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It’s pretty significant when Honda makes a model refresh – especially for a massively popular model such as the Accord. So, what have they done for 2016?
The Accord received a variety of updates including updated exterior styling, revised suspension tuning, new interior trim and, on EX models and above, an enhanced technology interface with 7-inch touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. All sedans above the base LX model now have a 60/40-split rear seat. The new Honda Sensing package of driver assistance features is now available for all trim levels.
On the exterior, we can note its revised front and rear fascia, grille, LED taillights for all models and, on Sport and above trims, LED fog lights. All Accords get new wheel designs, while some trims are sporting a larger tire size. To add these noteworthy updates to a sedan that is already an Edmunds "A" rated car, only improves on what was already one of the best all-around family sedans.
The Accord has always impressed with its solid build quality and reputation for trouble-free ownership, responsive handling, composed ride, plenty of interior room, wide ranging feature set, powerful yet fuel-efficient engines and remarkable crash test scores.
The 2016 Honda Accord comes in a midsize sedan and coupe option. Four-cylinder sedans come in four trims: LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. Want to step up to the Accord's 3.5-liter V6 trim? There are two options, the EX-L and Touring.
The base four-cylinder LX comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillights, dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, cruise control, a 7.7-inch infotainment display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a one-piece folding rear seat and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port and Pandora Internet radio control.
If you’re looking for a bit more power, opt for the Sport trim with 19-inch wheels, a rear deck lid spoiler, dual exhaust tips, LED daytime running lights and fog lights, cloth seating with leatherette bolsters, an eight-way power driver seat with two-way power lumbar, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with shift paddles for the continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The Accord EX starts as an LX, expands the Sport's features with a few change ups. 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights and fog lights, heated mirrors, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, remote ignition (with the CVT), the eight-way power driver seat with two-way power lumbar, Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot display, a six-speaker sound system with a 7-inch touchscreen interface (the standard 7.7-inch display remains as well), satellite and HD radio and a second USB port are standard. Also standard is smartphone app integration via HondaLink (with smartphone-enabled Aha radio features), Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with Siri Eyes Free voice command functionality.
The EX-L trim adds to the EX features power-folding mirrors, leather upholstery, driver-seat memory functions, a four-way power passenger seat, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a more sophisticated rearview camera and an upgraded seven-speaker sound system. Further up the line, the EX-L V6 adds a six-cylinder engine as well as dual exhaust tips and steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.
All the above trims can be outfitted with the Honda Sensing package, which includes adaptive cruise control and additional safety features. A navigation system is optional for the EX-L and EX-L V6.
In government crash testing, the Accord sedan received five out of five stars for overall protection, with four stars for total frontal impact safety and five stars for total side-impact safety. The coupe earned five stars across the board. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave both body styles the best possible rating of "Good" in its moderate-overlap and small-overlap frontal-offset impact tests, as well as a "Good" rating in the side-impact, roof-strength and seat/head restraint tests.