The Honda Accord: Best Midsize Sedan of 2017?

  • 2017 Honda Accord

    At Capital Region Honda Dealers, we think the latest Honda Accord is the best midsize sedan for 2017, continuing with the car’s long history of affordability and customizability that has made it so popular with Albany area drivers. With seven trims on the main model and a hybrid version available, it’s tough for us to think of a driver who wouldn’t be happy behind the wheel of an Accord.

Trim Levels and Pricing

The 2017 Honda Accord Sedan is available in seven distinct trim levels, each competitively priced:


Honda Accord LX

2017 Accord LX: $22,355 MSRP (for 6MT models)*

Honda Accord Sport

2017 Accord Sport: $24,415 MSRP (for 6MT models)*

Honda Accord Sport Special Edition

2017 Accord Sport Special Edition: $25,415 MSRP (for 6MT models)*

Honda Accord EX

2017 Accord EX: $25,730 MSRP (for 6MT models)*

Honda Accord EX-L

2017 Accord EX-L: $28,820 MSRP*

Honda Accord EX-L V6

2017 Accord EX-L V6: $30,895 MSRP*

Honda Accord Touring

2017 Accord Touring: $34,830 MSRP*

Performance and Fuel Economy

The standard Accord has two engines available (scroll down to learn about the Accord Hybrid): a 4-cylinder and a V6.

  • 2.4L 4-Cylinder: This 185-hp 4-cylinder delivers 181 lb-ft of torque, and 2016 Accord LX CVT models earn an EPA-estimated 36 highway and 27 city mpg.**
  • 3.5L V6: Upgrading to the V6 brings the power up to 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, earning an EPA-estimated 34 highway and 21 city mpg.**

Convenience and Technology Features

The Accord’s long list of standard features is just one of the reasons we think it’s the best midsize sedan of 2017, but there’s more to it than the standard Bluetooth, multi-angle rearview camera, and i-MID infotainment system. Available tech upgrades include:

  • Display Audio Touchscreen: This 7-inch touchscreen interface brings intuitive control over vehicle settings with just a few taps of the screen as well as the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone technologies.
  • Remote Engine Start: Stave off those Albany winters and let the Accord warm itself up with the available remote engine start system. Just push a button on your key fob and let the car do the rest.
  • Navigation: Satellite-linked navigation with a touchscreen interface routes you around traffic and construction, directing you to points of interest along the way and responding to voice controls so your hands never need to leave the wheel.
Honda Accord Navigation

Safety Features

Honda Accord

In addition to industry standards like three-point seat belts and an array of airbags, the Accord Sedan has a wide range of high-tech safety features, including:

  • Rearview Camera: Shift into reverse and have one of three views of what’s behind the Accord on display on the dash. Back up with confidence knowing you’ve scoped out the area behind your Accord first.
  • Honda LaneWatch: This available blind-spot camera gives you a look at what’s in the passenger-side blind spot thanks to a mirror-mounted camera. Turn the turn signal on or press a button to bring the image up on the in-dash display.
  • Honda Sensing: Every trim of the Accord has new Honda Sensing safety features available, which include Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and much more.

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

If you’re looking at the Accord and liking what you see, what would you say if we told you there was a more efficient option available? The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has arrived, and the base trim is similarly equipped to the mid-range Accord Sedan EX:

  • Fuel Economy: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid models have some of the most fuel-efficient engines, earning an EPA-estimated 49 city and 47 highway mpg.***
  • Performance: The Accord Hybrid actually has higher specs than the standard Accord engine, with 212 combined system hp and 232 lb-ft of torque as well as a “Sport” driving mode that lets the engine give you its all.
  • Honda Sensing: While Honda Sensing is available on the standard Accord, it’s standard on the Accord Hybrid, giving you state-of-the-art safety features to match the high-tech engine.

Upgrade to the EX-L for high-comfort features like heated front seating, leather upholstery, and the Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, or go for the top-of-the-line Touring for a truly luxury-grade hybrid with built-in navigation, heated rear seating, a sunroof, LED headlights, and more.

Critics Weigh in on the Accord

You expect us to be fans of the Accord, but we’re far from alone. Here are some thoughts on the Accord and Accord Hybrid from top auto critics:

  • Automobile Magazine on the Accord:
  • “We still think the Accord is best in the guise of an all-purpose American-style sedan, a car that is modest and yet deeply capable. Choose the thrifty engine, smooth-riding tires, and standard interior trim, and you can’t go wrong. It’s a right-size car that’s always easy and natural to drive.”

  • Edmunds on the Accord Hybrid: “You don’t have to give up much if you want a car with great fuel economy these days, and the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is a case in point. This sedan is roomy, safe, quick to accelerate and well-equipped with features, yet it still gets close to 50 mpg.”
  • Left Lane News on the Accord: “Accords have long been notable for their slightly more enthusiast-oriented driving dynamics and this latest model appears to continue that tradition.”
  • Green Car Reports on the Accord Hybrid: “On the road, the 2017 Accord Hybrid remains a solid, reasonably agile, and mostly quiet mid-size sedan with remarkable fuel economy ratings. Over a couple of short drive legs, we saw trip-computer ratings of 48.5 mpg through some twisty mountain passes.”
Honda Accord Interior

Test Drive a Honda

After reading a bit about it, we hope you see why we think the Accord is one of the best midsize sedans of 2017, but words can only go so far. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today to see why so many Albany area drivers have chosen the Accord as their family sedan or commuter car.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.
**Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
***Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.
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Capital Region Honda Dealers
Capital Region Honda Dealers
391 S State Rd Cheshire
Cheshire, MA, 01225 United States
(888) 794-9805
Capital Region Honda Dealers 42.551937, -73.163808.