It’s not that the Accord is boring, it’s just that through the generations of the Accords that have been introduced, non of them struck a cord honestly. They look good when introduced and fade away into the crowd as the years pass by, they are roomy and do their job pretty well. But ultimately none of them are bought for making the heart pounce, but for more somber reasons like practicality and reliability, perhaps a little nap is in order.
This new Accord adds a splash of style here and there, it’s as if the design was being figured out while being developed, “Let’s put a kink here” and “Why don’t we add a chrome strip there” kind of situation. One thing for sure is that the new company nose was mandatory and they stretched it to match the proportions of this large sedan. I’m not a fan of the company nose to be honest, it’s supposed to look modern and sporting but it comes off as a but fussy and odd, its three iterations away from achieving a stylish status. The rear is the nicest part, where everything is sleek and taught. Step in and your are met with an okay looking yet functional interior, which will undoubtedly stand the test of time and still be an okay interior. Under the hood, the most potent engine is a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder that produces 278HP, mated to a 10 speed auto, sounds intriguing.
Overall the Honda Accord will soldier on, if it ain’t broke why fix it? But don’t expect your pulse to care.