All-new 2020 Honda Accord - new vs old specs, what's new?

Eric/Feb 27, 2020 11:11 AM

(2020 Honda Accord Spec and Prices | Gallery)

Honda Malaysia just took the covers off the all-new tenth-generation Accord, a couple of weeks after bookings were opened.

Powertrain - Good bye NA, hello turbo

For the first time ever, the Honda Accord gets a turbocharged engine in the form of a 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo 4-cylinder engine, churning out 201 PS and 260 Nm.

The old engine was no slouch, but the new one is no competition

The new turbocharged mill replaces the outgoing Accord’s 2.0- and 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated engines.

Unlike the older model’s 5-speed torque converter automatic, the all-new Accord gets a CVT-type automatic.

Exterior - Sleek fastback design looks good

Compared to the outgoing Accord with its typical 3-box design, the all-new model gets a sleek fastback side profile that is reminiscent of the Civic. The Accord also receives a similar chrome trim on the C-pillar. 

Not that it's a bad thing, as the Accord, especially when viewed in person, is a really handsome sedan.

Couple that with the newly-designed 18-inch wheels, there's no mistaking the all-new Accord for the old model.

Interior - Completely overhauled

Honda has also redesigned the cabin of the all-new Accord – all variants (okay, it’s just two variants) receive a new 8.0-inch floating-style infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.

Old or new, both are easy-to-read

The all-new Accord also gets an 11-speaker audio system, a sleek digital instrument cluster, and a Qi wireless charging pad.

2020 Honda Accord boss switch

This is a new addition to the Accord

Furthermore, the all-new Accord also gains a new shoulder adjustment switch, allowing the boss behind to push the front passenger seat forward. This has been a hallmark feature of the Toyota Camry for the longest time, and it’s nice to see it included on the Accord.

Safety - Now with Low Speed Follow!

Like the outgoing Accord, the all-new model also gets the Honda Sensing ADAS suite, but with the addition of Low Speed Follow (LSF), something that the older model lacked due to its foot-operated parking brake. LSF requires an electric parking brake to function.

In addition to that, the all-new Accord 1.5 TC-P also gets Smart Parking Assist System, Cross Traffic Alert, and a 360-degree view monitor.

Prices - Increase across the board

We're going to miss the Obsidian Blue Pearl, that's for sure

Prices of the all-new Honda Accord have increased over the outgoing model – it now starts from RM 185,900 for the 1.5 TC variant, while the 1.5 TC-P costs RM 195,900. The previous generation Accord was priced between RM 148,512 to RM 168,998.

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