2016 Honda Accord Arrives at Dealerships in August, Highlighting Technology| Edmunds

2016 Honda Accord Arrives at Dealerships in August, Highlighting Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — The upgraded 2016 Honda Accord midsize sedan and coupe will arrive at Honda dealerships in August, featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and optional safety technology.

American Honda Motor Co. calls it "the most high-tech Accord ever."

The 2016 Accord sedan and coupe feature Honda Sensing, an optional package of autonomous safety and driver-assist systems. They include a collision-mitigation braking system with forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, road-departure mitigation with lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control.

The safety package is standard on the high-end Touring models.

Other 2016 Accord highlights include a new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface.

Exterior changes to the 2016 Accords include a new standard aluminum hood, LED taillights and restyled front and rear bumpers.

The Sport and Touring versions of the Accord sedan and a new Touring model for the Accord coupe get new 19-inch wheels and tires. The Touring sedan also features a new rear deck spoiler.

The 2016 Accords will be equipped with carryover powertrains.

The base model gets a direct-injected 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder and either a six-speed manual transmission or continuously variable transmission. An optional 3.5-liter V6 engine is linked to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Power and fuel economy ratings will be announced in August.

"Where else to introduce the most technologically advanced midsize sedan, the 2016 Accord, than in Silicon Valley," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co.'s Automobile Division, in a statement. "Customers want their vehicles to be more intelligently integrated with their smartphone-powered lives, and we are committed to delivering that experience starting with Accord."

Honda on Thursday opened its Silicon Valley research-and-development facility, saying it will "advance connected mobility."

Details on the 2016 Accord Hybrid will be announced at a later date, the automaker said.

Pricing has not been announced on the 2016 Accord yet.

"You can expect minimal changes," wrote Sage Marie, a Honda spokesman, in response to a query from Edmunds. "More details coming soon.

The 2015 Accord starts at $22,925, including an $820 destination charge.

The Accord competes against such mainstream players as the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry.

Edmunds says: The changes to the 2016 Accord sedan and coupe should hit just the right note with tech-hungry car shoppers.

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