Each year, more and more automaker pour additional cars into the midsize sedan segment, making it one of the most competitive categories in the industry. So when Good Housekeeping names the new Honda Accord as the Best New Sedan of 2017, you know the accolade means something.
Good Housekeeping worked with Car and Driver to come up with their “Best New Cars Awards for 2017” awards, of which the 2017 Honda Accord took home the sedan title. The vehicles were chosen based on “value, safety, smoothness, handling, interior design and comfort, and onboard technology.”
Specifically, the Honda Accord Sport was praised for its excellent gas mileage, its spacious interior, and the long list of safety features available, courtesy of the Honda Sensing Suite, including Lane Keeping Assist and much more.
Given its versatility, style, and affordability, the new Honda Accord is an ideal choice for nearly and driver. If you have ever taken the model on a test drive, we are sure that you would agree.
You can read more about the Honda Accord win in the February print edition of Good Housekeeping. For additional information or to check out the 2017 Honda Accord in person, contact us or visit us anytime, here at Sunny King Honda!
When it comes to the Honda Accord, superlatives abound. The most telling is perhaps the number sold. Americans have bought 12.7 million units of the Honda Accord since its inception in 1976, making it the most popular, best-selling car in America for forty years.
Of course, it’s not only consumers that have showed adoration for this inimitable sedan. The automotive press has also been charmed, it seems. The Honda Accord has the singular honor of being the only vehicle to have made the 10 Best list by Car and Driver over thirty times.
Not only has the Honda Accord been so often purchased here in the United States, but since Honda began manufacturing the Accord in Ohio, American workers have produced more than 10.5 million units as well.
According to the automaker, one of the keys to the success of the Accord is the car’s ability “to adapt to the changing needs of customers.” For example, when the Accord first hit the scene back in the late 70s, it was a hatchback with a smaller wheelbase than the contemporary Honda Fit!
After skipping the 2016 model year, the Accord Hybrid is back—and in style. Based on its EPA-estimated fuel economy, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is now the most efficient midsize hybrid sedan on the market, with ratings of 49 mpg city, 47 mpg highway, and 48 mpg combined.
These values are about 4% higher than those of the outgoing model, which Honda claims was gained by totally re-engineering the powertrain; that includes revising the 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine and introducing new electric motors along with a lithium-ion battery pack.
The Accord Hybrid also features a new aluminum hood, but you wouldn’t be able to tell without closely peering at it. In fact, the hybrid is just like the conventional Accord in almost every way, save for the “EV Mode” button next to the center console.
There are plenty of ways to measure how safe a car is. The sheer amount of safety features in some cars is staggering, while others seem to be lacking. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducts safety tests on top models every year. Year after year, Honda performs particularly well, proving safety is a top priority on the road.
This year, four Honda vehicles made the Top Safety Pick+ list, the highest safety rating given by the IIHS. Testing areas include small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats.
In the mid-size car segment, both the two-door and four-door Honda Accord held strong, earning top marks in every category, including front crash prevention. Available with the Honda Sensing Package and Collision Mitigation Braking System, the Accord is a top model in its segment for another year.
In the small car category, the Honda Civic pulled the same scores as its older sibling. As for family vehicles, the Honda CR-V crossover earned the top rating as well.
Although it wasn’t a Top Safety Pick+, we can’t forget the Honda Odyssey minivan, which fell just short of the top score. Coming in with a Top Safety Pick rating, the Odyssey earned top scores in all but front crash prevention.
When you think of reliable car brands, you probably think of Honda. And when you think of Honda, you probably think of the Honda Accord. Well now when you think of safety, you will probably think of the Honda Accord as well.
The IIHS, short for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, rewards vehicles that are among the safest on the road with this title.
Safety is easier than ever in the 2016 Honda Accord thanks to the Honda Sensing technology. This advanced system acts as another set of eyes and ears for Honda drivers.
“With Honda Sensing now available on all Accord trims, the best-selling retail car to American families also leads the midsize segment in safety,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager, in the press release. “Our continued application of Honda Sensing technologies to more vehicles in our lineup is advancing our goal of reducing collisions and fatalities for everyone on the road.”