2023 Honda Accord

2023 Honda Accord
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2023 Honda Accord Review: Long Live The King

The fact that you're reading the eleventh-generation Honda Accord'review today proves that there is still a place for mid-size sedans in the USA. Crossovers and SUVs have largely taken over and now make up about 60% of vehicle sales in America, with trucks at about 20%; the remaining 40% is a spread of various types of passenger cars. This suggests that at least a portion of American car buyers still prefer sedans. The 2023 Honda Accord is not all-new and is based on the bones of the tenth generation, but it's a major overhaul. It's grown in size to the outer reaches of what we can still call a mid-size sedan. It looks different, and it's become a range made up of mostly hybrids. The two base trims still have regular gas powertrains and just one engine option - a 192-hp 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder driving the front wheels, as has always been the case with Accords. The rest of the trims are 204-hp hybrids. How does the new one stack up against stalwarts such as the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Nissan Altima? And will the loss of a performance option and a slightly higher starting price hurt sales?

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2023 Honda Accord Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2022 Accord?

The 2023 Accord has a brand-new body with longer overhangs stretched over the same basic platform and wheelbase as before but with sharp new looks and even more space inside. In a major departure from the old model, only two gas trims remain, and it is now a mostly hybrid lineup, with the six upper trims all getting the same two-motor hybrid system also used in the CR-V Hybrid. Despite the two base gas trims' pricing advantage, Honda expects half of Accord sales to be hybrids, and the automaker calls it a key step on its path toward electrification. The base price of the new Honda Accord is now over $27k, which makes it more expensive than all of its key rivals.

Pros and Cons

  • Looks great
  • High-tech cabin
  • Spacious interior and trunk
  • Good fuel economy
  • Very good ride and handling
  • No performance model anymore
  • Only hybrids get the nicest features
  • More expensive than competitors
  • No manual, and no AWD

What's the Price of the 2023 Honda Accord?

The base price of the 2023 Honda Accord LX starts at $27,295, slightly more expensive than key rivals. The only other gas trim is the EX, which will cost you $29,060. All the other trim levels are hybrids; they are the Sport Hybrid at $31,345, the EX-L Hybrid at $32,990, the Sport-L Hybrid at $33,325, and the flagship Touring Hybrid at $37,340. Keep in mind that these are MSRP prices for the Honda Accord, and they don't include any extras or the $1,095 destination fee.

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2023 Honda Accord Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
LX
1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
$27,295
EX
1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
$29,060
Hybrid Sport
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
$31,345
Hybrid EX-L
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
$32,990
Hybrid Sport-L
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
$33,325
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2023 Accord Exterior

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2023 Honda Accord Front Angle View
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Dimensions

  • Length 195.7 in
  • Wheelbase 111.4 in
  • Height 57.1 in
  • Max Width 73.3 in
  • Front Width 63.0 in
  • Rear Width 63.8 in
  • Curb Weight 3,280.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Platinum White Pearl +$455
  • Urban Gray Pearl +$455
  • Still Night Pearl +$455
  • Radiant Red Metallic +$455
  • Meteorite Gray Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Meteorite Gray Metallic
  • Canyon River Blue Metallic
  • Urban Gray Pearl

2023 Accord Performance

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2023 Honda Accord Front View Driving
2023 Honda Accord Gearbox Controls
2023 Honda Accord Wheel

Engine and Transmission

  • Engines
    1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas, 2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
  • Transmission
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain
    FWD

2023 Honda Accord Handling and Driving Impressions

In terms of the driving experience, not much has changed, and the car feels much like the old one to drive -but that's not faint praise. Honda has fine-tuned the Accord, and now it's slightly better in all respects. The only transmission on the 1.5T gas trims is a CVT, and while we generally don't like CVTs much, the one in the Accord is tuned to simulate upshifts and is generally responsive and unobtrusive. You won't notice much of the dreaded CVT drone unless you drive the even more refined hybrid and realize it's still there in the 1.5T models, just well-damped. Many detail refinements make the Accord nicer to drive, too, such as low-friction ball joints, revised strut mountings, and modified bushings for the rear trailing arms. The result is communicative steering, quick reponses and a general feeling of keenness to tackle corners; there is also improved bump absorption and lower noise levels than before, even on the larger 19-inch wheels. A great ride/handling compromise, then, and more fun than most.

2023 Accord Interior

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2023 Honda Accord Central Console
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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 42.3 in
  • Front Head Room 37.5 in
  • Rear Leg Room 40.8 in
  • Rear Head Room 37.2 in

2023 Accord Trunk and Cargo Space

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2023 Honda Accord Glove Box
2023 Honda Accord Door Storage
2023 Honda Accord Trunk Space
  • Trunk Volume
    16.7 ft³

2023 Accord Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: Is The 2023 Honda Accord A Good Car?

It's an easy trot for the new Accord to the top of the podium, and it remains the standard according to which mid-size sedans are measured in the USA. It has few flaws, except perhaps the unavailability of AWD and the lack of a proper performance model, but the former is unlikely to bother most people except those living in the Snow Belt. The latter isn't a deal-breaker, as the existing powertrains are adequately powerful, and the hybrids are responsive and refined. Another irritation is that you can't have niceties like leather seats and a large touchscreen in the 1.5T gas models, as Honda forces you to upgrade to the hybrids to get better equipment. But stretch to the EX-L Hybrid, and you'll have the roomiest mid-size sedan on the market, a decent level of equipment, exemplary safety, and enjoyable driving manners.

What 2023 Honda Accord Model Should I Buy?

The non-hybrid Accord lineup is tiny and comprises only the base LX and EX trims, of which you'd probably want to skip the LX, because it's a bit bare. For a premium of less than $2k, the EX adds a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a power driver's seat, blind-spot monitoring, and an upgraded audio system, making it good value in our book if you want to stick with a gas Accord. It's not the best trim in the entire lineup, though, and you're still stuck with the small touchscreen and more rudimentary infotainment system that requires you to connect your phone with a cable. The EX-L Hybrid fixes all that and is far lighter on fuel to boot, if you can stretch to around $35k with destination included.

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