2016 ACCORD RAISES ITS GAME WITH DYNAMIC STYLING, CHASSIS AND BODY UPGRADES, AVAILABLE HONDA SENSING By: Honda
2016 Accord Raises its Game with Dynamic Styling, Chassis and Body Upgrades, Available Honda Sensing™, plus Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
◾Sporty and sophisticated new styling with expanded use of LED lighting
◾New 7-inch Display Audio offered with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
◾First application of 19-inch wheels on Accord
◾Newly available 60/40-split and folding rear seat, heated rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, and parking sensors
◾New line-topping Touring trim for Accord Coupe
Aug 18, 2015 -- The always popular, benchmark-setting Honda Accord, retail car buyers' most popular choice in 2013 and again in 20141, receives a major mid-model cycle refresh for the 2016 model year. With dynamic new styling, a revised and upgraded body and chassis, and Honda's first-ever application of available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, the 2016 Accord Sedan goes on sale tomorrow with the Accord Coupe following on August 26. The Accord also benefits from the addition of Honda Sensing™, among the most comprehensive suites of safety and driver-assistive technologies ever offered in the midsize car class, along with a host of available new features and technologies, including HD Radio, heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors and more. For model year 2016 the Accord Coupe also gets a new top-of-the-line Touring trim, while the Sedan in Sport trim and Touring versions of the Sedan and Coupe get the first-ever application of 19-inch alloy wheels on Accord.
Representing a high value proposition, the 2016 Accord has a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)2 unchanged from the 2015 model for the Sedan LX and Coupe LX-S. The MSRP for the 2016 Accord Sedan LX with 6-speed manual transmission (6-MT) remains at $22,105 and $22,905 for the Sedan LX with continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Accord Coupe LX-S is also unchanged at $23,775 for the 6-MT and $24,625 for the CVT.
'The best is getting better with the launch of the redesigned 2016 Accord,' said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President of the Honda Division. 'With more customer-relevant technology, an even more refined and sporty ride and top-class fuel economy and safety ratings, the 2016 redesign keeps Accord at the top of its class.'
Accord has been named 29 times to Car and Driver magazine's coveted '10Best' list, more than any other automobile, and Accord is the top selling car in America to under-35-year-old car buyers4. The 2016 Accord, with its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and available Honda Sensing™ technology, received the highest available crash safety ratings from the U.S. government – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA – and targets a similar top rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the (IIHS (when equipped with available CMBS).
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2016 Accord Sedan models equipped with a 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine and CVT get a 1-mpg bump in their highway EPA fuel economy ratings, to 37 mpg, due in part to the application of a lighter weight and re-sculpted all-aluminum hood, along with new aerodynamic elements and friction-reducing features.