2016 Honda Accord Review
There’s a reason why the Honda Accord is one of the best-selling cars in the United States. for more than two decades. The interior is roomy and made of high-quality materials; there’s a slew of popular creature features; and the powertrains are both powerful and fuel efficient. Finally, Honda offers the Accord in a coupe body style, the only automaker to do so in the segment.
2016 Honda Accord Trim Levels
The 2016 Honda Accord underwent a light refresh for the model year. The popular sedan now sports a more rigid body and a revised front grille and fascia. More features are found across the lineup like remote start on the EX. New for 2016 is the Honda Sensing package. Offered at all trim levels, this safety suite brings advance active and passive safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning.
As mentioned above, the 2016 Honda Accord is offered in coupe and sedan body styles. Coupe buyers have a choice EX, EX-L, LX-S and Touring trim levels. The sedan comes in EX-L, LX, Sport and Touring. No matter your pick, all come with such standard safety features as anti-lock disc brakes, stability and traction control systems, active front head restraints, front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. Also standard is a backup camera. It’s not surprising the NHTSA gave the Accord five out of five stars in overall safety while the non-profit IIHS made it a Top Safety Pick+ winner.
Accord Engine & Transmission
The Accord’s engines carry over from last year’s model. The base 2.4-liter inline-4 features Honda’s exclusive i-VTEC technology to produce an impressive 185 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s usually paired to a traditional manual transmission, which is unique in the segment. Most buyers will opt for the continuously variable transmission. It’s considered one of the smoothest and most responsive in the segment. It’s a good choice especially since it raises the Accord’s fuel economy to 37 mpg on the highway.*
A potent 3.5-liter V-6 is available for those crave extra performance from their Accord. They’ll get it with the engine’s meaty 278 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque. And the resulting fuel economy of 34 mpg on the highway means little compromise in mileage for all that extra power.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.