The 2017 Honda Accord remains one of our favorite mid-size options. Good outward visibility means the Accord is easy to navigate through crowded parking lots, while the sedan has a massive rear seat with enough space to comfortably. It often interrupts the navigation or entertainment functions to show the driver nothing more useful than a view of the curb in town or the highway shoulder as you approach your exit. Consumers looking at the Accord hybrid should also be aware of the engine’s loud drone under acceleration.
2017 Honda Accord Engine Performance
The Accord continues to offer four- and six-cylinder engine choices. Measuring 2.4 liters, the standard 185-hp four-cylinder engine is available with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Accord Sport and Sport Special Edition sedans add 4 horsepower to that total, as well as a host of other features (including 19-inch wheels, bigger brakes, side sills, and a rear lip spoiler) to denote the two trims’ more driver-focused nature. A 278-hp 3.5-liter V-6 is available on the Accord EX-L and standard on the top-of-the-line Touring. While V-6 sedan consumers must give shifting control to a six-speed automatic transmission, EX-L V-6 coupe drivers can choose a six-speed manual transmission.
2017 Honda Accord Design
From available 10-way power seats with memory functionality to standard Dual-Zone Climate Control, the interior of the Accord is full of elegance and comfort. The cockpit features a host of stylish design cues, from a color Multi-Information Display to leather accents throughout. Enjoy a better glimpse of overhead scenery or get a little extra fresh air on every drive with the One-Touch Power Moonroof.
The things you haul in your trunk often spill, leave stains or otherwise mar the original carpeting, making a Trunk Tray a wise investment. Gone are the stripped-out Accord Sedans. Instead, the LX that anchors the lineup includes a high level of features: dual-zone automatic climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, a rearview camera, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Pandora audio streaming and SMS text-messaging capability, a multi-angle rearview camera, and LED taillights.