2017 Honda Accord Sedan Touring V6 6AT

Summary

Fuel Economy

L/100 km

Highway

7.2

City

11.4

Vehicle Dimensions

mm

4907
1849
1465
2775

2017 Honda Accord Sedan Touring V6 6AT

Fuel City 11.4 L/100 km
Fuel Highway 7.2 L/100 km
Transmission Transmission: 6-speed automatic ; incl. shifter on floor
Max Power Power: 278 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 252 ft lb of torque @ 4,900 rpm
Body Type Sedan
Number of Doors 4
Engine 3.5 L
Drive Wheels Front Wheel Drive

Features

Exterior

Trunk/hatch spoiler Chrome/bright trim around side windows and on bumpers
Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe and rain sensor
Power glass sunroof ; includes tilting function, sliding function, sunshade and one-touch opening Front fog lights
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with indicator lights Pearl paint
Antenna Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim

Interior

Rear seat centre armrest Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Memorized adjustment: includes door mirror position 7 speakers subwoofer
Tachometer Front power windows with 2 express, rear power windows
Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 11.4 ; highway= 7.2 ; combined= 9.5 ; Leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment
2 12V in front Floor mats
Passenger seat secondary ventilation controls Compass
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
Tinted glass Rear seats: split-folding heated split bench with seating for three
Seat upholstery: leather Audio system with AM/FM radio, digital radio, satellite radio, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen, colour screen and Display Audio
Power steering type Dashboard console with open storage, full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console
Front driver seat : heated, bucket with 5 power adjustments ; details: memorized height, power lumbar and memorized tilt, front passenger seat : heated, bucket with 2 power adjustments Main dashboard display
Auto-dimming rear view mirror Air conditioning with automatic control, dual-zone
Seating: 5 passengers HDD navigation system: 3D and voice info with traffic info ; includes 7.0-in. colour screen
Front seat centre armrest Front reading lights
Trip computer: includes avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range Cruise control with adaptive cruise control Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Luxury trim: chrome/leather on shifter, alloy look on center floor console, alloy look on doors, alloy look on dashboard and none Cupholders in front row and rear seats
Rear window with defroster Cargo area light
External temperature Floor covering: none
Garage door opener Ventilation system with cabin filter

Mechanical

Hill holder Remote control trunk/hatch release
Emissions data: Remote engine starter
Fuel system: multi-point injection 3.941:1 axle ratio
Electronic traction control Powertrain type : combustion
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane) Vehicle start button
Front-wheel drive Transmission: 6-speed automatic ; incl. shifter on floor
Cylinder shutdown: # of cylinders: 3 and Variable Cylinder Management (VCM)

Safety

Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag Front and rear bumpers
Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre Card key power locks ; automatic locking
Low tire pressure monitor Headlight control with dusk sensor and auto highbeam
Electronic brake distribution ABS
Lane departure warning activates brakes and activates steering Daytime running lights
Proximity Key smart key: ; includes keyless entry, keyless start and memory seat Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) stability control
Parking assistance: guidance display for rear parking Front side airbags
Front radar parking distance sensors, multi-Angle Rear View Camera with Dynamic Guidelines rear radar & camera parking distance sensors Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
Headlights: LED with projector beam lens LED 4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) collision warning systemfeatures: seat belt activation, brake assist and visual/acoustic warning Front to rear curtain airbags
Anti-theft protection Brake assist system
LaneWatch™ blind spot monitor 2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats

Specifications

Power: 278 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 252 ft lb of torque @ 4,900 rpm Front and rear alloy wheels: 19"x
Engine: 3.5L V 6 i-VTEC® with VVT Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 439
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 955, rear headroom (mm): 940, front hip room (mm): 1,412, rear hip room (mm): 1,389, front leg room (mm): 1,079, rear leg room (mm): 977, front shoulder room (mm): 1,489, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,435 and interior volume (litres): 2,854 Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,643 and Manufacturer’s own
Fuel tank: 65 litre capacity External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,907, overall width (mm): 1,849, overall height (mm): 1,465, wheelbase (mm): 2,775, front track (mm): 1,584, rear track (mm): 1,593 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 12,060

Suspension

Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Tires

Front and rear all-season tires 235/40/V

Miscellaneous

HondaLink™ Assist telematics system Via own phone Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
HandsFreeLink voice activating system; includes radio, phone, naviagtion system and air conditioing Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ Unlimited km Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km
Coming home device Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,695.00

Road Test & Review

2016 Honda Accord Sedan Touring CVT Road Test Review

Have you ever had to suffer through some know-it-all blowhard spouting off about mid-size four-door sedans being nothing more
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than plebeian family shuttles for boring unimaginative working stiffs, or something along those lines? Yes, I find those with the loudest opinions are often the ones that know least, and when it comes to cars, something I have more experience with than most know-it-all blowhards, these schleps couldn’t be farther from the truth, at least when the Honda Accord is at stake.

I’ve been reviewing the Accord as long as I’ve been covering the automotive industry, the first one almost exactly 15 years ago in December of 1999. It was a 2000 model, and after singing its praises I followed that up with yet more positive remarks about a 2002, 2003, 2008 (I was editor for numerous 2004 through 2007 models in between), 2010 (after editing yet more again), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now this 2016 model, and these are just the four-door Accord sedans, not the many two-door Accord Coupes and Accord Crosstours I’ve covered
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and edited as well, plus of course various four-door Accord Hybrid models. With each and every test drive and all of the reviews that followed I responded in similar two-thumbs-way-up fashion, my most recent Accord Sedan Touring model eliciting my most enthusiastic notes yet, which I will expand on now.

First off, just look at those headlights. They’re really stunning, my top-line Touring tester boasting the most intricately detailed, incredibly complex full LED headlamps to have ever graced the front of a Honda product. They’re automotive jewelry at a level normally only found on a premium branded car like Acura’s TLX, although these are different than the now trademark lenses offered by Honda’s luxury line. Last year’s Accord Touring LED headlamps were closer to those on the Acura, but these brilliantly dazzling new ones leave the oldies in the past where they
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belong. They’re joined by LED turn signals, also exclusive to Touring trim, while LED brake lights are part of the EX-L, LED front fog lamps and LED turn signals integrated within the side mirror housings upgraded from second-rung Sport trim, and LED daytime running lights plus LED taillights standard across the entire Accord Sedan line.

It all comes as part of an extensive mid-cycle update for 2016, the Touring model I tested last year attractive but nowhere near as intriguing. All Honda did was rework the front clip, adding styling cues from its new tech-inspired design language awkwardly dubbed "Exciting H Design!!!" (no really, I couldn’t make stuff
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like this up, exclamation marks included!!!) with its chromed “Solid Wing Face” up front and centre. I can’t say I’m a big fan of this styling direction as per some of the Japanese brand’s models, but I like it with the Accord. Along with the grille’s chromed strikethrough that bends upwards at both ends similarly to a wing, those headlights I went into detail describing earlier and the rest of the car’s frontal design that’s a great deal more interesting the lower it goes, Honda’s relationship with McLaren F1 at least paying off when it comes to aerodynamic “front wing” styling, additional changes include a reshaped hood that’s now made from aluminum, rocker extensions down each side, and a much more subtle reworking of its backside with the standard LED taillights mentioned earlier displaying new lenses plus a more sophisticated lower fascia,
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while a very sporting set of machine-finished twinned five-spoke alloys with black painted pockets on 235/40R19s now rounds out the design.

Honda doesn’t hold back with the chrome on the Touring model either, with two narrow pieces visually supporting the grille’s “solid wing”, a thin strip straddling the centre engine vent down below, more adorning the bezels surrounding the fog lamps, yet more wrapping all the way around the greenhouse, plus four chromed door handles, an especially thick piece of brightwork finishing off the trunk lid garnish, an additional long, narrow strand of the shiny stuff across the lower portion of the rear bumper, that final bit resting above an elaborate diffuser-style lower valance incorporating twin rear fogs, a black mesh insert and a body-colour portion in between, not to mention a large chromed exhaust finisher for this four-cylinder
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model (the V6 gets dual exhaust). Honda also finishes off the Touring’s deck lid with a sporty rear spoiler, an appropriate complement to the refreshed four-door’s stylish new lines. All in all it’s a great looking mid-size family sedan that, in my opinion at least, is a lot more appealing than a number of premium sport-luxury sedans.

It’s all complemented by a very upscale looking interior, which like the exterior design is also more sophisticated than a number of its peers. My tester was finished in a two-tone black and grey look, with a dark graphite dash top and door uppers, the latter diagonally slashed halfway through with grey padded soft-touch leatherette. It’s a great look, combining well with the tasteful use of faux woodgrain. The wood is obviously fake, but they’ve finished it in a glossy grey so that
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it doesn’t stand out quite as much as natural wood tones would, yet it still looks classy, while the solidity of this “photo-synthesized” plastic is much better than some others in the class.

I’m also impressed with the updated Accord’s analog electronics, specifically the primary gauges that are absolutely stunning. The speedometer seems to hover overtop the rest of the dials, in a layered relief look, and when you’re driving efficiently its circumference brightens with an apropos green glow. In Sport mode it glows red, nothing particularly innovative or creative about this, but still pleasing to the eye. Within that speedometer is a large high-resolution colour TFT trip computer filled with loads of useful functions, but it’s nowhere near is complete as the two much larger displays atop dash central and the centre stack.

The
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top screen is recessed considerably and filled with yet more trip info, driving data like current and average L/100km (mine sitting at 11.0 throughout most of my week), audio settings, a compass, digital clock, turn-by-turn directions, incoming calls, SMS text messages, parking sensor alerts, the backup camera’s display, and my favourite Honda feature, the LaneWatch blind spot video system that uses a rearward facing camera on the passenger-side mirror to project a live feed of the blind spot when activating the right turn signal. This 7.7-inch upper display is actually an intelligent multi-information display (i-MID), what most other manufacturers house within their primary set of gauges, while like those it’s also controlled by steering wheel-mounted switchgear.

The seven-inch lower touchscreen is surrounded in beautiful brushed aluminum-look trim and contains the majority of infotainment features such as navigation
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(if equipped), audio, car info, the usual settings, HondaLink Assist (e911), aha, HD Radio, phone, and an even more advanced smartphone section. Most interestingly it’s one of the industry’s first applications of both Apple CarPlay (with Siri Eyes Free compatibility) and Android Auto, the capacitive touchscreen allowing swipe, tap and pinch capability as also used with smartphones and tablets. The optional navigation system is smartphone-linked, incidentally, while Bluetooth audio streaming is joined by voice controlled SMS text/email messaging, Wi-Fi tethering, and more.

The impressive part of all this tech is that most of it is standard with the base Accord LX, the upgrades including a better 360-watt
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and subwoofer-enhanced audio system in Sport trim, satellite radio in EX-L trim, plus HD radio and navigation with 3D map display in Touring trim. I should also mention that a wireless charging pad doubles as a place to stow your cellphone at the very base of the centre stack, very techie stuff for this top-line Accord Touring.

Additional features that are exclusive to $31,090 Touring trim include those LED headlamps and LED front turn signals mentioned in the beginning, plus auto high beam headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, a HomeLink universal garage door opener, front and rear parking sensors, and amplitude reactive dampers, while the 19-inch alloys, extended rocker garnishes, and rear deck lid spoiler are shared with the Sport model.

Of
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course there’s a lot of other impressive kit that comes standard with the Touring yet pulled up from lower trims such as remote start, proximity entry with pushbutton ignition, variable intermittent wipers, heatable powered side mirrors, a leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel with illuminated controls, one-touch turn signals, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone auto climate control, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, a sunglasses holder, a 10-way powered driver’s seat with powered lumbar support and memory, a four-way powered passenger’s seat, perforated leather upholstery, heatable front and rear seats, a one-touch powered moonroof, active noise cancellation, a security alarm, and 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks that expand on
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a large 439-litre (15.5 cubic-foot) trunk, plus of course a sizable safety suite including ABS-enhanced four-wheel disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, vehicle stability assist with traction control, hill start assist, tire pressure monitoring, HondaLink Assist automatic emergency response, and all the usual airbags.

My Touring tester also included the Honda Sensing package as standard equipment, which adds Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS), plus a favourite road trip accessory, adaptive cruise control, upon inclusion gives the Accord an IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating, whereas all Accord Sedans achieve a 5-Star crash test rating from the NHTSA. This impressive load of active safety and convenience features is only available with the optional continuously variable transmission (CVT), however, but this seemingly negative fact might just be unusually good news to those
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who prioritize performance, as the CVT’s optional status means there’s a much more engaging six-speed manual gearbox standard. Normally DIY shifters are relegated to lowly base trim or completely eliminated from mid-size offerings, but Honda hasn’t forgotten its sporting roots and therefore continues to offer it in all four-cylinder trims.

Yes, unlike the Touring trimmed variant I tested last year, this one features Honda’s 16-valve, DOHC, direct-injection 2.4-litre four, capable of 185 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 181 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm, a peppy powerplant that’s not going to win many stoplight wars but is feisty enough for an enjoyable off-the-line sprint and plenty of high-speed action on the freeway. My tester wasn’t equipped with the six-speed manual, but rather came with the CVT that will no doubt take care of most peoples’ singular shifting duties 99.9 percent of
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the time, this autobox featuring a Sport mode that, while a bit peaky added a little more engagement to the performance equation.

Of course the CVT does more to benefit fuel economy, the latest Accord achieving a five-cycle EnerGuide rating of 8.6 L/100km city, 6.4 highway and 7.6 combined so-equipped with its Eco Assist system engaged (the big green button on the dash), or 10.3 city, 7.2 highway and 8.9 combined with the manual, both very good sets of numbers for the mid-size class.

The four-pot Accord is not only powerful enough for enjoyable highway cruising, but its fully independent MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension setup provided a thoroughly comfortable ride that remained very planted in its lane,
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while stabilizer bars at both ends and even a standard front strut tower brace resulted in decent road-holding through fast-paced curves, no doubt aided by those optional 19s noted earlier. 

So like I said at the beginning of this review, do your best to mentally block out the advice of know-it-all blowhards, unless one of those blowhards is an auto journalist, the majority of which agree with my assessment of the Honda Accord. It’s not only a much more compelling car than any previous example from a visual standpoint, coming close to premium-level detailing while surpassing many with lofty brand names, but it’s also one of the most technologically advanced cars currently available, that happens to drive very well. Of course you can upgrade my tester’s four-cylinder with a 278 horsepower 3.5-litre V6 to get yet more performance, but I’ve got a feeling most Accord buyers will be more than happy with the fuel-efficient four. I certainly was, and likewise for the entire car. You can do a lot worse than a Honda Accord, but you can’t get much better.

* Disclaimer: Pricing is subject to change without notice, installed options may also vary by dealer. Price is plus applicable taxes. See dealership for final pricing and availability.