Launched alongside the Honda Civic facelift is the new tenth-generation Honda Accord. The Japanese company’s D-segment sedan brings with it a number of upgrades, including Honda Sensing, a new 1.5L VTEC turbocharged engine, and of course, new looks.
Given the amount of improvements the new Accord brings, prices of the big sedan have increased accordingly too. Two variants are available in Malaysia: 1.5 TC and 1.5 TC-P, which are priced at RM185,900 and RM195,900 respectively. These are on-the-road prices without insurance, and the Accord also comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.
There are a couple of features that differentiate the 1.5 TC and 1.5 TC-P models. For one, Only the 1.5 TC-P comes with Honda Sensing, which is a suite of safety and driver assistance systems. These include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Low Speed Follow (LSF), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), and Auto High-Beam (AHB).
On top of that, only the Accord 1.5 TC-P gets Tyre Deflation Warning System, Multi-View Camera System (360° camera), Cross Traffic Monitor, and Smart Parking Assist System. Quite an exhaustive list of features exclusive to the 1.5 TC-P, isn’t it?
Beyond these features, the Accord 1.5 TC-P also gets 18-inch alloys wrapped with 235/45R18 tyres, while the 1.5 TC comes with smaller 17-inch alloys with 225/50R17 tyres. Acceleration times are slightly different too: the 1.5 TC can go from 0 to 100kmph in 9 seconds, while the 1.5 TC-P takes 9.1 seconds.
Speaking of acceleration, under the hood of the new Accord is the very same 1.5L VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder engine found in the Civic and CR-V, but the outputs are higher: it produces 201hp with 260Nm of torque. In comparison, the Civic outputs 173hp and 220Nm, while the CR-V does 193hp and 243Nm.
Even though Honda Sensing is only available on the top-of-the-range model, Honda LaneWatch is a standard feature for both variants of the Accord. LaneWatch uses an integrated camera mounted on the passenger side mirror to display what’s on the left side of the car on the infotainment screen. This happens whenever you signal to the left, making lane change safer.
Other standard safety features of the new Accord include six airbags (front, side, curtain), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), front and rear parking sensors with a multi-angle rearview camera, and rear seat ISOFIX. Thanks to these safety features, this sedan is granted five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating.
The all-new Honda Accord is now available at over 100 Honda dealerships nationwide, and it is offered in four colours: Crsytal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, and Platinum White Pearl. More information on the D-segment sedan can be found on Honda’s official website.