2016 Honda

27 city/ 37 hwy
2.4L, 4-cyl, 185 hp

The 2016 Honda Accord, with its reimagined looks, sportier feel, and updated creature comforts gives the mid-size sedan’s competition something to worry about.

By Tara Weingarten

Ten Things to Know About The 2016 Honda Accord


Not your bland, blah mid-size sedan! We adore what Honda has done to the 2016 Accord styling. Two words: premium and sophisticated. Even perky (shoot, that’s three!) A welcome change for this longtime favorite five-seater. Also, we love that the 2016 Honda Accord still is available in both 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.


Enhancements like standard LED taillights, halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights, a sharper-styled front grille, sportier-looking interior gauges, and more premium fabrics and trims conspire to bring the new 2016 Accord into the forefront of the popular mid-size four-door segment.


Huge trunk can accommodate even the most ambitious trips to the warehouse store. And – new for 2016 Accord models – rear seats fold in a 60/40 split configuration, so long items can pass through from the trunk to the front seat, and still allow a passenger or two to sit in back.


Enhanced technology improvements include Apple CarPlay, Adroid Auto and Google voice commands for hands-free communication and better safety. Such advanced connectivity on the 2016 Honda Accord allows smart phone apps to appear and be used on the Accord’s new 7″ display audio screen.


Honda’s optional proprietary safety suite, called Sensing, includes Collision Braking System (helps to avoid a front-end crash), Road Departure Mitigation (helps keep the car within the lane), Lane Keeping Assist (places the car within the center of the lane), and Adaptive Cruise Control (maintains a safe distance from the car in front.)


Fun interior features include groovy chronometer-look gauges, softer and more attractive interior fabrics, and a better-looking decorative panel on the dashboard. If you love tech, pop for the new optional wireless charger tray for smart phones, which is conveniently located on the center console.


The 2016 Honda Accord has improved front brakes, and a more responsive acceleration feel. Even the steering quality seems more connected and direct. We love the smoother ride comfort, thanks to reduced engine vibration. Overall, the 2016 Accord feels re-engineered to drive better than the outgoing model.


If you like a little sport mixed in with your sedan, Honda has you covered with the Sport Trim package. With this add-on, you love the sport shifter knob, fog lamps, 19″ alloy wheels, sport aluminum pedals, piano-black trim and carbon fiber-look (read: faux) paneling on the dash, sporty gauges with sassy red needles, as well as cloth and leather seating.


The 2016 Honda Accord Coupe – a sleeker looking five-seater – has two doors instead of four, but still an ample trunk. For those who don’t need the utility of a four door sedan, you might check out the sexier Accord Coupe. It offers the same goodies and ride quality, but with a trimmer look.


The 2016 Accord sedan has been engineered for a one mile per gallon improvement in highway driving over the outgoing model. Not huge, but if you look at the entire tank, that’s about 10-17 gallons more to the tankful.

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Final Thoughts

VroomGirls loves what Honda has done to the 2016 Accord! Best Accord yet. Its sharper looks make this sedan attractive to ladies who see their wheels as an extension of their overall fashion. We enjoyed the comfortable ride and felt secure with a myriad of safety features.

Updated exterior and interior styling is contemporary and chic

The sport version is zippy

With only 1 mpg improved fuel efficiency over the 2015 model, it's hard to brag that it's significantly different

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