2016 Honda Accord set to arrive at dealerships in August
Accord Coupe now offered in Touring trim
The Honda Accord gets a sportier look for 2016 as well as more advanced technology, according to a Honda press release. Arriving at dealerships in August, the 2016 Honda Accord has interior and exterior design improvements, Honda Sensing, improved display audio, upgraded features, and more advanced powertrains.
“Customers want their vehicles to be more intelligently integrated with their smartphone-powered lives, and we are committed to delivering that experience starting with Accord, retail car buyers’ most popular vehicle the past two years,” executive vice president John Mendel said in a press release.
Some new features include heated rear seats, a 7-inch touchscreen display, 60/40 split-folding rear seats in the sedan, and 19-inch rims. Here’s a look at the 2016 Honda Accord:
The 2016 Honda Accord’s Design
The 2016 Honda Accord has a sportier design with a “more sharply creased and intricately structured bumper.” The sport trim level and above has new LED fog lights. The rear bumper design mimics the structured front bumper and LED taillights are restyled. The sport and touring trims in the sedan and the touring trim in the coupe get 19-inch rims, which is the largest rim on an Accord. The touring model on the sedan has a new rear-deck spoiler. LED headlights are on the upper trim levels and LED taillights are standard on all models. The LED daytime running lights are on the sport trim level and above.
Honda Sensing and Safety Features
Honda Sensing is a suite of driver-assisted technologies and safety features. These features include:
- Collision mitigation braking system with Forward collision warning
- Lane keeping assist
- Road departure mitigation with Lane departure warning
- Adaptive cruise control
This suite of features is standard on the touring trim, however it is now optional on all other trim levels. All Accords come with a multi-angle rearview camera and expanded-view driver’s mirror. New to the touring trim is auto, high-beam headlights.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
A 7-inch display audio touchscreen is new to the Accord. The easy-to-use touchscreen allows you to swipe, tap, and pinch the screen just like you would your smartphone and tablet. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available on the EX trim level and above. Apple CarPlay lets you connect your iPhone to the Accord, allowing you to look up “directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music.” You can also use voice commands to ask Siri questions. Android Auto is compatible with Android 5.0 and higher and allows those with an Android device to use Google Maps, Google Now, messaging, music, and other apps.
There is also a 7.7-inch high-resolution display screen that displays audio settings, trip information, incoming calls, parking sensor alerts, and more.
Upgraded Features and Advanced Powertrains
The Accord EX and above trim levels now have remote engine start on the automatic transmission, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Homelink remote. The sport and above trim levels in the sedan have 60/40 split-folding rear seats. Rain-sensing windshield wipers, front/rear parking sensors, and heated rear seats are standard on the touring trim.
The Accord is offered with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission and a 3.5-liter, 6-cylinder engine. The 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine has a continuously variable transmission.
Call Fisher Honda in Boulder, Colo., at 303-245-6417 for more information about the 2016 Honda Accord. View our inventory of the 2015 Honda Accord.