2023 Honda Accord Informative Car Review
The Honda Accord has consistently been a favorite of Car and Driver, earning its 10Best and Editors' Choice awards every year with its roomy interior, user-friendly driving experience, and superior build quality. Now an all-new Accord is coming in the 2023 model year that looks more beautiful than ever before! The hybrid powertrain is now even more important to the entire lineup as it comes standard on all trims except for two discounted versions.
The LX and EX - the two base models - possess the same 1.5-liter 192 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine from its predecessor for power, along with its exclusive Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT). The upper trims are equipped by a newly revamped 204 horsepowerered four cylinder hybrid system that was acquired intact from the CR-V.
The Accord's exterior has been enhanced with interior elements taken from the recently redesigned Civic, CR-V and HR-V. These include honeycomb patterned dash trim that conceals air vents as well as a freestanding rectangular infotainment display mounted on top of the instrument panel. The 2023 Accord comes packed with modern technology such as a new digital gauge display which is standard along with an optional 12.3 inch infotainment system featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine powering both the LX and EX trims of the Accord delivers an impressive 192 horsepower, while a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) provides effortless power to the front wheels - no all-wheel drive options are available. Meanwhile, those looking for even more performance can opt for a hybrid powertrain carrying 204 horses consisting of a 2.0L four cylinder and two electric motors; this is only offered on Sport, EX-L, Sport-L or Touring models.
This Accord generation features an innovative Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) system, and no manual transmission option. Honda has additionally tuned the suspension and steering to improve both driving experience quality as well as handling. Rest assured that when we get our hands on a production car, we will update this report with all the information obtained from our test drive; so stay tuned!
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA hasn't released fuel economy numbers for the 2023 Accord yet, but we expect it to align closely with that of the outgoing 2022 model, which was rated for up to 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway with the turbo 1.5-liter four-cylinder and up to 48 mpg city and 47 mpg highway with the hybrid powertrain. Honda has indicated that the hybrid's EPA estimated mileage could go up by about one mile per gallon. When we get a chance, we'll take the new Accord on our 75-mph highway fuel economy route and update this story with test results. For more information about the Accord's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
All Accords come standard with a suite of driver-assistance tech that Honda calls Honda Sensing. The bundle of features includes basics such as automated emergency braking and lane-departure warning, as well as convenience functions such as adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition. For more information about the Accord's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.
Are Honda Accord cars reliable?
The 2022 Honda Accord has a predicted reliability score of 82 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.
Do Honda Accords last long?
How Long Can a Honda Accord Last? A Honda Accord has the potential to last for 200,000 miles if it's cared for properly, even if it's an old Honda Accord like the models in our used inventory. Consumer Reports has claimed that Accord is one of the vehicles most likely to do so.
Is it worth it to buy a Honda Accord?
The new 2022 Accord dominates the midsize sedan segment as one of the most reliable, fuel-efficient, and affordable cars on the market. However, due to their excellent reliability and longevity, used Honda Accords are extremely popular for buyers on a tight budget.