Honda of Gainesville Unveils The All-New 2016 Honda Accord
Gainesville Honda, your hometown Gainesville Florida Honda dealership, proudly unveils the all-new 2016 Honda Accord.
Setting The Standard. Again.
Honda once again sets the standard with a refreshed, reimagined, and improved flagship four-door sedan. This is an Accord for the 21st Century with modern design cues that give it a bold, contemporary flair. Slender available LED headlights frame either side of Honda’s signature “H” emblem. A sloping hood with expressive character lines hints at the powerful power plant underneath. Twin chrome-tipped exhausts, an integrated rear spoiler, and expressive new tail lights on the “Sport” model demonstrate that this is one Honda to be reckoned with.
It would be easy enough for us to sing the praises of this stunning new Honda. (After all, the Accord has made Car And Driver Magazine’s coveted “10Best Cars” list a record 29 times.) We think it is far more impressive to let others do the talking. Here are what some of the auto industry’s top writers, bloggers, and pundits are saying about the 2016 Accord. Frankly, their positive reaction is music to our ears.
Car And Driver’s Steve Siler recently penned an in-depth review of the new 2016 Honda Accord that goes a long way toward revealing why the Honda continues to outclass – and outsell – the competition. Here are a few of Siler’s observations:
“The refreshed 2016 Honda Accord has big shoes to fill—its own. After all, the Accord has landed on our 10 Best Cars list 29 times, and it has remained one of America’s favorite family shuttles in terms of annual sales,” Siler states. “The spate of improvements goes beyond the typical fascia revisions and new lights, although those are present and give the 2016 model a spiffier look. Also included in the makeover are revisions to the base four-cylinder’s CVT, structural reinforcements, and suspension changes that are supposed to sharpen the handling.”
Kudos For Performance & Handling
Auto reviewers like Siler are especially picky about performance and handling. As the following comments attest, the new 2016 Accord Sport model gets high marks in both these critical areas.
“Happily, the Accord Sport remains a dynamic delight…especially with the sublime manual transmission, which gets a new ball-type shift knob and still boasts slick action and a near-perfect clutch,” enthuses Siler. “The Sport and Touring models ride on sexy, new five-spoke 19-inch wheels wrapped by 235/40R-19 tires, which combine with chassis changes made across the 2016 Accord sedan range (high-performance dampers, the aforementioned bracing, and tweaks to the electric steering) to make it feel even more visceral than its predecessor. The 185-hp 2.4-liter four-banger also sounds great—partially on account of active sound amplification—as it revs to its 6800-rpm redline.”
As you can tell, the Accord is no slouch in the performance and handling department.
The Accord continues to come in two superb engine flavors: The reliable and fuel-efficient, 16-valve, 2.4-liter 185-hp i-VTEC four-cylinder or the potent, 3.5-liter, 24-valve 278-hp iVTEC V6. Three transmissions are available, including a standard 6-speed manual transmission, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters, and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The six-speed manual delivers a combined EPA-estimated 27 mpg, (27 city/37 highway), and the CVT achieves a combined EPA-estimated 30 mpg (26 city/35 highway).
Miles Branman with DigitalTrends.com, says: “In its most efficient guise, the 2016 Accord is among the most frugal sedans in its segment. If you’re looking for better mileage from the Accord, you’ll need to wait until next year when Honda re-introduces the redesigned Accord Hybrid.”
No less striking than the new 2016 Accord’s eye-catching sheetmetal is its upscale and refined interior. Honda has always been known for making great-looking and meticulously-crafted interiors. The new Accord’s spacious cabin takes this tradition to new levels of quality. Get behind the wheel of the new Accord and you instantly recognize that this is a driver’s car. As with all Hondas, controls are intuitive and ergonomically designed to keep the focus on the road ahead. Premium accents and appointment, like soft, supple available leather seating and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat underscore the Accord’s attention to creature comfort.
As the first automaker to offer a rear backup camera as standard equipment, the engineers at Honda continue to take technology and safety to new levels. The new Accord reaffirms Hondas commitment to staying ahead of the curve in these areas. The Accord now features both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ for unsurpassed connectivity, convenience, and cutting-edge “infotainment” options. A crisp, 7-in. touchscreen display and steering wheel-mounted controls put you easily in command of all the high-tech features you could ask for. Enjoy a variety of apps, streaming audio, and hands-free Bluetooth® telephone capabilities on so-equipped models.
An Array Of Cutting-Edge Safety Features
Christian Gulliksen of TheCarConnection.com describes the Accord’s forward-thinking and cutting-edge safety features in great detail.
“In addition to safety ratings that are among the best for mid-size sedans, the 2016 Honda Accord also offers some breakthrough safety items that aren’t at all common in this class of car,”Gulliksen notes.
“Standard on Touring models and optional on all other trim levels is the Honda Sensing® suite of driver assists. It includes a collision mitigation braking system, forward-collision warnings, lane-departure warnings, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control.”
“Except on the base LX, Accords include a nifty feature called LaneWatch that greatly enhances lane-changing vision with a live video feed from a camera mounted in the passenger-side mirror. It activates when the driver uses the turn signal,” says Gulliksen. “And thanks to the Accord’s low beltline and thinner pillars, outward visibility really isn’t that bad without all the extras,” he adds. “Thanks to its increased use of high-tensile steel and the smart ACE safety structure, Honda was able to make pillars thinner.”
“LED headlamps are also offered at the top of the lineup, and they’re the first ever in a Honda, but daytime running lamps are included in all V-6 and Sport models and LED brake lights are fitted to all models. All Accord models come with four-wheel disc brakes, including Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist, plus stability control, and hill-start assist. And in addition to all the expected airbags, the Accord features a new SmartVent® technology for its side airbags that eliminates the need for fussy occupant position detection systems.”
It’s clear to see from these independent accolades that the new 2016 Honda Accord continues its heritage of being one of America’s top values in a four-door sedan. The Accord also comes in a stylish two-door coupe, performance-oriented Sport, and top-of-the-line Touring model.
Mikes Branman of DigitalTrends.com sums it up by saying, “The 2016 Honda Accord is what every automaker wants to build and every consumer needs to own: a good car.” And Car And Driver declares that the new Accord is “Better looking, better equipped, and better to drive.”
It all adds up to another home run for Honda, and that means it’s a great choice for your next car.
Get Best-In-Class Savings At Honda Of Gainesville
The all-new 2016 Honda Accord sets new standards for performance, luxury, fuel efficiency and quality. And your Gainesville Honda dealer, Honda of Gainesville, sets new standards of savings, as well. Take advantage of exceptional money-saving offers on our entire lineup of new Hondas and used cars in Gainesville. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how easy it is to drive away in a new 2015 Honda. Stop by and see us today at 3801 N. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32609. Contact our Sales Dept. at 866-314-4987. For Service, call 866-312-4940.