2022 Honda Accord: What To Expect

October 1st, 2021 by

The Honda Accord enjoys a strong reputation as one of the most affordable and reliable mid-size cars on the market, with room enough to carry five passengers thanks to its modern design. After receiving a facelift during the previous model year, the impending release of the 2022 Accord has some wondering if there’s anything new to expect across the car’s five different trim levels. What will you find in the latest edition of this vehicle?

What We Know About The 2022 Honda Accord Redesign

Manufacturers such as Honda make decisions about how they will design and update their vehicles from year to year based on many different factors, including the overall lifespan of the main design. Most major automotive sources consider the Accord to be about midway through its current design’s life. As a result, the Accord most recently received a minor redesign for the 2021 model year. Those changes include upgraded LED headlights, a redesigned grille and an upgrade to the interior infotainment system.

With that in mind, all signs point to the 2022 Accord remaining virtually the same in every regard. One potential area where we may see an upgrade is the software that powers the 8-inch infotainment system. However, the trim levels remain the same, and there are no expected new features or changes to cosmetics or performance in this model year compared to the previous generation.

Engine Options & Fuel Economy

The Accord comes with two different engine options, plus a separate hybrid version with four trim levels of its own. In most 2022 models, drivers will find a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of achieving 192 horsepower with a similar torque rating of 192 pound-feet. That’s plenty of pep to get you where you need to go with smooth ride quality. Unfortunately, the Accord no longer features a manual transmission following the 2021 model.

The upgraded engine, available primarily on the Touring model, weighs in at 2.0 liters for 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. According to EPA estimates, with the standard CVT, or continuously variable transmission, most Accord models average about 32 to 33 combined city/highway miles per gallon*. As a result, it’s an economical choice for a daily driver.

Interior & Exterior Changes

With no significant revisions to the overall design of the Accord, the interior and exterior of the vehicle should remain largely the same as its 2021 counterpart. However, last year’s refresh did add several features that drivers love to see, such as the aforementioned 8-inch infotainment screen that now comes as a standard. Additionally, Honda has included Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard features for the audio system, even on the lowest trim levels. On higher trim levels, such as the EX-L, drivers will enjoy exterior features like a power moonroof.

Safety Ratings & Features

Honda places a strong emphasis on the importance of safety, and that’s no less true with the Accord. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Accord scores a strong five out of five stars in its overall safety rating. That rating includes five stars in every crash test — front, rear, side and even rollover crashes.

The Accord also comes with the Honda Sensing Safety Suite, which includes standard features such as:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warnings
  • Frontal collision warnings
  • Auto high beams
  • Rearview camera with guidelines

The Honda Accord 2022 Pricing

Built to be a cost-competitive solution for frequent drivers who demand reliability, the Accord starts at very reasonable levels for the lower trims. While the price tag does grow for those who want additional luxury touches and other features, what you get offers clear value at every level.

Trim Level MSRP**
2022 Honda Accord LX $24,970
2022 Honda Accord Sport $27,430
2022 Honda Accord Sport (Special Edition) $28,920
2022 Honda Accord EX-L $31,920
2022 Honda Accord Touring $36,900

When Is The Honda Accord 2022 Release Date?

So far, we don’t know when the new Accord will roll off the assembly lines and land on dealership lots. However, in keeping with its usual traditions, Honda expects the 2022 Accord to be available for purchase starting in the fall of 2021. Buyers interested in taking one of these cars on a test drive for themselves should keep an eye out heading into October and November as the newest models are sure to arrive sooner than you think.

Discover the Accord at Classic Honda of Texoma

Jam-packed with safety features and a comfortable interior that makes daily or long-distance driving a breeze, the 2022 Accord carries forward the best of previous model years without sacrificing what made it so popular to start. At Classic Honda of Texoma, we make exploring the perfect Accord model for your needs easy and convenient. Stop by and see us today to schedule your test drive with our friendly staff.

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*EPA estimates for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 models.

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