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Looking for a New 2020 Honda Accord With a V6 Engine? Here's Where To Find It

If you love the Honda Accord and want a V6 engine, it's easier to find than you think.

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The Honda Accord is a fantastic touring, performance, commuter, or family sedan. If you are like this author, and have owned multiple Accords with the amazingly smooth, responsive, fuel-efficient, and powerful V6 engine, you likely want another one. The problem is, over at the local Honda dealership they tell you a little fib. They say that Honda doesn't make the car with V6 anymore. And instead substitutes the little four-cylinder engine with a turbocharger. We are going to let you in on a little secret. New 2020 Honda Accords are in stock near you with a V6 engine. You just have to check out the Acura dealership to find it.

Acura TLX vs. Honda Accord - Engines, Transmissions, Power
The 2020 TLX could not be more similar to the Honda Accord. One way they differ is their drivetrains. The Acura version has the V6 you know and love. 290 hp as opposed to the Accord's 273. Neither is short of power, but the TLX has more. More is better when it comes to power. The Accord uses a new 10-speed automatic. The TLX offers a 9-speed. One important feature that the Acura TLX offers, that you cannot get on an Accord, is Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). Acura one of the first companies to use torque-vectoring AWD and it works amazingly well in any conditions.

Acura TLX vs. Honda Accord - Dimensions
The Acura TLX and Honda Accord have nearly identical dimensions. They are within an inch of each other in length, have the same width and are the same height. Inside, the TLX is a smidge smaller. It has an EPA passenger volume of 93.3 cubic feet and the Accord offers 105.6 cu ft. The Accord's trunk is a little larger as well at 16.7 cu ft vs. the TLX' trunk of 14.7 cu ft. Front headroom and legroom of the higher trim Accords and all of the TLX trims are basically identical.
Accord TLX fuel economyAcura TLX vs. Honda Accord - Fuel Economy
The 2020 Accord with its 2.0-liter engine earns a 26 MPG Combined rating from the EPA. The TLX, by contrast, earns a 24 MPG Combined rating.

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Acura TLX vs. Honda Accord - Price
The 2020 TLX with the V6 starts at $37,195 including destination charges. The Accord 2.0T Touring starts at $37.030. Budget an extra $2,000 if you want SH-AWD on your V6 TLX.

Acura TLX vs. Honda Accord - Warranty
The warranty for the Accord is the familiar 3-year/36 bumper to bumper and 5-year 60K mile drivetrain warranty. That Honda warranty seems very short by comparison to those offered by Hyundai, Kia, and Volkswagen. The TLX has a 4/50K comprehensive warranty and a 6/70K drivetrain warranty. In effect, the Acura comes with an extended warranty compared to the Honda.

Acura TLX vs. Honda Accord - Manufacturing Location
Both the Honda Accord and the Acura TLX are manufactured by Honda in Marysville, Ohio.

The Honda Accord sells very well with its little four-cylinder engine. As you can see, Honda still makes a V6 Accord. It just re-brands it the Acura TLX. Check one out at your local Acura dealer.

Looking for another V6 sedan option? Check out the Nissan Maxima. Every one built has a V6.

In addition to covering green vehicle topics, John Goreham covers safety, technology, and new vehicle news at Torque News. John has owned both a 2003 and 2006 Honda Accord V6 EX-L. You can follow John on Twitter at @johngoreham.

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Mark Day (not verified)    September 23, 2019 - 5:30PM

Good info.. Acura RDX should also have the V6.

Most entertaining vehicle I've driven recently - BMW X3 M40i, with its inline 6-cylinder engine.

A. Driver (not verified)    September 23, 2019 - 11:18PM

I hope you can turn off the "driver annoyance " system: The lane-keeping assistance was driving me nuts when I rented a 2019 Accord on vacation. I thought the car had a busted tie-rod, but it was the buzz from the lane warning.

John Goreham    September 24, 2019 - 10:00AM

In reply to by A. Driver (not verified)

The on-off switch for the LKAS system is located at the "four o'clock" location on the TLX steering wheel for your convenience. In the Accord, it is located at the three o'clock position. It can be actuated with your right thumb without looking away from the road (or you can do it while parked).

John Goreham    September 24, 2019 - 10:06AM

In reply to by jolly octopus (not verified)

You cannot get a manual transmission in the TLX. As with most manufacturers and models, they don't sell, so to keep costs down and avoid slow-moving inventory, Acura has moved to automatics with manual control via the paddle shifters.

Kamal Lee Mohammed (not verified)    September 24, 2019 - 11:15AM

Besides size(Accura interior much smaller) premium fuel, higher maintenance cost and insurance and $6,000 less for an Accord 2.0 Sport. They're exactly the same! What are you smoking besides tires?

Lawrence (not verified)    September 24, 2019 - 1:40PM

So misconceiving is this article. The TLX is based on the 2008-2017 Accord platform, which offered the same 3.5L Honda/Acura corporate V6. It is NOT based on the completely different 2018+ 10th gen Accord. I have a 2019 Accord Sport 2.0T with a proper 6 speed manual. The car hauls and handles good. The infotainment is steps above the antiquated dual screen system used previously as well. The TLX has a stuffier backseat as well. Yes the red leather interior is amazing, but Katzskins makes a red leather package for the Accord. At the end of the day, it's a gussier previous gen Accord V6.

Chris DiGiuseppe (not verified)    September 24, 2019 - 9:12PM

I'll let you in on a little secret - if you look long and hard enough you can still find a manual transmission Acura Coupe with a 290hp V6. The secret is, it's a actually a 2017 Honda Accord Coupe with a manual transmission and a 290 hp V6. The real catch is: Honda stopped making this car in 2017. And now there are no more V6 Accords.

Bruce Livingston (not verified)    July 16, 2020 - 9:10PM

What a needed article. After buying V6 Accords in 1999 and 2009, I wanted another when I went shopping in 2018 but I ended up buying a 2017 Maxima -- which is fine -- but I have been hankering for another V6 Accord ever since the new generation Accords came out in 2018 -- I have been awaiting a V6 and now here (just under a different name) it is! I am going to drive a TLX.

chris (not verified)    June 20, 2021 - 8:46AM

I'll let you in on a little secret, you can get almost 400 pounds of torque and 300 hp out of that "Little 4 cylinder" with a simple 700 dollar tune. You do understand that the K20 engines are highly modifiable and are much stronger internally than even the might j35's right?