If you are looking for a midsize family sedan, the Honda Accord should feature at the top of the list. It’s been a favorite sedan for a few years now, and with the latest upgrades and additions, it has only become more appealing. Whether you are looking to prioritize interior space, maximize fuel economy, or get the most value for money, the Honda Accord scores full marks in every segment.
Accord is available in two styles: sedan and coupe. Sedans come in LX, Sport, Sports SE, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6, and Touring trims while the coupe comes in LX-S, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring trims. Upgrading one trim to another is easy enough, and can be done at reasonable price bumps. The 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, with automatic CVT, 189-horsepower, six-speed manual transmission, and 19-inch aluminum wheels make for a smooth and pleasant driving experience.
The Accord’s comfort, quietness, and elegance are some of the biggest selling points and can beat some of the entry-level luxury cars any given day. The interiors are refined and chic, can comfortably fit four adults, and even though its controlled climate system is weak, it more than makes up for it with comfortable seats, smooth ride, and low noise and vibration. Acceleration and braking are among the best, while handling is responsive and composed, and driving is easy and accessible for any driver.
The 2017 Honda Accord proves once again why it is the leader when it comes to utility. There’s a big trunk, plenty of small item storage space, and ample room in the backseat for anything that doesn’t fit in the trunk. There’s also the option of child safety seat accommodation, with convenient access.
The technology features in all trim levels are decent but can be difficult and confusing to use. The buttons on the touchscreen are too small, there is no volume button, and smartphone integration (both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) can be frustrating to work with. The adaptive cruise control is either too quick or too slow, and the collision warning can be too sensitive. The only two good points here are the Bluetooth pairing and the voice control that works smoothly and efficiently.
While all of the trim levels offer great value, the Sports sedan stands out with its incredible features and reasonable pricing. Family sedan lovers shouldn’t look past the Accord when getting a new vehicle.