Since 1999 we have provided Canadian New Car Buyers with access to our proprietary. Inside, the layout is still weird with the two-screen setup, but if you configure it properly, it can actually be quite useful. Yes, we know that this Accord is not the highest horsepower or torque producer in the midsize sport-coupe segment. It's part of what we do here at Torque News. But the Accord stands apart for being less overtly sporty, as well as for its front-wheel drive. Dropping the shifter into Sport mode brings a more aggressive programming that holds gears longer, but it often still has to hunt for the best ratio.
For 2016, the Accord gets minor styling revisions and additional safety features. The Accord rolls too heavily, and squat and dive are too pronounced, although the overall ride comfort and sense of straight-line stability is befitting of a muscle car. Visibility from the 2nd row to the front of the car is doable. Take the Ford Mustang Premium, for example. Remove the one feature that differentiates the two-door V-6 Accord—the satisfaction of a row-your-own manual transmission—and the automatic coupe is really just a quick, but less useful, version of a sedan we really love.
Two-door models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission regardless of engine choice, and a continuously variable automatic is an option with the four-cylinder. . The is only available in front-wheel drive. Final Word The Honda Accord remains steady and predictable without being boring. Discuss this story on our. The number of these cars on offer has shrunk to almost nil, yet Honda still sees a market. A mainstay midsize sedan since the days when there were far fewer competitors, this ninth-generation Honda Accord was launched as a 2008 model to compete with a racy Ford Fusion, a stylish Chrysler 200, a sporty Nissan Altima and Mazda 6, and a feature-filled Hyundai Sonata.
It's more of a large multi-info display with the lower screen for full use of navigation, phone, audio, HondaLink and auto settings systems, all enhanced with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for more seamless integration with your smartphone. And then there's the , which doesn't necessarily look like a typical performance on first glance. Those who desire even better performance will find the optional 278-horsepower V6 provides it in abundance with only a few mpg sacrificed in fuel economy. Low-end grunt is easy to access, despite the 6,200-rpm torque peak, while the throttle response is relatively sharp for what you might expect in an Accord. Popular opinion is that Honda has not been a friend to enthusiasts in recent years.
It uses programming called G-Design shift logic. The back seating area, while comfortable enough, is best suited for the short of stature of the kids. Honda features Garmin, it works very well. The front end looks much sharper now and has a similar design language as the , giving these cars a family identity. Spiffing things up are pseudo engine-turned metallic inlays across the instrument panel and doors as well as a slightly lighter metal-look trim under the latter, which curves downward to dress up the door pulls. © Copyright Canadian Auto Press Who is CarCostCanada We are Canada's 1 choice for New Car Buyers and the Nation's Most Trusted Online New Car Pricing Service. Powertrains on both models carry over-the base 2.
That being said, the dramatically shaped dash top is made from a very high-quality, pliable synthetic that travels right across the door uppers. The Accord is still offered with two engine choices, the first being a 2. Honda Sensing includes collision warning and braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, road departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. This coupe is more than just a sedan minus two doors. I had a few people comment on how the Accord Coupe looked like an Acura product. The materials and fit and finish alone in this car make it a top-notch contender.
Nice handling, decent sure-track ride We find anti sway bars front and rear, 4-wheel disc brakes, 12 inch ventilated in the front, electronic assisted rack and pinion steering, a non compromised firm but not stiff ride, a reasonably quiet cabin, dual exhaust, 19 inch alloy rims, Michelin all weather performance tires and more. Could 2016 could be another record-breaking year for the U. Deliveries were up considerably over the first three months of the year but have softened since, with the overall gain just 2. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also supported, and I found the system a breeze to use. Delivering its power instantly and predictably, the 3. The top display is managed by steering wheel controls, first a menu button and then by one with a pages graphic that lets you scroll through various functions such as navigation, vehicle settings, etcetera, after which you can use the four-way dial controller to dig deeper. Thankfully, equipped with the V6 engine, the Coupe has the chops to back up its aggressive appearance.
Over the first five months of 2016 its Canadian sales have passed Ford's Fusion for second-place in the mid-size segment behind the Toyota Camry, although to be fair neither of these two competitors boost their sedan sales with a sporty two-door offering. I did break traction more than once; actually, that may be part of the charm of this performance Accord. Superb visibility pays dividends when parallel-parking, as does the wide-angle backup camera. Then, add a margin or profit dealers love the word profit of typically anywhere from 3% to 5% over cost to arrive at a purchase target price. Smart wheel, voice command, ride stability and more O. Over the past few years the midsize-sedan segment has become something of a beauty contest.