The Fastness routine in 2020. You can buy a mainstream subcompact SUV a four-wheel bottom feeder that goes to about 60 m/h in less than seven secs. There are two-and-a-half-ton vehicles that achieve the same feat in less than four seconds. So when we call the Honda Accord a sleeper, we’re not talking about the fact that the proletarian-spec model (constantly variable transmission, Best turbo 1.5 liter inline-four) shoots to 60 mph in a spry 6.6 seconds. Nor do we have the quickest Accord’s 5.4-second sprint to 60 mph in mind.
This audible family sedan is a dummy because of this the Accord’s chassis reacts to when move from a slow commute. Alert steering and fluid handling turn every dogleg on-ramp, cloverleaf interchange, and 270-degree off-ramp into a momentary escape from the monotonous and the mundane. The precise action and satisfying weights of the steering wheel, the pedals, and the manual shiftier suggest a kind of engineering harmony that you rarely find outside of sports cars. That’s right, Honda is the last automaker to offer a manual transmission in a mid-size sedan, generously offering the stick with both gas engines. Our pick is the $31,990 Accord Sport 2.0T with the six-speed manual, which requires just one decision: paint color.
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The Accord’s Standards haven’t retied, though the driver might do. At a slower pace, the tied-down body control manifests as assertive damping that sops up our broken roads. The cabin is calm at highways speeds, and both the front and rear seating areas feel cavernous. The hybrid Accord returns Prius-like fuel economy without Prius-like despair and ineptitude.
Driving an Accord has been a quite love safe and suitable decision as far as the Vehicle has been into existence. now becomes something absolute more than that Granting, engaging, fun—when you run the car faster than most drivers do. The attributes that make it so special are likely missed by the apathetic, sleep-walking masses who don’t know what they have. The Accord’s dynamic competence is always lying in wait for a discerning driver to wake it.