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The Legacy Continues: The 2025 Honda Accord

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Overview

America’s best-selling car over the last five decades, the Honda Accord was first introduced to American car buyers in 1976 and helped establish the midsize sedan segment. The all-new 2025 Honda Accord reinvigorates the midsize sedan segment with an elegant and sophisticated design, offering a fuel-efficient yet sporty and exhilarating driving experience.

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Trim Levels and Powertrain Options

The 2025 Honda Accord is available in six trim levels, starting with the turbocharged LX and EX, and topped by the hybrid-powered Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, and Touring. The four hybrid-electric powered trims feature Honda’s advanced 4th-generation two-motor hybrid system, delivering more power than ever before. With 247 lb.-ft of torque, these are the most powerful Accord hybrids ever, positioned at the top of the 11th-generation Accord lineup. These hybrid models are expected to represent about 50% of annual sales, marking a significant step in Honda’s electrification strategy.

Sleek and Dynamic Design

The all-new 11th-generation Accord is longer and sleeker, with premium proportions and a broad stance. This design evolution advances the Honda design direction with a low horizontal beltline and a long, powerful front end. The 2025 Accord backs up its sleek new looks with more confident and refined driving dynamics.

Modern and Tech-Savvy Interior

Inside, the 2025 Accord features a new sporty and modern interior that boasts fine craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and must-have tech features. This includes Honda’s largest touchscreen ever and the first integration of Google built-in for seamless on-the-go connectivity.

Google Built-In

Standard on the Accord Touring, Google built-in features Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play, plus the latest apps and services such as seamless navigation integration and continuously updated traffic information. Google Cloud’s Speech-to-Text service is also included, offering incredibly accurate automatic speech recognition for voice-control of vehicle functions such as climate control. A 3-year unlimited data plan for the Google built-in features is included.

Advanced Safety Features

The 2025 Accord comes standard with new and advanced active and passive safety technology to maintain its position as a safety leader. This includes expanded and improved Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology, made possible by a new front sensor camera and radar system. Next-gen front airbags, as well as new front knee and rear side-impact airbags, are also standard. An updated version of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure is designed to exceed current and future crash test standards, including for oblique collisions.

Made in America

For 40 years, the Accord has been manufactured in America. The all-new 2025 Accord and Accord hybrid models continue this tradition, built in the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio using domestic and globally-sourced parts, reflecting Honda’s commitment to building products close to the customer.

Benchmark in Its Class

A true benchmark in its class, the all-new 2025 Accord is the best Honda Accord ever, delivering an unbeatable combination of style, efficiency, performance, and connectivity.

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Exterior Design

2025 honda accord exteriorKey Exterior Design Features

  • Sleek, Elegant, and Sophisticated Styling
  • Strong, Powerful Front End with an Upright Grille
  • Standard Blacked Out LED Headlights
  • Flowing Fastback Roofline and a Long Hood for a Premium Silhouette
  • 2.7 Inches Longer, 0.4 Inches Wider Rear Track
  • Distinctive Horizontal LED Straight-Line Taillights for a Wide Stance
  • Even Sportier Styling for Sport and Sport-L Hybrid Models
  • 19-Inch Wheels for Sport, Sport-L, and Touring

Sleek New Styling

The 2025 Honda Accord features all-new elegant and sophisticated styling that advances the Honda design direction with long, clean body lines and a strong, powerful front end.

Standard blacked out LED headlights complement the expressive wide, upright grille, flanked by air curtain inlets that route air through the bumper and around the front wheels, enhancing aerodynamic efficiency.

For an upscale look, the Accord uses laser brazing technology along the roof, eliminating the need for roof molding to create a smooth and clean roof line. The keyhole has also been eliminated from the door handles, and the active shutter grille closes automatically when the vehicle is parked.

A longer hood and flowing fastback roofline create a premium silhouette. A sharp upper character line running the length of the body creates a sense of motion and highlights the Accord’s increased overall length, which has grown 2.7 inches. All 2025 Accords also feature a 0.4-inch wider rear track for a broader stance and improved stability. Distinctive wide, horizontal LED straight-line taillights accentuate the Accord’s wide stance.

Trim-Specific Design Details

Each Accord grade features distinct design details:

  • LX, EX, and EX-L Trims:
    • Black grille mesh
    • Body-color side mirrors
    • Large 17-inch alloy wheels (Blade Silver on LX and Pewter Gray on EX and EX-L)
    • 225/50R17 all-season tires
  • Sport and Sport-L Trims:
    • Black side mirrors
    • Black rear spoiler
    • Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Berlina Black with machined face on Sport, and Matte Berlina Black on Sport-L)
    • Unique black rear diffuser (Sport-L only)
    • 235/40R19 all-season tires for a sporty, athletic stance and sharp handling
  • Touring Trim:
    • Unique Berlina Black with machined face 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Silver and black exterior trim for a sharp, high-contrast look

Active Shutter Grille System

Honda’s Active Shutter Grille system reduces aerodynamic drag at cruising speeds to help improve fuel efficiency. Located behind the upper grille opening, the four shutters open or close simultaneously to control the amount of air flowing through the engine’s radiator and the air conditioner’s condenser. The system is designed to keep the shutters closed as much as possible to minimize aerodynamic drag—even in city driving. For a cleaner look, the active shutter grille now closes automatically when the vehicle is parked.

Eight Eye-Catching Colors

The 2025 Accord will be available in eight eye-catching exterior colors, including three new shades:

  • New Colors:
    • Meteorite Gray Metallic
    • Urban Gray Pearl
    • Canyon River Blue Metallic
  • Returning Favorites:
    • Platinum White Pearl
    • Lunar Silver Metallic
    • Crystal Black Pearl
    • Still Night Pearl
    • Radiant Red Metallic

Interior Design and Package

interior 2025 honda accordKey Interior Design and Package Features

  • Sporty and Modern Cabin Reflecting Honda’s New Design Direction
  • Class-leading passenger Space and Rear Seat Legroom
  • High-Quality Switchgear Throughout the Cabin for a Premium Experience
  • Front Body Stabilizing Seats to Reduce Fatigue
  • Simplified Dashboard Surfaces to Reduce Reflections
  • Open and Airy Greenhouse and Thin A-Pillars for Improved Outward Visibility
  • Quieter Cabin
  • Class-Leading Cargo Volume

Sporty and Modern Interior

With clean surfaces, high-quality materials, and upscale touches, the all-new 2025 Honda Accord’s sporty and modern interior builds on Honda’s design direction while offering class-leading passenger volume (105.7 cubic feet, without moonroof) and rear seat legroom (40.8 inches).

Premium materials are used throughout the cabin, with close attention paid to the operation of all switchgear and controls for a premium feel. The shift knob has been angled toward the driver by 5 degrees, allowing the cup holders positioned to the right of the shifter to hold large-size cups.

Modern, high-style materials include the elegant Piano Black trim on the instrument panel and console, along with a striking metal mesh accent that stretches across the dash. A design element that debuted on the 2022 Civic, the metal trim serves both form and function, creating a dramatic visual dividing line between the audio, information displays, and climate controls, while the flow-through design conceals the air vents to create an uncluttered and harmonious dash.

More Comfortable Body Stabilizing Seats

The Accord features Body Stabilizing Seats up front, which firmly hold the body, reduce fatigue, and enhance comfort, especially on long drives. This front seat design uses multiple internal structures to provide improved support across the entire body, including a resin mat that supports the area from the pelvis to the lumbar spine for a more stable and solid seating feel. Forward and lateral pelvic tilt are reduced by the new curve of the seat bottom.

An inner frame on the seat bottom stabilizes the hip to reduce movement and posture changes during various G-forces experienced while driving. The seat also centers the upper body over the pelvis, helping to stabilize the upper arms and the driver’s eyesight, making driving easier and more comfortable.

Improved Visibility

Outward visibility is notably improved by the Accord’s new open and airy greenhouse, along with windshield wipers that are now hidden from the driver’s view when not in use. Further enhancing visibility is the clean surfacing atop the Accord’s wide instrument panel, designed with minimal cutlines to reduce windshield reflections.

Reduced Cabin Noise

A new carpet insulator, a thicker dashboard insulator, and a new cover for the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) of the rear seat belts reduce noise entering the cabin. For the Accord Touring, acoustic laminated windshield glass with a total thickness of 4.7 mm is specifically tuned to attenuate wind and urban noise frequencies. The Touring trim also features 4.7 mm acoustic laminated front door glass.

Active Noise Control (ANC) reduces unpleasant booming noise in the cabin. Standard on hybrid models, Active Sound Control (ASC) enhances the sound of the engine in Sport mode for a sportier and more enjoyable driving experience.

The Accord’s new wheels feature a noise-reducing design with a resonator and a resin molding applied in a band on the rim inside the tire. This reduces noise resonance in the air column inside the wheel, providing a noticeable reduction in audible thumping or bumping noises when the Accord crosses expansion joints on the roadway.

Expansive Storage and Cargo Space

The all-new interior offers a range of convenient storage features for the driver and passengers. The center console is specially engineered to offer a sporty appearance coupled with versatile usability, including a large central storage compartment topped with a comfortable padded flip-up armrest and a convenient smartphone tray ahead of the shifter.

A pair of large, convenient cupholders are positioned alongside the transmission controls. There is also a small tray between the cupholder and center armrest, and a total of eight drink holders in the front and rear to meet the needs of the driver and every passenger.

The 2025 Accord has the most cargo room in its class, with all models providing 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space and standard fold-down rear seats.

Class-Above Materials and Features

Each Accord grade features unique and distinctive touches:

  • LX and EX Trims:
    • Gray or black cloth upholstery
    • EX trim includes a 10-way power driver’s seat with lumbar control
    • Moonroof, heated front seats, and dual-zone climate control in EX trim
  • Sport Trim:
    • Unique black cloth upholstery
    • Aluminum pedals
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • EX-L and Sport-L Trims:
    • Leather seating surfaces
    • 4-way power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Touring Trim:
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Heated rear seats

HMI and Technology

2025 honda accord technologyKey HMI and Technology Features

  • Standard Digital Instrumentation
  • HD 12.3-inch Color Touchscreen with Wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Compatibility (Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, Touring)
  • Integration of Google Built-In, including Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play (Touring)
  • Standard 7-inch Color Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Compatibility
  • Qi-Compatible Wireless Charging (Touring)
  • 12-Speaker Bose Premium Audio System (Touring)
  • Expanded HondaLink™ Services with Remote Engine Start
  • Over-the-Air (OTA) Software Updates

Standard Digital Instrumentation

Intuitive technology is smartly integrated into the 2025 Honda Accord, focusing on the driver. The standard 10.2-inch digital instrument panel offers unique display functions depending on the powertrain. A digital power flow meter replaces the tachometer in the hybrid-electric powered Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, and Touring. The multi-information display features user-selectable functions such as Honda Sensing®.

Larger Touchscreen

Accord hybrid models (Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, Touring) come standard with Honda’s largest-ever touchscreen, a 12.3-inch color unit with a physical volume knob, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and Alexa Built-In.

Powered by a faster processor for lag-free performance, the new 12.3-inch system features a simplified navigation structure with fewer embedded menus. Designed with simplicity in mind, the system offers three user-defined, easily programmable shortcuts on the left side of the screen. A 1-inch finger rest at the bottom of the touchscreen provides a stable surface to rest the hand for easier use.

A new 7-inch color touchscreen audio system is standard on LX and EX trims, featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability, a simplified menu structure, and physical knobs for volume and tuning. Two illuminated 3.0A USB-C ports are standard on LX, EX, and Sport models. EX-L and Touring trims include two additional illuminated 3.0A USB-C charging ports for rear seat passengers. Qi-compatible 15W wireless smartphone charging is standard on the Touring trim.

Google Built-In

The top-line Touring features Honda’s first integration of Google built-in, including Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play, with the latest apps and services. Seamless integration of navigation and live traffic updates is offered through Google built-in, with a 3-year unlimited data plan included.

Google Cloud’s Speech-to-Text service provides incredibly accurate automatic speech recognition for in-vehicle voice control of functions such as climate control. Users can simply say “Hey Google” or press the voice control button on the steering wheel to get started. Voice assistant capability allows users to set their destination in Google Maps without taking their eyes off the road, with the route map displayed in the instrument cluster.

Google Assistant enables voice operation of media apps, vehicle functions such as the air-conditioning system, and smartphone functions like texting and making calls. Google Play allows users to download various third-party apps such as music, podcasts, and audiobooks.

Non-Google Built-InGoogle Built-In
3GB or three months of data, whichever comes firstUnlimited data for three years
Head Unit AppsYes
Data Amount and DurationYes

Redesigned Head-Up Display

Standard on Accord Touring is a redesigned 6-inch head-up display, which projects a broad range of information directly in front of the driver on the lower portion of the windshield. The driver can adjust the vertical position of the projection and turn the display off if preferred. Display modes include:

  • Speedometer
  • Navigation
  • Driver Assist

Concert Quality Bose Audio

The Accord Touring comes with a standard 12-speaker Bose premium audio system. Featuring Bose Centerpoint System digital signal processing, the new system is custom-engineered precisely for the new Accord interior, delivering a clear and impactful listening experience for all occupants.

Expert Bose audio engineers developed the sound system with advanced components and technologies, working closely with Honda early in the vehicle design process to integrate the system for optimal performance. Crisp sound is delivered through 12 high-performance Bose speakers, strategically placed throughout the Accord cabin for exceptional music reproduction across all frequencies, low to high. Dynamic Speed Compensation technology automatically adjusts volume and tone based on vehicle speed, preserving the quality of the listening experience without the need for manual adjustments.

Expanded HondaLink® Services

The 2025 Accord features a new and advanced generation of the cloud-based HondaLink® connected car system. HondaLink® keeps Accord owners informed and connected while on the go. Through the HondaLink® mobile app, owners have access to features including remote locking/unlocking, remote engine start, the vehicle’s last parked location, stolen vehicle locator, remote diagnostics, geo-fencing, speed alert, and more.

Additionally, Accord owners can use the HondaLink® Skill feature for remote voice control of vehicle functions such as remote start, locking and unlocking doors, and more.

This subscription-based system allows Accord owners to access a range of features and functionality, including:

  • Remote engine start with status
  • Remote door lock/unlock with status
  • Automated crash notification with location
  • Remote “Find My Car”
  • Remote stolen vehicle tracking
  • Remote fuel and range status
  • Remote Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) status
  • Speed alarm
  • Geofencing
  • Remote diagnostics

Over-the-Air Software Updates

In addition to Over-the-Air (OTA) software updates to the audio/connectivity ECU, all Accords can now receive quick and secure OTA software updates to the engine control ECU and integrated control module, enhancing functionality and capability.

Powertrain

2025 honda accord powertrainKey Powertrain Features

  • Hybrid:
    • All-new fourth-generation two-motor hybrid system improves drivability and performance (Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, Touring)
    • All-new, more refined 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine (Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, Touring)
    • 247 lb.-ft. of torque – a 15 lb.-ft. improvement (Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, Touring)
    • New smaller and lighter Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) (Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, Touring)
    • Deceleration paddles with six regen levels enable “one pedal”-like driving style (Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, Touring)
    • Expanded drive modes
  • 1.5 Turbo:
    • Newly refined 1.5-liter turbo engine improves power and emissions performance (LX, EX)
    • CVT updated for quicker response and more refined driving experience (LX, EX)

All-New 4th-Generation Two-Motor Hybrid System

All Accord hybrid trims – Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, and Touring – feature the all-new two-motor hybrid system produced at Honda’s Ohio Transmission Plant. With 247 lb.-ft. of torque, a 15 lb.-ft. improvement (+6.5%), the new system delivers greater performance than the previous Accord hybrid.

An all-new, more refined 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine, now with direct fuel injection, is mated to the two larger and more powerful electric motors of the new hybrid system, which are now mounted side-by-side, rather than in-line as in previous generations. Total system horsepower for the new Accord hybrid trims is now 204 hp, an increase from 202 hp in the 2022 model.

The new traction motor spins at 14,500 rpm and produces 181 horsepower, while the generator motor, spinning at 17,000 rpm, puts out 161 horsepower, dedicated to charging the battery pack. Quietness has been improved during idling and power generation by incorporating a pre-damper into the flywheel, reducing torque fluctuations from the engine and suppressing vibration at low rpm/low torque speeds.

Mounted under the rear seat, the new Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) containing the battery pack and its controlling hardware is smaller and lighter. The 9% smaller size of the IPU allows for the cooling fan to be fully integrated into the unit, rather than externally mounted.

The Power Control Unit (PCU) housed under the hood has 6% more maximum output and a lower profile, which allows for the use of a larger resonator for the engine intake to reduce noise. A new lighter DC cable with aluminum stranded wire weighs 35% less.

The new hybrid system incorporates Linear Shift Control, creating the feel of a conventional drivetrain shifting gears at wide-open throttle for a more exhilarating driving experience. Additionally, the new Accord has six levels of deceleration available through the selector paddles on the steering wheel, allowing for a “one pedal”-like driving style and greater freedom of control during deceleration. The new hybrid-electric system also allows for a substantial increase in continuous maximum speed, climbing 29 mph.

All-New Direct Injected 2.0-Liter Atkinson-Cycle Engine (Hybrids)

Introduced in the 2023 CR-V, Honda’s new two-motor hybrid system also features an all-new 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine with improved power, refinement, and environmental performance. Since the gasoline engine can be decoupled from the rest of the hybrid powertrain, it operates as needed, depending on the state of battery charge and other parameters.

With sales of the new 2025 CR-V and Accord hybrid trims representing about 50% of the sales mix of each model annually, production volume of the new engine and hybrid system has dramatically increased. For the Anna Engine Plant in Ohio, where the 2.0-liter engine is produced, this radical increase included more in-house production of engine components and an increase in local sourcing for parts previously supplied from Japan.

All the engine’s major components have been redesigned and improved, including the block, which now features stronger main bearing caps, cylinder head, crank, connecting rods, and camshafts. For the first time, these components are manufactured at the Anna Engine Plant, improving production efficiencies and increasing capacity.

The new cylinder head uses a two-piece water jacket, new gas-cooling exhaust ports, and a large capacity EGR cooler to control high exhaust gas temperatures. The compression ratio has been raised from 13.5:1 to 13.9:1, improving power and efficiency. Peak output for the four-cylinder engine is now 146 horsepower (SAE net at 6,100 rpm) and 134 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net at 4,500 rpm), resulting in gains of 3 hp and 5 lb.-ft. of torque.

Critical to the operation of the Atkinson-cycle engine is a lightweight DOHC cylinder head with Variable Timing Control (VTC) on both the intake and exhaust cams. To further reduce emissions, a new low-temperature active catalyst with a low level of noble metals drops NOx emissions by 24% and total hydrocarbon emissions by 22%, giving Accord hybrids a LEV3 SULEV 30 rating.

Engine sound is now better synchronized with vehicle speed for a more natural and relaxed feel. The engine also features a more rigid crankshaft and secondary balancer to reduce vibration. A new all-urethane engine cover reduces noise from the new direct-injection system.

Refined 1.5-Liter Turbo Powertrain on LX and EX

The direct-injected 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine under the hood of LX and EX grades has been updated and refined, demonstrating Honda’s commitment to improving the efficiency and performance of internal combustion engine technology even as it heads into the electrified era.

Multiple enhancements to the 1.5-liter turbo provide a more refined driving experience and improved emissions performance. Running on regular unleaded gas, the engine produces 192 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm (SAE net) and 192 lb.-ft. (SAE net) of torque from 1,700-5,000 rpm.

The 1.5-liter DOHC 16-valve VTEC® Turbo engine uses a high-efficiency high-response turbocharger, an electrically actuated wastegate, and an advanced valve control system to combine high power output with high fuel efficiency and low emissions. The system combines intake and exhaust Variable Timing Control (dual VTC), which continuously adjusts the intake and exhaust camshaft phase, with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC), which changes valve lift, timing, and duration of the exhaust valves.

The increased valve lift from VTEC operation varies to improve gas scavenging at low speed, part throttle conditions, and higher speed, full throttle operation, helping to improve performance across the engine speed range.

The exhaust manifold has a unique 4-into-2 design that consolidates the exhaust from the number 1 and 4 cylinders into one port, and the number 2 and 3 cylinders in a separate port, reducing exhaust pulse interference and improving intake and exhaust efficiency, especially at low engine speeds.

A new catalytic converter minimizes the use of rare metals, helping Accord achieve LEV3 SULEV 30 emissions certification. Further aiding fuel economy and reducing emissions is an idle-stop system that turns off the engine at stoplights. Engine noise has been significantly reduced by a new high-rigidity crankshaft and oil pan.

CVT: More Responsive, Reduced Noise

The continuously variable transmission (CVT) for the 1.5-liter turbo engine features reduced drive belt noise. Significant improvements to drivability and response include Step-Shift programming that simulates gear changes at full throttle.

New Drive Modes

Drivers can seamlessly switch between selectable drive modes to optimize the Accord’s driving experience for various conditions with preset performance settings for powertrain response, steering assist level, gauge cluster layout, and adaptive cruise-control settings. Normal and Econ modes are standard. Hybrid models (Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, Touring) also feature a new Sport mode for more response and a new Individual mode that enables customization of the driving experience.

  • Normal Mode: A balance between fuel efficiency and fun driving performance.
  • ECON Mode: Prioritizes fuel efficiency by adjusting the pedal input/throttle opening ratio and setting the air conditioning to a more efficient cycle.
  • Sport Mode (Hybrid Only): Improves throttle response and enhances the sporty feeling of acceleration. Active Sound Control produces a sporty sound.
  • Individual Mode (Hybrid Only): Enables the driver to select individual settings including engine responsiveness, ACC, gauges, and steering assist.

Fuel Economy (MPG) Ratings

TrimDrivetrainMPG (City/Hwy/Comb.)
LX1.5T/CVT29 / 37 / 32
EX1.5T/CVT29 / 37 / 32
SportHybrid46 / 41 / 44
EX-LHybrid51 / 44 / 48
Sport-LHybrid46 / 41 / 44
TouringHybrid46 / 41 / 44

Body and Chassis

chassis 2025 honda accordKey Body and Chassis Features

  • Enhanced global Honda Architecture for precise, intuitive handling and a comfortable ride
  • Stiffer body for improved driving dynamics
  • Front suspension mounted on a lightweight rigid subframe
  • Refined rear multi-link suspension for a smoother ride
  • 0.4-inch wider rear track increases stability
  • Improved steering feel
  • New Motion Management System improves handling

Responsive, Yet Comfortable Dynamics

The more fun-to-drive 2025 Accord sets a new benchmark for sporty, yet comfortable and refined driving dynamics. Now based on the enhanced global Honda Architecture, the Accord’s chassis rigidity has been increased with new brace bars in the front bulkhead, a reinforced firewall, and a transmission tunnel to further support improvements in ride, handling, and overall refinement.

Suspension and steering updates make the Accord more enjoyable to drive while simultaneously improving ride quality. A lightweight and rigid cast-aluminum front subframe supports the engine and transmission assembly, as well as the lower front suspension and Electric Power Steering (EPS) components.

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension

The MacPherson strut front suspension is engineered to provide inspired handling performance and a responsive feel for the driver. L-shaped aluminum lower suspension arms connect to the cast-aluminum subframe via hydraulic compliance bushings. Engineered to absorb both longitudinal and lateral forces, they provide the ideal combination of handling stability, ride comfort, and refinement, with maximum isolation from road noise and vibration. A new damper mount bearing and ball joint reduce system friction by 33%.

The lightweight lower suspension arms are aluminum for reduced suspension inertia, the front hub carriers are steel, and all Accord trims use a tubular front stabilizer bar with bonded mounts for smoother functionality. Specially calibrated geometry ensures a high degree of quickness and precision, smoothness, and stability.

Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension

The Accord’s multi-link rear suspension includes stamped-steel arms, cast-aluminum hub carriers, and a stabilizer bar. Mounted on a floating-type steel subframe, the rear suspension provides agile handling during normal driving and in emergency maneuvers, together with a flat ride. The rear track has been widened by 0.4 inches to improve stability.

The trailing arms are located on the unibody with 10% larger compliance bushings for a smoother ride and exceptional refinement while maintaining precise handling. All Accord trims use a solid rear stabilizer bar for crisp turn-in and body roll control.

Dual Pinion Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPS)

The Electric Power Steering (EPS) incorporates dual pinion gears for steering feel, performance, and comfort that is unsurpassed in its class. Compared to a traditional single-pinion steering system, the dual pinion EPS utilizes the physical steering input from the driver as well as from a supplemental electric motor. A non-contact torque sensor measures the driver’s steering effort, and an ECU determines how much electric motor assist to apply, resulting in smooth, natural, and precise steering feel.

A new steering column bearing improves the smoothness of the steering, enabling confident, precise steering control and easy low-speed maneuverability.

Straight Driving Assist

The Accord’s Straight Driving Assist function reduces the steering effort required when driving on a sloped or crowned road. When the system detects that steering effort is being applied to keep the car driving along a slope, the Electric Power Steering system applies motor assist. This reduces the muscle effort required to maintain the desired direction on a sloped road to the same level as on a flat road.

New Motion Management System

Standard on Accord hybrid trims is the first application of Honda’s new Motion Management System, which improves handling and driver confidence through integrated control of the powertrain and braking system in accordance with the driver’s steering operation.

The new Motion Management System enhances corner traceability and overall cornering ability while promoting confident handling. By reducing powertrain output and applying braking force in certain cornering conditions, the system increases front axle load, generating more turning force and reducing understeer. The vehicle better follows the driver’s steering input, especially in wet or snowy conditions and tight corners.

Large Four-Wheel Disc Brakes

The Accord’s brake controllability is improved by optimizing software for deceleration relative to tread force and pedal stroke.

All Accord models are equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes with a 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist for confident stops. The ventilated front brake disc diameter is 11.5 inches on LX and EX, and 12.3 inches on hybrid models. Rear brake disc diameter is 11.1 inches on all models.

The system utilizes a large-diameter master cylinder to achieve a short-travel, firm pedal. On LX and EX, an Electronic Brake Booster (EBB) uses an electronic servomotor to assist braking performance while improving brake feel and pedal modulation in virtually all conditions. The result is a comfortable and refined braking feel at low speeds, predictable and easy operation on the highway, a sporty feel on winding roads, and reassuring high-performance stopping in emergency situations.

Safety & Driver-Assistive Technology

2025 honda accord safety featuresKey Safety & Driver-Assistive Technology Features

  • Standard Honda Sensing® system with new front sensor camera and radar
  • Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) added to Honda Sensing®
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) added to Honda Sensing®
  • Low Speed Braking Control added to Honda Sensing®
  • Updated Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • New blind spot information system (BSI)
  • Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure optimized for oblique collisions
  • Next-gen driver and passenger airbags designed to cradle the head and help control rotation
  • New standard front knee airbags
  • New standard rear seat side impact airbags

Improved Honda Sensing®

The 11th-generation Accord is a leader in midsize sedan safety features thanks to advanced active and passive safety technology that comes standard on every Accord. This includes an expanded and enhanced Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive systems that integrates a new front sensor camera and millimeter-wave radar.

The new camera features a 90-degree field of view, up from 50 degrees on the previous generation. The radar is now mounted directly behind the Honda logo on the grille, which helps to increase its field of view to 120 degrees from the previous 50 degrees. These wide angles improve collision prevention performance by recognizing the attributes of objects such as vehicles or pedestrians, as well as white lines and road boundaries such as curbs and road signs.

The camera detects the feature points of a target and recognizes the attributes of objects such as vehicles or pedestrians. With the use of an exceptionally fast processor, the system measures distance and the lateral position of objects based on the change in the size of the target object, how long it took for the change to occur, and the speed of the vehicle.

EX-L and above grades feature four sonar sensors on the front of the vehicle and four on the back, significantly improving the detection of non-metallic objects such as glass and external walls.

Honda Sensing® Functions

  • New: Traffic Jam Assist (TJA): Works in conjunction with ACC and LKAS to provide lane-keeping functions at speeds below approximately 45 mph, all the way to a standstill, such as in congested traffic.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR): The front sensor camera automatically recognizes traffic speed limit signs, displaying the information on the digital meter immediately after the sign is passed.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™): The new front sensor camera and radar enable the use of CMBS™ in more situations, including detecting pedestrians and bicyclists. If no corrective action is taken when FCW signals an alert, CMBS™ can apply different levels of autonomous braking action to help reduce vehicle speed and collision forces, reducing the severity of a collision.
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW, integrated with CMBS™): Visual and audible alerts prompt the driver to take corrective actions when a collision is possible.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (ACC): The new front sensor camera and radar improve ACC with more natural brake feel and quicker reactions to changes in traffic. The system responds more quickly when changing into an open lane from behind a slower car and maintains a constant vehicle speed in downhill situations.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): LKAS reduces the need for steering correction movements and driving effort. It has been improved with more linear and natural-feeling steering assist, better line tracing in corners, and improved resistance to crosswinds.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): RDM identifies lane lines, Botts’ dots, and cat’s-eye markers to find the road edge and uses steering force to keep the vehicle from departing the lane or roadway. The detection range is expanded to road shoulders and curbs.
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW): Integrated with RDM, LDW operates at speeds from approximately 45 to 90 mph and alerts the driver if the vehicle is leaving a detected lane without the turn signal activated.
  • Blind Spot Information (BSI) system: BSI uses millimeter-wave radar installed on the rear corners to detect vehicles approaching from the rear, signaling the driver with a visual and audible warning. The warning distance has been increased for improved detection performance.
  • Low Speed Braking Control: Standard on Accord Touring, this system utilizes four sonar sensors on the front and four on the back to reduce the likelihood of low-speed collisions, such as in parking situations.

Additional Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies

The Accord features a Driver Attention Monitor, which continually monitors and assesses driver behavior to help determine if the driver is becoming inattentive. If fatigue is detected, the driver is alerted by a coffee cup icon and a 4-level bar graph on the instrument meter. As the driver’s attention drops, fewer bars are illuminated, and when it drops to two, the system displays a message inviting the driver to take a break. If the driver continues driving and the graph drops to the lowest level of one bar, a beeper sounds, and the steering wheel vibrates, prompting the driver to pay closer attention or take a rest break.

Rear Seatbelt Reminder and Rear Seat Reminder are standard. When exiting the vehicle, Rear Seat Reminder notifies drivers with a graphic on the driver information interface and an audible alert to check the rear seating area for children, pets, or other precious cargo. Expanded standard security features now include a stolen vehicle locator, remote immobilizer, and a Find-My-Vehicle function.

ACE™ Body Structure and Collision Protection

Designed to meet present and anticipated future collision standards while minimizing additional weight, the Accord features the newest version of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. ACE was introduced nearly two decades ago and has been continuously advanced to protect vehicle occupants and improve crash compatibility between vehicles of varying sizes.

Targeting today’s Top Safety Pick+ and NHTSA 5-star ratings, the 11th-generation Accord is designed to meet the new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Side Impact Crashworthiness Evaluation (SICE) 2.0 as well as anticipated future standards.

The latest version of the ACE structure in the new Accord incorporates many features introduced on the 11th-generation Civic and 2023 HR-V and CR-V. This includes a robust upper member constructed of high-strength steel, an A-pillar structure, side frame, and lower firewall structure designed to route crash energy around the cabin, especially in oblique impacts.

Side impact protection has been enhanced to meet new, tougher side-impact standards. A new, stiffer B-pillar and side sills are used, along with stronger door stiffening beams and a stronger rear wheelhouse. The body is also designed to route energy into the floor in the case of a rear collision.

Advanced Airbag and Seatbelt Technologies

The Accord uses the next-gen Honda front driver and passenger airbags first introduced in the 11th-generation Civic. These new airbags are specifically designed to reduce head rotation in a collision, especially an oblique collision. On the driver’s side, the airbag uses an innovative tuck sewing structure to reduce the tension of the airbag to cradle and hold the head, mitigating rotation and reducing the likelihood of brain injury.

The passenger-side front airbag uses a three-chamber design with two outer chambers designed to cradle the head and minimize rotation. The three chambers inflate separately, with the two outer chambers extending above the main chamber to cradle the head and help control rotation.

The Accord further benefits from additional standard airbag technology. Along with side curtain airbags, side impact airbags, and front knee airbags for both the driver and front passenger, the Accord features standard rear-passenger side impact airbags for the first time.

Seatbelt technology has been updated as well, with outer lap belt pretensioners with load limiters used on front seatbelts to prevent chest injuries. In the rear, the Accord now features pretensioners in both outboard positions, along with load limiters and a rear seatbelt reminder, which informs the driver if a rear seat occupant is not properly buckled up.

Manufacturing

Honda marked 40 years of automobile production in Ohio on November 1, 2022. This milestone also represents 40 years of producing the Accord in America, as a 1983 model Accord Sedan was the first vehicle Honda produced at the Marysville Auto Plant. The new 11th-generation Accord continues to be made there, continuing Honda’s commitment to build products close to the customer. Since U.S. production began in 1982, Honda has produced more than 12.5 million Accords in Ohio.

Trims and Features

2025 honda accord trims and featuresAccord LX

  • Engine and Transmission:
    • 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder engine with idle stop, 192 horsepower (SAE net @ 6,000 rpm)
    • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies:
    • Honda Sensing® suite:
      • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
      • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (ACC)
      • Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) – New to Accord
      • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
      • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
      • Lane Departure Warning (LDW, integrated with RDM)
      • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
      • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
      • Driver Attention Monitor
    • Driver and passenger i-SRS Airbag System
    • Driver and passenger Knee Airbag System
    • Front and rear Side Airbag System
    • Side curtain airbags
    • Rear seatbelt reminder
    • Rear seat reminder
  • Exterior Features:
    • 17-inch blade-silver alloy wheels with 225/50R17 all-season tires
    • LED headlights and taillights
    • Smart entry
    • Push-button start
    • Remote engine start
  • Interior Features:
    • Sport cloth seats
    • 6-way manual driver’s seat
    • Climate control with filtration system
    • 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster
    • 7-inch color touchscreen infotainment system
    • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
    • Bluetooth® phone and streaming audio
    • 4-speaker audio system
    • HondaLink connectivity
    • Two front USB-C ports
    • Auto on/off headlights
    • Power windows with front auto up/down
    • Floor mats
    • Security system
    • Variable intermittent wipers

Accord EX (Adds or Replaces Features from Accord LX)

  • Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies:
    • Blind spot information system
    • Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Exterior Features:
    • 17-inch Pewter Grey alloy wheels with 225/50R17 all-season tires
    • Heated body-color side mirrors
  • Interior Features:
    • Dual zone automatic climate control
    • 10-way power driver’s seat with lumbar control
    • Heated front seats
    • One-touch power moonroof
    • 8-speaker audio system
    • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
    • Sport cloth seats with black upholstery

Accord Sport (Adds or Replaces Features from Accord LX)

  • Powertrain:
    • 2.0-liter DI Atkinson four-cylinder engine, idle stop, and 204 horsepower (ISO net total system output)
    • Two-motor hybrid system
  • Exterior Features:
    • 19-inch Machined Berlina Black alloy wheels with 235/40R19 all-season tires
    • Rear spoiler
  • Interior Features:
    • Dual zone automatic climate control
    • 10-way power driver’s seat with lumbar control
    • 12.3-inch color touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ compatibility
    • One-touch power moonroof
    • 8-speaker audio system
    • Aluminum sport pedals
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Leather-wrapped shift knob
    • Black headliner

Accord EX-L (Adds, Replaces, or Removes Features from Accord EX)

  • Exterior Features:
    • 17-inch Pewter Grey alloy wheels with 225/50R17 all-season tires
  • Interior Features:
    • Black leather seats
    • Memory driver’s seat
    • 4-way power passenger seat
    • Two rear seat 3.0A USB-C charging ports
    • Automatic-dimming rearview mirror

Accord Sport-L (Adds or Replaces Features from Accord Sport)

  • Exterior Features:
    • 19-inch Matte Berlina Black alloy wheels with 235/40R19 all-season tires
    • Rear diffuser
    • Black styling accents
  • Interior Features:
    • Black leather seats
    • Memory driver’s seat
    • 4-way power passenger seat
    • Heated front seats

Accord Touring (Adds, Replaces, or Removes Features from Accord EX-L)

  • Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies:
    • Low-Speed Braking Control
    • Parking sensors – front and rear
  • Exterior Features:
    • 19-inch Berlina Black with machined face alloy wheels with 235/40R19 all-season tires
  • Interior Features:
    • Google built-in integration (includes Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Play)
    • Qi-compatible wireless phone charging
    • HD Radio™
    • Heated and ventilated front seats
    • Heated outboard rear seats
    • Bose premium 12-speaker audio system with subwoofer
    • 6-inch head-up display
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Auto-tilting side mirrors

Conclusion

The 2025 Honda Accord continues to uphold its legacy as America’s best-selling car, combining elegant design, advanced technology, and exceptional safety features. With its all-new 11th-generation design, the Accord offers enhanced performance, greater fuel efficiency, and a range of trim levels to suit various preferences and needs.

From its sophisticated exterior styling to its comfortable and tech-savvy interior, the Accord is designed to provide a premium driving experience. The integration of cutting-edge safety and driver-assistive technologies ensures peace of mind for drivers and passengers alike.

Manufactured with precision and care at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio, the 2025 Accord embodies Honda’s commitment to quality and innovation. With over 12.5 million Accords produced in Ohio since 1982, Honda continues to build products close to the customer, ensuring reliability and excellence.

Whether you choose the turbocharged LX, the feature-rich EX, the sporty and efficient Sport and Sport-L hybrids, or the luxurious Touring trim, the 2025 Honda Accord offers an unbeatable combination of style, performance, and safety. It sets a new benchmark for midsize sedans, delivering a driving experience that is both exhilarating and refined.

Experience the 2025 Honda Accord for yourself and see why it remains a true benchmark in its class.

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