2020 Honda Accord Type R Concept, Release Date, Price – The 2020 Honda Accord Type R, which was just overhauled last year, is the exceptionally rare car that does almost everything right yet retains enough variety to appeal to a wide range of buyers.
Whether you just want a reliable, easy-to-drive, efficient yet energetic commuter, a driver-oriented manual-transmission sedan with a potent turbo engine, or a Type R that attains nearly 50 mpg, the 2020 Honda Accord Type R delivers.
Excellent resale value and a standard suite of safety and driver-assistance features known as Honda Sensing further bolster the Accord Type R’s allure.
2020 Honda Accord Type R Driving
The Accord Type R has long been a commuting champ with a bit of a fun edge, and that characteristic remains, only now inarguably a wider degree.
The standard 192-horsepower 1.5-liter engine offers strong off-the-line performance and acceptable passing power, but the biggest advantage is its 33-mpg combined fuel-economy figure.
Its continuously variable transmission (CVT) is among the best out there, feeling similar to a traditional automatic. Moving up to the 2.0-liter turbo brings a more robust response, with 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque available as low as 2,200 rpm.
2020 Honda Accord Type R Details
The 2020 Honda Accord Type R’s 5-passenger interior is roomier than you might expect, especially in rear-seat legroom.
Up front, the dash is anchored by a color display — a lower-res 7-inch screen in base models or a high-res 8-inch touch screen in the rest of the lineup.
Those aggravated by some recent Hondas will be happy to know that the new 2020 Honda Accord Type R has a volume knob, plus a separate one for tuning. Climate settings are also easy to see and change thanks to additional knobs below.
The Accord Type R manages to feel at once futuristic yet familiar. About the only thing we still find aggravating at times is the push-button gear selector in the middle of the console.
Honda’s Accord Type R is the latest sedan aspiring to look like a coupe, similar to its smaller Civic and Insight Type R siblings. We think it’s a good look, and one the 2020 Honda Accord Type R pulls off well.
It’s swoopy and sporty yet still retains the practicality and class-above interior volume for which the Accord Type R is known.
Accord Type R Sports models amp things up slightly with chrome exhaust finishers and decklid spoiler, while Type R Accord Type R models and certain trims with the 1.5-liter engine have active grille shutters up front to further improve aerodynamics. Wheel sizes are 17 or 19 inches depending on the model.
2020 Honda Accord Type R Price and Release Date
The 2020 Honda Accord Type R has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $24,615, including destination charge, for a base LX model. The more recommendable Sports trim starts at $27,075. Prices continue to climb with trims.
An EX-L model, for example, begins just over $31,000, and the top-line Touring model with the 2.0-liter turbo engine starts just beyond $36,800. Type R Accord Type R models begin around $26,000 and climb to nearly $36,000. 2020 Honda Accord Type R Concept, Release Date, Price