It’s always hard to follow a hit product. For every Avengers: Endgame and The Empire Strikes Back, there’s also a Home Alone 3 and a Batman V Superman (although it can be argued the whole Zack Snyder DCEU run is execrable).
The 10th-generation Accord succeeds a sedan that, in my eyes, is the most handsome midsize car Honda has ever produced. I don’t say this lightly because unlike the Civic, which seems to be a winner only in even-numbered generations, the Accord has been consistently desirable since the fifth generation arrived in our market in the mid-’90s.
By the time the ninth-gen Accord landed in 2014, it had everything one could want from a car: space, comfort, power, convenience, and safety. You could look at it every day and not get tired of its balanced design. Sadly, the midlife refresh saw the loss of the 3.5-liter V6 engine, but the Accord still had all of the aforementioned attributes except for power—and it’s not like it was underpowered.