2017 Honda AccordChange Vehicle
Key Specs of the 2017 Honda Accord
Accord base trim shown
- Safety ratings, technology
- Refined drivetrains
- Gas mileage
- Many standard features
- Firm ride in Sport, Touring models
- Onerous touch-sensitive controls on some trims
- Fewer luxury options than some competitors
- Narrow extended cargo opening with backseat folded
- Accord Hybrid returns for 2017 model year
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto smartphone connectivity available
- High-tech safety features available
- Sedan or coupe
- Four-cylinder or V-6 engine
Editor’s note: This review was written in August 2015 about the 2016 Honda Accord, but little of substance has changed with this year’s model. To see what’s new for 2017, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.
The changes for 2016 could fill a small book. The updated Accord looks different and, in many cases, drives differently; it also boasts new multimedia connectivity and optional safety technology that's available on all trim levels. Compare it with the 2015 Accord here.
Speaking of trims, the Accord sedan starts with the LX and moves up to the Sport, EX, EX-L (four-cylinder or V-6) and V-6-only Touring. Coupes have roughly parallel trims. I drove Sport and Touring versions in sedan form, but you can compare the whole group here.
Exterior & Styling
Honda could slap an Acura badge on the Accord, at least up front, and fool most observers. With an updated grille, new headlights and restyled bumpers, the 2016 Accord could fill in for a car from Honda's luxury division. A large chrome strip envelops the grille in decidedly Acura fashion, and Touring trims get restyled multiple-LED headlights that look cribbed from the "Jewel Eye" LEDs on a TLX or RLX. Maybe these are "Cubic Zirconia Eye."
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