Honda has introduced its redesigned Honda Accord for 2023, the automaker announced.
The new 2023 Accord is longer and sleeker with premium proportions and a broad stance, further advancing the new Honda design direction with a low horizontal beltline and a long, powerful front end, Honda designer said, and adds refined dynamics, improved responsiveness, and a more fun-to-drive personality.
Accord will be available in six trim levels, starting with the turbocharged LX and EX and topped by the hybrid-powered Sport, EX-L, Sport-L and Touring.
Inside, a new interior offers high-quality materials and new available tech features including Honda’s largest touchscreen ever and Honda’s first integration of Google. Accord is also more comfortable, with new front Body Stabilizing Seats that reduce fatigue on long drives.
Standard safety features include a new Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technology, next-gen front airbags, as well as new front knee airbags and rear side-impact airbags.
The 2023 Accord features all-new styling that further advances the new Honda design direction, with long, clean body lines and a strong, powerful front end with an upright grille and blacked out LED headlights. A sharp upper character line running the length of the body creates a sense of motion and highlights its increased overall length, which has grown 2.8 inches, Honda said.
LX, EX and EX-L trims feature a black grille mesh, body-color side mirrors and standard 17-inch alloy wheels. Sport, Sport-L get black side mirrors, a black rear spoiler and black 19-inch alloy wheels, while Sport-L models add a black rear diffuser. The top-level Touring features gloss-black 19-inch alloy wheels along with silver and black exterior trim. All 2023 Accords feature a 0.4-inch wider rear track for a broader stance and improved stability. Accord will be available in eight exterior colors, three of which are new: Meteorite Gray Metallic, Urban Gray Pearl and Canyon River Blue Metallic.
Premium materials are used throughout the cabin, Honda designers said, especially on touchpoints, with close attention paid to the operation of all switchgear and controls for a premium feel. The shift knob has been angled toward the driver by 5 degrees, allowing the cup holders to be positioned to the right of the shift knob and still hold large-size cups. Materials include the new Piano Black trim. A metal mesh spanning the dash serves both form and function, concealing the air vents.
The 2023 Accord also has expanded cargo room, with all models providing 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space and standard fold-down rear seats.
Accord LX and EX feature gray or black cloth upholstery with EX sporting an 8-way power driver’s seat. EX also adds a moonroof, heated front seats and dual zone climate control. Sport features black cloth upholstery, aluminum pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a leather shift knob. EX-L and Sport-L come standard with leather seating surfaces and a 4-way power-adjustable passenger seat. Touring adds ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.
A 10.2-inch digital instrument panel with display functions is now standard depending on powertrain. A digital power flow meter replaces the tachometer in the hybrid-electric powered Sport, EX-L, Sport-L and Touring. Accord hybrid models (Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, Touring) come standard with a 12.3-inch unit with a physical volume knob, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a simplified navigation structure with fewer menus.
The top-line Touring features Honda’s first integration of Google built-in. This includes apps like Google Assistant, Google Maps and more on Google Play. Control select vehicle functions by voice with Google Assistant, get directions and live traffic updates with Google Maps, and download music, podcasts, audiobooks and more with Google Play.
Accord Touring also comes with a standard 6-inch head-up display and a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system. A new 7-inch touchscreen audio system is standard on LX and EX with physical knobs for volume and tuning, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto usage and a simplified menu structure. Two illuminated 3.0A USB-C ports are standard on LX, EX, and Sport models. On EX-L and Touring rear seat passengers get two illuminated 3.0A USB-C charging ports as well.
Accord hybrid models (Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, Touring) feature an all-new 4th-generation two-motor hybrid-electric system with a pair of electric motors that are now mounted side-by-side and an all-new 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine that adds direct fuel injection. Combined system output is 204 hp, while traction-motor peak torque is 247 lb.-ft. of torque (up 15 lb.-ft.). Under the hood of the LX and EX, Accord’s 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with VTEC variable valve lift technology.