Honda’s refreshed 2016 Accord, which was just introduced in Silicon Valley, becomes its first model – and one of the first high-volume cars in the market – to feature both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new Accord is set to arrive at dealerships this fall in sedan and coupe variants with more dynamic styling and more content than ever.
Outside, while all models feature restyled wheels, some of them get new, larger 19” alloys, not to mention a new rear deck spoiler. All models, Coupe and Sedan, feature the expanded use of LED lighting – LED taillights and LED daytime running lights (DRLs) for all models. The new aluminum hood features sharper character lines that meet up with a brighter, more expressive front grille.
Beyond Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, the interior of the 2016 Accord offers a multi-angle rearview camera, as well as a 7” Display Audio touchscreen paired with an upper 7.7” high-resolution screen. The latter can display audio settings, turn-by-turn directions, time and trip information, incoming calls, parking sensor alerts, and more.
Depending on the trim level, options may include heated rear seats with 60/40 split-folding capability, front and rear parking sensors, and rain-sensing wipers.
What about the engines in the Accord?
For 2016, the Honda Accord relies on the same advanced engines, namely a direct-injected 2.4L i-VTEC 4-cylinder and a 3.5L VTEC V6. Output ratings have yet to be announced, however. Available transmissions include a CVT for the 4-cylinder engine, a unique 6-speed manual for the 4-cylinder and V6 engines, and a 6-speed automatic for V6 models.
Stay tuned for further details such as pricing and exact Canadian specifications.