While mid-size sedans sure don’t seem exciting, they’re some of the best selling vehicles on the planet, and the freshly redesigned 2016 Honda Accord obviously plans to keep it’s spot on the sales charts.
So, what’s new here? Well we start with a new front fascia which has sharper creases, deeper air inlets and some sexy new LED fog lights.
A new aluminum hood with sharper lines gives more character which is accented by a larger and more prominent grille.
At the rear of the Accord are new LED taillights and a more aggressive rear fascia that mimics some of the design cues from up front.
New wheel designs come across the lineup including the first ever 19-inch wheels on the top end Sport and Touring models.
The interior gets a healthy dose of new technologies that include and upgraded 7-inch display audio system which can now be had with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new smart phone paring platforms will offer an expanded array of features and connectivity.
Honda also upgraded the cabin with available 60/40 split folding rear seats, though it’s still amazing to me that such a feature could be new in this day and age, let alone still an option. There’s also heated rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, and parking assist available.
Chassis upgrades include a comprehensive stiffening by adding more structural bracing up front and at the rear, upgraded dampers all around, and a re-tuned electric power steering rack. All of these should bring a sharper and more solid driving character.
Both the re-designed 2016 Honda Accord sedans and Coupes are on dealership lots now. Honda sold nearly 41,000 Accords last month, making it number one in the game. I don’t think that’s gonna change.