Our First Driving Impression with the 2019 Honda Accord
Though the craze for crossovers isn’t over yet, there are shoppers who still prefer to own sedans that has its own strong points to sell. Among them, the 2019 Honda Accord proved itself to be one of the brightest to lure the sedan shoppers.
Sedans being always our first preference made us visit our nearby Sonoma County Honda dealership, where the sales team encouraged us to try a test drive with the 2019 version of the Honda Accord that stood in the showroom with a graceful stance. That was our first drive impression with this beautiful sedan from Honda that lasts in our minds as a beautiful one, and our friends couldn’t agree more to the points that we shared with them. So we thought of sharing with you as well.
The 2019 Honda Accord starts with its Base model with a more than adequate powertrain, that also had more than average handling prowess that pushed the sedan higher in the scale of appreciation in its own segment.
We started exploring the base trim that came with a 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine to keep equal pace with its rivals that got released from Toyota and Nissan. But it was the clever decision of Honda to mate this engine to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to get the best possible life and it was a more than successful attempt. The base powertrain could make a 192 of hp and 192 lb-ft of torque without any struggle.
The other two rivals came out to be thirstier than the Accord when the drives were continuing for hours on highways. We even saw some other buyers who appreciated this engine combination over the other 2.0-liter turbo-4 rated engine that was offered as an option along with a 10-speed automatic transmission. However, when we tried the other one, we did fell into a kind of quandary as to which one would be better for our driving ventures.
Under the Hood:
The 2019 Honda Accord gives you an electric powered steering system to change the ratio of driving fun depending upon which steering angle you take and at what speed you ask the 2019 Accord to move. It helped us slow down when we wanted it in the middle of the drives for better tracking and got faster at the edges to get more accurate response. The 2019 Honda Accord felt better with all its iterations because of its firm ride quality than its previous year version.
Our Lasting Drive Impression:
Most of the trims of the 2019 Honda Accord we got to drive at the Honda dealer Sonoma County were equipped with a standard base suspension that has been specially upgraded with few new control arms along with some fluid-filled bushings that are placed at the front to fend out all road imperfections. The Touring trims of the 2019 Accord get adaptive dampers to toggle between the sport and normal mode drive settings to achieve better performance especially when the narrow roads turn out to be twisty. The suspension at the base felt more communicative than many other sedans we drove till now.