Phone and GPS Mounts for a Honda Accord

Honda AccordThe Honda Accord is the first Honda car we have written about.  We have written plenty of articles about Honda Motorcycle mounts, but this is the first time we featured a car.

A photo of the interior of a Honda Accord accompanies this article.  There are a few things that stand out.  The big giant display in the middle makes a dash mount difficult.  Additionally, like many other recent auto makers, they have eliminated a CD player on the Honda Accord figuring nobody plays a CD any longer (which might be true).

The most popular location for mounting a cell phone or GPS continues to be the windshield so let’s start with those mounts.  The Honda Accord windshield is a bit on the sloped side, but nothing that would affect the deployment of practically any typical windshield suction mount.

Speaking of a typical standard windshield mount, our go-to mount continues to be the Arkon MegaGrip Suction Cup Windshield and Dash Mount.  It’s a well made mount that features a vacuum locking suction assembly attached to an adjustable base.  An expandable holder opens to 3.4 inches and will fit practically any size phone.  The device swivels into any orientation.  This is a very reliable mount which comes with a two-year warranty.

The same mount but for a Garmin GPS is the Arkon Windshield Dash Garmin Nuvi Suction Mount.  We have recommended this for many years.  It’s an excellent mount that comes with a 2-year warranty.  It’s more rugged and longer than the mount Garmin provides in the box with the GPS.  The mount has a 17mm ball which snaps into the hole on the back of the GPS cradle that came with your Garmin device.  This mount will fit all the Garmin vehicular GPS devices that use the 17mm ball including Nuvi, Drive, DriveLuxe and DriveAssist.

Thanks to standard horizontal vent louvers, the vent makes a great location to place a phone or GPS.  Consider the Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount.  The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip mount can be used to hold most phone models with or without a case or skin.  It has a ball and socket so the cradle swivels into any orientation.  This mount will work on flat vent slats that are 3/8 to 1 inch deep.  The included cradle opens to 3 5/8 inches which is fairly large.

The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip mount can also be used for a Garmin GPS.  Remove the cradle from the Jelly-Grip mount and you have that 17mm ball needed for the back of the GPS cradle that came with your Garmin unit.

We reviewed the Square Jellyfish mount in detail in 2016 and continue to recommend this as our go-to vent mount.

The cup holder sits in an interesting location.  It’s far enough forward to be useful for mounting a device.  It’s going to work on a phone for apps that don’t need to be referenced while driving.  So set it up before starting your trip.  A good cup holder mount needs to include an extension to help clear it of the gear shift.

Consider the iKross Car Cup Holder Phone Mount.  The cup holder base is expandable from 2.7 to 3.7 inches.  A 12″ flexible stem will allow bending of the mount to the right angle for the driver or passenger.  The phone can rotate 360 degrees into portrait or landscape and is easy to insert and remove.  The expandable cradle fits your phone from the top and bottom and opens to 8 inches so it will fit your phone with or without a case or skin.

We have not mentioned a tablet mount because there isn’t a good place to fit a larger device.

So to sum it up, a windshield, vent or cup holder should work fine in a Honda Accord.  Avoid the dash and CD player.