The 2016 Honda Accord sedans are now arriving at dealerships with a number of updates in styling, feature content, and new cutting edge techno goodies.
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.
Engines are essentially the same as 2015, except the hybrids have been discontinued. The 2016 Honda Accord sedan starts at just over $22,000 for the four-cylinder and just over $30,000 for a V6.