They present the 2023 Honda Accord with a new look, technological interior and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder (+ Images)

Introducing the 2023 Honda Accord
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They present the new honda accord 2023a more conservative version of its predecessor, with a more traditional black mesh grille flanked by LED lights. They are joined by a curvier front bumper that features a wide entrance, emphasizing the vehicle’s width.

Going down the sides, you can see a longer hood and streamlined bodywork with a more subtle character line. While the conservatory appears to have largely relocated, the designers cleaned up the glass area in the third room and gave it a more traditional look.

2023 Honda Accord Body

In terms of its cleaner design, the rear end is a significant departure from its predecessor, with the lobster claw taillights having been replaced by slimmer LED units that extend towards the center of the car. Elsewhere is a sizable trunk with an integrated rear spoiler.

Regarding the size, the Accord 2023 it measures 195.7 inches (4,971 mm) long, 73.3 inches (1,862 mm) wide, 57.1 inches (1,450 mm) tall, and features a 111.4-inch (2,830 mm) wheelbase. Being 2.7 inches (69 mm) longer than its predecessor.

2023 Honda Accord Front Quarter
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Full details will be revealed closer to launch, but the model arrives with an array of body-color exterior mirrors and 17-inch alloy wheels. Sporty trim is distinguished by black mirrors, a black rear spoiler, and 19-inch black alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the Sport-L adds a unique black diffuser. The range-topping Touring also gets black accents and 19-inch black wheels, but they’re joined with silver trim for a “crisp, high-contrast look.”

2023 Honda Accord Interior and Technology

The sedan adopts a cabin type Civic with a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster and a 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto wired and Apple Car Play. However, higher-end trims including Sport, Sport-L, EX-L and Touring get a larger 12.3-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2023 Honda Accord Interior
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Speaking of infotainment systems, over-the-air updates are now supported, and the top-end Touring has built-in Google integration. As a result, customers can access Google Maps, Google Assistant and Google Play to download apps as well as music, podcasts and audiobooks.

In addition, the Accord 2023 It features an evolutionary dashboard with an elegant metallic mesh pattern that hides the air vents. Customers will also find piano black accents, updated switches and new “body stabilizing” front seats that promise less fatigue on longer drives.

Sling It notes that customers will find premium materials at key contact points and 40.8 inches (1,036 mm) of rear-seat legroom, which is 0.4 inches (10 mm) more than before. As far as space is concerned, the Accord promises to have the largest cargo space in its class, as the trunk continues to hold 16.7 cubic feet (473 liters) of luggage.

2023 Honda Accord Rear Quarter
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Meanwhile he Accord LX The entry-level is sparsely equipped, the EX adds an 8-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, a dual-zone climate control system, and a sunroof. The Accord Sport further adds unique black upholstery, aluminum pedals and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Buyers looking for more luxury can opt for the EX-L or Sport-L, which come with leather and a four-way power front passenger seat. The range-topping Touring adds heated and ventilated leather front seats as well as heated rear seats. As well as a head-up display, a wireless smartphone charger, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system.

2023 Honda Accord Powertrain

The Accord LX and EX have a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine It features updated VTEC variable valve lift technology, an improved direct injection system, a new cold-active catalyst, a high-rigidity crankshaft and a revised oil pan to reduce engine noise. Despite the changes, the engine continues producing 192 hp (143 kW / 195 PS) and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) of torque.

The engine is connected to an upgraded continuously variable transmission, which promises to be quieter and better performing. In this regard, there is a “staggered shift schedule that simulates full-throttle gear changes.”

Nonetheless, the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produced 252 hp (188 kW / 256 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque has been removed.

New 2023 Honda Accord
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Therefore, those looking for more performance should opt for the Sport, Sport-L, EX-L or Touring models equipped with a two motor hybrid system fourth generation. An all-new 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors mounted side by side. This configuration allowed the use of a larger propulsion motor with a higher torque output of 247 lb-ft (335 Nm).

While more torque is nice, the power rating drops from 212 hp (158 kW / 215 PS) to 204 hp (152 kW / 207 PS). Although the Japanese manufacturer expressed that the hybrid powertrain is more responsive and refined at highway speeds.

Improved platform and new driver assistance technology

Details are unknown, but the Accord it is based on the company’s enhanced global architecture. The automaker said the model benefits from increased chassis stiffness, stiffer body mounts and new front strut bars that support “improvements in ride, handling and overall refinement.”

Elsewhere, there’s a retuned four-wheel independent suspension with new front shock mount bushings and ball joints. Sling says this will provide a “more engaging driving experience.” The model also benefits from ‘steering upgrades’, which promise to make the Accord more fun to drive.

Honda Civic 2023
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When it comes to security, the Accord gains new driver and passenger frontal airbags designed to minimize the potential for severe brain trauma associated with angled frontal collisions. Buyers will also find knee and rear-passenger side airbags as standard, just like a updated set of assistance systems to the Honda Sensing driver who benefits from a new camera with a wider 90-degree field of view.

Other updates include an improved blind spot information system that can now detect objects up to 82 feet (25 meters) away. In addition, the adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist systems have been updated to provide more natural responses. In addition, a new Traffic Jam Assist system helps the “driver maintain lane position when traveling at lower speeds, such as those that may be experienced in congested traffic conditions.”

The Accord 2023 will be manufactured in Marysville, Ohio, USA and prices will be announced in the coming months.


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