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Car and Driver 10Best for the 36th Time: 2022 Honda Accord

2022 Accord 10 Best Awards

By a wide margin, the Honda Accord is the most decorated Car and Driver 10Best pick with an unheard of 36 wins! The 2022 Honda Accord notches the latest award thanks to its near perfect blend of style, performance, safety, reliability and fuel efficiency. The new Honda Accord offers plenty of space, advanced technology, and a drive that is engaging and responsive – so it’s no boring family sedan. Affordable, gas-sipping and with a sophisticated style, the 2022 Accord is the daily driver that you will actually enjoy driving daily.

Car and Driver 10Best 

Every year, Car and Driver nominates ten new vehicles that offer incredible value, an enjoyable driving experience, and are the best of what is for sale that year – under $90k. 2022 marks the 40th year of the awards, with the Honda Accord raking in 36 of those with at least one Honda vehicle making it on the list every year. Each new vehicle – around 300 of them – gets put through a series of tests and scored on a 100-point scale. The ten cars and trucks that score the highest make the 10Best list. In addition to being a 10Best, the 2022 Accord achieved a perfect 10/10 from Car and Driver for the midsize sedan category.

Perfectly Engineered

As America’s best-selling sedan for 50 years*, the Honda Accord keeps making the 10Best list not because it boasts sports-car performance in an affordable package, but because it balances the needs of everyday driving and budgets with a fun nature, sleek style and the latest features. The new Honda Accord is at home in any driveway yet makes an impression at the office or out on the town. 

The 2022 Honda Accord is available in five trims – LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition (SE), EX-L, Touring – while the 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid offers four trims – Hybrid, Hybrid Sport, Hybrid EX-L, Hybrid Touring. There is a new Honda Accord trim for every budget, style and driving need. Plus, you can add Honda accessories and options, like a sport grille, deckled spoiler or illuminated door sill trim to make the new 2022 Accord your very own.

High Style

Aerodynamic lines and a modern profile give the 2022 Honda Accord a sophisticated style that looks more expensive than it is. Sleek LED headlights enhance the elegant front end with strong lines that create a sense of motion leading to the fastback-inspired back end. Honda designers ensured the stylish exterior did not cramp the interior leaving ample room for five adult passengers and plenty of cargo space.

The new Accord interior boasts impressive head and legroom, a streamlined cabin with premium materials, including available leather trim and heated/ventilated seating. The decluttered windshield allows for a greater field of vision and, paired with Active Noise Cancellation and a premium sound system, provides for a quiet, engaging drive.

Punchy Performance & Efficiency

The 2022 Honda Accord is available with three different powertrains, the standard 192-hp 1.5-L VTEC® turbocharged engine, a powerful turbocharged 2.0-L VTEC® engine with 252-hp, 273 lb-ft of torque, or the fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain. The adaptive damper system, 10-speed automatic transmission, wheel resonators and an expertly designed chassis work together to create a drive that is smooth, quick on acceleration and controlled through tight curves. The new Honda Accord boasts a ride that is smooth and controlled, with responsive steering and nimble handling. Add paddle shifters to enjoy greater control over your new Accord’s performance.

The new Honda Accord Hybrid works with a dual-motor hybrid powertrain and e-CVT transmission to pump out 212 total horses and instant electronic torque. Three drive modes – ECON, Sport, EV – optimize fuel efficiency and performance. Choose EV mode to drive with all-electric power over short distances – like finding a space in a parking lot or pulling into the garage silently.

The 2022 Accord gets up to 38 mpg** while the 2022 Accord Hybrid boasts 48 mpg**.

Some of the incredible features that make the new 2022 Honda Accord a regular Car and Driver 10Best:

  • Power moonroof
  • Parking sensors
  • Wireless charging
  • Head-Up Display
  • Leather-trimmed interior
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Heated and ventilated seating
  • Dual-zone auto climate control
  • 8-inch multimedia touchscreen
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Available 10-speaker premium audio system
  • Honda Sensing®: Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Road Departure Mitigation System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Low-Speed Follow, Blind Spot Information System w/Cross Traffic Monitor

Find your new 2022 Honda Accord, a Car and Driver 10Best winner for 35 out of 40 years, at Dublin Honda in Dublin, California. Our friendly, knowledgeable team will help you explore the different trims and features for the 2022 Accord and Accord Hybrid so that you get the perfect Honda for your driving needs. Shop online or visit Dublin Honda in Dublin, CA, to test drive a new Honda today! And when it comes time for your next Honda service, visit the experienced Honda Service technicians at the Dublin Honda Service Center in Dublin, California.


*Source: Wards Intelligence cumulative U.S. light vehicle sales among passenger cars, 1970-2021CYTD Sept.

**2022 Honda Accord: 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and EX-L. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T and Special Edition. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport 2.0T and Touring 2.0T. 

2022 Honda Accord Hybrid: 48 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg rating for Hybrid and Hybrid EX-L. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for Hybrid Sport and Touring. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.