February 2, 2016
The Honda Accord continues to rule the sedan class. With its smooth acceleration, techy enhancements and affordability, the car model delivers plenty of value. It also offers car buyers a spacious and comfortable ride. This year, Honda gave the Accord a little more juice under the hood. The car company also tweaked the infotainment system and maintained its record of equipping its cars with luxurious interior materials. With the 2016 Honda Accord Sport, drivers will have a car that combines practicality with a pleasant driving experience. Equipping a Top Pick Honda equipped the Accord Sport with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 189 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. With this motor under the hood, the car is able to reach 60 miles per hour in less than 6 seconds. In the 2016 Sport model, the car company added 19-inch wheels along with high-end brakes. For the front, Honda used 12.3-inch ventilated rotors while the rear wheels feature 11.1-inch solid rotors for maximum stopping power. When tested for fuel efficiency, the Sport came in at 18 miles per gallon for city driving and 28 miles per gallon at highway speeds. Available upgrades include the new Honda Sensing package, which comes with a number of advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking and the lane-departure warning system. Rating the Inside The Sport model’s interior is spacious and well appointed. It features a low instrument panel combined with a comfortable layout. The vehicle’s important controls are conveniently placed while the driving position is upright to provide the best visibility. In the backseat, legroom is generous, and to increase the cargo space, Honda developed the Sport with its new split folding backseat. A rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and climate control give drivers access to several of the industry’s most popular luxury technologies. Exterior Updates The car company modified the Accord’s exterior styling to include updates to the grille, bumper and headlights, which give the car a fresh look. Honda also adjusted the back a smidge. The rear changes aren’t as noticeable as the front, but the 2016 does look more refined. Honda also updated the car model’s rims and added a few more color options like San Marino Red and Deep Blue Opal Metallic. Reviewing the Ride Honda maintained the Accord’s fluid ride and precise handling when it developed the Sport model. The car is easy to maneuver since it features electric power steering while the inclusion of Pandora audio streaming ensures that each ride is an entertaining one. Welcoming a Family Car A spacious interior, abundance of safety features and affordable price tag make the Honda Accord Sport model the perfect family car. Those who bring home the Accord will have a vehicle that they'll enjoy driving for many years.