Enthusiasm for sedans could also be waning throughout the globe, however the physique model continues to be widespread within the U.S. And probably the most widespread sedans is the Honda Accord which in 2021 managed to rack up a good 202,676 gross sales.
Honda has now launched a redesigned Accord which is able to attain dealerships subsequent January as a 2023 mannequin, and with two powertrain choices, considered one of which is a hybrid.
The Eleventh-generation Accord relies on a modular platform often known as the Honda Structure. It is stiffer and extra inflexible than the platform within the outgoing Accord, which ought to lead to improved dealing with and experience. The platform additionally helps hybrid expertise, and Honda expects half of the Accord’s patrons to go for the electrified choice.
2023 Honda Accord
The usual powertrain is a 1.5-liter turbo-4 producing 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated solely to a CVT. The hybrid powertrain pairs a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with a two-motor hybrid system that acts as a transmission. It is good for 204 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. In each circumstances drive is to the entrance wheels solely.
The size of the 2023 Accord measures 195.7 inches, which is up about three inches in comparison with the outgoing mannequin. The wheelbase, at 111.4 inches, can also be up about an inch, which ought to translate into extra inside area.
Inside, the design is a detailed match to the newest Civic and CR-V, with a mesh-like trim piece operating throughout a lot of the sprint beneath a typical 7.0-inch or obtainable 12.3-inch infotainment display. The bigger display provides wi-fi Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, whereas the smaller display nonetheless requires use of a wire. Digital gauges are displayed on a ten.2-inch display.
2023 Honda Accord
Different tech options embrace in-built Google apps (Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play) on sure grades, wi-fi charging for cellular gadgets, assist for over-the-air updates, and a number of digital driver-assist options together with computerized emergency braking and site visitors signal recognition.
Pricing info for the 2023 Accord can be introduced nearer to the market launch. As a information, the 2022 mannequin begins at $26,485, together with vacation spot.
Manufacturing for the U.S. market can be dealt with at Honda’s plant in Marysville, Ohio.