2016 Honda Accord Details and Pricing Released
Details and pricing for the 2016 Honda Accord and the Accord Coupe have finally been announced. From the looks of it, one of Honda’s most popular models is getting a facelift. The question is: how much will this new model cost and what changes have been made?
2016 Honda Accord Details and Specs
As far as design goes, the 2015 Accord was really nothing to write home about, but to create the 2016 model, Honda took some cues from the 10th generation Civic. Turn signals, headlights and taillights are all LED, and drivers have the option of choosing 19-inch wheels. The hood descends more steeply to refresh the model’s look.
The Accord also offers three new exterior colors for drivers to choose from for the sedan: Lunar Silver, San Morino Red and Kona Coffee. The coupe offers two new colors: Lunar Silver and Deep-Opal Metallic.
Honda did more than just revamp the Accord’s exterior; the inside cabin has been refreshed, too. Inside, you’ll find 60:40 split folding seats in the rear, a 7” touchscreen display, sport pedals, a sleek dashboard, glossy black interior touches, a trim panel made of faux carbon-fiber, and the option of choosing cloth/leather seating.
The Accord’s EX-L, EX and Touring trims also feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This is the first time Honda has implemented these two technologies into any of their vehicles.
As far as safety goes, Honda has implemented a number of Honda Sensing technologies into all trim levels. These include, Collision Mitigation Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control and Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist.
All of the Sport Sedan and LX models include manual remote entry, which is a nice convenience. The EX, Touring and EX-L feature a Smart Entry system with an advanced engine start and stop button. A glass moonroof is offered with the Touring, EX-L and EX models, and also boasts a tilt feature.
All of the Accord models feature automatic headlights, and the Touring model even has automatic high-beams. Multi-angle rearview cameras are built into all models as well. The Touring Coupe and Sedan will also feature rain-sensing wipers that will automatically engage if it detects water on the windshield.
Other new features include:
- Damper housing stiffeners in the front and rear (except for LX models)
- Rear bulkhead that’s more rigid
- Upper member stiffener in the front (except for LX models)
- Shock tower bar in front is more rigid
- Center tunnel brace (Not available with LX models)
The aluminum hood is new, too, and 18 pounds lighter than the previous year’s model.
Under the Hood
There are some things that Honda left unchanged, like the powertrain options. The 2016 Accord offers a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder model with 181 pound-feet of torque and 185 horsepower. Drivers can also choose a model with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 252 pound-foot of torque and 278 horsepower. With the 4-cylinder, you have the option of choosing a CVT or a six-speed manual. The V6 offers a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.
One thing that has been improved is gas mileage.
- CVT: 31 mpg combined; 27 city and 37 highway
- 6-Speed Manual (4-cylinder): 27 mpg combined; 27 city and 34 highway
- 6-Speed Automatic: 26 mpg combined; 21 city and 34 highway
The Touring models offer new hydraulic subframe bushings and amplitude reactive dampers for steering that’s even more responsive and better handling. Drivers and passengers will enjoy a smoother, more comfortable ride.
The 2016 Accord will start at $22,105 for the Sedan with a 2.4-liter engine, LX trim and six-speed manual. The 6-speed manual w/sport trim will start at $24,165. Starting prices for other models include:
- EX: $25,580
- EX-L (CVT): $28,570
- EX-L (V6 automatic): $30,645
- Touring (V6): $34,580
The Accord Coupe starts at $23,775 for the manual, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder LX-S. Starting prices for other models include:
- EX: $25,900
- EX-L (CVT): $28,745
- EX-L (V6): $30,925
- Touring (V6 automatic): $34,125
All sedan and coupe models can be equipped with Honda Sensing technologies for an additional $1,000. Considering how advanced and effective these safety features are, they are well worth the extra cost.
The latest Accord model is slated for release in late 2015, and details of the newly revamped Accord Hybrid will be released in the coming months.