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2017 Honda Accord Walk Around


It may not be a fashion standout, but the Honda Accord is pleasantly shaped and wholly modern. While other automakers have moved toward low roofs and high beltlines, Honda favors compromise. Its more traditional, more upright elegance is more practical than other, swoopier four-doors.

Light freshening for the 2016 model year gave the sedan’s aluminum hood new contouring, LED taillights were added, and the grille grew bolder. (Accord coupes got a more extensive reworking.)

Interior

Efficiently laid-out, the Accord cabin balances comfort with easy visibility and contemporary design. The low, broad instrument panel maximizes space, while positioning vital controls high, to ensure best functionality. Coupled with expansive windows, the Accord feels more airy than other midsize sedans.

All passengers in outboard positions get plenty of space, surrounded by upscale materials, for a level of refinement that few midsize sedans achieve. The driving position is helpfully upright, and backseat riders get above-average leg space. Entry/exit is easy, too.

Helped by Active Noise Cancellation, the cabin is among the quietest, quelling wind and road sounds. The only exception is models with bigger tires.

Twin touchscreens in EX-L and Touring trim levels add clutter. So does the abundance of buttons.

Trunk space is bountiful, at 15.8 cubic feet, with a flat cargo floor. All models except the LX have a 60/40-split back seat.

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