2016 Honda Accord Filled With New Technology

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The 2016 Honda Accord was unveiled in Silicon Valley today, with Honda using the U.S. tech hub to make a point about how much new technology is in the automaker’s popular family sedan. 

The Accord underwent a mid-cycle refresh and gets upgrades such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, more safety technology, updated styling and a new seven-inch touchscreen.

The new styling features more aggressive lines and a “more expressive,” slimmer front grille. The new aluminum hood is lighter than the one it replaces and has sharper lines. In the back, tweaked LED tail lights highlight the sportier bumper fascia. Bright new LED daytime running lights also become optional on lower trim levels and standard on higher trims.2016 Honda Accord with Android Auto™

The Accord, which will come in both sedan and coupe form and with a hybrid variant, will be available with a full suite of safety technology including collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. All trim levels also come standard with a rear-view camera and an expanded view driver’s mirror. Heated rear seats and a 60/40 split and folding rear seat are also new options.

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Moving on to infotainment, the optional Display Audio touchscreen understands smartphone gestures like pinch, swipe and tap. Honda is still sticking to its buttonless, no volume knob, two-screen setup, even though it has not been very popular. The main screen is the touchscreen, and the top-tier screen displays information about navigation, trip computer info, stereo info, and images from the rear-view or Lane Watch camera. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (available on EX and higher trims) allows drivers to pair their smartphones and have the screen adopt the phone’s interface.

No powertrain updates have been made. The Accord will still be powered by the same 2.4-litre four-cylinder (185 hp and 181 lb-ft) or a 3.5L V6 (278 hp and 252 lb-ft). Available transmissions include a CVT, a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.

Pricing and mileage information will be available closer to launch in August. Stay tuned for AutoGuide.com‘s full review of the 2016 Honda Accord, coming soon.

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  • smartacus

    They should call it the Honda-Acura .
    Seriously. Restructure the Acura brand into a sub-brand like Mercedes-Maybach

  • anna.dahl2
  • J.R.

    An ugly design for sure.

  • Isend2C

    No mention of cooled seats? It seems to have the same options as the Chrysler 200 (aside from those cooled seats I want…).
    Not a fan of that Acura Beak on a 300,000+ annual sales Accord though. We’ll have to get used to it quickly. uhg.

  • danwat1234

    You forgot to mention the Accord Hybrid powertrain option, though they dropped the Plugin hybrid version, stupid Honda. and no Civic Hybrid either now.

  • drex95

    The Plug-in was never meant to be more than a low volume model and when the Hybrid came out, demand for the former plummeted. A new dedicated plug-in model is planned to replace it.

    The IMA hybrid system in the Civic is for all practical purposes obsolete. Honda chose to drop it when they decided to return the Civic to its sportier roots. They plan a true Prius fighter with modern hybrid tech to compete in that space.

  • danwat1234

    Yea the Civic hybrid powertrain is obsolete. They need to get with program a 2-motor hybrid that can do series hybrid operation or parallel at any speed. Accord hybrid powertrain is unique I like the idea.
    I thought the Accord Hybrid and plugin came in at about the same time or the hybrid came out first then the plugin, then the plugin was cancelled.