2016 Honda Accord Features: Technology & Safety
Both the sedan and coupe versions of the 2016 Honda Accord will hit the dealerships this August. The updated Accord relies on its fresh style, but the most important pillar of the 2016 model year is going to be technology.
As we previously wrote, the automaker’s plan is to attract younger audience with the 2016 Accord. That’s why they loaded it with technology. The new Accord is significantly more equipped with modern gadgets than its predecessor, but first things first.
2016 Honda Accord Exterior Changes
The exterior of the 2016 Honda Accord sedan and coupe suffered a mild facelift. Although the change can’t be compared to a redesign, the styling improvement is obvious. The Accord’s front fascia expresses the car’s sporty spirit. With aluminum design elements, new LED fog lights, and a revised grille, the 2016 Accord looks significantly better than before. The car also got a pair of new LED taillights. Its restyled bumpers add athletic charm to the 2016 model year refresh. The 2016 Accord got 19-inch wheels for the first time and the coupe got Touring trim.
The Honda Sensing suite is available on every single model of the 2016 Accord. This advanced safety and driver-assistance bundle of features brings a long list of technologies. It consists of Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control. The Touring trim has Honda Sensing as standard.
The 2016 Honda Accord has standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. The Touring trim is coming with auto high-beam headlights.
Display Audio: Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
Following the modern-day requirements, the automaker equipped the 2016 Accord with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on EX trim and higher. Aside from those phone-integration features, the car’s Display Audio 7-inch touchscreen, capable of taking usual smartphone commands (swipe, pinch and tap), will also have HondaLink Assist (e911) and HD Radio available.
The 2016 Accord has yet another screen that works together with the aforementioned 7-inch Display Audio. The upper 7.7-inch high-res screen displays audio settings, time and trip information as well as turn-by-turn directions. This screen is also used for displaying the LaneWatch and Rearview Camera feeds, parking sensor alerts, incoming calls and SMS text messages when stopped.
The parking sensors are standard on the Touring sedan as well as rain-sensing wipers, and heated rear seats. On the EX and higher trims, the 2016 Honda Accord has standard remote start and satellite radio.
The car’s powertrain remained the same. The base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that delivers 185 horsepower and the more powerful 3.5-liter V6 is still good for 278 horsepower. As for the transmission, the 2016 Accord has in store a six-speed automatic, six-speed manual, and CVT.
2016 Honda Accord Release Date and Price
As we already said, the 2016 Honda Accord will be released this August. The automaker hasn’t announced the car’s pricing yet, but the entire range MSRPs will be known very soon, prior to the Accord’s launch.
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