The Honda Accord is an ideal combination of comfort, reliability and performance, which is why it has been a top seller for decades and has one of the best in class resale values.
The 2016 Accord received a major facelift, which included new grilles, taillights, a redesigned interior and technology upgrades. The 2017 Accord will remain mostly unchanged, with a complete overhaul due in 2018.
What's New for 2017
There won’t be many changes this year but expect a whole slew of changes for 2018 as the Accord is being completely remodeled. Honda Sensing is now an available option across all trims and comes standard on the Touring model. This safety system includes collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and lane keeping assist. It also includes road departure mitigation as well as adaptive cruise control.
The Accord Hybrid makes a comeback for 2017 after taking a break since 2015. It’s outfitted with a two-motor hybrid system that uses one motor to accelerate the Accord Hybrid from a dead stop. The second engine starts the engine and charges the first motor. The new Hybrid gets a whopping 49-mpg combined.
The Sport Special Edition is also a newcomer for 2017. This special trim level adds heated leather trimmed seating, red stitching and special edition badging.
Choosing Your Honda Accord
There are numerous models to choose from in the Accord lineup so you are bound to find your perfect vehicle. Your main choice will be whether you want to cruise around town in a sedan or coupe. Once that decision is made there are seven trim levels to choose from, making it easy to equip your Accord just the way you want.
Prices range from $22,355 for a LX Sedan base model, all the way up to $34,375 for the Touring trim level. The standard engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 185 horsepower while the 3.5-liter V6, which comes standard on the EX-L V6 and Touring, generates 278 horsepower.
While plenty of accessories exist, there are only two optional packages: the Honda Sensing safety package and a Honda Satellite Linked Navigation Package. Each one will set you back $1,000.
The Honda Accord is available in seven trim levels: LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6, and the top-of-the-line Touring.
The Accord Hybrid is back and has an industry-first two-motor hybrid system managing a very impressive 49 mpg combined. It is available in three trim levels, Hybrid, EX-L and Touring. The Hybrid starts at $29,605 and ranges up to $35,955 for the Touring model.
The Accord is available in a variety of trim levels so you should be able to build one that fits your style and budget. The EX-L is a good combination of features and price. If you like the performance of a V6, though, you will have to move up to the EX-L V6 or Touring model.
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