Honda Accord vs Lexus IS Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
MSRP
$31,290
Invoice
$29,337
Average Price Paid
$29,128
2,596 listings nationwide

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2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
MSRP
$41,000
Invoice
$38,130
Average Price Paid
$39,010
397 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
Fair Price
$30,115
Good Price
$28,388
Great Price
$27,401
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Fair Price
$40,490
Good Price
$38,255
Great Price
$36,978

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,680
4 listings nationwide

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2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,788
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

For the 2021 model year, Honda is taking the Accord in a more elevated direction. The company has refined the Accord’s features list, added a trim level, and priced it right to compete...

2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Lexus IS enters its fourth generation of production, embodying lessons learned from the LC and RC. The 2021 IS targets enthusiast drivers and luxury buyers who might be thinking Ge...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
Guru9DHM2K writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Kia Cadenza Limited better.
"It looks qualityl"
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Kia Cadenza Limited better.
"It is better appointed and more powerful."
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Jay writes:
3.5 Engine screams
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Acura TLX FWD with A-Spec Package better.
"Low-slung lock"
Would Buy Ranked 2021 Acura TLX FWD with A-Spec Package better.
"More comfortable and faster"

Specs

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
38 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.8 gal 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
260 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
192 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
11.8:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.87 in x 3.52 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 44.8 in
Back Legroom 40.4 in 32.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.7 cu ft 10.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,078 lbs --
Exterior
Length 196.1 in 185.4 in
Width 73.3 in 72.4 in
Height 57.1 in 56.7 in
Wheelbase 111.4 in 110.2 in

Available Options

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Radiant Red Metallic
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Cloudburst Gray
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Grecian Water
  • Iridium
  • Matador Red Mica

Option Packages

  • Comfort Package
  • Intuitive Park Assist W/Auto Braking
  • Mark Levinson Audio System
  • Navigation Package
  • Navigation Package W/Mark Levinson Audio
  • Premium Triple-Beam Led Headlamps
  • Intuitive Park Assist W/Panoramic View Monitor

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