After being in the market for nearly 40 years, the Japanese car going by the name of Honda Accord will be getting its periodical refreshment in the upcoming year. Going by the name of 2017 Honda Accord, this car takes everyone’s fancy with plenty of new facilities and features that might not be visible at first glance. This vehicle has plenty of fans in America who are especially excited for its release, for both coupe and sedan variants. Speaking of changes, we assure you that 2017 Honda Accord design will be modified, interiors will host better comfort elements and under the hood features that are even more powerful.
2017 Honda Accord Exterior and Interior
Beginning with the most apparent changes that are visible, new 2017 Honda Accord will have redesigned lights fitted with LED that will lend utility and aggressiveness. Changes have also taken place on its bumpers, front grille and on body shape due to which it has received better aerodynamic features. The honeycomb style grille mesh combined with sleeker air intakes makes this vehicle look like a stunner of a model. Fog lights have also been added to facilitate comfortable driving through difficult weather conditions, and are placed just below the car’s headlights.
Honda has taken special care to ensure that passengers get maximum comfort once they step inside of the 2017 Honda Accord. Comfortable seats upholstered in leather, decorative aluminium based designs and added cabin space is what you are definitely expect. The cabin is said to be sound proof so that you don’t have to bear with engine sounds and get extremely comfortable journey every time. There will be an 8 inch touchscreen console through which you can control a plethora of advanced driving aid features as well as its superb audio system. This five-seater beauty has left no stone unturned to accommodate its passengers with utmost luxury.
Speaking of safety and driving aid tools, you will find safety airbags for all passengers that are offered as optional kits. In addition, there will be features parking sensors, ABS, Satellite navigation and an extremely up to date driver interface keeping the rider informed about features.
2017 Honda Accord Engine and Performance
There have been not many talks about what kind of engine the 2017 Honda Accord might boast, but there’s a high chance that it will retain its current engine. It is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder unit with i-VTEC technology and paired with 8-speed DCT gearbox for optimum control in gear shifting and acceleration. This engine is capable of delivering maximum of 186 hp and offers acceleration rate of 0 to 60 mph in just 7.6 seconds. Fuel consumption rate will slightly increase due to this car’s better aerodynamics and likely to be lower weight than before. We assume that its fuel economy will be rated at 25 mpg in the city for versions with manual transmission and 27 mpg in the city for versions with automatic transmission. Fuel economy at the highway will be for 10 mpg better than in the city.
Also more powerful 3.5-liter engine will be offered in the new 2017 Honda Accord. This engine has 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. In the coupe models this V6 engine will now be mated to 6-speed automatic gearbox. When it comes to the sedan models you can opt for a 4-cylinder engine which is mated with 6-speed automatic transmission or automatic CVT, or you can choose V6 engine which comes with 6-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to the fuel economy we expect about 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway for versions with manual transmission. The versions with automatic or CVT transmission will have fuel economy rated at 23 mpg in the city and about 36 mpg on the highway.
The hybrid version is available only for sedan version. The powertrain in 2017 Honda Accord hybrid combines 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 124 kW AC electric motor and gives 198 hp. We expect that average fuel economy for this hybrid car will be about 45 mpg.
2017 Honda Accord Release Date and Price
Since release of 2017 Honda Accord is still quite far away, you can expect information regarding price and actual release date to turn up in the near future. If our past predictions hold any credibility, this model will see its launch sometime during the later months of 2016. What we can expect is the 2017 Honda Accord LX price of minimum $23,000, while hybrid versions will be priced about $40,000.