Honda Accord: Is it the Best Car Ever? (Yes.)

According to Car and Driver, the Accord is the greatest car the world’s ever seen. (Historically speaking, of course.) Having a grand total of 36 appearances on the publication’s 10Best list, including their most recent 2021 list, Honda’s flagship sedan is Car and Driver’s most awarded vehicle, with second place being a distant second

“The Accord is so good that we still think one should be parked in just about every driveway in America.” – Joey Capparella, Car and Driver

Accord isn’t a stranger to #winning. Not at all. The 2021 Accord model alone has earned more awards than some auto brands can even claim. 

Fitted with standard Honda Sensing, the 2021 Honda Accord was awarded a 5-star overall safety rating by the NHTSA* as well as a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. Due to its sophisticated looks and brilliant performance, the Accord was named a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy of the Year within the midsize sedan segment. Accord is also #1 in its class according to J.D. Power and Good Housekeeping

You can say that Honda knows how to make ‘em, and you’d be right. In fact, Honda is the winningest brand on the 10Best list, as there’s been a Honda model on every list since its conception in 1983. 

What’s New with the 2022 Accord?

For 2022, the biggest change to the Accord lineup can be found in the Accord Hybrid, with the EX trim being replaced by a new Accord Hybrid Sport model. That Hybrid Sport comes standard with 19-inch alloy wheels, a black rear spoiler, LED lights, heated front seats, an 8-speaker sound setup, sport pedals, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

Otherwise, Accord’s greatness carries over from the 2021 model. That includes some fan- and critic-favorite features, such as the following:

12-way power-adjustable front seats 

New Accord Seats

Available in select Accord trims and packages, these adjustable front seats have 2 saveable positions (memory settings) for the ultimate level of comfort.

Head-up display 

2022 Accord HUD

The available HUD displays vital information, like driving speed, turn-by-turn directions and incoming phone calls, right onto the windshield.

Versatile center console 

Honda Accord Center Console

Accord’s center console provides deep storage and a removable sliding tray for complete customization.


Accord Passenger Space

With 105.6 cubic feet of passenger space, 40.4 inches of rear legroom, and 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space, the Accord offers more room than rivals like the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Hyundai Sonata.

Hybrid Energy Flow Monitor 

2022 Accord Hybrid Engery Flow Monitor

Check how energy is being utilized by the Hybrid model’s engine and electric motor, all in real time.

With more than 14 million sales over the last 5 decades, Accord is undeniably one of America’s best-selling sedan. It sets the standard for reliability, affordability and drivability — which is exactly what people need in a daily driver. 

If you’d like an Accord quote or to set up an Accord test drive near Phoenix, contact your Valley Honda Dealers today. We have Honda dealerships serving the entire state of Arizona, including the cities of Surprise, Chandler, Avondale, Prescott, Scottsdale, Tempe, Peoria, Mesa, and Phoenix.


Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (