2017 Honda Accord For Sale near Winchester
The midsize car segment is as fiercely competitive as it's ever been, despite crossovers, SUVs and trucks dominating the market right now. Every midsize sedan that comes out just seems to get better and better, but there is one that's been around for a considerable amount of time that's still setting the standard all others are judged by, and that car is the 2017 Honda Accord. The evergreen Accord is available in sedan, coupe and hybrid form, but all of them have plenty of storage space. Whether you are on a shopping spree near Winchester or on your way to a picnic, the 2017 Honda Accord has all the room you need to transport your things. Of course, the Accord can be and do many other things as well, so let's take a closer look.
Changes for 2017
A Sport Special Edition trim level has been welcomed into the Accord family this year, which slides in between the Sport and EX models in the current range. The Sport Special Edition adds features such as leather-trimmed seating with red stitching, heated front seats and special edition badging to the existing feature set of the regular Sport model.
Today's Accord is the ninth-generation of this enduring model, and it benefited from a mild refresh just last year that brought in a new bolder grille, restyled taillights and the Honda Sensing suite of advanced collision avoidance technologies. The Accord's exterior certainly doesn't resemble something from a science fiction movie like some modern car designs do, but it's still a very contemporary look. It's handsome, aerodynamic and immediately recognizable as an Accord from the moment you set eyes on it. If something a little sleeker and sportier than the sedan is what you’re looking for, the Accord Coupe takes the incredibly successful formula in just that direction and broadens the appeal of the Honda even further.
The engines in the 2017 Honda Accord pretty much cover all the bases for a car of this type. The vast majority of models come with a 2.4-liter inline-four that develops 185 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque, although the power rating goes up to 189 horsepower in Sport models thanks to their dual exhaust system. A six-speed manual transmission is available, which is something that's now becoming increasingly rare in the segment, although most Accords will feature the continuously variable transmission (CVT). Further defiance of current convention by the 2017 Honda Accord is illustrated by the fact it also still offers a V-6 engine, which in this case is a 3.5-liter unit that puts 278 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque at your disposal. The six-speed automatic transmission is standard with the V-6, but with the Accord Coupe the six-speed manual can be specified, if you prefer.
Features and equipment
If you haven't been around a Honda for a good number of years, you could be forgiven for having fairly modest expectations of what to expect in terms of standard features and equipment in the 2017 Accord. Accords of decades past could be relatively basic, especially at entry level, but those days are now well behind the Honda. Today's entry point to the Accord family is the LX, which includes: dual-zone automatic climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, and an 8.0-inch i-MID display, and Pandora audio streaming with text-message capability. Accord V-6 models have hugely impressive cabins with plenty of superior appointments, while the EX-L includes a 360-watt sound system with Aha internet radio streaming. Touring models are the pinnacle of the current lineup, and these really do start to infringe upon proper luxury car territory, but without prestige prices to go with it.
To really feel the difference between the sedan, coupe and hybrid, visit us at Harrisonburg Honda and take them for a test drive!