2016 Honda Accord Coupe facelift goes official with subtle cosmetic tweaks

After introducing the 2016 Accord Sedan facelift a couple of weeks ago, Honda is back showing the mildly refreshed 2016 Accord Coupe.

As expected, it gets just about the same array of exterior tweaks with a sharper front fascia, new LED fog lights (for Sport trim and above) along with Acura-like headlights which boast LED technology if you go for the Touring version. The taillights have also gone through a minor nip and tuck and there are new alloy wheel designs along with two unique body paints called Still Night Pearl and Deep Blue Opal Metallic while the seven other hues are shared with the sedan.

Stepping inside the cabin, Honda is adding a glossy piano black trim for the Accord Coupe LX-S while all versions now have a new meter design. There’s a fresh metal-style dashboard trim on the Accord Coupe EX (and above) along with standard rearview camera and a 7-inch Display Audio interface with support for Android Auto and CarPlay.

In terms of engines, the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe can be had with an inline-four 2.4-liter producing 185 bhp at 6,400 rpm and 181 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm teamed up to a CVT or a six-speed manual. The beefier V6 delivers 278 bhp at 6,200 rpm and 252 lb-ft at 4,900 rpm through either a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic. When mated to the auto, the V6 comes with variable cylinder management which means that it can run on three cylinders when the additional power is not required as a move to reduce fuel consumption.

The changes are skin deep as Honda’s engineers have also worked on the chassis and have retuned the electric power steering while the Touring version has larger front brakes, 19-inch wheels, Amplitude Reactive Dampers and hydraulic subframe bushings to enable a smoother ride.

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