|Engine Size:||2.4 L|
|Transmission:||Automatic or manual|
The current Accord is possibly Honda at its finest, with high scores high in every category and a truly enjoyable driving experience. The Accord comes in such an excellent, head-turning package it’s no surprise that the interior meets all driver expectations. It feels and looks sumptuous with well designed seating and instrument paneling. The leather seats are astoundingly gorgeous and comfortable, adjustable and warming both for passenger and driver.
2016 saw a significant upgrade to the Accord sedan, restyling on the outside and inside and the addition of new tech and safety across all the Accord trims: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the Honda Sensing suite of safety features - adaptive cruise control, a collision-mitigation braking system, lane-keeping assist, and more.
The Cabin is roomy in both front and back; the steering wheel has a secure grip, ready to take control of the road with a smooth, super quiet shift and engine, fast acceleration. Several audio controls are placed on the wheel making adjustments effortless.
Good outward visibility has meant that the Accord is easy to navigate in tight city driving as well as making it enjoyable on long trips to view the passing scenery. The rear seat area is massive, easily accommodating two tall adults. The trunk space is generous and well appointed. And looking at an Accord sedan hybrid, the performance is remarkable for the amount of fuel economy offered.
Choices are many for the Accord shopper. The four-door sedan continues to offer both 4 and 6 cylinder engine options. Measuring 2.4 liters, the standard 185-hp four-cylinder engine is available with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), there is a Sport Special Edition sedan available which ups the power by 4 hp as well as a host of other features.
The 4 cylinder sedans come in five trim levels: LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition (or "Sport SE"), EX and EX-L. Two trims are offered for the 6 cylinder: EX-L and Touring.
The base four-cylinder LX is abundantly equipped: 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillights, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, a 7.7-inch central infotainment display, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, 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 integration.
The Sport adds horsepower: 19-inch wheels, a rear trunk lid spoiler, dual exhaust tips, LED daytime running lights and foglights, 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.
The Sport Special Edition adds to that and: special-edition badging, heated front seats and leather seats with red accent stitching.
The Accord EX complements the LX with extra amenities: 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights and foglights, heated mirrors, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, remote ignition on the automatic transmission, 8 way power driver seat with 2 way power lumbar, Honda LaneWatch blind-spot display, a six-speaker sound system with a 7-inch touchscreen interface, satellite, HD radio and a second USB port. Also standard is Honda’s smartphone app integration.
The EX-L trim adds leather upholstery, driver-seat memory functions, a four-way power passenger seat, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an upgraded seven-speaker sound system; EX-L V6 adds a six-cylinder engine, as well as dual exhaust tips.
Top of the line Touring takes the EX-L V6 features and adds: the Honda Sensing package as well as 19-inch wheels, LED headlights (with automatic high beam control), automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a rear deck lid spoiler, heated outboard rear seats and the navigation system.