The 2017 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe arrive Monday (6-27-16), complete with a new Sport Special Edition. Honda dealerships nationwide are preparing for automaker’s flagship car to enter their showrooms. The new Accord features a multitude of trim packages, offers both 4-cylinder and V6 engines, and three transmissions: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, and continuously variable (CVT).
The Honda Accord Sport Special Edition gives buyers a little extra, with heated, leather seats, red stitching, and unique badging. The Sport Special Edition is expected to boost Honda’s already strong presence in the segment.
“Accord continues to set the bar in its class with customers making it the top retail selling car in America for three years running,” said Jeff Conrad, Vice President, Honda Division.
The Accord was overhauled for 2016, with particular emphasis on the chassis and body. Honda developed a more rigid foundation for the Accord, incorporating their patented, next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE). The body structure, with its ability to effectively disperse frontal crash energy, has received the highest available safety ratings from the U.S. government – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Furthermore, the 2017 Accord targets a top rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), when equipped with Honda Sensing.
Other New Models
The recently refreshed 2017 Accord Hybrid, with an upgraded version of Honda’s two-motor hybrid powertrain, launched earlier this month. Other upgrades include a more responsive steering system and Straight Driving Assist, which helps a driver maneuver on crowned or canted roads.
The completely redesigned 2017 Ridgeline, built from Honda’s Global Light Truck Platform, has also arrived.
The 2017 Honda Accord and its Sport Special Edition variant go on sale Monday (6-27-16). The 2017 Honda Accord starts at $22,355 for the LX 6-speed manual with a 2.4, 4-cylinder engine. The Touring 6-speed automatic with a 3.5 V6, by comparison, starts at $34,375.
*Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan.