2017 Honda Accord Review

Fuel Type
Gas
Transmission
Automatic
Drives
FWD
MSRP
$22,355
City MPG
27
Highway MPG
36
OVERALL RATING 3.8 of 5.0
  • Performance
    4.2 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.4 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.9 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    2.5 of 5.0
20 Sep 2016
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For the 2016 model year, the Accord underwent a significant redesign. It was initially available as a coupe and sedan, but for the 2017 model year, a hybrid and the Sport Special Edition (SE) were added to the lineup. Furthermore, all of the 2016 Accord’s features were carried over to the 2017 edition. Furthermore, the Sport SE received some additional design elements on the interior and exterior. The 2017 Honda Accord hybrid obviously has a different powertrain.

With the redesigned Accord, Honda has a good chance of retaining its title as the best-selling brand in the United States for 2017. The 2016 Accord is technologically advanced, as are the specifications on the updated 2016 Honda Civic sedan and coupe. These cars are especially sophisticated for their price range when combined with their powerful engines. Although Honda has always been popular in the United States, they continue to demonstrate that they are deserving of the public’s praise. So, let’s see how the 2017 Honda Accord performs.

Exterior design

There’s a lot to say about the exterior of the 2017 Honda Accord. First and foremost, the front fascia appears more aggressive as a result of the angular trend in automotive design. The previous Accord appeared friendly and round, but new headlights and grille take that away. The overall shape of the headlights has not changed, but the grille has become more V-shaped and more chrome. In addition, the lower air vents on the left and right have a more prominent niche, and the lower air vent has grown slightly in size.

The taillights are new around the back. They have the same overall shape as the previous ones, but the individual lights within them differ. Furthermore, the chrome strip that runs between the taillights has been sharpened and lengthened. Finally, the lower bumper features larger taillights and a chrome strip.

The wheels on the Sport and Touring trims are 19 inches.

The 2017 Honda Accord Sports SE has a body-colored rear spoiler and body-colored side sills, just like the Touring trim. Additionally, there are chrome door handles, LED strip taillights, and LED fog lights. The chrome double exhausts on the back are another Touring feature found on the Sports SE.

Interior design

The interior features and specifications of the 2016 Honda Accord were carried over to the 2017 Honda Accord. The main infotainment screen was upgraded to a seven-inch screen for the 2016 model year. On top of that, there’s a 7.7-inch infotainment screen.

In addition, all trims include a center console with an armrest and a storage compartment. From the EX trim onwards, push button start is standard. The standard sound system on the lowest trims is a four-speaker, 160-watt system. The top three trims get a seven-speaker, 360-watt system with a subwoofer. A multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines is standard on all trims.

The Sports SE includes extras like a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Only the Sport SE trim level has aluminum pedals.

On higher trims, leather and heated seats are available.

Leather seats, wood grain inserts, and a digital instrument cluster are standard in the hybrid interior.

Engine specs

The powertrains from 2016 were also carried over. That means the standard 2.4-liter EarthDreams direct injection four-cylinder engine with manual or automatic transmission will be back. This engine produces 185 horsepower, but the Sport and Sport SE trims produce 189 horsepower from the same engine. When a manual transmission is chosen, there are fewer options for exterior and interior colors and features.

The other engine option is the 3.5-liter EarthDreams direct injection V6, which produces 278 horsepower. Furthermore, this engine is standard on the top two trim levels and is only available with an automatic transmission.

The 2017 Honda Accord hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine with 143 horsepower and a Li-ion battery. This one has 181 HP, bringing the combined total to 212. It is possible to choose to drive solely on the battery.

Tech specs

Every 2017 Honda Accord trim level comes standard with the Honda Sensing safety package. Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, and Road Departure Mitigation are all included in this package. When all of these features are combined, the Accord becomes a semi-autonomous vehicle. Honda was one of the first car manufacturers to offer this semi-autonomous package on their entry-level vehicles. This is a game-changing feature, especially for the base trim. Honda Sensing is standard on the Accord Touring, but it is available as an option for $1000 on the other trims.

Back-up sensors are available as an option on all trims except the Touring, which comes standard. Honda navigation is available as an option on higher trim levels. The Touring is the only vehicle that has automatic high-beams as a standard feature.

The Accord EX and higher trims come standard with a HomeLink garage door opener. These trims also include HondaLink, SiriusXM and HD Radio, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

All hybrid trims get a wide-angle rear view camera, remote engine start, and Honda Sensing as standard equipment.

Price and sale date

The 2017 Honda Accord went on sale in the United States in July. Due to disappointing sales figures, the Accord will not be sold in Europe. Finally, the trim prices are listed below.

Sedan
LX $22,355
Sport $24,415
Sport SE $25,415
EX $25,730
EX-L $28,820
EX-L V6 $30,895
Touring $34,830

Coupe
LX-S $24,025
EX $26,150
EX-L $28,995
EX-L V6 $31,175
Touring $34,375

Hybrid Sedan
Base $29,605
EX-L $32,905
Touring $35,955