The 2016 Honda Accord hits dealers August 19th with a major mid-cycle refresh. It’s tweaked the styling and will now offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Sedan hits dealers tomorrow and the Coupe will follow later this month.
Some of the new options and technologies include HD Radio, heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors and more. The Accord Coupe also gets a new top-of-the-line Touring trim, while the Sedan in Sport trim and Touring versions of the Sedan and Coupe get the first-ever 19-inch alloy wheels on Accord.
“The best is getting better with the launch of the redesigned 2016 Accord,” said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President of the Honda Division. “With more customer-relevant technology, an even more refined and sporty ride and top-class fuel economy and safety ratings, the 2016 redesign keeps Accord at the top of its class.”
Both the 2016 Accord Sedan and Coupe get sportier styling, front and back. In line with what a lot of automakers are doing lately, its front features a more sharply creased and intricately structured bumper fascia with outside edges that tuck into large side intakes containing new LED fog lights. On the Accord Sedan, a new aluminum hood with sharper character lines meets up with a brighter, more expressive front grille. In the rear, the Accord Sedan gets restyled LED taillights and a similarly aggressive rear bumper fascia redesign.
All Accord models feature restyled alloy wheels, while Accord Sedans in Sport and above grades get upsized wheels and tires. The Touring sedan also gets a new side-sill garnish and rear deck spoiler. Accord Coupe models also benefit from a more stylish and aggressive front and rear fascia and new grille design. The new styling gets expanded LED daytime running lights (Sport and above trims), LED taillights (all models) and LED fog lights (Sport and above).
Honda is also throwing some new colors into the mix including a new Kona Coffee Metallic for the sedan and Deep Blue Opal Metallic for the Coupe.
Engine wise, 2016 Accord Sedan models equipped with a 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine and CVT get a 1-mpg bump in their highway EPA fuel economy ratings, to 37 mpg, due in part to the application of a lighter weight and re-sculpted all-aluminum hood, along with new aerodynamic elements and friction-reducing features.
Prices are in line with what they were last year. The 2016 Accord with 6-speed manual transmission (6-MT) remains at $22,105 and $22,905 for the Sedan LX with continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Accord Coupe LX-S is also unchanged at $23,775 for the 6-MT and $24,625 for the CVT.
The Accord goes on sale August 19th.