HONDA ACCORD REDESIGN 2023
- Redesigned for 2023, with new exterior fastback styling
- Available 12.3-inch touchscreen with new Google-based features
- Hybrid powertrain only for the top four Accord trim levels
- Previous top-line turbocharged 252-hp engine has been discontinued
The Honda Accord was updated last year and carries into 2023 with no significant changes.
The time had come for a completely redesigned Accord to debut for the 2023 model year now that Honda produces the Civic, CR-V, and Pilot. The 11th generation Accord maintained the previous model’s platform but grew in size, changed its appearance, and received a newer engine. updated. The Honda Accord Hybrid has been fully remodeled and is now available in individual packaging.
In comparison to sedans already on the market, the outer style of the Honda Accord 2023 has undergone a significant shift. The 2023 model of the Accord has a more conventional square grille and rectangular taillights that align with the grille than the previous model.
There is now one horizontal air inlet in the lower portion of the front fascia. The beginning ofT he sedan has a more angular design than the previous model year’s. The current Accord’s sloping roofline has been retained, but the rear isn’t as rounded as before. The split taillight design has been abandoned in favor of a more traditional square taillight, and the rear is no longer as rounded as it was previously. The 2023 Honda Accord Redesign adds 2.8 inches to overall length.
Just like its exterior, the interior design of the Accord 2023 matches Honda’s new vehicle with a straightforward dashboard design. The infotainment system is now above the dashboard, while the air vents cover almost the entire width of the dashboard. The center console continues to feature large controls for the HVAC system but is placed lower on the center console. Despite being longer, the 2023 Accord offers nearly the same rear legroom at 40.8 inches.
On the tech side, the 2023 Accord will come with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, and a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Higher trim levels will come with a 12.30-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a wireless charging pad. This year’s Accord also gets Google built-in, bringing Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play. More features are expected to be announced before the sedan goes on sale.
Under the hood, the new Accord comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. The engine sends power to the front wheels and is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Currently, this will be the only powertrain available for the 2023 Accord.
Honda has updated its 2023 Honda Accord Sensing Accord range with a new wide field-of-view camera and an updated radar sensor. Standard safety features include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. We hope that traffic jam assistance, traffic sign recognition, and blind spot monitoring will become available.
Honda completes the Accords with automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, traffic sign recognition, and automatic high beams as standard equipment. Blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic warning is standard on the EX-L, Sport 2.0T, and Touring trims while the Touring trim also receives a low-speed braking control system to prevent collisions when moving forward or backward at low speeds.
IIHS awarded the Accord with a 2023 Top Safety Pick+ rating and, all trims except the LX received a Good rating for headlight performance. NHTSA also gives the Accord the highest safety rating.
All 2023 Honda Accord trims feature an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and HondaLink compatibility. The base model suffices with just four speakers while the Sport and EX-L trims receive four more speakers.
SiriusXM, HD Radio, and a wireless charging pad are reserved for the EX-L, Sport 2.0T, and Touring trims, and a premium 450-watt, the 10-speaker sound system is featured on the EX-L and Touring trims. Navigation with live traffic and exclusive Wi-Fi hotspots for the Touring trim. The Base LX provides two USB ports and two 12V power ports and all other trim levels include two more USB ports for the second row.
PRICE & RELEASE DATE
Honda hasn’t announced a price for the 2023 Accord yet, but we believe it will be higher than the current Honda Accord’s price which ranges from $27,615 to $39,940 (with a goal). The sedan is expected to go on sale in early 2023.
While the midsize sedan segment isn’t as popular as it used to be, the Accord has plenty of competitors and will go up against the Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, Kia K5, Subaru Legacy, and Hyundai Sonata.
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