The facelifted Japanese model gets majorly redesigned front end with a more distinctive chromed radiator grille and Acura-inspired headlights. The front bumper is also reshaped and now features LED fog lamps in the Sport trim and above. In the rear, the Accord gets restyled LED taillights and a “similarly aggressive” rear bumper fascia redesign.
The interior of the 2016 Accord still features two screens on the center console and now becomes the first Honda model to come with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, controlled through a 7-inch monitor. Other standard or extra-paid features include a SiriusXM satellite radio and Homelink remote, 60/40 split and folding rear seat, heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors, new rain-sensing windshield wipers, etc.
Power in the USA is still provided by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder unit, mated to either a CVT or a 6-speed manual gearbox, and a 3.5-liter V6 engine, available with a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual.
All 2016 Accords can be equipped with Honda Sensing that offers a variety of safety systems, including a Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control and more. Also, all models feature a standard multi-angle rearview camera and expanded view driver’s mirror.
Sales of the 2016 Accord will start in August this year.