Honda’s bestselling nameplate and probably the most awarded car in the world at the moment is the Accord without any doubt. However, this car is not just the amazing sedan. Not so long ago, the Japanese car manufacturer produced the Accord-based crossover, which might come back again in the coming years. In addition, the producer also the coupe variant that’s almost identical to the sedan sibling. According to our insider, for the upcoming year the 2017 Honda Accord Coupe will definitely come refreshed.
2017 Honda Accord Coupe: Styling Changes and New Tech
Both the interior and exterior styling of the 2017 Accord Coupe will be updated. The changes on the model are only cosmetic, yet the model looks quite inspiring. The front end styling sports a redesigned and definitely more handsome grille. There are also Acura-styled LED headlights, as well as LED daytime running lights. The front bumper is totally new and features new LED fog lights, while the rear end also gets new taillights and more pronounced hatch. The coupe is also getting completely new aluminum wheels, as well as optional 19-inch alloys. Except of the cosmetic changes, the car manufacturer will add two new colors. In addition to the existing options, you will be able to choose the Deep Blue Opal Metallic and Still Night Pearl.
Inside, the 2017 Honda Accord Coupe exudes luxury. The producer added an entirely new seven-inch Display Audio infotainment interface with the latest technologies. Yes, the system now includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which will go with the base model. There is also a larger 7.7-inch screen right above the Display Audio. The screen commands are mounted on the new steering wheel, so you can easily control the audio information and rear-view camera, but also the side LaneWatch camera and lots more.
The automaker made several changes on the chassis too. There are higher performance dampers, as well as retuned electric power steering, while the range-topping Touring model sports new Amplitude Reactive Dampers and hydraulic subframe bushings. So far, the outstanding car delivered pretty good ride quality. However, the 2017 Accord Coupe will definitely put some new standards of riding and handling.
Engine Options and Fuel Economy
Performance wise, the coupe offers two really good options under the hood. The base model will use a 2.4-liter direct-injected i-VTEC engine produces 185hp at 6,400 rpm and 181lb-ft (245Nm) of torque at 3,900 rpm. You can choose between a CVT and a six-speed manual gearbox. The CVT equipped 4-cylinder model delivers pretty respectable fuel economy, which is estimated to be around 26/35/30 mpg city/hwy/combined.
The second option will be a 3.5-liter V6 engine that will deliver 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of twist. This unit comes either with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The V6 with manual gearbox stops at 21/32/25 mpg. The six-speed automatic option also includes Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system, which significantly improves the fuel economy.
The 2017 Honda Accord Coupe will come refreshed, but the base price will stay unchanged. The amazing car starts below $24,000, while the range-topping Touring model goes over $34,000.