A New Accord for a New Year - Comparing the 2020 Honda Accord in Clear Lake

The new year is on the horizon, and what better way to prepare for it than by highlighting the 2020 Honda Accord in Clear Lake? This award-winning sedan has more impressive features than other competitors on the market, like the Chevrolet Malibu, and we have the facts to back it up.

With features to keep you focused on the road, the Accord outshines the Malibu with its heads-up display that comes standard on the Touring model. This system projects speed and other instrument readouts in the driver’s line of sight, eliminating the need to look away from the road. The Touring also has standard automatic wipers that can activate and adjust speed according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. Other Accord models have speed-sensitive wipers that can automatically speed up when the vehicle does, so the driver doesn’t have to adjust them continually. The Malibu doesn’t offer a heads-up display or automatic wipers.

Everything about the 2020 Accord is enhanced, including its safety features like the height-adjustable seatbelts and smart airbags, both of which are not available on the Malibu. The front shoulder belts in the Accord offer more protection and comfort than those of the Malibu because they can be height adjusted to accommodate a variety of passenger sizes. As for the smart airbags, vehicle speed and seat sensors are used to adjust the amount of force used when the airbags are deployed. If the sensors even detect a child leaning against the door, the side airbags will shut off, significantly reducing the risk of injury caused by airbags. The Malibu doesn’t have smart airbags, so they will always deploy at full force. Another critical safety feature is the driver alert monitoring system that can sound a warning if it detects an inattentive driver. Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel account for 100,000 crashes and 1,500 deaths per year, according to the NHTSA.

The biggest key to a comfortable and enjoyable ride is a vehicle’s suspension and handling capabilities, and the Accord doesn’t disappoint in this department either. With an available driver-adjustable suspension system, you can choose between a sport and extra supple ride depending on the experience you want. The sport setting provides maximum control of the road while the extra-supple offers more comfort for long trips. A perfect pair to this suspension system is the Accord’s speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering that allows for better control of the road, low-effort parking, and better control at highway speeds.

We could go on and on with more facts and specs that make the 2020 Honda Accord in Clear Lake undeniably perfect, but only a test-drive can truly showcase its abilities. Give us a call or swing by Honda of Clear Lake this weekend; we promise you’ll have more fun than you could ever imagine.