For a long time, the Honda Accord has been among the most popular midsize sedans in the US and the world. But last year, the sales fell down by 14%, pushing the Japanese company to invest heavily into the 2016 Honda Accord.
The midsize sedan is getting a big facelift, but the question is whether it is enough to bring back the buyers. The approach for the 2016 Accord is simple: take an ordinary size, attractive sedan and then add some flair and flavor to it and you get the 2016 version of Honda’s best selling car.
The first thing that the buyers with sharp eyes will notice is the largely remodeled exterior of the midsize sedan.
The 2016 Honda Accord gets a new grille, which is in line with the recent Honda releases. Other notable improvements in the exterior include LED or halogen headlights, 19 inch wheels and LED tail-lights. The 19 inch wheels are the first time Honda offers them for the deluxe version of the 2016 Accord.
Honda has made some improvements you won’t notice with your eye, but you will, once you start driving the midsize sedan. First and foremost, the new structural improvements and platform improvements have made the vehicle quieter, while the suspension has improved the handling and driving experience.
Little upgrades that have long been desired by the buyers make their way to the 2016 Accord as well. In this area, the first thing you want is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both of which are now available with the new generation of the midsize sedan. The center of the dashboard has been enriched with a 7-inches touchscreen display.
Under the hood, Honda offers the 2016 Accord with the standard 2.4-liter engine with four cylinders that can produce up to 185hp. The engine is not changed, but the fuel efficiency has improved thanks to the structural improvements. Aside from the standard model, the 2016 Accord is also available with a V6, 3.5-liter engine than can produce up to 278hp.
All of the improvements bring us to the simple question, is the 2016 Honda Accord worth buying? Sales of sedan are down generally in the US, as SUVs have taken over the family and middle class market. Those loyal to Honda will surely choose the 2016 Accord over the CR-V, as the sedan offers much more luxury, technologies and sharper look.