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What’s the Best Honda Accord You Can Get for $25,000?

Buyers in search of a reasonably priced family sedan would be wise to take a look at a Honda Accord. One of the longest running and most trusted nameplates on the market, the Accord offers safety, reliability and quality. New or used, there’s an Accord for just about any budget. Below, we’ll discuss what buyers with $25,000 to spend should look for in a Honda Accord.

Model Year

The all-new 2018 Accord has a base price of just under $25,000 when factoring in all destination costs and additional fees. The new Accord is highly regarded, and base models come with a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Honda’ssuite of driver-assistance safety features also comes standard, but base models lack Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. As we’ll discuss more below, Accords seem to be transacting at prices below MSRP, and mid-tier trim level 2018 models are currently listed on Autotrader for under $25,000, offering great value.

Engine

While the new Accord is available with an optional 2.0-liter turbo, buyers on a budget of $25,000 are, for the most part, limited to the entry-level 1.5-liter turbo. The 1.5T is no slouch, though, making 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque, while still achieving 29 miles per gallon in the city, 35 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg combined in Sport trim. While the Accord comes standard with a continuously variable automatic, a 6-speed manual is available as a no-charge option on Sport models.

Trim Level & Mileage

The new Accord starts right around $25,000, but there are currently hundreds of 2018 Accord Sport models listed on Autotrader for $24,000-$25,000. For under $25,000, a 2018 Accord Sport is a lot of car, offering an 8.0-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, an 8-speaker audio system, 19-in alloy wheels and comfort items like a power driver’s seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Conclusions

The all-new 2018 Honda Accord is a great vehicle, and thanks to dealer discounts, buyers on a budget of $25,000 have a lot of great options. Given the trim level’s great features and stylish design elements, and the fact that there are hundreds of brand-new examples listed on Autotrader for our target price, buyers are wise to target a brand-new 2018 Sport model, fitted with the 1.5-liter turbo, in their search for a $25,000 Honda Accord.

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Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill is an author specializing in competitive analysis, consumer recommendations, and adventure-driven enthusiast content. A lifelong car enthusiast, he worked in the auto industry for a bit, helping Germans design cars for Americans, and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He runs an Instagram account, @MountainWestCarSpotter, which in his own words is "actually pretty good", and has a... Read More

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