Nine generations are behind Honda Accord, and even the tenth is still impressing the entire automotive world. Its new look, style, engine, specs, reliability, versatility, are hard to match by any rival. There are even more attributes we could easily add by this nameplate. But for now, we will focus on one of its upcoming version – 2020 Honda Accord Coupe.
Coupe version is more popular than other body styles, so it will find the way to appear in the US market. There were rumors the company is discontinuing it, but that could happen after the next edition if 2020 Honda Accord Coupe fails to deliver good sale results. And since the Japanese carmaker is making mistakes very rare, we are sure the special version will survive beyond 2020.
2020 Honda Accord Coupe Specs
Honda dropped a V-6 engine for this generation. Engineers developed two powerful four-cylinder units, both with turbochargers. The base one is a larger 2.0-liter displacement. This mill can deliver 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque for 2020 Honda Accord Coupe. The manual gearbox is available for Sport models, and it is optional six-pace transfer case. Standard offer includes automatic CVT available from the standard to high-end models. The brand-new 10-speed automatic gearbox is another option.
The other engine the 2020 Honda Accord Coupe will use is a 1.5-liter turbo-four with outputs of 192 lb-ft and 192 horsepower. This model is not offering a 10-speed transmission, but its fuel economy is better. At its best, the 2020 Accord Coupe will return 30 mpg in city and 36 mpg on the highway. Larger displacement consumes more fuel. Its combined mileage is 27-28 mpg, depending on setup.
2020 Honda Accord Coupe Hybrid
The last option for the upcoming season will be a 2020 Honda Accord Coupe Hybrid. So far we had no such configuration. But, since the coupe version of the popular sedan is getting one more run, Honda will do everything to increase its chances for success.
The hybrid system includes a 2.0-liter engine and electric motor. Well, this unit is not boosting the power output as turbocharged does it. However, the 2020 Honda Accord Coupe Hybrid is going to produce 215 hp and 230 lb-ft of torque. its highlight is fuel economy. Incredible return makes this car one of the most efficient in the market with 47 mpg making both in city and highway.
2020 Honda Accord Coupe Changes
To get the best from the 2020 Honda Accord Coupe, the Japanese carmaker is not going to save on features and equipment. However, it is up to buyers if they will like the offer. However, the appearance of the coupe car is more appealing than the standard sedan can offer. On the other hand, lack of space inside the vehicle is a huge downside. Accord is one of the best family cars in the US. With room at the back cut to gain a more appealing look, Accord lost its main purpose.
The company will try to make it up with new cool features and packages. However, the coupe version is not going to be kind of a high-end model with luxury equipment. The price will be similar to the standard vehicle, so premium features will be available at higher trims or in some of Acura models.
2020 Honda Accord Coupe Release Date
The last generation presented both sedan and coupe versions at the same time. But, back then, the Accord Coupe was a fresh concept that just entered the production. This time, it needs a lot of improvements. The carmaker will take the time to assemble it and offer to buyers. So, the new 2020 Honda Accord Coupe could be a bit late after the standard sedan hits the market. However, the model is not in history books yet. It will still fight Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata. Ford is discontinuing the entire Focus lineup, so it is one worry less for Accord Coupe.