Honda recently announced the 2023 Accord, and with it comes more grown-up styling, new tech, and updated powertrains that should help keep the car at the top of its class. Honda introduced the car alongside the new Pilot, though we don’t have pricing or release date details for either yet.
The 2023 Honda Accord gets revised hybrid powertrains that the automaker says are more powerful and responsive than before. Honda’s fourth-generation hybrid system uses two electric motors mounted side-by-side. They pair with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, with the combined output landing at 204 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque. Honda says the powertrain is also more responsive, with a new system closely mimics an automatic transmission’s driving feel. Gas-powered Accords get a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder VTEC engine that produces 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard and has been revised for 2023 to reduce noise and improve the driving experience.
A 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster and a seven-inch touchscreen come standard for gas Accord models, while hybrid models get the largest touchscreen ever installed in a Honda. At 12.3 inches, the upgraded infotainment unit brings wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a physical volume knob. The top Touring trim adds Google built-in, which brings Google Assistant, Google Maps, and other connected services. Passengers can control the audio system and download music using the voice assistance system.
Honda revised the Accord’s interior with a more driver-focused cockpit and updated materials throughout. New Body Stabilizing Seats offer better support and padding, and Honda says they reduce fatigue on longer drives. The Accord provides class-leading passenger volume, with 105.7 cubic feet, class-leading trunk space with 16.7 cubic feet, and class-leading rear-seat legroom of 40.8 inches.
Safety is a priority with the 11th-generation Accord. It gets an updated body structure that improves stability and safety in a collision, and all models come standard with Honda Sensing. The package includes the following:
- Blind spot monitoring with up to 82 feet of radar range
- New traffic jam assistance system
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane keep assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Available low-speed brake control
- Rear seatbelt and rear seat reminder