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News The 2023 Honda Accord will Start at $27,295 in the United States

The 2023 Honda Accord will Start at $27,295 in the United States

The 2023 Honda Accord is only slightly more expensive than the previous model in base form, but the hybrids have increased in price significantly.

  • This is $775 more than the 2022 base model.

  • The entry-level hybrid Accord starts at $31,895, a $4,175 increase.

  • The 2023 Accord is bigger and features more tech than the previous model.

Honda released the pricing information for the new 2023 Accord in the United States, and it shows a modest increase for the base model but a significant hike for the hybrids.

The new generation of the Accord was unveiled at the beginning of November ahead of its arrival in the brand’s American showrooms this month.

Surprisingly for an entirely new model that is physically larger and more technologically advanced than the previous generation, the entry-level model is only $775 more expensive than last year.

This means that the Accord LX will start at $27,295. For this price, buyers will be treated to a 10.2-inch digital instrument display, a 7.0-inch infotainment system screen that can be used to access the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED headlamps, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Accord LX is powered by a revised version of the 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that was found under the hood of the previous generation. Now the only non-electrified powertrain in the Accord lineup, this engine delivers 192 horsepower through a CVT transmission that was also retuned.

The EX trim level uses the same powertrain, its $29,610 price tag being justified by the addition of features such as an 8-speaker audio system, a moonroof, heated front seats with 10-way power adjustment on the driver’s side, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and different 17-inch alloy wheels.

Stepping up to the Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, or Touring models brings in the new hybrid powertrain that delivers a combined 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque from its two electric motors and the new 2.0L Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine. Despite being more powerful than the previous Accord hybrid, this powertrain makes the larger sedan more efficient than its predecessor in the city.

The Sport also adds to the EX by featuring a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, the wireless versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leather on the steering wheel and the shifter knob, as well as black 19-inch alloy wheels. Its $31,895 starting price makes it quite a bit more expensive than last year’s most affordable hybrid Accord, however.

Moving up to the $33,540 EX-L adds front and rear parking sensors as well as leather seats to the regular EX.

The Accord Sport-L follows a similar formula by adding leather upholstery to the Sport model, but it also features a driver’s seat memory system, a power passenger’s seat, black exterior accents, and a rear diffuser, as well as a matte finish to the black 19-inch wheels, all for a price of $33,875.

2023 Honda Accord | photo: Honda
2023 Honda Accord | photo: Honda

The top-of-the-line Accord remains the Touring, which uses its $37,890 base price to pay for upgrades such as a 6-inch head-up display, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, a wireless charging mat, 5G Wi-Fi connectivity, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and black 19-inch machined alloy wheels.

The most important difference between the Touring and all of the other 2023 Accord models however is its infotainment system.

Indeed, this version of the Accord uses a completely different system developed by Google which is also found in Volvo, Polestar, and some General Motors vehicles.

This technology features Google Assistant which can perform many tasks such as setting up a navigation route, texting someone, or changing the cabin temperature via voice commands only.

Honda has yet to announce prices for the 2023 Accord in Canada, but this information should come soon, ahead of the car’s debut on the market.

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