2019 Honda Accord 2.0T essentials: The family sedan is alive and well

Our Opinion: The Accord range has gotten downright huge over the past few generations, even as the sedan market has shrunk, and there’s now a mid-size Honda to suit just about any budget and taste. There’s even a hybrid with 48 mpg combined and no oddball styling penalty. The Sport is still my personal sweet spot for price/features, but for those who want a truly premium car without the Audi/BMW/Lexus price, the Accord Touring 2.0T has to be among the most well-rounded cars on the market today.
Low-slung and attractive, the latest Accord adopts the semi-fastback styling popularized by cars like the Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS. Clever packaging means there’s very little sacrifice for the swoopiness — the Accord’s trunk is huge and rear seat passengers benefit from plenty of leg- and headroom. Critical for family sedan shoppers, Honda builds its Honda Sensing safety technologies into every trim level — it includes all the most recent safety nannies like collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruse control and lane keeping assist even on the basic LX.