The iconic Honda Accord turned 40 years old in 2016, marking the occasion with a mid-cycle redesign. As an incredibly favored model on the roads around San Diego, CA and across America, it was a welcome addition here at Pacific Honda. As the 2017 model year gets under way, we wanted to give you a closer look at the 2017 Honda Accord so you'll know what to expect on your next visit to our showroom.
2017 Honda Accord Trim Levels
The Honda Accord Hybrid was absent from the lineup in 2016. After a redesign, it returns for 2017 in Base, EX-L, and Touring trims. It joins the 2017 Honda Accord Sedan (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V-6, and Touring) and 2017 Honda Accord Coupe (LX-S, EX, EX-L, EX-L V-6 and Touring). There are no significant cosmetic changes to the car's interior or exterior.
2017 Honda Accord Powertrains
Given the substantial redesign last year, we didn't expect many changes after 2016. The drivetrains carry over from last year, with one exception. Engine choices on the Sedan and Coupe are a 185 horsepower/181 lb-ft of torque 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine in the base trim levels, the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine turned to 189 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft. of torque in the Sport trim, or a 278 horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Transmissions range from a six-speed manual (available on the base trim and V-6 coupe), a CVT, or a six-speed automatic transmission.
It's with the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid that things get interesting. The smaller and lighter battery pack allows for more trunk space, more endurance, and better fuel economy. There's extensive use of aluminum, and a brand new powertrain that uses a four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine in tandem with two electric motors. Its combined output is 212 horsepower.
2017 Honda Accord Safety and Special Features
As with last year's new Honda cars, the 2017 Honda Accord makes a full complement of active safety features -- adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward-collision warning -- standard on all trim levels. As before, select trim levels can be outfitted with optional lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, and automatic emergency braking. The Honda Accord continues with the Honda Display Audio system, featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Buying a 2017 Honda Accord
Car design is something of a tightrope act. There's a fine line between comfortable and predictable, and with the 2017 Honda Accord, Honda engineers have walked that line with assurance for 40 years. For four decades, the car buying public has known exactly what to expect from the Honda Accord: style, comfort, quality, and reliability, all leavened with enough innovation to keep the car interesting and vital year in and year out. We invite you to our Honda dealership at 4761 Convoy Street in San Diego, CA to experience the 2017 Honda Accord firsthand or to call Pacific Honda to schedule your test drive today. We hope to see you soon!
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid at Pacific Honda
When the Honda Motor Company dropped the Honda Accord Hybrid from its lineup in 2015, many were expecting a substantial redesign. After a brief hiatus, it returned to the lineup to coincide with the mid-cycle update of its gas-powered counterpart. For drivers from San Diego to Lemon Grove shopping for a new Honda hybrid, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid at Pacific Honda is sure to impress.
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Details
Like its conventionally-powered sibling, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid features a refreshed look. However, when you look at the technology under the sheet metal, it’s clear that both cars diverge sharply.
That’s because the Honda Accord Hybrid has an new powertrain. Its four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine can run independently of the twin electric motors, or the motors can run on their own. When the motors and engine are working together, they produce 212 horsepower.
There’s now 13.5 cubic feet of trunk space thanks to a smaller and lighter battery pack. That lighter battery, and the extensive use of aluminum, leads to a lower curb weight and improved fuel economy.
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Safety and Special Features
How safe is the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid? In a word: very. Honda Sensing Suite gives drivers forward collision and lane departure warnings, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and road departure mitigation.
The emphasis on technology is clear from the driver’s seat as well. HondaLink features compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the Honda Display Audio system uses two high-resolution screens (one each for the infotainment system and text/phone/navigation/camera inputs). Your San Diego Honda dealer will show you more great features.
Buying a 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid at Pacific Honda
While we liked the previous generation of the Honda Accord Hybrid, the 2017 model represents a significant improvement. It’s a smart buy, not only because gas prices won’t stay low forever, but also because it’s a very good car in its own right. If you’re shopping for a new Honda car in San Diego, we invite you to Pacific Honda at 4761 Convoy St. in San Diego, CA for a closer look at the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid. We think you’ll like what you see.