Honda Accord: Enjoy Style, Efficiency, and Power
With the Honda Accord, you can enjoy style along with the latest features and the perfect combination of power and efficiency. The Accord is offered as a coupe or sedan in a range of trim levels, so you should have no problem finding the model that is right for you. There is also a Honda Accord Hybrid, which has been available in the past and made a return for the 2017 model year. The Accord is celebrating forty years and doing so with style that draws you in. The aggressive grille catches the eye while LED daytime running lights and LED headlights keep your attention.
The Accord’s interior is refined and available with features like leather accents and driver memory settings for 10-way power adjustable seats. Push Button Start makes your life more convenient while the available Honda Sensing suite protects you, your passengers, and those around you on the road. Listen to music from your smartphone, HD radio, or even Pandora via premium sound or just sit back and enjoy some conversation while you take advantage of the Accord’s quiet interior.
2017 vs 2016 Honda Accord: What’s New?
Both the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe and Sedan got equipment and stylistic updates, so the automaker decided to leave things more or less the same for 2017. That being said, there are a few important changes, including a new trim level and the return of the Accord Hybrid. On the non-hybrid models, the Accord is now offered in a Sport Special Edition trim level that sits higher than the Sport but lower than the SX. This trim builds on the Sport trim but adds in some Special Edition badging, heated leather seats, and red stitching. These are in addition to the paddle shifters, spoiler, lightweight aluminum pedals, 10-way driver’s seat, and upgraded suspension already found on the Sport trim.
As mentioned, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid also makes a return for the 2017 model year. It skipped the 2016 model year, with Honda using that time to make improvements. Compared to the 2015 Accord Hybrid, the 2017 version is more efficient than before and it now has 212 peak horsepower instead of the 196 it had in 2015. The Accord Hybrid also now offers the Honda Sensing suite and its suspension bushings, braking, and power steering logic have been replaced. You also get the latest smartphone features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which the 2015 version didn’t offer.
Exploring the Honda Accord History
The Honda Accord has been a New Jersey favorite for about 40 years now and it has made numerous advancements throughout this time. The first Accord arrived in 1976 and was immediately popular thanks to its fuel efficiency during an energy crisis. The Accord was larger than the existing Civic and better equipped, available only as a two-door hatchback. It used a 68-horsepower engine and came standard with a rear-window defroster including a wiper and washer, AM/FM stereo, and a remote hatch release. An upgraded trim debuted for 1978 with a four-door sedan arriving the following year. The 1982 Accord brought in the second generation with an increase in size, something which would continue throughout the following generations. The Accord was also restyled to seem more upscale. The first V6 engine became available in the Accord in 1995, near the end of the fifth generation. The sixth generation got a smoother shape in both the coupe and sedan and safety features were enhanced. The 2003 Accord began the seventh generation with a sportier feel and engines that were both more efficient and more powerful. The eight generation saw more interior space and more efficient engines while the ninth generation got an all-new front suspension, better handling, and improved fuel economy.
Garden State Honda Has Your Next Vehicle
Everyone loves the Honda Accord because of its affordability and family-friendly features. For a wide selection of new and used Hondas, visit Garden State Honda in Clifton, NJ. Our team of highly-trained professionals is happy to answer all your questions. We even have in-house financing available to help you seamlessly bring your new car home. Our certified mechanics can help you with a routine maintenance schedule. Call or better yet, stop by and we’ll help you get started with a test drive.