All good things must come to an end. 10th generation Honda AccordWhen this car was launched in 2017, it ushered in a new standard for midsize sedans. Hell, it even hit some legitimate premium products.
since then, Accord’s Long, sleek designs, big wheels and LED headlights are ubiquitous on American roads. The tenth generation model made the Accord cool again. about 6 years lateralmost unchanged, but all of the Accord’s best attributes are still there. 2023 model will be released by the end of the yearFinally, let’s take a look at the swan song of the current generation: the fully loaded Accord Hybrid Touring.
full disclosure:Honda lent me an Accord hybrid and a full tank of petrol for a few days to say a proper goodbye.
Despite its age, the Accord Same presence as always and still looks better than the main competitor toyota camry Also Nissan AltimaThe Accord’s flowing lines flow directly into the angular front and rear ends, giving it a much more premium look than you’d expect from a car starting at $27,720. In all honesty, this Accord could come out today and it would look as modern as any other vehicle on the road.This is not about the future 11th generation car It doesn’t look as good, but it’s not as eye-catching and expressive as its predecessor.
Stepping into a current Accord is a reminder of how well thought out interiors can be. everything has its place.The buttons are where you need them, and the touchscreen doesn’t overwhelm the experience. I feel that I spent time in Cars more than double the price As a fully loaded Accord that doesn’t look or feel great.
The Accord’s interior is spacious enough to allow you and three chubby friends to ride around in complete comfort, and a fourth without being cramped. Headroom, legroom, and shoulder room are all good, but the Accord is bigger than most other midsize sedans, so it should be (the EPA actually classifies it as a “large car”). But there is nothing wrong with that. At its core, the Accord is a tool for moving people and things, and that’s what it does best. In addition, it has a huge trunk.
technology is not bad
As vehicles reach the end of their lifecycle, one of the things most in need of updating tends to be in-vehicle technology. But like most other aspects of the Accord, it doesn’t really matter. Almost all of the Accord’s tech, whether it’s the infotainment or the driver assistance suite, is on par with the rest of the midsize sedan class. .
The central 8-inch touchscreen is smaller than some of the best in the automotive industry, but surprisingly easy to use. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connect quickly and easily (and wirelessly on this hybrid touring).
Since this is a Touring model, it comes with a heads-up display, wireless smartphone charger, super-comfortable 12-way heated and cooler seats, and onboard navigation. It also has a system so you can pump up the jam.
The Accord also comes standard with Honda Sensing, the company’s safety equipment. This includes great features like Adaptive Cruise Control, which automatically handles stop-and-go traffic, Lane Keep Assist and Blind Spot Alerts. For me, the most important thing here is the adaptive cruise control, which works brilliantly.
If there’s one area where the Accord is starting to show its age, it’s the gauge cluster. The Accord uses an LCD screen that combines a tachometer, hybrid information and trip computer next to an analog speedometer. It may have had a modern look in 2017, but now it feels a little out of place.
The only thing that sets the Accord apart from its competitors is its excellent hybrid powertrain. I say it’s great because it falls perfectly into the background. It is never a problem or an annoyance. 2.0 liter atkinson cycle The inline 4 and electric motor work in perfect harmony, producing a combined 212 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque. That’s more than enough power to keep this his 3,500-pound sedan going reasonably fast. It won’t set your hair on fire, but the Accord Hybrid has plenty of power for what the average buyer needs.
What’s more, the Accord Hybrid returns pretty good gas mileage. The EPA claims this sedan will hit 43 mpg combined, and even if you drive like an idiot, that number he’ll have a hard time getting below 40 mpg. Note that the lower-spec Accord hybrid can achieve 48 mpg combined. The Touring deficit is due to the larger wheels.
The Accord Hybrid also offers four levels of mild regenerative braking controlled by paddles on the steering wheel (unfortunately the continuously variable transmission has no paddle gearshifts). It’s nowhere near one-pedal driving, but you can definitely feel the recuperation slowing the car when you let go of the throttle.
I would never call the Accord Hybrid a particularly sporty car. That said, it’ll take corners well enough, and it’s about the best steering feel you’ll get from a car in this segment. is not.
The 10th generation Honda Accord, the standard-bearer of medium-sized sedans. A flashy new 11th generation car might be around the corner, but that doesn’t take away from the old car’s greatness.
2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring Sedan Specs
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