Facelift

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

Probably not.

The Honda Accord is arguably one of the best midsize sedans on the road. The latest iteration of the 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 large chrome bar accenting a slimmer grille, sleeker headlights, LED taillights, as well 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 also gets new wheel designs, with the range-topping models getting large 19-inch wheels. Under the hood things remain the same with the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and 3.5-liter V6. Drastic strides have been made when it comes to technology as the Accord now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. In addition to the seven-inch Display Audio screen the Accord gets another 7.7-inch screen that displays images from the rear-view camera, text messages, audio info, turn-by-turn directions, etc...

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

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