2016 Honda Accord coupe and sedan

Currently in its ninth generation into production, 2016 Honda Accord should bring a lot of news. Ninth generation started with 2013 model, so 2016 model year will not bring generation swap but a facelift. Accord is available in two body types as sedan and coupe. Coupe variant offers four trims, while sedan offers six, including LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX0L V6 and Touring.

2016 Honda Accord Front

2016 Honda Accord changes

New Accord’s exterior changes will include several improvements, including revised front end with styling cues taken from the recently redesigned Acura RLX. These changes will not be extensive, but will definitely be noticeable. Slightly reshaped headlights and taillights, as well as revised front bumper are alterations that will be featured on new Accord.  Few more exterior colors will be added, while Japanese producer may leave out some of the current ones.

Inside, 2016 Honda Accord will offer new trim. Its interior will be enhanced with better quality materials, and with some tech upgrades. Already long list of standards will be additionally extended, so tech-lovers have something to look up to.

2016 Honda Accord Rear

2016 Honda Accord engine and fuel economy

Under the hood of new Accord will not be changes. Both powertrains will remain included in the offer. Hybrid plug-in variant will also be available, while some sources indicated that we can expect stronger power units for the 2016 Accord hybrid.

Base engine continues to be a 2.3-liter inline-4 with 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission (standard) or CVT (optional, standard for EX-L), this engine empowers the LX, EX and EX-L versions.

2016 Honda Accord Sport gains its power from the same engine, but with slightly bigger output of 189 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. 6-speed manual transmission is standard, while CVT with paddle shifters is available as optional.

EX-L V6 and Touring trims are packed with a 3.4-liter V6 that delivers 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. With V6, there is only one transmission choice – 6-speed automatic.

2016 Accord returns 24/34/27 mpg city/hwy/combined with a 2.3-liter inline-4 engine and manual transmission, while with CVT it delivers 27/36/31 mpg. 21/34/26 mpg delivers V6.

2016 Honda Accord Interior

2016 Honda Accord competition

Closest rivals for the 2016 Accord are Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion. Even though each one of these vehicles offers plenty, Accord managed to keep leading position in some segments, including features availability.

2016 Honda Accord price and release

Price will stay in the same range as before, meaning that 2016 Accord will go from $22,000 (approximately) up to $34,000. Release is expected sometime during the autumn 2015.

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