Although the spotlight may be on crossovers and SUVs, the midsize sedan segment stays as fiercely competitive as ever but one version has long stood above others, at least as far as consumers are concerned: The 2017 Honda Accord.
2017 Honda Accord Review
Although it’s outsold by the Toyota Camry, the Accord continues to narrow the gap and it does that without relying heavily on fleet sales, as practically all of its opponents are wont to do. For 2017, the Honda Accord is mainly unchanged aside from a fresh Sports Special Edition that slots in about dead center among the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels. An Accord Coupe also stays accessible, basically unchallenged in what was once a popular section. The Accord Coupe is offered in LX-S, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims.
2017 Honda Accord Exterior
But that is not to say the Accord is slab-sided and boring. The Touring trim level now rides on big 19-inch wheels. If it still feels as if Honda has designed its Accord line in the inside out, there’s a great reason behind that notion: The automaker says that is exactly how it was done, which results in a bright, efficiently packed interior that balances comfort and modernity with visibility. A low instrument panel pushed as far forward, and out at the corners, as possible optimizes space and areas important controls up very high. The look is a little clumsy, but it pays dividends in functionality.
EX-L and Touring trim levels utilize a touchscreen audio system with two separate displays that adds unnecessary clutter. Go for an AccorD Coupe
While trims and substances do get a more premium look as you rise up the ladder to the top Touring models, both EX-L and Touring trims get a touchscreen audio system that introduces the significance of two different displays and we think ends up adding clutter and complexity to the interior look. Coupes are mostly exactly the same as sedans from the front seats forward aside from some reddish touches on its instrument panel.
That reddish theme is carried into the sedan range with the new-for-2017 Accord Sports Special Edition, which includes standard leather seats with red stitching.
2017 Honda Accord Features
Honda offers an extraordinarily wide variety of engines and transmissions in its Accord line, including an Accord Hybrid covered in another review.
But most Accords you’ll discover on a dealer lot use the automaker’s direct-injected 2.4-liter inline 4 makes 185 horsepower (189 hp in the Accord Sport) mated to the CVT. Unlike many CVTs on the market, this transmission functions nicely with the 4-cylinder engine, staying in the engine’s thick mid-rev torque curve, avoiding the rubber-band-like responsiveness and droning soundtrack, and even possibly misleading some drivers into believing it really is truly a standard automatic transmission. With its so-called Design shift sense, revs rise fast, which avoids the standing start flat spot that some such transmissions have, creating the sense that it is locking onto “gears” along the way.
Electric power steering hasn’t worked out well in some models, but Honda has figured out how to do it right with the Accord. Due to its mostly linear weighting, good sense of center, plus some feedback from the road surface, this makes it one of the most confidence-inspiring setups for those who like to drive.
One of the more contentious aspects of the Accord’s most recent redesigns is that Honda dropped its once-heralded double-wishbone setup, instead choosing for less sophisticated MacPherson struts that it claims to enhance ride and handling while also cutting cottage noise and harshness. And, as much as we hate to admit it, we need to concur: the latest Accord rides and manages at least as well as its forerunners.
2017 Honda Accord All New
Gone are the stripped-outside Accord Sedans. Instead, the LX that anchors the lineup contains a higher level of features: dual-zone automatic climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, a rearview camera, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Pandora audio streaming and SMS text-messaging capability, a multi-angle rearview camera, and LED taillights.
Slotting in above the LX is the Sport, which includes LED running lamps, 19-inch alloy wheels, and black cloth seats. A new Sports Special Edition builds on that with leather seats outfitted with red stitching.
Step up to the EX and you get a power moonroof, heated side mirrors, a closeness key, 17-inch alloy wheels, and Honda’s revolutionary LaneWatch system. The EX-L stacks on heated leather seats, forward-collision warnings, and an upgraded infotainment system that features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in addition into a 360-watt stereo. Navigation is an optional extra on the EX-L.
All automatic transmission versions except for the Sports Special Edition are available with the Honda Feeling suite of driver assistance including adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning.
2017 Honda Accord Video
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