2016 Honda Accord

MSRP $22,205 - $34,680

Ranked #2 in Sedan

8.9

Overall Rating

2016 Honda Accord Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 23, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2016 Honda Accord is a premium sedan offering from the Japanese manufacturer, and it got its all-new refreshed look this year. It looks much more elegant than before, is more feature-loaded, and is more refined in terms of performance. The 2016 Honda Accord gets updated exterior styling, LED tail lights, retuned suspension, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support on EX trim and above. 

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Pros

Excellent fuel economy

Roomy and comfortable cabin

Excellent ride and handling

Impressive engine options

Cons

Limited boot space

Infotainment panel lags a bit

What's New?

Refreshed exterior styling with all-new LED taillights

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now available in EX and above trims

Honda sensing suite made available in all trims

Subtle tweaks in interior design as well


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$22205

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

125 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

185 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

181 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

109.3 in.

length

192.5 in.

width

72.8 in.

height

57.7 in.

curb weight

3170 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

103.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

15.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/27/34 mpg

highway range

493.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LX$22,205 onwards

Sport$24,265 onwards

EX$25,580 onwards

EX-L$28,670 onwards

EX-L V6$30,745 onwards

Touring V6$34,680 onwards

Colors and Styles

2016 Honda Accord in Champagne Frost Pearl color
Champagne Frost Pearl

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Ratings

Features

8.5

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.4

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.9

8.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.9

Overall Rating


The 2016 Accord comes equipped with a 2.4L naturally aspirated motor as standard, while the 3.5L V6 motor is kept optional for higher trims. It is offered in a total of 5 trim levels, and pricing starts from $22,205 and goes all the way up to $36,000. The 2016 Honda Accord rivals the likes of the 2016 Toyota Camry, 2016 Hyundai Sonata, and 2016 Nissan Altima.


8.5/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.4/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.9/10
Safety


2016 Honda Accord Features

8.5/10

The 2016 Honda Accord offers a total of 5 trims and has a variety of powertrains on offer. To be specific, the trims are LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. Since it is a flagship sedan from Honda, it offers quite impressive features from the base trim itself. The features like dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, CD player, and auto-dimming IRVM are a few of the features which are present in the LX, while the higher trims add Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, leather upholstery, navigation, satellite radio, and many more.

Trim

LX

Sport

EX

EX-L

Touring

MSRP 

$22,205

$24,265

$26,000

$28,845

$34,680

Key Features

Automatic headlights

Adds to LX trim features

Adds to LX trim features:

Adds to EX trim features

Adds to EX-L trim features

 

160-watts audio system

19-inch alloys

7-inch touchscreen

Leather upholstery

Navigation system

 

16-inch alloys

Rear spoiler

Satellite radio

Heated front seats

Parking sensors

 

Dual-zone climate control AC

10-way power-adjustable seats

Apple Carplay and Android Auto

Satellite navigation

19-inch wheels

 

Four-speaker stereo

Dual exhaust tips

17-inch wheels

Driver-seat memory functions

LED headlights

 

7.7-inch infotainment display

Cloth seating with leatherette bolsters

Sunroof

Four-way power passenger seat

Heated outboard rear seats

 

Keyless entry

LED daytime running lights and fog lights

Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot monitor

Seven-speaker sound system

 

We Recommend

The 2016 Honda Accord doesn’t disappoint you when it comes to cabin comfort in any of the trims. However, we recommend the EX-L trim considering its price point and the features on offer. It has all the basic amenities that we generally require in daily commutes. Additionally, the features like satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, leather upholstery, heated seats, and satellite navigation are added to further enhance your convenience.

2016 Honda Accord Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2016 Honda Accord offers a wide range of permutations and combinations with its engines and transmissions. It basically features two engine options: a 2.4L inline-4 base engine producing 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft. of torque, while the 3.5L V6 motor comes as optional with EX-L and Touring trims. The V6 motor generates 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft. of torque. The LX, Sport, and EX trim come standard with a six-speed manual with an optional CVT unit, whereas the EX-L comes with CVT or automatic transmission, and the top-end Touring has a 6-speed automatic as standard.

The 2016 Honda Accord has a standard front-wheel-drive layout irrespective of the trims. Despite being equipped with a CVT, it is quite a fast car. The time recorded for 0-60 mph is just 7.8 seconds, and it can complete a quarter-mile in just 15.7 seconds, which makes it the fastest in competition. The sedan has a top speed of 125 mph, which ties it with two of the rivals in the competition.

Models

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Hyundai Sonata

2016 Nissan Altima

MSRP

$22,205

$23,070

$21,300

$22,500

Engine 

2.4L I-4

2.5L I-4

2.4L I-4

2.5L I-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

CVT w/OD

Power 

185hp @ 6400 rpm

178hp @ 6000 rpm

185hp @ 6000 rpm

182hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

181lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

170lb-ft @ 4100 rpm

178lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

180lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.8

8

8

8.5

Quarter mile (sec)

15.7

16.2

16.3

16.6

Top Speed (MPH)

125

125

125

130

All the sedans are decently priced and have almost the same engine capacities. However, the power figures of the Accord are maximum, while the Camry feels quite underpowered. Nonetheless, it is quite as fast as Sonata. While sporting a CVT unit, the Nissan Altima takes its own sweet time to reach 60 mph and complete a quarter-mile run. When comparing the price tag, Toyota is the most expensive option in the segment.

2016 Honda Accord Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The more refined powertrain of the 2016 Honda Accord and the revised CVT unit are much more efficient than the outgoing model. You can expect an economy of 26 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highways, and the tank of 17.2 gallons capacity can easily push your driving range over 600 miles on the highways. When equipped with a manual transmission, the fuel economy drops to 23 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway.

Models

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Hyundai Sonata

2016 Nissan Altima

MPG (City)

23

25

25

27

MPG (Highway)

34

35

38

39

MPG (Combined)

27

28

30

31

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

17.2

17

18.5

18

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

395/584

425/595

462/703

486/702

All the sedans in the competition offer quite an impressive fuel economy, while the Altima has no competition in the segment. Its combined mpg figure of 31 makes it the most fuel-efficient car in the segment. With a large 18-gallon fuel tank, the driving range delivered by Altima is also the best. The Honda Accord has a decent-sized tank, and with the CVT unit, it can deliver a range of over 440 miles in the city and over 600 miles on the highways.

2016 Honda Accord Interior

8.4/10

Honda has refreshed the interior of the 2016 model with some minor makeovers, which now look much more elegant and premium. The usage of high-quality material all around the cabin will give you a premium feel inside. The dash and doors are finished in all-black leather and some wooden trims to enhance their appearance. At the center console, you get more buttons and knobs in the lower trims, while the higher trims are available with a touch screen display. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and has all the infotainment and cruise controls at your fingertips, but it looks quite old-school.

The seats are very comfortable and well-supportive. They are covered in leather upholstery in the EX-L and higher trims, while the lower trims get cloth upholstery. The driver seat comes with 10-way power adjustments along with the heating function in the Touring trim. You also get a memory function for the driver seat and heated rear outboard seats in higher trims. You have ample room both at the front and rear where you don’t feel stressed even on long rides. You also get 15.8 cu-ft. of cargo space, which is decent in the segment.

Models

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Hyundai Sonata

2016 Nissan Altima

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.1/58.6/42.5

38.8/58/41.6

40.4/57.9/45.5

40/56.4/45

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.5/56.5/38.5

38.1/56.6/38.9

38/56.5/35.6

37.1/56.4/36.1

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

15.8

15.4

16.3

15.4

All the cars in the competition offer a seating space for 5, however, the room offered by the Sonata is maximum while that of the Camry is minimum. The Accord has decent front row space, and you also have an ample amount of space at the rear. When comparing the cargo capacity, Hyundai offers the most at 16.3 cubic feet. That being said, some of the standout interior features on offer are:

  • Dual-zone automatic AC
  • 10-way power-adjustable seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated outboard rear seats
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated front seats
  • Aluminum panels

How intuitive is the 2016 Honda Accord’s infotainment unit?

Honda continues its two-screen display setup, one for the infotainment controls and the other for the lane watch and navigation. The infotainment panel on the 2016 Accord is not very responsive to touch but offers vibrant graphics. A 7.7-inch display is used to display lane watch and navigation, while a 7-inch touchscreen panel is used for audio and other controls. 

The infotainment unit is paired with a 360-watt 7-speaker premium audio system in higher trims, which gives a truly immersive sound experience. The lower trims get a 4-speaker stereo or a 6-speaker stereo. Other than that, you get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the EX trim and above. Some of the highlighting infotainment features are:

  • 7.7-inch display
  • 7-inch touchscreen panel
  • 360-watt 7-speaker premium audio system
  • Satellite radio
  • Satellite navigation
  • SiriusXM radio
  • Voice command compatibility
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto

2016 Honda Accord Exterior

9.0/10

The major overhaul in the 2016 Honda Accord is its exterior as it got a whole new refreshed design. It is much more elegant than before and looks modern. The front fascia is undoubtedly a Honda styling with the thick chrome grille connecting the headlamps and holding the Honda emblem at the center. The headlamps now feature a full LED setup which looks quite impressive. 

From the side profile, you definitely feel like it is a long car. The tail looks much more extended which helps in increasing the cabin as well as the boot space. It has minimal cuts and creases which make it a classy-looking car. The alloys are the major highlight here. The Touring trim features 19-inch 5-spoke machined aluminum alloys with low-profile tires, while the other trims get 17-inch wheels. Also, the tail lamps perfectly merge with the sedan's design language, and the spoiler adds some sporty stance to it. 

Model

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Hyundai Sonata

2016 Nissan Altima

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3170

3240

3252

3197

Length (in.)

192.5

190.9

191.1

191.9

Width (in.)

72.8

71.7

73.4

72

Height (in.)

57.7

57.9

58.1

57.8

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.8

6.1

5.3

5.4

Wheelbase (in.)

109.3

109.3

110.4

109.3

The Accord is the bulkiest in the segment but still delivers good fuel economy. In fact, it offers a better economy than Camry and Sonata. On the other hand, the Sonata is not the longest in the competition but still offers good cabin room and boot space as well. The ground clearance of all the sedans is decent, where you can easily drive through bumpy roads without any worries. That being said, the Accord’s standout exterior features are:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • 19-inch alloy wheels (Touring trim)
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Dual exhaust tip
  • Heated side-view mirrors

2016 Honda Accord Safety

8.9/10

Along with the top-notch comfort and features, the Honda Accord comes with a robust structure as well. The safety testing agency NHTSA gives a rating of five on five stars for overall crashworthiness rating, while the IIHS awarded it with ‘Top Safety Pick’ for the year. Apart from that, the Honda Sensing suite has been made available to all trim levels this year. Some standout safety features include:

  • Forward collision warning with brake assist
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Dynamic cruise control
  • Honda LaneWatch

2016 Honda Accord Final Verdict

The 2016 Honda Accord falls in a premium range of sedans that offer you class-leading features and comfort. In this segment, it emerges as an economical car, thanks to its well-refined powertrain. It also comes in a variety of trims and options to choose from. With the increasing trim levels, the amenities only get better, which is totally worth the money you pay for it. If you are looking for a perfect performance-oriented yet comfortable car, the 2016 Honda Accord meets your demand best.

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