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    The Honda Accord lives on, even as rival brands exit the mid-size segment.

    Having arrived in Australia late in 2019, the 10th generation Accord range consists of two identically-specified four-cylinder models: one with a turbocharger, and one with a hybrid system.

    From July 1, 2021, Honda’s new ‘Price Promise’ comes into effect. That means no haggling and fixed drive-away pricing nationwide as Honda switches to an agency sales model.

    Although the Accord doesn’t sell in huge volumes, it acts as somewhat of a flagship for Honda Australia.

    It’s outlived long-running rivals like the Ford Mondeo, Kia Optima and Subaru Liberty, all of which were discontinued in 2020.

    While it remains a strong seller in markets like the US, only 165 Accords were sold in 2020. That put it well behind the Mazda 6 (1727), let alone the indomitable Toyota Camry (13,727).


    • 2021 Honda Accord VTi-LX: $57,400
    • 2021 Honda Accord VTi-LX Hybrid: $60,400

    All prices are drive-away.


    There are two engines offered in the 2021 Honda Accord, first of which is a turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol four-cylinder.

    It produces 140kW of power and 260Nm of torque, put to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

    The hybrid pairs a 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder engine with an electric motor for a combined 158kW and 315Nm, put once again to the front wheels using a hybrid-specific e-CVT transmission.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2021 Honda Accord petrol uses a claimed 6.5L/100km on the combined cycle, while the hybrid improves that figure to 4.3L/100km.

    Both models run on 91RON regular unleaded fuel.

    The hybrid has a 48L fuel tank while the turbo has a 56L tank.


    The 2021 Honda Accord measures 4904mm long, 2137mm wide and 1450mm tall, with a 2830mm wheelbase.

    Boot space is listed at 570L.

    Servicing and Warranty

    Servicing is required every 12 months or 10,000km – whichever comes first.

    The first five services cost $125, for a total of $625.

    As with the entire Honda range, the Accord is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.


    The 2020 Honda Accord hasn’t been tested by ANCAP, nor the organisation’s partners at Euro NCAP.

    However, the car is a US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick for 2020, with good results in both passive and active safety assessments.

    All Accord models come standard with the following safety equipment:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection
    • Reverse AEB
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • ‘LaneWatch’ blind-spot monitoring
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
    • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors

    Standard Equipment

    Both the petrol and hybrid Accord come in the same VTi-LX trim, offering the following standard equipment:

    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Satellite navigation
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • 10-speaker 452W sound system
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Automatic LED headlights
    • LED active cornering lights
    • LED front fog lights and daytime running lights
    • LED tail lights
    • Automatic high beam
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Head-up display
    • Leather seats
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
    • Heated, power-adjustable front seats
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Remote start
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Woodgrain-look interior trim
    • Electric parking brake

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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