2017 Honda Accord Release Date and Info – With its mild refresh this year, the new 2017 Honda Accord will certainly continue to be a favorite choice for those shopping in the family sedan segment. Some of it highlights include a high-quality and spacious interior, an available coupe body style, efficient and refined powertrains, a generous list of standard features, exceptional handling and ride balance. Its release date should be expected this July.
For 2017, buyers should expect the Accord to receive some several updates including a revised suspension tuning, updated exterior styling, a new interior trim, Apple CarPlay connectivity, a 60/40-split rear seat, a 7” touchscreen display, and a new color addition to the existing palette.
Any time a best-selling vehicle in U.S is released, what follows are news headlines in all major newspapers and auto magazines for a couple of days. This is what should be expected once the Accord hits the market mid this year. And with its enhanced technology add-ons, mild interior and exterior changes, and suspension upgrades, the new Accord for 2017 will definitely be given attention.
Exterior wise, the most conspicuous changes are probably those on the rear and front fascias, taillights, grille, and the LED foglights. A first for the Accord is the standard new wheel design and a slightly enlarged wheel rubber. Getting inside, you’ll notice that the vehicle is comfortable and there is extensive use of soft-touch materials and latest techs.
Despite the changes, it is worth noting that the vehicle was already an attention grabber in its previous state and nothing evolutionary was necessary, a concept that Honda has profoundly managed. Its solid build quality, abundant interior room, responsive handling, a comprehensive feature set, powerful yet fuel efficient engines, and its reputation for trouble-free ownership propels the Accord to the top of its segment.
That said, the new 2017 Honda Accord will still have to brace itself for a bruising battle with its rivals. Some of them include the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, 2017 Hyundai Sonata, 2017 Ford Fusion, 2017 Mazda 6, and 2017 Toyota Camry.
Available Trims – Honda Accord
The new 2017 Accord is available as a midsize coupe and sedan both of which are offered in four iterations: LX, Sport, EX, and the plush EX-L trims. The V6-powered version adds the Touring trim. The Honda Accord for 2017 Hybrid is reviewed separately.
Interior Pictures & Exterior Colors – 2017 Honda Accord
The four-cylinder LX comes standard with Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, LED taillights, 16-inch alloy wheels, a driver height-adjustable seat, an auxiliary audio jack, Pandora Internet radio control, a rearview camera, cruise control, LED taillights, automatic headlights, a one-piece folding rear seat, a USB port, a four-speaker sound system, a 7.7” infotainment system, and automatic climate control (dual-zone).
Picking the Sport trim gets you daytime running LED lights, an eight-way power driver seat, two exhaust tips, 19” wheels, a rear deck lid spoiler, a leather wrapped steering wheel, shift paddles for the CVT, cloth seating, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, leatherette bolsters, and LED foglights.
Springing for the EX gets you remote ignition, heated mirrors, 17” alloy wheels, LaneWatch blind-spot display from Honda, an additional USB port, a six-speaker sound system, keyless entry and ignition, LED daytime running lights and foglights, a 7.7” display, HD and satellite radio, and heated mirrors.
Other items available for the EX include a leather upholstery, a seven-speaker sound system, memory driver settings, power-folding mirrors, a more sophisticated rearview mirror, an upgraded seven-speaker sound system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual exhaust tips, a four-way power passenger seat, and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
The EX-L trim adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, heated front seats, memory for the rear seats, 19” wheels, automatic wipers, a navigation system, and a rear deck spoiler.
Engine Specs – 2017 Honda Accord
The base Honda Accord for 2017 trims come equipped with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 181 lbs. of torque and 185 horsepower. The Sport trim receive an output of 189 horsepower and 182 pounds of torque due to the less restrictive dual exhaust tips.
Next up is the 3.5L V6 engine rated at 278 hp and 252 lbs. torque. The V6 fuel economy ratings stand at 34/24/26 mpg in the highway/city/combined.
Price & Release Date – Honda Accord For 2017
You should look forward to a possible release date this July. As for the price, the Honda Accord 2017 Coupe will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $23,775, and $22,105 for the Sedan version.
Wheelbase: 109.3 in
Length: 192.5 in
Passenger volume: 103 cu ft
Cargo volume: 16 cu ft
Curb weight: 3295 lb
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 7.0 sec
MPG: 23/34 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Still Night Pearl,White Orchid Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
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