REVIEW: 2017 Honda Accord



Some things never go out of style, and the Honda Accord is proof of that. It’s been a top choice among drivers in Brockton, Massachusetts since the first model was released 40 years ago, and Honda continues to improve upon this flagship sedan.

Last year, the standard model received upgrades to its tech and safety features, and this year brings an exciting new hybrid version. Here’s our full review of the 2017 Honda Accord:

Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2017 Accord a best possible 5-Star Overall Rating after it earned perfect scores in tests for side crash and rollover. While the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not yet rated the 2017 model, it gave the 2016 version the Top Safety Pick+ title and top scores in all of its crash tests.

The Accord comes with a plethora of standard safety features bolstered by the latest in safety technology. It has standard automatic emergency braking, anti-lock brakes, and stability and traction control. You can also add Honda LaneWatch blind-spot monitor system and Honda Sensing with lane-keep assist and collision mitigation, which have been honed over the past few years to become the best on the market.

Styling & Interior
The Accord four-door sedan is a dream come true if you’ve got a family, as it’s spacious and comfortable, yet sleek and sophisticated. Meanwhile, the two-door coupe is sporty, elegant and well-proportioned, giving it a look that’s far more high-end than its price tag belies.

The Accord seats five passengers, and the sedan model gives you a bit more legroom than the coupe. Still, either option is comfortable and offers great views of the outside, while staying intuitive and uncomplicated on the center stack and instrument panel.

Features
You can choose between seven trim levels of the Accord, so it’s a good idea to talk to your McGovern Honda rep about which features are most important to you because there's a trim level to suit you. Standard features on all models include rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 4-speaker audio system, AM/FM/CD, Bluetooth connectivity, USB input, and 8-inch color display. 

Upper trim levels feature 10-way power adjustable seats, LED fog lights, heated leather seating, and split-folding rear seats for added cargo space.

Engine
You can choose between three engines with the Accord, including a hybrid option, and you may want to note that the 4-cylinder options come mated to a continuously variable transmission, while the 6-cylinder engines have a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The base Accord comes with a 2.4-liter inline-4 with 185 horsepower, but you can also upgrade to a 3.5-liter V6 with 278 horsepower. The hybrid engine is a 2-liter inline-4 combined with an AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor, and gets 212 horsepower.

Pricing
Starting at $22,355
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