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What's the Best Honda Accord You Can Get for $35,000?

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author photo by Chris O'Neill October 2018

The Honda Accord is one of the most highly regarded midsize sedans on the market here in 2018, thanks to its reliability, standard active safety features and engaging driving dynamics. Given the popularity of SUVs, buyers can find a great deal on a new or slightly used Accord, making the Accord a great option for someone looking for a new sedan on just about any budget. Here, we'll take a look at what buyers looking to spend around $35,000 should look for in an Accord.

Model Year

This is a no-brainer -- a buyer with $35,000 to spend should look for a brand-new 2018 or 2019 Accord. As we mentioned above, the Accord has long been regarded as one of the better driving midsize sedans on the market, and the all-new 2018 model only stands to enhance these sentiments. The Accord now offers standard adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward-collision warning and front automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, along with optional features like blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and front and rear parking sensors -- all features that serve to make it one of the most modern vehicles on the market. The 2018 Honda Accord starts at right around $24,000 and reaches around $38,000 in fully-loaded Hybrid Touring guise.

Engine

The 2018 Accord offers three available powertrains -- a 1.5-liter turbo making 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque and achieving 31 miles per gallon combined; a 2.0-liter turbo making 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque and achieving 27 mpg combined; and a hybrid model, making a total of 212 hp and achieving an impressive 47 mpg in combined driving.

Given a $35,000 budget, we think a brand-new 2018 or 2019 Accord equipped with the 2.0-liter turbo presents the best value, and leaves room in the budget for some great additional features.

Trim Level & Mileage

Equipped with the 2.0T, the 2018 Accord costs a minimum of around $31,000 after factoring in destination charges. This gets you an Accord Sport model that features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, along with Honda's suite of driver assistance tech, and goes from 0-60 miles per hour in a brisk 5.5 seconds. If you wanted to stop here and pocket the extra $4,000, we wouldn't blame you, as this all makes for a pretty sweet package.

Those who want to spend the entirety of a $35,000 budget can opt for a top-of-the-line Touring model fitted with the 2.0T. The Accord Touring introduces luxury items like a heads up display, ventilated front seats and a wireless phone charging pad, on top of a leather interior, a sunroof, premium audio and more. Equipped with the 2.0T, an Accord Touring carries an MSRP of around $36,000. This is slightly above our $35,000 budget, but given current incentives, buyers should expect to pay closer to $34,000 for an Accord equipped as such.

Conclusions

Buyers with $35,000 to spend on an Accord should be looking for a top-of-the-line 2018 Touring model fitted with the 252-hp 2.0-liter engine. Take this route and you've got an efficient, modern, high-tech sedan that also happens to be pretty quick and offers impressive road manners. Don't be deterred by the fact that this vehicle carries an MSRP of slightly over $35,000. The Accord is an excellent vehicle, but isn't selling as well as it should be. As a result, many dealers are offering incentives that should knock a couple thousand dollars off the price of a new Accord Touring 2.0T, and there are currently hundreds of brand-new 2018 models listed on Autotrader for under $35,000.

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