Honda Accord the top mid-size sedan

by Michel Deslauriers . Dec 28 2018
HONDAThe 2019 Honda Accord impresses with its fuel-efficient powertrain, as well as a road manner that sacrifices nothing in terms of ride comfort.

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The 2019 Honda Accord impresses with its fuel-efficient powertrain, as well as a road manner that sacrifices nothing in terms of ride comfort.

Every year, the team of journalists at the Car Guide declares its Best Buys in a bunch of vehicle categories, including the mid-size sedan segment. The latter is popular in Canada and very popular in the United States, even though as with pretty much every type of car, sales are decreasing as consumers are moving over to SUVs.

The Honda Accord grabbed the 2019 Best Buy in the mid-size sedan category, standing out not only with its powerful yet fuel-efficient powertrain, but also with its slightly sporty road manner that sacrifices nothing in terms of ride comfort. It’s a highly refined and spacious sedan that also includes a user-friendly infotainment system. And for driving enthusiasts, the Accord still offers a manual transmission, a rarity in today’s cars.

The 2019 Honda Accord is equipped as standard with a turbocharged, 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 192 horsepower, and its combined city/highway fuel economy rating varies from 7.2 to 7.6 L/100 km. A 252-horsepower, turbo 2.0-litre engine brings more performance to the sedan, and a hybrid powertrain with a fuel economy of 5.0 L/100 km is also available. The Accord sedan retails from $28,090 before freight and delivery charges.

The Toyota Camry (MSRP from $26,590) ranks second amongst mid-size sedans. It distinguishes itself with its excellent ride comfort, its interior space and its extremely fuel-efficient base four-cylinder engine. It’s also available with a powerful V-6 engine and a very frugal hybrid powertrain.

The Hyundai Sonata (MSRP from $24,899) and the Kia Optima (MSRP from $24,795) share third place with a long list of features for the price, modern designs and the availability of very efficient hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

— LC Media

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TOYOTAThe Toyota Camry was the second-place pick among mid-size sedans. It drew attention for a comfortable ride, its interior space and fuel-efficient engine.

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The Toyota Camry was the second-place pick among mid-size sedans. It drew attention for a comfortable ride, its interior space and fuel-efficient engine.