The 2022 Honda Accord is refreshed for the year, coming after a powertrain change from V6s to the Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinders. Cargo capacity and rear seating comfort are just some of the boons that this sedan has above the competition, making it such a great choice for road-trips and even your daily drives. A whole slew of advanced safety features come standard to all the trim levels, sweetening the deal even further. With so many things going for it, the 2022 Honda Accord is once again a top contender for the Sedan market.
The 2022 Honda Accord wasn’t really going aiming for a redesign, although some things are definitely refreshed from the previous year’s model. One of the newest additions to the Honda Accord is the Hybrid model now available for the Sport trim, which isn’t discussed in this review of the 2022 Honda Accord. The release date of the 2022 Honda Accord was planned for around fall 2021.
The 2022 Honda Accord’s price jumps around from the base LX model to the high-end Touring trim level. Buyers can choose between various options such as the powertrain, accessory packages, and different color and wheel designs. Below is a table detailing the base MSRPs of all the trim levels of the 2022 Honda Accord:
|2022 Honda Accord LX||$26,120*|
|2022 Honda Accord Sport||$28,580*|
|2022 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition||$30,070*|
|2022 Honda Accord EX-L||$32,440*|
|2022 Honda Accord Touring||$38,050*|
Honda offers various lease and financing options for the 2022 Honda Accord, as well as their other vehicles currently on the market. All of these can be viewed on their official website where you can find deals around your local area. Make sure to check this site, as well as the site of your preferred car dealer, to see if they currently have the 2022 Honda Accord for sale.
The specs of the 2022 Honda Accord differ from its predecessors as it changes up the engine type into a downsized In-Line 4-Cylinder. However, Honda does offer 2 different options when it comes to the powertrain: A 1.5T model and a 2.0T model. The 1.5T powertrain setup is available on every trim level except for the Accord Touring, being the more fuel-efficient version of the two. These generate around 192 horsepower and 192 pounds-feet of torque at around 1600-5000 rpm. Compared to these, the 2.0T model that’s found on the Sport and Touring trim levels are the ones for drivers focusing on performance over efficiency. These have a power output of 252 horsepower and a torque level of around 273 pounds-feet at 1500-4000 rpm. The 1.5T models make use of a CVT transmission system, with the 2.0T models having a 10-speed automatic transmission system. The Accord rides atop of 17-inch wheels for the LX and EX-L models. The Sport, Sport Special Edition, and Touring rides on 19-inch wheels.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The fuel efficiency ratings of the various models of the 2022 Honda Accord differ between the 2 powertrain options. Compared to the previous model’s ratings, the 2022 version of the Honda Accord delivers a bit of an improvement with its MPG ratings. Below is a table summarizing the EPA ratings for all models of the 2022 Honda Accord, adding in the 1.5T and 2.0T models for the Sport and Touring trims:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Honda Accord LX||30||38||33|
|2022 Honda Accord Sport (1.5 T)||29||35||32|
|2022 Honda Accord Sport (2.0 T)||22||32||26|
|2022 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition||29||35||32|
|2022 Honda Accord EX-L||30||38||33|
|2022 Honda Accord Touring (2.0 T)||22||32||26|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Honda Accord interior comes with 5 passenger seats which come with either cloth upholstery or leather-trimmed upholstery. Ventilation on the front seats is exclusive to the Touring model, but Heated seating can be availed of starting from the Sport model. Overall passenger volume stands at about 105.6 cubic feet for the 1.5T model and 102.7 cubic feet for the 2.0T model. Cargo capacity stands at 16.7 cubic feet throughout all models, just enough for a few bags when you go out for a short vacation. Compared to its competitors, the Honda Accord has the greatest amount of cargo space overall.
The infotainment system that’s featured on the 2022 Honda Accord starts off with an 8-inch touchscreen display which is shared by all trim levels. It comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, as well as Bluetooth functions for audio streaming and hands-free operation. The Accord also comes with Wireless Charging capabilities on the EX-L and Touring trims. There are 3 different audio setups to be found on the Honda Accord. The base model comes with a 4-speaker audio system that’s rated for 160-Watts. Next up is an 8-speaker audio system that’s found on the Sport and Sport Special Edition. Last is a 10-speaker premium audio system that’s rated at 450-watts and comes with a Subwoofer unit for improved sound quality.
The Honda Accord carries a great kit when it comes to safety features and driver-assistance technologies. Honda Sensing Technologies give the Accord features such as Collision Mitigation and Emergency Braking systems, an Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping and Departure assistance. The good news is that all of these come standard throughout the whole lineup of the Honda Accord. Other driver-assistance technologies include a Blind-spot information system with the 2.0T model, Anti-Lock Braking systems, and a whole slew of Passive Safety features dedicated to keeping passengers safe all through your drive.
Honda offers a warranty package that’s serviceable, but definitely falls behind the offerings of other vehicle manufacturers. Their Limited Warranty plan spans for 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The Powertrain Warranty lasts for 5 years or the first 60,000 miles. Honda does not offer any plans or programs for complimentary scheduled maintenance.