The 2020has begun shipping out to dealerships across the US, but with the new model year, buyers will face slightly higher prices for most trims. Those looking at the range-topping Touring model will be met with a far more significant price hike, however.
Honda said on Monday the 2020 Accord will start at $24,800 (including a $930 destination charge) for the base LX trim. Buyers will find a 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine under the hood with 192 horsepower and an identical amount of torque paired with a CVT or six-speed manual transmission. All Accords are front-wheel drive only.
The entry-level Accord is now $150 more than the 2019 model, but there's no new equipment to make the case for a 2020 model over a 2019 model likely looking for a home at a dealer right now. Honda Sensing, the company's suite of active safety features, remains standard, as does Bluetooth connectivity.
Climbing into thetrims, buyers will face a $350 price increase. For 2020, the Accord Sport will still be offered with either the 1.5-liter turbo-4 or a 2.0-liter turbo-4. The latter, more powerful engine makes 252 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque and comes paired to a 10-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Sport models unlock nicer wheels and more connectivity -- every Accord from the Sport trim and up gets an 8-inch touchscreen unit complete with and .
As for the hybrid trims, Honda said it will announce those prices separately in the near future.
The middle-of-the-road Accords in EX and EX-L trimmings also see $150 price increases. At the top of the range, the 2020 Accord Touring will set buyers back significantly more. This time around, Honda will charge $1,110 more for the more luxurious Accord offered. To be fair, the Touring trim is utterly loaded with premium features, including a head-up display, wireless phone charging, leather seats and more. It also comes exclusively with the 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine.
Yet, without any significant changes, it may be best to try and swing a deal on remaining 2019 models. Honda has also dialed back Accord and Civic production amid slowing demand, which might make the sedan even more ripe for a deal.