First Drive: 2016 Honda Accord

First Drive: 2016 Honda Accord

The 2016 Honda Accord is one of this year’s best cars to buy. With over 30 new features and upgrades, it is no wonder why the Accord has been a bestseller to date. This year, Honda has stepped the game up and built another great, reliable, Accord that people of all kinds can appreciate the same so let’s get right into it.

The Tech

Honda Sense

So I am not going to get into every new feature here, but rather point out some upgrades to the new model in which I enjoy. Honda has re-tuned the electric power steering, replaced the steel hood with aluminum and has given a new style to the front and rear fasciae. There is LED lighting, new paint and fabric colors for both inside and out. The Honda Accord also comes equipped with a 7-in touch screen, in select models, which has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There are also front and rear parking sensors, heated rear seats, an 8-way power driver’s seat and a new HD Radio for all of your listening pleasures. Honda has also given us the option to have 21-inch aluminum wheels and tires to make sure you roll in style. But what is really amazing is the Rain-Sensing Wipers that come included on the Touring Trims. If you have yet to hear, there is a new technology of windshield wipers that wipe on their own. The sensor recognizes when rain is hitting the windshield and automatically starts wiping away the rain. Another feature I find to be Amazing is the fact that remote engine start comes standard in most trims.

As for safety, Honda has you covered with Honda Sensing Technologies, which include, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Forward collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

But what about the engine?

The New 2016 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe come in two flavors, a direct-injected 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, and a 3.5-liter, V6, which is said to be the most powerful engine offered in any Honda sedan to date.

The Trek

2016 Honda Accord

Recently, I went to my local Honda dealer and checked out the new 2016 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring for myself by taking one for a test drive. I found that the seating was extremely comfortable, the steering was a breeze and the safety features really do work well. Unfortunately, I live in a dry state so there was not much rain to test the wipers but I imagine they work just as well. I did not have much time to drive the car, maybe about 20 minutes, but the ride was incredible. The new accord rides smooth, the sound is great and the exterior noise is blocked out well. But I think my favorite feature of this car would have to be the cameras. I know having rear cameras on cars is nothing new and noteworthy, but when combined with the safety of Honda Sensing.All in all I had a great time test driving Honda’s brand new car and I would definitely recommend you check it out for yourself.

The new Honda Accord Sedan starts off at around $22,000 for the LX trim and goes as high as $38,000 for the fully loaded Hybrid Touring Trim.

Anthony Esposito

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