Honda accord was originally manufactured in the year 1976. It has been the best selling cars since 1989 in the US. Honda Accord has the credit of being present in the market for a considerably long period, though with different and changed names. Honda Accord is planning to release a 2017 Honda Accord with an intention to increase or maintain its market share in the current car market, especially the US market. There will be considerable redesign and refurbishment to enhance its performance. The new Honda Accord 2017 is expected to be more powerful than the previous models.
2017 Honda Accord changes
The exterior of the vehicle is expected to get the great revamping. Though the head lights and tail lights remain the same, the redesigned rims and new exterior colors are going to give the Accord a magnificent look. The cars glass will remain the same huge one and the car will have dual exhaust pipes. The front bumper has two air intakes. Back bumper has a grille which hides the diffuser and the dual exhaust system. The front fascia has great similarity with that of Honda Civic or Honda Acura LTX. There may be new exterior colors and a dual exhaust system. In addition to the existing front lights which are fantastic in its looks, it has got new set taillights which are very sleek. The alloy wheels (19 inch) give a more aggressive look to the car.
Honda Accord interior
New 7 inch touch screen is a welcome change in the interior or the new Honda Accord. You can also see a 7.7 inch high-res display in the new Accord which was already there in the 2016 model also. The last word for technology in cars, the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are featured in the new Accord. It also has other facilities like USB connectivity, Bluetooth, rearview camera, climate control with dual zone, outstanding audio system, cruise control etc which are considered to be the last word in car technology. The front seat spacing provides enough leg room and the cabin has a swoopy roofline with a stunning style. The interior of the vehicle is adorned with new colors, contours and graphics.
2017 Accord Hybrid specs
The powertrains of Honda Accord in the outgoing version are retained. The base engine is a 4 cylinder 2.4 liter one with CVT or 6 speed manual transmission. Four cylinder engine has direct fuel injection and i-VTEC valvetrain system of the Honda. It develops power of 185 HP and 181 lb-ft in various trim levels excluding the sport level which has an increased power of 4 HP and 1 lb-ft of torque. Accord has an optional V6, 3.5 liter engine. It makes use of i-VTEC technology combined with multi-port injection system. This is an all-aluminum engine with 276 HP and 252 lb-ft of torque. EPA rating of Honda Accord 2.4 liter is 24 mpg for city, 34 mpg for highway and 27 mpg for combined driving with six-speed manual transmission.
2017 Honda Accord price and release date
When it comes to cost of the new Honda Accord 2017, we can expect a price around $ 22,000 for LX version with 6-speed manual transmission and around $35,000 for V6 version with six-speed automatic transmission. It should come to US Honda dealerships in fall of 2016. Main rivals for the 2017 Honda Accord will be Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Subaru Legacy, Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry.