The Honda Accord: Best Midsize Sedan of 2017?
Trim Levels and Pricing
The 2017 Honda Accord Sedan is available in seven distinct trim levels, each competitively priced:
2017 Accord LX: $22,355 MSRP (for 6MT models)*
2017 Accord Sport: $24,415 MSRP (for 6MT models)*
2017 Accord Sport Special Edition: $25,415 MSRP (for 6MT models)*
2017 Accord EX: $25,730 MSRP (for 6MT models)*
2017 Accord EX-L: $28,820 MSRP*
2017 Accord EX-L V6: $30,895 MSRP*
2017 Accord Touring: $34,830 MSRP*
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.
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.
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.”
*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.