badge.

Reason #6: Available Luxury Features

Scroll through the Honda Touring’s list of standard equipment, and you might think you’re reading about a high-end luxury European import. Honda’s top-of-the-line Accord includes a multitude of standard features, including heated and ventilated leather seating, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless phone charger, and a 10-speaker premium 450-watt audio system. A power moonroof and a head-up display are also standard.

Reason #7: The Honda Sensing Suite

If you worry about safety on the road, as most of us do, it’s comforting to know the 2022 Honda Accord includes Honda Sensing, a suite of seven semi-autonomous driver-assist safety technologies designed to keep you alert and help you avoid accidents. Features like Adaptive Cruise Control, the Collision Mitigation Braking System, and Lane Departure Warning use sensors, radar, and cameras to continuously monitor road conditions, alerting you and even intervening when needed.

Reason #8: It’s Powerful

If you like your practical sedan with some power behind it, consider the turbocharged 252 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant, available on the Sport and Touring trims. It mates to a 10-speed automatic transmission for smooth shifting and the kind of acceleration you’d expect on a sports sedan. Even with its performance-oriented characteristics, the Accord still feels right for families, with an even ride and good support over bumpy roads.

A black 2022 Honda Accord is shown from a rear angle driving on a city street.

Reason #9: Styling

Curb appeal sometimes shifts to the end of the list when considering a practical, fuel-efficient sedan, but if you choose a Honda Accord, you won’t have to compromise on style. The Accord features LED headlights flush-mounted into a sleek grille design. Optional LED fog lights add to the sophistication, as do the available 19-inch alloy wheels. From the side, the Accord follows a sleek, aerodynamic slope from front to back, and its wider stance and low-slung curb presence give it extra style points.

Reason #10: Reliability

Honda has earned a reputation in the industry for creating reliable vehicles, and the 2022 Honda Accord is no exception. Honda is the automaker to beat for reliability and has been for decades. J.D. Power puts the 2022 Accord at #1 on its list of Best Midsize Cars of 2022.[g] This shows that the 2022 Honda Accord is a car people think you’ll want to buy and own for a while.

Why the Accord Is a Near-Perfect Sedan

Sedan lovers flock to the Honda Accord for its many class-leading features, but risk-free ownership is near the top of the list. The Accord offers peace of mind in a stylish package, all for a great low price. Sure, there are fancier trims than the base LX, but for commuters, budget shoppers, and even first-time buyers, the Accord represents a solid, responsible choice. Thanks to the four available Accord Hybrid trims, you can also stretch your dollars further with lower ownership costs.

What’s not to like about the Honda Accord? It’s nice to know that automakers like Honda remain committed to building high-quality sedans, especially while America remains obsessed with crossovers and sport utility vehicles. If the thought of driving a boxy, bulky ute doesn’t appeal to you, consider checking out the Honda Accord. With 16.7 cu.ft. of cargo volume and roomy seating for up to five passengers, you won’t be losing out on space, but what you’ll gain is fuel economy and the agility only a sedan can offer.

Honda may not win back every crossover buyer with the Accord, but this midsize sedan is every bit as capable of serving busy families. Add in the next-gen technology available on most trims, including navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and app-based convenience features like remote start, and the Accord is primed for family life. What are you waiting for? Contact us to set up a Honda Accord test drive today. You might be surprised at how much you love it.


[a] MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.
[b] 48 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg rating for Hybrid and Hybrid EX-L. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for Hybrid Sport and Touring. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.
[c] The 2022 Honda Accord received a 10/10 rating from Car and Driver. For more information visit the Car and Driver website (https://www.caranddriver.com/honda/accord-2022). Car and Driver is a registered trademark of Hearst Autos Inc.
[d] The 2022 Honda Accord is the #1 Best Midsize Hybrid Sedan according to MotorTrend. For more information, visit the MotorTrend website (https://www.motortrend.com/style/hybrid/). MotorTrend is a registered trademark of Motor Trend Group, LLC.
[e] The 2022 Honda Accord was given a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). For more information, visit the NHTSA website (https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2022/HONDA/ACCORD/4%...). The NHTSA is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
[f] The 2022 Honda Accord was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For more information, visit the IIHS website (https://www.iihs.org/ratings/vehicle/honda/accord-...). The IIHS is a registered trademark of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute.
[g] The 2022 Honda Accord was named a Best Midsize Car of 2022 by J.D. Power. For more information, visit the J.D. Power website (https://www.jdpower.com/cars/rankings/cars/midsize...). J.D. Power is a registered trademark of J.D. Power.