2024 Honda Accord: New Honda Accord Exclusive Review

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2024 Honda Accord, the 11th-generation Accord sedan adopts the design language of the new Civic and CR-V which is more refined and less challenging. In a world where crossovers and SUVs dominate everything, it’s heartwarming that some sedans are still relevant.

In Honda’s case, the long-lived Accord is about to enter its eleventh generation, allaying fears that the Grim Reaper will bring the samurai sword to Japanese mid-sizers.

A few notes at first glance: many of the finer points of earlier Accords carry over, so the proportions and roofline will be déjà vu to the discerning observer. Everything else is visually restrained compared to its flamboyant predecessor. Blame Honda’s new design direction, but this restraint is also evident in the new Civic and CR-V.

Key details? Well, the front features sleeker LED headlamps and a trapezoidal grille that, to many eyes, exudes much more than the Taurus sign Ford left behind.

Elsewhere, there’s a fuss-free sheet metal surface, a fastback silhouette, and full-width LED taillight clusters. The trunk lid has a smooth lip, and the exhaust appears to be hidden behind the lower bumper.

2024 Honda Accord Review

The rest of America seems more interested in SUVs and trucks than sedans these days. It’s understandable that automakers are following suit; consider that the Ford Fusion, Mazda 6, Toyota Avalon, and Volkswagen Passat have all been discontinued in recent years. But hey, you still like sedans right? So is Honda, and that’s why you might consider buying a 2024 Accord.

Honda’s famed Midsizer is coming with a full redesign for the 2023 model year. We didn’t know all the details yet as we wrote this, so be sure to check back later for more details.

But we know Honda will be toning down the exterior styling to better connect with the rest of the recently redesigned Honda. The interior will receive a more thorough redesign, especially the center screen. The touchscreen will be Honda’s largest at 12.3 inches and is the first in the automaker’s lineup to include Google Assistant integration.

The Accord retains the overall design structure of its predecessor. As such, expect a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) making around 190 horsepower in most Accords.

We also expect a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder to return, and it will produce around 250 hp. If you’re interested in saving money on gas, you can opt for the Accord Hybrid which will be returned for a redesign.

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2024 Honda Accord Redesign

Honda came out with a completely redesigned Accord for the 2023 model year. With the 11th generation Accord being the latest model, we expect the 2024 Honda Accord to arrive without major changes.

Honda will be drastically redesigning it, and the renderings show a sedan with styling taken from the new Civic. The new Accord will receive sleek headlamps, a sizable grille, and a sleek lower bumper.

At the rear, the Honda maintains a swooping roofline, something that camouflage can’t hide. However, it is hoped that the rear of the Accord will follow the front in a more mature design, adopting the styling of the Civic’s taillights. Renders show the Accord with a light bar connecting the taillights, which is a possible styling feature.

The spy shot shows the trunk with something in between the lighting elements.

2024 Honda Accord Rendering

The patent images offer a full 360-degree view of the 2024 Accord in a series of included renderings, and since the patent only establishes the production design in question, there is the little actual description provided on the Brazilian patent website.

However, we can see our prediction of a full light bar for the taillights was accurate, as is evident in this rendering. We can also see that the new Accord will retain the overall simple and clean fastback styling design of the current car, streamlined even further.

The front clip is clearly somewhat inspired by the design of the new 2023 Honda CR-V that just launched in fully last week, with a six-pointed grille flanked by two long, flat headlamps.

The overhangs are also noticeably longer over the front and rear wheels, suggesting the tenth-generation wheelbase won’t change, but the overall length could potentially increase, meaning more cabin and cargo space. The overall look seems to be inspired by the more premium model, which could be the direction Honda is pushing its older sedan.

Since the next Accord will be based on the same platform as the current car, we expect the same powertrain setup to carry over with some potential tweaks or upgrades. That would involve a 1.5-liter turbo I-4 linked to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), or an upgrade to a 2.0-liter turbo I-4 with a 10-speed automatic.

We hope a hybrid version will be available again, linking the electric motor to the 2.0-liter I-4. Front-wheel drive is guaranteed, and it’s unclear whether Honda will consider an all-wheel drive version, given its growing popularity and inclusion among competitors.

Now that the new CR-V hybrid has been fully unveiled, we anticipate that we will have more information on the next Accord later in the year with the model expected to be in production for the 2024 model year.

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2024 Honda Accord Exterior

The exterior design of the 2024 Accord will match that of the current sedan. The current Accord sports a simple yet classy design. The front end features sleek headlamps, a rectangular grille, smooth edges, and a neat front air intake at the bottom of the bumper.

A prominent body line connects the headlights to the taillights, while the rear roofline has a more prominent rake compared to the previous generation. The rear of the Accord has circular taillights connected by a horizontal bar and a square rear bumper that juts out from the rear.

2024 Honda Accord Interior

The interior is expected to receive a redesign that will adopt a similar styling to recent Honda models such as the 2023 CR-V pictured above and the Civic, both of which use honeycomb covers for expanded air vents and a large touchscreen sitting above the dashboard.

Higher quality materials and improved technology will be featured throughout. Expect only minor improvements to occupant space, as the Accord uses the same architecture as the previous generation.

Cabin highlights include a digital instrument cluster, a 9-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless smartphone charging, and a Bose sound system. A full suite of driver assistance features will be offered, including a driver attention monitor, traffic sign recognition, surround view monitor, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assistance.

The current Accord shares a family look with several other Honda vehicles. The tiered dashboard has a wide flat section that rises to accommodate the instrument cluster. The touch screen is placed above the dashboard but positioned closer to the front so that it is easier for the driver to reach.

One audio button is the only physical control for the infotainment screen. A piece of honeycomb trim hides the sedan’s air vents, while large controls for the HVAC system are located at the bottom of the center console. We expect the Accord’s interior design to remain unchanged for 2024.

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Honda Accord Feature 2024

Honda hasn’t released all of the Accord’s features at this time, but we don’t expect any changes for the upcoming 2024 model year. The base model comes with a seven-inch touchscreen and a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster. Standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and multiple USB ports.

The higher trims come with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Google built-in, Wi-Fi hotspot, six-inch head-up display, and wireless charging pad.

Honda Accord Powertrain 2024

The Honda Accord is currently available with two powertrains, which we predict will remain the same for 2024. The base Accord comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque.

An upgraded powertrain is available with the Accord Hybrid, which comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors. Total output is rated at 204 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. Both powertrains are equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on every Accord.

With fuel prices skyrocketing and the cost of filling up a vehicle requiring a private loan, Accord buyers will be pleased that hybridization will feature in the range.

Likely the same as the new CR-V, the petrol-electric setup should use a 2.0-liter inline-four paired with two electric motors – one for propulsion and the other for regeneration. While the system produces a combined 204 hp (152kW) and 247 lb-ft of torque, sending power to the front wheels, we can see the Accord getting a slightly more powerful version.

Other powertrain options will likely include a 1.5-liter turbocharged carryover, albeit revised making just over 190 hp, and a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission with at least 252 hp.

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Honda Accord Safety 2024

Honda Sensing’s suite of driver assistance safety features is standard on every Accord. We think the 2024 Accord will come with the same safety features as the current model.

Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assistance, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, and blind spot monitoring. Rear cross-traffic warning and low-speed braking control are optional.

2024 Honda Accord Release Date

We expect the 2024 Honda Accord to go on sale in early 2024.

2024 Honda Accord Price

Honda hasn’t announced pricing for the Accord at this time, but we expect the 2024 model to have the same price tag. But we expect the Honda Accord 2024 to have a base price of around $30,000 for the entry-level trim.

People also ask Honda Accord 2024

Q: Will the 2024 Honda Accord be redesigned?
A: Honda came out with a completely redesigned Accord for the 2023 model year. With the 11th generation Accord being the latest model, we expect the 2024 Honda Accord to arrive without major changes. The exterior design of the 2024 Accord will match that of the current sedan.

Q: How much is the 2024 Honda Accord?
A: Our best estimate is that it will start closer to $30,000. Other midsize hybrid sedans include the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and Toyota Prius.

Q: Will the 2023 Honda Accord be redesigned?
A: With Honda making the Civic, CR-V, and Pilot, the time has come for a completely redesigned Accord for the 2023 model year. The 11th-generation Accord continued on the platform of the previous model, but increased in size, adopted a new look, and had an updated engine.

Q: How much HP does a 2024 Honda Accord have?
A: As such, expect a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) making around 190 horsepower in most Accords.