2019 Honda Accord – Top Alternatives

2019 Honda Accord – Top Alternatives

Unlike other cars in the segment, the 2019 Honda Accord has managed to embody a design language that is both futuristic and conservative at the same time. Equipped with features like Honda Lane Watch, the 2019 Accord presents customers with a feature-laden product that can compete with cars even in more expensive price brackets. The ground clearance and fuel economy offered by Honda's flagship sedan is not at par with other premium Japanese offerings in the segment which is why we will look at Accord's rivals like the 2019 Nissan Altima and the segment favorite 2019 Toyota Camry to find out which contender is the ideal mid-size sedan for you.

Honda Accord

How much is the 2019 Honda Accord?

The 2019 Honda Accord is available in 4 variants, prices of which start at AED 94,900 which happens to be the same price for the base model 2.5L S variant of the 2019 Nissan Altima. If pricing happens to be one of the most pivotal and determining factors in your purchase decision then the 2019 Toyota Camry demands your consideration, as the entry-level S trim is available at the competitive price tag of AED 91,000.

Toyota Camry

Nissan's approach is quite different than that of Honda and even that of Toyota, as the car manufacturer offers Altima in a 6 variant lineup unlike the 4 variant range of the other two offerings. This helps Nissan ensure that there is an Altima variant for every budget.

Nissan Altima front

2019 Honda Accord 2019 Nissan Altima 2019 Toyota Camry
Variant Price (OTR) Variant Price (OTR) Variant Price (OTR)
1.5L LX TURBO AED 94,900 2.5L S AED 94,900 S AED 91,000
N/A N/A 2.5L Sport AED 98,500 SE AED 99,000
1.5L TURBO SPORT AED 104,900 2.5L SV AED102,900 N/A N/A
N/A N/A 2.0L Turbo SV AED 110,000 SE PLUS AED 114,000
1.5L EX TURBO AED 120,000 2.5L SL AED 119,500 N/A N/A
2.0L TURBO SPORT AED 140,000 2.0L Turbo SL AED 127,500 LIMITED AED  124,500

Is 2019 Honda Accord a good car?
The 2019 Honda Accord has been conceived to execute a sporty appeal both by its design as well as it’s behind the wheel feel. The low seating position and low ground clearance bestow Honda Accord with impressive handling characteristics even though the low suspension travel can sometimes offer a much harsher ride then as compared to other offerings in the segment.

  2019 Honda Accord 2019 Nissan Altima 2019 Toyota Camry
Length 4890 mm 4989 mm 4885 mm
Width 1860 mm 1830 mm 1840 mm
Height 1450 mm 1440 mm 1445 mm
Wheel Base 2830 mm 2825 mm 2824 mm
Curb Weight 1620 kg 1481 kg 1620 kg

The cabin of Honda Accord is a very comfortable place to be and gets impressive noise cancellation levels. Infotainment system might not be as impressive as that of the Nissan Altima but is an excellent unit in the Accord none the less, and comes equipped with very intuitive controls.

Is 2019 Honda Accord underpowered? 

Like its handling characteristics, every engine offered in the 2019 Honda Accord has been finely tuned to offer optimum levels of power and torque. Both the standard 1.5-litre turbocharged unit and much larger 2-liter turbocharged i-VTEC mill manage to offer unparalleled performance and the latter has the fastest 0 to 100 kmph acceleration time of the three cars in this comparison. The 1.5-liter VTEC unit propels Accord from 0 to 100 kmph in just 7.5 seconds. This is the fastest acceleration time of the three cars and is followed by the 2.5-litre petrol engine in Nissan Altima which does the same sprint in 8 seconds and lastly the 2.5-litre unit in Toyota Camry which is the slowest of the three at 9.3 seconds.

The Accord becomes even more impressive when we talk about the 2-liter VTEC unit in the 2019 Accord because this powerplant managers to hit the100 kmph mark from a standstill in Honda’s sedan in a gobsmacking 5.8 seconds and also manages to offer the best in class 7 liter/100 km fuel economy which also happens to be the most efficient of any powerplant offered in all three sedan.

  2019 Honda Accord 2019 Nissan Altima 2019 Toyota Camry

1.5-Litre turbocharged 4-cylinder i-VTEC

2.0-Litre turbocharged 4 cylinder i-VTEC 2.5 L Petrol Engine, 4 Cylinder 16 Valve 2.0-L turbocharged 4 cylinder 2.5- Litre 3.5-Litre
Power 198 bhp 247 bhp  188 bhp 248 bhp 178 bhp 298 bhp
Torque 260 Nm 370 Nm  244 Nm 380 Nm 231 Nm 356 Nm
0-100 kmph Acceleration Time 7.5 seconds 5.8 seconds  8.0 seconds 5.9 seconds 9.3 seconds 6.3 seconds
Fuel Economy (L/100 kms) 5.4 7.0 6.3 6.3 6.7 7.0

Which is better 2019 Honda Accord or 2019 Toyota Camry?

2019 Toyota Camry happens to be one of the most popular sedans in the segment. Its popularity can be attributed to Toyota’s competitive pricing and globally renowned reliability. The most expensive Honda Accord variant with its 140,000 price tag is an impressive machine but it is also AED 15,500 more expensive than the closest Camry variant and AED 12,500 more expensive than the closest Altima model. The price margin makes even lesser sense when considering that the Accord is only 0.5 seconds faster than the most powerful Camry model but offers the same fuel economy stat.

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