Midsize sedans may no longer be the vehicle of choice for most families who increasingly prefer SUVs, but for those happy to keep kicking it old school, the 2019 Honda Accord is a top choice. Its large dimensions house unmatched interior space, but the driving experience remains responsive and imparts a feeling of being light on its feet. Its turbocharged engines offer compelling performance, but also return exceptional fuel economy. Meanwhile, the Accord Hybrid might actually be the pick of the litter for its superior fuel economy and lack of major drawbacks. There's also the matter of its well-made interior, generous feature content and the Accord's long-standing reliability reputation. If you're looking for a midsize sedan, the Accord should be at the top of your must-drive list. Its well-rounded nature made it an easy pick when we compared it to the Toyota Camry and Mazda 6. We also think shoppers shouldn't be so quick to dismiss the Accord in favor of a compact SUV. The back seat is more comfortable and spacious, the fuel economy is better, and you're not sacrificing that much utility thanks to its enormous trunk. Oh, and if you're like us and appreciate wringing every bit of driving fun out of a car as possible, the Accord Sport offers a six-speed manual as a no-cost option. In other words, yes, we recommend the 2019 Accord. Read on to see additional reasons why. What's new for 2019? The Accord is unchanged for 2019 after being completely redesigned last year. You can read all about what changed in our first drive review. What's the interior and in-car technology like? The Accord's attractively minimalistic cabin probably won't wow you, but everything is high quality. The climate control knobs even click like an Audi's. More importantly, its cabin is arguably the most functional of any midsize family sedan. The under-arm storage bin is gigantic and the large squarish cupholders can fit vessels of all shapes and sizes (good news for you Fiji Water enthusiasts), while the bin forward of the shifter features a USB port and is large enough to fit any number of phone sizes. The new Accord also corrects Honda's brief dalliance with terrible infotainment systems. Its latest touchscreen has crisp graphics, a sensible menu structure and physical accompanying controls. It's very good, and not just for a Honda, but compared even to competitors. We especially like that it's easy to see mounted high atop the dash. A 7-inch display with physical buttons and knobs is standard on the base Accord, but everything else gets the aforementioned 8-inch touchscreen along with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an upgraded USB port, and an 8-speaker sound system. How big is it? The Accord is gigantic. Even compared to a Toyota Camry, which is pretty spacious in its own right, the 2019 Accord provides more back seat space and, as we discovered during our midsize sedan comparison test, the trunk can stuff in more luggage than its competitors. The same can be …
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