With Honda making over the Civic, CR-V, and Pilot, the time has come for a fully redesigned Accord to arrive for the 2023 model year. The 11th-gen Accord continues to utilize the previous model’s platform, but grows in size, adopts a new look, and has an updated engine. Honda has come out with a fully redesigned Accord Hybrid, which is covered separately.
Exterior styling for the 2023 Honda Accord has changed dramatically compared to the sedan that’s currently on sale. Compared to the outgoing Accord, the 2023 model arrives with a more traditional square grille and rectangular taillights that line up with the grille.
The bottom of the front fascia now has a single horizontal air intake. The front end of the sedan has a blunter design as opposed to the rounder look of the previous model year. Honda has kept the sloping roofline design of the current Accord, but the rear end isn’t as round as before. At the back, the split taillight design has been ditched for more traditional square taillights and the rear end isn’t as rounded off as before. Overall, the 2023 Accord has grown by 2.8 inches in length.
Just like the exterior, the interior design of the 2023 Accord matches Honda’s newer vehicles with a straightforward dashboard design. The infotainment system now sits on top of the dashboard, while the air vents span nearly the full width of the dash. The center console continues to feature large controls for the HVAC system, but they’re placed lower down on the center console. Despite the extra length, the 2023 Accord offers nearly the same amount of rear legroom with 40.8 inches.
On the tech front, the 2023 Accord will come with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, and a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Higher trim levels will come with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a wireless charging pad. This year’s Accord also gains Google built-in, bringing Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play. More features are expected to be announced before the sedan goes on sale.
Under the hood, the new Accord comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. The engine routes power to the front wheels and is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. At the moment, this will be the only powertrain available for the 2023 Accord.
Honda has updated the 2023 Accord’s Honda Sensing suite with a new wide field-of-view camera and updated radar sensors. Standard safety features include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. We expect traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, and blind spot monitoring to be available.