When we think in Honda, the first thoughts that got into our mind are about a flawless product that gets enhanced every year. The incredible Honda Accord is one of the bestselling cars in the market and is not because Honda gifts them. It has a well-earned reputation for incredible faithful customers who are lured to a flawless performance, durable materials, and the precise balance between quality and value.
But despite this, the most probable scenario involved with choosing Honda as a daily car is that you could get bored of how old it feels, rather than it could get broken or would need a repair. It’s the true Japanese concept of a practical car.
Also, Honda has a delightful taste for the design of its cars, because we all knew about some cases of unbreakable cars, but with a pathetic design. Honda always delivers a true masterpiece in performance, aesthetic, durability, and cutting edge technology.
The 2016 Accord Sedan is the nemesis of the Toyota Camry, and it’s quite understandable. Both of them deliver flawless and top-notch products.
Let’s review this Japanese car.
Powertrain and Performance
The two engine options are a 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC 2.3 L four-cylinder and a 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC 3.5 L six-cylinder. The LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L models are packed with the 2.3 L four-cylinder and the EX-L V6 and Touring with the biggest brother, the 3.5 L.
The 2.3 L engines develop between 185 and 189 horsepower at 6400 rpm and between 181 182 lb-ft of maximum torque at 3900 rpm. Fuel efficiency is rated at 23 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway. The performance in this car is quite decent and can accelerate from standstill to 60 mph in just 7 seconds.
The 3.5 L engine is capable of producing up to 278 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 252 lb-ft of torque at 4900 rpm. Fuel efficiency is rated at 21 mpg in city and 34 mph on the highway. The performance of this engine is much better in comparison with its little four-cylinder brother, accelerating from standstill to 60 mph in 6 seconds.
LX, Sport, EX variants will come with a six-speed manual transmission and will have an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode and paddle shifters. Trims such as EX-L V6 and Touring would have a six-speed automatic transmission with Sport Mode.
Design Line and Interior
The exterior of the Honda Accord is sexy and it’s one of the most attractive out there, having a sharp and sporty stance. The front fascia is elegant and with a futuristic poke along with the LED headlights and the incredible grille. The LED foglights and the form of the front bumper are well fitted.
From sideways, the car is athletic and elegant. Is definitely not a boring car. The only way to get bored of this car is seeing it every day, thousands of times on the road (this often happens). In addition, the alloys wheels are companions to spare for that silhouette. The rear of the car looks sporty with those exhaust outlets on each side. Also, the stop lights and the chrome accents give it a real elegance sensation.
The cockpit is full of amenities and how you could expect, top-notch and upscale materials are everywhere. It’s spacious enough and the well-crafted sensation is evident at the moment you get in.
The Bottom Line
The 2016 Honda Accord has been since its release the best option for a semi-luxury sedan. Well fitted with quality, performance, and unique style for an affordable price. This will be another huge year for sales for this already famous and successful Japenese car.
Starting price at US$22.205.