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Honda Accord Even though SUVs and crossovers are human carriers these days, we think those guys are falling behind by not considering the awesome 2022 Honda Accord sedan. The Accord can do a lot of what your average compact crossover can do, and its agile handling will give drivers more thrill if they’re up against winding roads.

Two turbocharged engines are offered, as is a hybrid powertrain that provides more efficient revs in daily commutes. With ample luggage space and ample space for four adults to comfortably relax, the Accord is also an ideal travel partner, made even better with a suite of standard driver assistance features and an intuitive infotainment system. There’s a reason the Accord is on our 10Best 2022 list as it has been time and time again: It’s a winner.

After undergoing a mild refresh for the 2021 model year, the only change to the 2022 Accord lineup is that the hybrid is now available in the Sport trim level to replace the previous EX hybrid.

The lineup starts with a 192-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder, but our favorite is the 252-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that sits at the top of the engine pyramid and features a 10-speed automatic that shifts with an almost smooth nature.

Both engines are smooth operators, but the 2.0 liter offers a power flow that can easily turn the front tires in first gear. Hybrids are also available and are powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine and two electric motors.

The Accord’s chassis is well sorted and encourages the driver to push the car hard through corners, where it exhibits little body roll. Steering is light, as befits a car in this class, but we wouldn’t mind if it sent more feedback from the road.

However, it’s hard to complain about an accurate and predictable helmet. The Accord’s ride is tightly controlled but never rough, which helps it strike a winning balance between a sports sedan and a practical family car.

Honda Accord

This updated version of the Accord has revamped the previous-generation V-6 and naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine in favor of a pair of streamlined turbo fours, and the results were generally positive. Both engines delivered strong results in our real-world highway fuel economy tests.

On our highway loop, the Accord Touring 2.0T with a 10-speed automatic beat its own EPA highway rating by delivering 35 mpg. It’s also much better than the 2018 Camry we tested with its 301-hp V-6 engine, which delivered 29 mpg. The Accord Hybrid is rated by the EPA for a combined 47 mpg. For more information about the Accord’s fuel economy, visit the EPA website.

The interior of the Accord is very spacious, and rear-seat passengers, in particular, will be happier in the Accord than in almost any other midsize sedan. Honda’s optional trim structure means that most decisions about its features are made for the driver, but nearly every Accord has nice interior furnishings and at least some comfort.

The upper Touring trim is thoroughly decorated, with heated and cool leather front seats, heated rear seats, and a heads-up look, and we also really appreciate the 2023 Accord which has started its redesign. We can’t wait for his debut

However, the lower trim level has its own charm. Among them are the fabric seats and Honda interior trim which are attractive and comfortable. Not only does the Accord’s 17 cubic feet of cargo space beat the next best car in its class, but the Accord Hybrid doesn’t lose any cargo space because of its electric powertrain components. In our tests, the regular Accord carried two more carry cases with the rear seats folded up than we’d fit in our nearest competitor.

The Accord’s interior storage space is midway in this class, and its interior storage arrangements are not nearly as useful or discreet as those on the Honda Civic or Hyundai Ioniq, for example. However, the Accord should meet the basic needs of most drivers.

All models come standard with touchscreen infotainment and an 8.0-inch display. Bluetooth and USB connectivity are also available across the board, as are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.

We found the system fast, attractive, and easy to use; even low-tech people should feel intuitive. Honda offers a premium 10-speaker audio system with a 450-watt amplifier on the EX-L model, but the lower-end Accord has a four- or eight-speaker system.