Honda has refreshed the 2016 Accord with updated styling and a wealth of new technology.
The front and rear ends have been restyled to look more sporty while also matching the aesthetics of other new Hondas. The front grill has a solid black chrome bar similar to the HR-V, CR-V and the Civic concept car. The coupe and sedan models also have different bumpers to give each model a unique “face.”
It also has LED lights for headlights, daytime running lights, fog lights and turn signals in the front, and LED taillights in the back.
The rear bumper has also been redesigned for a more aggressive look.
Carrying over from the 2015 model are the engine and transmission choices. The Accord is available with a 2.4-liter four cylinder making 185 horsepower or a 3.5-liter V-6 making 278 horsepower. All engines are available with a six-speed manual transmission. Four cylinder models can be equipped with an optional continuously variable transmission and six-cylinder models can be equipped with a six-speed automatic.
The suspension has been retooled for 2016 and 19-inch wheels are available for the first time on an Accord.
Inside, the Accord has a new 7-inch display on high-end models. The system is available with Apple’s CarPlay or Android Auto, allowing more seamless integration between the car’s infotainment system and the owner’s smartphone. The touchscreen supports gestures like swipe, tap and pinch, just like a smartphone.
The new Accord also comes with Honda’s suite of safety technology called Honda Sensing. Included in that package is collision mitigation, collision warning, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. It’s included in the Touring versions and is available as an option on other trim levels.
Check out the full video below for all you need to know about the 2016 Honda Accord: