For almost 40 years, the Accord has been Honda’s centerpiece sedan. The model not just continuously sets the benchmark for all additional family sedans, it’ll have amongst the most loyal followings within the industry. The brand’s 2016 Accord coupe and sedan provide outstanding value, but they do not ask consumers to sacrifice within the areas of performance, features, or styling. Yes, you will find sportier styling, as well as better warranty with the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima, AWD from the equally-regarded Ford Fusion and Subaru Legacy, and equally solid reliability and resale from the Toyota Camry. However, with this model, be it the sub-$24,000 LX or sporty coupe, consumers receive more than merely value, comfort, and features. They’ll receive peace of mind.
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Excellent resale values, class-leading reliability, and easy-to-use instrumentation are the Honda Accord for 2016’s obvious bright spots. Its extended line-up, which includes an award-winning sedan and sporty coupe, offers an inviting array of choice seldom found within the Accord’s competitors.
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If you require the extra traction of AWD, you will need to look to a Subaru Legacy, Chrysler 200 or Ford Fusion. The ones who seek a high-mileage diesel or powerful turbo are going to have to turn to the VW Passat or Kia Optima.
What is New for 2016?
Honda’s Accord sedan for 2016 has a more rigid body and revised front fascia. On the EX, remote start is offered, while the Touring receives auto high beam, LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and heated rear seats. All trims now can be equipped with a Honda Sensing package.
Impressions on Driving
Behind the wheel of any 2016 Honda Accord, the driving experience will depend mainly on the model. The Accord is the four-cylinder with a CVT automatic transmission, a combination which generates surprisingly rapid acceleration, smooth operation, and excellent fuel economy. Even with 4 occupants onboard acceleration is solid, as is power for merging and passing. The ones desiring even better performance are going to find that the optional 278-hp V-6 offers it in abundance with just a few miles per gallon sacrificed in fuel economy. The Accord, on the road, feels steady and solid, with a smooth ride, quiet cabin, and handling which is competent yet not as athletic as within the Chrysler 200 or Ford Fusion.
On all trims, available as a stand-alone option, (standard upon Touring), the suite of advanced safety features will include collision mitigation braking, lane departure and forward collision warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control as well as road departure mitigation.
Step inside Honda’s Accord sedan for 2016, and the five-passenger cabin feels familiar, but sophisticated. The familiar portion will come from its roominess, easy-to-reach controls and outstanding outward vision. Amongst the better touches is its standard 8” screen which prominently sits inside the dash to relay audio, navigation, and phone details. EX-L versions and higher will have a secondary screen for Bluetooth wireless streaming and touch operated audio. Its front seats are comfortable and supportive. In the sedan, rear seats are spacious for two people and more snug in the coupe.
The mid-sized sedan segment, over the last couple of years, became something of a beauty contest. We have seen swoopy body creases, prominent grilles, as well as elongated headlight housings that stretch farther than string cheese. A few of the designs appear fantastic on introduction yet quickly age. The Accord sedan for 2016 bucks the pursuit of popularity in favor of more contemporary lines. The Accord might not be the flavor of the month, yet the four-door sedan will remain handsome and likely will age well. The two-door coupe brings extra visual appeal with its sloping roofline, forward stance, and arrow-like treatment in the rear window.
Notable Standard Equipment
Even if consumers spend the least upon a 2016 Accord LX sedan, they will receive a well-equipped vehicle with an 8” color display that has a rearview camera, dual zone climate control as well as 160 watt CD/AM/FM stereo with Pandora, USB input, and Bluetooth connectivity.
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