2020 Honda Accord 2.0T Sport Review: A Family Sedan For Enthusiasts
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Throughout the [/roadshow/make/honda/ Honda] [/roadshow/make/honda/model/accord/ Accord's] nearly 45-years of existence, it's built a reputation of being a safe, reliable and strong all-around vehicle. Because of that it sits in the upper echelon of the midsize sedan class commonly grouped in with the likes of the [/roadshow/make/nissan/model/altima/ Nissan Altima] and [/roadshow/make/toyota/model/camry/ Toyota Camry]. It's a car that many people see as a can't-go-wrong option. But what's something that many usually don't think about the Accord? That would be that it can be quite a bit of fun to drive -- especially in 2.0T Sport form.
2020 Honda Accord
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LikeEnergetic turbo engineSlick manual transmissionComposed handling
Don't LikeSlightly muted throttle responseLightly weighted steeringBigger blind spots
Type R heartThe first part of this Accord's fun equation is the 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 under the hood. It's a derivative of the engine found in the wicked [/roadshow/make/honda/model/civic-type-r/ Civic Type R] making 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The latter is available between 1,500 to 4,000 rpm for plenty of grunt to blast off from stoplights and easily merge onto expressways without having to go down a gear or two.
Speaking of gears, there's six forward cogs in the manual transmission. No, that's not a typo. Honda is still offering a standard gearbox in the Accord with both the base 1.5-liter engine and kynghidongduong.vn the range-topping 2.0-liter to surprise and delight car enthusiasts everywhere. For those who don't want to monkey around with a third pedal, a 10-speed automatic is optional at the expense of some driving engagement.
Rolling around town normally, the drivetrain pairing is sublime. The engine is quiet with not a hint of turbo lag and tour sapa từ hà nội the stick-shift setup is effortless to operate. With a shifter that fluidly slots into well-defined gates and easy-to-modulate clutch, even stop-and-go situations aren't annoying to manage. And the [/roadshow/reviews/2019-honda-accord-sedan-review/ 2.0T Sport] boasts passable EPA fuel economy ratings returning 22 miles-per-gallon in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with the manual and automatic gearbox. In mixed driving over the course of a week, I somehow observed 27 mpg to better the EPA's 26 mpg combined figure -- impressive with my heavy right foot.
When you lean harder into the throttle, the Accord just goes. Getting to posted speed limits happens quickly and pull throughout the rev range is healthy -- particularly at the top end as the tach approaches the 6,800 rpm redline. The one drivetrain quibble I do have involves throttle response. It's not horrendous at all, but slightly muted when rev-matching for downshifts.
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