Used Cars: 2018 to 2022 Honda Accord

Despite the fact that the sales of the mid-size sedan segment have declined significantly in recent years, this has even prompted some manufacturers to abandon this category. Honda Accord hangs and remains one of the best-selling models in our area. In constant competition with the main competitor Toyota Camry, Accord 10e The generation sold here from 2018 to 2022 averaged more than 200,000 units per year in Canada and the US towards the end of its life. Here’s everything you need to know about this used model before you buy.

Tracing its long heritage back to 1977, the Honda Accord has always been challenged to improve upon its predecessor while advancing the category in terms of technology, engines and safety innovations.

2018 Honda Accord

For this Accord, Honda went with a complete redesign of the model, starting with an all-new architecture (CCA) borrowed from the Civic. It was with this model that it introduced new turbochargers and eliminated the V6 engine in the transition.

Wider than the model it replaced, this Honda Accord was 6% lighter. Its wheelbase has also been extended by 53 millimeters to improve the space in the passenger compartment by 49 millimeters. Ironically, it was a shorter car than its predecessor (by 8 millimetres), even as its boot space shrunk from 532 liters to 473 litres.

2018 Honda Accord
2018 Honda Accord

It was also the first generation Accord to not offer a two-door coupe variant in nearly 30 years. Sleeker, more technologically advanced and more fuel-efficient, this Honda Accord quickly captivated the automotive press with its remarkable balance, while also offering consumers great options.

In 2021, the whole range received a very modest update, which only affected the front and rear parts of the car, as well as new wheels. The manual gearbox was discontinued while the standard versions and accessories offer were considered.

Range of variation

Here’s how the range of Honda Accord trim levels has evolved over the years.

Model year Variations
From 2018 to 2020 LX, Sport, EX-L, Touring, Sport 2.0, Touring 2.0, Hybrid, Hybrid Touring
From 2021 to 2022 SE, Sport, EX-L, Touring, Sport 2.0, Touring 2.0, Hybrid, Hybrid Touring

The Sport and Touring versions were the most popular due to their excellent price/quality ratio and range of standard accessories. In the case of the hybrid, it was the base model that sold the most.

Engines and gearboxes

The Accord has been attractive throughout its life cycle. Various engine configurations were offered. Here are the details.

Motorization Strong
Gear boxes Model year
4 cylinders. 1.5 liter turbo 192 horsepower. 192 lb.-ft Man. 6-speed From 2018 to 2020
4 cylinders. 1.5 liter turbo 192 horsepower. 192 lb.-ft CVT From 2018 to 2022
4 cylinders. 2.0 liter turbo 252 horsepower. 273 lb.-ft Man. 6-speed From 2018 to 2020
4 cylinders. 2.0 liter turbo 252 horsepower. 273 lb.-ft automaton. 10-speed From 2018 to 2020
4 cylinders. 2.0L Hybrid 212 horsepower. 232 lb.-ft E-CVT From 2018 to 2022

Fuel consumption

Here are the fuel economy ratings for all Honda Accord engines based on Canadian Natural Resources data.

Motorization City Road Pooled average
4 cylinders. 1.5 liter turbo (6-speed manual) 8.9L/100km 6.7L/100km 7.9L/100km
4 cylinders. 1.5 liter turbo (CVT) 7.9L/100km 6.3L/100km 7.2L/100km
4 cylinders. 2.0L Turbo (6-speed manual) 10.7 l/100 km 7.3L/100km 9.2L/100km
4 cylinders. 2.0 liter turbo (10-speed automatic) 10.4 l/100 km 7.4L/100km 9.1L/100km
4 cylinders. 2.0L Hybrid (E-CVT) 5.0L/100km 5.0L/100km 5.0L/100km
4 cylinders. 2.0L Hybrid (E-CVT) (Sport/Touring) 5.3L/100km 5.7L/100km 5.5L/100km

Recalls and Known Issues

According to the Transport Canada database, there have been a total of four recalls for this generation of Accord, and another for the hybrid. Here are the details of the most important reminders.

Reminders 2020-236/2021-182 (applicable to 80,176 units): the low pressure fuel pump may fail. If this happens, then the engine may run rough or not start and the check engine light may come on. This fault can also cause a sudden loss of engine power while driving.

Reminder 2020-611 (33,150 Affected): A software issue in the Body Control Module (BCM) can cause various systems to shut down and alerts. This may include: window defroster/defogger, windshield wipers, turn signals and lights, rearview camera display, and power windows.

Although Honda Canada has never issued a recall for the issue because it does not affect the vehicle’s safety, the manufacturer has offered several solutions for consumers experiencing an oil dilution defect related to the 1.5-liter turbo engine. The automaker claims that the defect only affected the 2018 model year Accord, as 2019 and newer models would have received the fix at the factory. For more information, we invite you to read our full column on the topic.

Aside from these minor hiccups, the Honda Accord has an excellent reliability record for all of its engines. During the first year on the market, there were a few problems with heating, electronic errors and windshield side malfunctions, but these were isolated cases. In general, this model is valid.

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

RPM recommendation

RPM can recommend the purchase of this generation Honda Accord, especially the 2019-2022 model year, because of its excellent reliability record, as well as because Honda has, according to them, fixed the oil dilution defect from 1.5. liter turbo engine.

To ensure that your target copy is in good mechanical condition, we always suggest having a used car inspected and checking its history by consulting with the Carfax Canada department before purchasing.

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