Will The Accord's 2016 Refresh Make You Rethink Your SUV Love?


Probably not.

The Honda Accordis arguably one of the best midsize sedans on the road. The latest iteration ofthe vehicle hopes to draw customers away from SUVs and back to midsize sedans. For 2016 the Honda Accord sedan and coupe get a new front end that has a largechrome bar accenting a slimmer grille, sleeker headlights, LED taillights, aswell as a redesigned lower fascia that now houses LED fog lights. However, updates on the vehicle haven't been limited to the exterior.

The sedan alsogets new wheel designs, with the range-topping models getting large 19-inchwheels. Under the hood things remain the same with the base 2.4-literfour-cylinder engine and 3.5-liter V6. Drastic strideshave been made when it comes to technology as the Accord now comes with AppleCarPlay and Android Auto capability. In addition to the seven-inch Display Audio screen the Accord gets another 7.7-inch screen that displays images fromthe rear-view camera, text messages, audio info, turn-by-turn directions, etc...

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There are also newsafety features, which come in the form of available adaptive cruise control,lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, automatic braking and more. It’s been threeyears since the Accord received an update and the changes made for 2016 are technologicallycentered. But there’s a large elephant in the room, which is the fact thatdrivers are steering way from sedans and into SUVs. What do you think? Wouldyou rather have the refreshed Accord or the redesigned Honda Pilot?