It’s time for the ultimate comparison; two sedans, one blog, and unlimited features make today’s topic one for the history books. The 2019 Honda Accord in Clear Lake is ready for a showdown against the Chevrolet Impala, so let’s get ready to rumble!
Safer In the Streets
The Honda Accord does everything in its power to keep you and everyone else safe on the road. With a driver alert monitoring system, the Accord can detect an inattentive driver and set off a signal to suggest taking a break. This feature is significant because according to the NHTSA, “drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year.” On all Accord models, there are also Parking Sensors that can detect people, objects, and other vehicles located behind or in front of the driver. So if you miss something or someone, the Accord won't. These two features can’t be found on the Chevy Impala, so your safe bet will always be the Accord.
More Powerful and Efficient Performance
People will always go for the car with the most power and higher fuel economy; and when you compare the Accord’s and Impala’s engine, Car and Driver found Honda to be the winner in this round:
Zero to 60 MPH
Zero to 100 MPH
5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start
Speed in 1/4 Mile
Moving over to fuel economy, the EPA ran a test cycle between these two sedans, and...well, you can see the results for yourself:
1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto
2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto
Sport/Touring 2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto
V6/Auto Flex Fuel
If that’s not enough to impress you, then the Accord’s standard cap-less fueling system might do the trick. Without having to fondle a gas cap, the fuel filler automatically opens and closes, which reduces fuel evaporation that contributes to pollution. So with the Accord, you’ll save money at the pump, get from point A to point B faster, and help fight pollution! Sounds like a winner to us!
Better Body Construction
Honda vehicles always put their driver's priorities first, in safety and comfort. We’ve already told you about the incredible safety features the Accord has over the Impala, now let’s get into what makes this Honda a fantastic ride. Diving into the suspension system, the Accord allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple or a sports setting depending on preference. If you want a smooth, fatigue-reducing ride, then go for extra-supple; if you want maximum control, then choose sport. Other factors that aid in determining the Accord’s handling ability is the weight and size. Being 350 to 600 pounds lighter and 9 inches shorter than the Impala, the Honda Accord can accelerate and provide better handling for an unforgettable ride.
After three rounds, and many features highlighted, it’s clear that the 2019 Honda Accord in Clear Lake is the champion in today’s comparison. If you want to learn more, check out our website for even more impressive features, or if you’re ready for a test-drive, visit us this weekend at Honda of Clear Lake! We’ll see you soon!
*Based on 2012-2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
*Car and Driver, January 2019