The new 2016 Honda Accord receives a mid-model cycle refresh for MY 2016. The 2016 Honda Accord sedan will go on sale in the U.S. market on August 19th and will be followed by the Accord coupe on August 26th.
The new 2016 Accord gets an upgraded body and chassis and addition of Honda Sensing comprehensive safety and driver assistance technologies. Other features include HD Radio, front and rear parking sensors, heated rear seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration amongst others. The 2016 Accord coupe also adds a new top-spec Touring trim. The Sport and Touring trims on both the sedan and coupe versions get 19-inch alloy wheels for the first time.
Both the 2016 Accord sedan and coupe versions have been facelifted, sporting a stylish and dynamic design language along with improvements to the chassis. The Accord sedan features a new aluminum hood with sharp character lines along with a redesigned front grille. The front of the sedan gets a redesigned bumper with new LED fog lamps. The rear of sedan sports restyled LED tail lamps along with an updated bumper. The Touring trim adds a new side-sill garnish and rear deck spoiler.
All Accord models feature restyled alloy wheel design. The coupe model features a more expressive front fascia along with an aggressive new grille design. The facelift also incorporates the application of LED daytime running lights in Sport and above trims and LED tail lights as standard. The coupe will also feature LED fog lamps on Sport and higher trims.
The 2016 Accord features a revised exterior paint scheme palette, adding a new ‘Kona Coffee Metallic’ for the sedan and ‘Deep Blue Opal Metallic’ for the Coupe which will be available across all trim levels.
The interiors also get new fabric and colour options, depending on model and trims. The sedan LX and Sport trims and the coupe LX-S trim include a new gloss black interior scheme. The sedan Sport trim gets new fabric seats with leather seat bolsters and a carbon-fiber inspired instrument panel garnish. The EX trim gets a new tri-coat seat fabric while a new wood-grain instrument panel garnish will be offered on the EX trim and above.
The 2016 Accord will feature a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time. The infotainment system will also include HondaLink Assist (e911) and HD Radio. The interface on the infotainment system has been designed to be intuitive with the touchscreen offering swipe, tap and pinch functionality.
The EX and above trims on the sedan and coupe in the will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, that enables smartphone-linked navigation, voice-controlled SMS text messaging and audio streaming. The new 7-inch high-resolution Intelligent Multi-information Display (i-MID) screen displays turn-by-turn directions, time and trip information and audio settings along with LaneWatch and Rearview Camera feed alerts.
The 2016 Accord can be equipped with Honda Sensing, which offers safety features like Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS). Honda Sensing will be offered as an option on all trims except the Touring trim, which gets it as standard fitment.
Additionally features like Expanded View Driver’s Mirror and Multi-Angle Rearview Camera will be offered as standard. The Touring trims feature new auto high-beam head lamps which automatically switches to low beams when an oncoming vehicle is detected for the first time.
The 2016 Accord sedan and coupe will be offered with two engine options- a direct-injection 4-cylinder 2.4-liter i-VTEC producing 189 hp and a 3.5-liter VTEC V6 that puts out 278 hp. The 3.5-liter engine offered on the Accord will be the most powerful engine offered in a Honda sedan to date. Transmission options for the 2.4-liter engine include a fuel-efficient CVT automatic and a 6-speed manual. The V6 engine will be offered with a choice of a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission.