2016 Honda Accord Makes Car and Driver 10Best List for 30th Year
There are some records that just seem insurmountable, and it is highly unlikely they will ever be broken. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hit streak, Richard Petty’s 200 career NASCAR wins, and Gretzky’s 92 goal season are records that will likely stand for years and years to come. Well with the 2016 Honda Accord making the *Car and Driver 10Best List for the 30th year, we think this might be another untouchable record. That is crazy just to say, but it doesn’t make it any less true!
So how does the Honda Accord continue to be such a popular vehicle year in and year out? One of the main reasons is because Honda is never satisfied with the vehicle that they put out. The 2016 Honda Accord made the 10Best List and named one of **KBB.com’s 16 Best Family Cars of 2016 in the Sedan category, Honda thought “We can make this car even better.” Well, with the 2016 Honda Accord in Denver CO, we certainly think they have succeeded.
Each 2016 Honda Accord trim has the suite of Honda sensing technologies available to help drivers prevent an accident from occurring. By utilizing a number of sensors and cameras throughout the car, Honda Sensing can detect when a driver is approaching a vehicle too quickly, when they are leaving their lane, or when someone is in their blind spot.
One of the most significant changes to the 2016 Honda Accord is the exterior redesign that the vehicle has received. Honda has been repositioning its vehicles, and is moving back towards its performance based roots. This aggressive, sophisticated redesign blends that edgy persona with modern functionality which combines for an exceptional look.
HondaLink Next Generation
One of the aspects that customers will enjoy the most in the 2016 Honda Accord is the HondaLink Next Generation infotainment system. What HondaLink does is it allows you to easily stream music, make phone calls, send messages, and access third-party apps while safely operating your vehicle thanks to the steering wheel-mounted controls.
Excellent Performance and Fuel Economy in the 2016 Honda Accord
Finally, while the Car and Driver 10Best judges appreciate a car that looks good and has plenty of great options, it is all for nought if it cannot perform with the best of them. We are happy to say that the 2016 Honda Accord can, and it has the numbers to back it up. The 2016 model has two engines available, a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V-6. The 2.4-liter has 185-horsepower and can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission. Meanwhile, the V-6 produces 278-horsepower and has a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission available.
While we are extremely happy that the 2016 Honda Accord made the Car and Driver 10Best List for the 30th year, we are more excited to see what comes next. It is clear that Honda is still continuing to develop some of the best automobile technology of any manufacturer on the road and it will be interesting to see how it is implemented into the Accord in future years. How long can this continue for? Well if the 2016 is any indication, the streak won’t be ending anytime soon.
If you have any other questions regarding the 2016 Honda Accord and the Car and Driver 10Best List, please contact a Planet Honda sales professional today.
*Car and Driver November 2015
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