Honda Introduces Upgraded 2016 Accord
It’s not completely new but it is filled with new technology making it the most advanced Honda Accord in the automaker’s history.
Due to be in showrooms this August, the 2016 Accord will feature new styling, a new Display Audio touchscreen interface, and Honda Sensing, safety and driver-assistive technologies, HD Radio, heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors. The Accord will also feature both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the Hood
The 2016 Accord will continue to be offered with two engines: a direct-injected (DI) 2.4-liter inline i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder and a 3.5-liter VTEC™ V-6 . Available transmissions include a continuously variable transmission for the 4-cylinder engines, unique 6-speed manuals for the 4-cylinder and V-6 engines, and a 6-speed automatic for V-6 models.
Nose and tail styling has been made sportier with a more sharply creased and a more structured bumper fascia with outside edges that tuck into intake-like meshed areas that house new LED fog lights in Sport trim and above models. The aluminum hood has been redesigned, lining up with a redesigned front grill.
At the tail end, the Accord has been restyled to feature LED taillights and an aggressive rear bumper fascia redesign. The Touring sedan also gets a rear deck spoiler.
All of the 2016 models will feature restyled wheels, with the Accord Sedan (Sport and Touring trim) and Coupe (Touring, new for Coupe) getting 19-inch wheels and tires.
Sport and above trims in the sedan lineup also get a new 60/40 split and folding rear seat, previously a one-piece folding design.
Honda Sensing, the manufacturer’s safety technology suite, includes:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning
- Adaptive Cruise Control and is available as a standalone option on all trims with the exception of Touring, where Honda Sensing is included as standard equipment.
Also, all 2016 Accords come with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, auto high-beam headlights (Touring trim) standard.
On the EX and above trim levels, the 2016 Accord features a 7-inch Display Audio capacitive touchscreen lets users swipe, tap and pinch to control settings. The 2016 Accord’s new 7-inch touchscreen is paired with an upper 7.7-inch high-resolution display screen and steering wheel-mounted controls. The upper screen can display audio settings, turn-by-turn directions, time and trip information, LaneWatch™ and Rearview Camera displays, incoming calls, SMS text messages when stopped, and parking sensor alerts.