2017 Honda Accord: the updated sedan presented by Honda Motor


The Japanese company Honda Motor Co. Ltd has presented the updated Honda Accord sedan for the 2017 model year. The restyled 2017 Honda Accord sedan has a more modern and solid appearance in a new body of 2016-2017. The new progressive multimedia system is capable of supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and has a 7’’ touchscreen. The 40\60 split back seat backrest is able to fold, and there are also a huge variety of options to ensure comfort and safe transport of the driver and his companions. It will be possible to buy the new 2017 Honda Accord in North American countries, and as for when it will officially become available in other regions, there is no information available yet.

The 2015 Honda Accord has worthy competitors. Among the most significant ones we can mention the Audi A4 and the KIA Optima.

2017 Honda Accord release date

A restyled version of the 2017 Honda Accord sedan will be produced at the company’s plant in the city of Marysville (Ohio, USA). The date on which sales of the updated 2017 Honda Accord sedan are expected to commence in North America is August 2016.

Release date: late summer 2016

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2017 Honda Accord price

The manufacturer has not yet disclosed full pricing info for the new product. You may expect its price to rise slightly and the basic configuration starts from $20,000.

2017 Honda Accord video review

2017 Honda Accord redesign

Changes in the exterior restyling of the 9th generation Honda Accord are on the one hand mostly cosmetic — renewed lighting, a modified grille, hood and bumper, and redesigned tail lights. But on the other hand, the front part of the updated Accord’s body is similar in style to the Acura TLX style. It is difficult to understand what has made it more attractive.

The greatest striking detail of the renewed sedan is restyled LED headlights (day-time running lights with dipped beam), a massive chrome insert on the false radiator grille, a bumper with a powerful expressive aerodynamic body kit and LED fog lights.

The side part distinguishes the sedan from pre-restyled models only in the new design of its alloy wheels, available in sizes from R16 to R19.

The rear part largely survived the restyling and now comes equipped with upgraded marker lights with LED filling and a modified bumper, and a feature of the powerful and expensive version of the 2017 Honda Accord Touring – the new spoiler on the trunk lid.

Also read about the 2017 Malibu

2017 Honda Accord dimensions

The external dimensions of the body of the updated 2017 Honda Accord sedan are: total 191.4 (4862 mm) in length, 72,8 in (1850 mm) in width, 57,6 in (1465 mm) in height, with wheelbase 109,2 in (2776 mm) and 5,7 in (145 mm) of ground clearance.

2017 Honda Accord interior

In the modernized American version the interior contains a peak progressive infotainment system with 7’’ color touchscreen and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to connect smartphones. The 2017 sedan is the first in the Honda Accord line to receive this. Of course, present on the central console is the second touch-screen with a diagonal of 7.7 inches, which provides information relating to the navigation, audio system and rear view camera.

The expected trim levels are “Luxury”, “EX“, “EX-L and EX-L V- 6“. It is likely that “Sport” and “Touring“ will be added. Additional equipment will be provided including a method of indicating interference in the “blind” zone called LaneWatch, a frontal collision warning system, adaptive cruise control, automatic control beam (HSS) and collision prevention (CMBS), as well as 17-inch wheels and a leather interior. The basic trim will already have the ABS, EBD, and VSA, audio system with 6 speakers, LED lights and 16-inch wheels.

Look at the pictures of the 2018 Honda Accord interior design

2017 Honda Accord engine and specs

The technical characteristics of the 2017 Honda Accord include no updates. As in the earlier Honda Accord sedan under the bonnet of the updated model is one of two petrol engines.

The four-cylinder 2.4-L (185 HP) i-VTEC is coupled with a 6-speed MT or a CVT.

The six-cylinder 3.5-L (278 HP) works in tandem with a 6-speed automatic transmission with sport mode.

All wheels have independent MacPherson struts suspension with front and rear multilink, EPS electric power steering and disc brakes.

2017 Honda Accord pictures

2017 Honda Accord
Engine type DOHC 16V I4/DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection
Displacement 2,4L/3,5L
Power/torque 185 hp@6400 rpm/278 hp@6000 rpm; 181/252 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed manual/CVT (I4) or 6 speed automatic (V6)
Wheelbase 109,3 in
Length 192,5 in
Height 57,7 in
Passenger volume N/A
Cargo volume 15,8 cu ft
0-60 7,8 sec (I4); 6,1 sec (V6)
Top speed 131 mph (V6)
PRICE RANGE: $22,105-$34,580 (estimated for sedan)
Competitors: Ford Fusion, Mazda 6, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu

Editor's rating
4.9 overall
  • Safety5
  • Performance4.8
  • Design4.8
  • Features5
  • Fuel economy4.7

Total score:

We hope that the 2017 model year Accord will maintain a higher level of production and reliability. We don't expect many differences compared with the current Accord, and really hope Honda will release a hybrid version of this model.

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