2021 Honda Accord Trims Explained for Sale in North Attleboro, MA
Father Time has been kind to the Honda Accord. For decades, this midsized sedan has remained a top seller, and it hasn’t lost its momentum going into 2021 thanks to a refresh that includes a restyled grille, an improved Honda Sensing radar system, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wireless is now optional), new available LED headlights, new alloy wheel designs, and a revised trim lineup that replaces the EX with a new Sport Special Edition (the LX, Sport, EX-L, and Touring remain). Most trims get a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (192 hp) joined to a continuously variable transmission, but the Touring comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (252 hp) with a 10-speed automatic tranny. This engine and transmission setup is available with the Sport, and all trims have a front-wheel drivetrain.
The base LX receives many of the features on most drivers’ must-have lists. The exterior highlights include 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, and a rearview camera that’s enhanced with multiple angles and dynamic guidelines. Inside, it gets automatic climate control (dual-zone), push-button start, two 12-volt power outlets, a front-console USB audio interface, and a fold-down rear seatback with a center armrest. The infotainment system is controlled via an 8-inch touchscreen (which wasn’t previously standard). It also gets Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability, HondaLink remote services, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a sound system with four speakers. There are a number of standard active safety features bundled in the Honda Sensing suite, too: forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, and automatic high beams.
Sport and Sport Special Edition
The aptly named Sport trim moves up to 19-inch wheels and adds eye-catching gloss black exterior accents, fog lights, full-beam LED headlights, a lockable glove compartment, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob (only for models with the 1.5-liter engine), sport pedals, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, hands-free text messaging, a front console USB smartphone/audio interface, second-row USB charging ports, an eight-speaker sound system, and a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback.
The 2.0T version gains a few premium amenities, such as Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock (which doesn’t require you to use the key fob to lock, unlock, or start the vehicle and will lock the doors automatically if you forget), gloss-black heated side mirrors, a moonroof, a driver’s side seatback pocket, heated front seats, all-new wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD and satellite radio, a wireless smartphone charger, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
The Sport Special Edition is similar to the Sport 2.0T, but it omits the moonroof, HD radio, satellite radio, wireless smartphone charger, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. It returns wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the leather-wrapped shift knob. Some of the special features of this debuting trim are an active grille shutter, a center console USB smartphone/audio interface, a power front passenger’s seat, and leather upholstery.
EX-L and Touring
The EX-L returns the moonroof, HD radio, satellite radio, wireless smartphone charger, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, 17-inch wheels, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but loses the gloss-black exterior accents and sport pedals. Its exterior mirrors are improved with integrated turn-signal indicators and it adds two front parking sensors, four rear parking sensors, courtesy lights, driver’s seat memory, a HomeLink remote system, a 10-speaker sound system, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The range-topping Touring gets 19-inch wheels but not the active grille shutter. It’s dressed up with chrome door handles and boosts the comfort and convenience factor with rain-sensing wipers, a passenger’s side mirror with reverse tilt-down function, four front parking sensors, ambient interior lighting, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, integrated navigation, HondaLink subscription services, an on-board Wi-Fi hotspot, Near Field Communication (NFC) for easy phone-to-vehicle pairing, and a head-up display.