2017 Honda Accord Coupe
- Cabin is roomy and filled with stylish, soft-touch materials
- Ride is comfortable on bumpy roads and on the highway
- Engines provide impressive acceleration and fuel economy
- Fun and sporty handling for a midsize car
- Optional touchscreen interface is a source of constant frustration
- Driver aids are overly sensitive, especially frontal collision warning
- Fewer available luxury features than some in its class
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Which Accord does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4 / 5
Building on last year's significant updates, the 2017 Honda Accord should appeal whether you're prioritizing interior space, fuel economy, value or even an engaging driving experience. Read on to learn more why the Accord is a must-drive if you're shopping for a midsize sedan or coupe.
Following some notable revisions last year, the 2017 Honda Accord is essentially a carryover model, and an aging one at that, considering Honda last gave its Accord a full redesign for the 2013 model year. Even so, most of the midsize sedan segment is still playing catchup. The current Accord is arguably Honda at its finest. It scores highly in just about every category, and unlike many rivals, it's a genuine pleasure to drive. If you're looking for a family sedan that does it all, or perhaps a sporty yet still roomy coupe, the 2017 Accord's across-the-board excellence simply cannot be ignored.
Trim levels & features
The front-wheel-drive 2017 Honda Accord is available in two body styles. Sedans come in LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition (Sport SE), EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring trims. Coupes are available in LX-S, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring trims. Upgrading from one trim to the next gets you more features, and we think the associated price bumps are appropriate given the upgrades you get. A suite of advanced safety systems called Honda Sensing is available on all trims except Touring (where it's standard), but our lackluster experiences with this system make it difficult to recommend.
Starting with the sedans, the base LX is quite generously equipped and powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (185 horsepower, 181 pound-feet) paired to a six-speed manual transmission or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Feature highlights include 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7.7-inch central display (not to be confused with the touchscreen that's added on higher trims), Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a height-adjustable driver seat, a one-piece folding rear seat and a four-speaker sound system.
Opting for our favorite, the Sport, gets you a bit more power (189 hp, 182 lb-ft), 19-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights and foglights, cloth seating with imitation-leather bolsters, a power driver seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel (with shift paddles if the automatic transmission is specified).
The Sport Special Edition is very similar to the regular Sport, but it adds special-edition badging, heated front seats and leather seats with red accent stitching.
The Accord EX also builds off the LX, but it focuses more on extra amenities than sportiness, adding 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights and foglights, heated mirrors, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, remote ignition (with the automatic transmission), the power driver seat,Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot camera system, a six-speaker sound system with a 7-inch touchscreen interface (the standard 7.7-inch display remains as well) and satellite and HD radio. Also standard is smartphone app integration via HondaLink (with smartphone-enabled Aha radio features), Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The EX-L trim comes with the CVT and adds leather upholstery, driver-seat memory functions, a power passenger seat, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an upgraded seven-speaker sound system. As its name suggests, the EX-L V6 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 (278 hp, 252 lb-ft) matched to a six-speed automatic.
All of the above trims can be outfitted with the Honda Sensing package, which includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning and mitigation. A navigation system is optional for the EX-L and EX-L V6.
The range-topping Touring takes the EX-L V6 offerings and adds the features from the Honda Sensing package as well as 19-inch wheels, LED headlights (with automatic high-beam control), automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a rear decklid spoiler, heated outboard rear seats and the navigation system.
For the Accord coupe, the base LX-S trim is similar to the LX sedan but adds 17-inch wheels and the six-speaker audio system. The coupe's EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring trims are also comparable to the sedan's in terms of equipment, though every EX variant gets 18-inch wheels (the Touring gets 19s). Note that all automatic-transmission coupes include standard paddle shifters.
Noise & vibration4
Ease of use3
Getting in/getting out4
Child safety seat accommodation4
Audio & navigation2
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Accord safety features:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Warns you when you are approaching the vehicle in front too quickly.
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Helps prevent collisions by working with forward collision warning and automatically applying brakes if no driver intervention is detected.
- Honda LaneWatch
- Reveals vehicles in the passenger-side blind spot by activating a rear-facing camera and displaying the image on the central touchscreen.
2017 Honda Accord Coupe for Sale
Following some notable revisions last year, the 2017 Honda Accord is essentially a carryover model, and an aging one at that. Even so, most of the midsize-sedan segment is still playing catchup. The current Accord is arguably Honda at its finest. It scores highly in just about every category, and unlike many rivals, it's a genuine pleasure to drive. If you're looking for a family sedan that does it all, the 2017 Accord's across-the-board excellence simply cannot be ignored.
Of course, there's always room for improvement, and that's most apparent in the Accord's so-so touchscreen interface (standard from the EX on up), which isn't as user-friendly as one might expect from the brand. The Honda Sensing safety suite is also an acquired taste, especially its alarmist collision warning system. But Honda Sensing is optional on all but the top-level Touring trim, so you're generally not stuck with it, and a mediocre touchscreen is perhaps a small price to pay for the Accord's outstanding driving dynamics and spacious interior, among other strengths. Resale value is top of class, too, which makes the Accord extra appealing if you're planning to buy one and hang onto it for a while.
The Accord is also sold as a coupe, and it's the only midsize, front-wheel-drive coupe in this price range, though you might consider the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro as sportier, less-practical alternatives. It's a different story with the Accord sedan, as the midsize segment is one of the most hotly contested you'll find. Standout rivals include the sporty and high-tech Ford Fusion, the value-packed Hyundai Sonata and the roomy and refined Volkswagen Passat, while the freshly redesigned Chevrolet Malibu also merits consideration. But the 2017 Honda Accord continues to be one of the very best cars of its kind.
Performance and MPG
All 2017 Accords are front-wheel drive, and most are fitted with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine is rated at 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The Sport trim level's less restrictive exhaust system boosts output to 189 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque.
LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition and EX sedans (and LX-S and EX coupes) without the Honda Sensing package come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. Optional for those trims and standard on the rest of the lineup is a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which takes the place of a conventional automatic.
The Accord's available 3.5-liter V6 is rated at 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. A conventional six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered.
According to EPA fuel economy estimates, all CVT-equipped four-cylinder Accords but the Sport should return 30 mpg combined (27 mpg city/36 mpg highway), while the Sport rates slightly lower, at 29 mpg combined (26 city/34 highway). With the manual transmission, the four-cylinder Accord stands at 26 mpg combined (23 city/32 highway).
As for the automatic Accord V6, it's nearly as frugal as the manual four-cylinder, checking in at 25 mpg combined (21 city/33 highway). The automatic V6 coupe drops a tick to 24 mpg combined (21 city/32 highway). With the manual, the V6 coupe brings up the rear at 21 mpg combined (18 city/28 highway).
Even with the base four-cylinder engine and CVT -- the most popular powertrain choice for Honda Accord buyers -- performance is relatively strong. In Edmunds testing, a four-cylinder Accord EX sedan with the CVT sprinted from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, a quick time for the class. Opt for the V6 and you'll have one of the fastest cars in the segment, as a Touring sedan needed just 6.1 seconds in our testing to hit 60 mph.
Every 2017 Honda Accord comes with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is also standard across the board. Standard on EX and above is the LaneWatch blind-spot system, which switches the 7.7-inch screen's display to a low and wide view of the car's passenger side when the right turn signal is engaged. Note that the Sport, Sport SE and Touring sedans, as well as the Touring coupe, have larger front brakes.
Lane departure warning, lane and road departure intervention, forward collision warning and forward collision intervention with automatic braking are included with the Honda Sensing package (standard on Accord Touring). Although the availability of these features across the lineup is rare and laudable, the systems themselves aren't as good as those of some rivals. The forward collision alert is hypersensitive, annoyingly and frequently setting off its "Brake!" alarm in instances where other such systems would not cry wolf. The adaptive cruise control is also too quick to apply the brakes, too slow to speed back up again and generally not very good at maintaining a constant speed.
In government crash testing, the Accord sedan received five out of five stars for overall protection, with four stars for total frontal impact safety and five stars for total side-impact safety. The coupe earned five stars across the board. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave both body styles the best possible rating of "Good" in its moderate-overlap and small-overlap frontal-offset impact tests, as well as a "Good" rating in the side-impact, roof-strength and seat/head restraint (whiplash protection) tests. The Accord's frontal collision intervention system also earned a top IIHS rating of "Superior" for its effectiveness.
In Edmunds testing, an Accord sedan with the V6 engine braked from 60 mph to a stop in 116 feet, one of the shortest stopping distances we've recorded for a midsize sedan.
The 2017 Honda Accord remains a perennial favorite among shoppers in the fiercely competitive midsize sedan and coupe market segment. And with good reason. Perhaps not particularly outstanding in any one area, the Accord gets very few checks in the negative column, offering an attractive balance of pleasing style, intelligent interior packaging, a comfortable ride and outstanding reliability.
The 2017 Accord is primarily a carryover model after significant revisions for 2016, and the only major change for this model year is the addition of the Accord Sport Special Edition. This new take on the previous Sport model adds heated leather seats and special trim to the Sport's already tweaked horsepower, unique alloy wheels and other features.
The standard Accord powerplant is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower (189 hp in the two Sport versions) and 181 pound-feet of torque and comes mated to either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission. An optional 3.5-liter V6 puts out 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. The standard four-cylinder model, which handily outperforms most of its competitors, is favored by the majority of Accord buyers. And those who opt for the V6 will find extra levels of performance and smoothness.
Although not especially exciting, the Accord's exterior design is free of gimmickry, effectively striking a balance between elegance and functionality. The sculptured aluminum hood, LED lighting, and modernized front and rear ends from the 2016 update remain in place. Although some shoppers may find that the styling falls short on a wow factor, the Accord's sales figures indicate that it works well for large numbers of buyers.
Still, it's the interior that probably remains the Accord's strong suit. Although comparable to its competitors on the outside, the Accord provides drivers and passengers with an impressive amount of headroom, legroom and shoulder room in both the front and rear, as well as comfort and convenience features that rival those of any other model in its class. Quality materials abound, and one of the quietest cabins in the segment helps enhance the ride experience.
Fuel economy for the base four-cylinder engine equipped with the automatic transmission is rated by the EPA at 30 mpg in combined driving (27 city/36 highway). The six-cylinder option is rated at a combined 25 mpg (21 city/33 highway).
Even the base Accord LX comes equipped with a host of convenience and safety features, while the EX, EX-L and Touring models ramp up the comfort and luxury. Buyers looking for a bit more oomph might want to check out the extra performance and handling offered by the Sport and Sport Special Edition models. Whatever your particular needs, let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Honda Accord for you.
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