2023 Honda Accord Review, Pricing, and Specs



The Honda Accord is a Car and Driver favourite, winning our 10Best award year after year with its spacious interior, driver-friendly road manners and impeccable build quality. For 2023, it wins a 10Best award again for its astonishing overall competence. The Accord is all-new for the 2023 model year, and it sports an elegant design that’s arguably the best-looking ever applied to Honda’s venerable family sedan. The hybrid powertrain has become a more important part of the Accord lineup for this new generation, as it’s standard on all of the two cheapest trims. Those two, the LX and EX, are powered by the familiar 192-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine carried over from the outgoing model—and they come exclusively with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The top trims are all powered by a new 204-hp four-cylinder hybrid system borrowed essentially intact from the CR-V. The Accord’s designers complimented the attractive exterior styling by revamping the cabin with design elements taken from the recently redesigned Civic, CR-Vand HR-V, including honeycomb-patterned dash trim that hides the air vents and a freestanding rectangular infotainment screen that sprouts from the top of the instrument panel. Speaking of infotainment, the 2023 Accord features a host of updated technology, including a new standard digital gauge display and an available 12.3-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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What’s new for 2023?

The 2023 model year marks the beginning of the 11st generation of the Honda Accord, which is all new and even more beautiful than before. Now that we’ve seen the new Accord and learned about its various trim levels and powertrains, we expect to see it on sale in early 2023.

Prices and which one to buy

We recommend upgrading to the EX-L Hybrid. Not only does it add the more powerful 204-hp hybrid powerplant, but it also comes with a larger 12.3-inch infotainment screen, front and rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.

Engine, transmission and performance

The Accord’s LX and EX trims are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 192 horsepower and drives the front wheels through a CVT. Like previous generations of the Accord, the 2023 model does not offer all-wheel drive. The hybrid powertrain occupies a more prominent position in the lineup. Consisting of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and two electric motors that work together for 204 horsepower, it’s the only powertrain offered on Sport, EX-L, Sport-L and Touring models. Honda says it has tweaked the suspension and steering in its family sedan to improve both ride quality and handling, and during our brief initial test drive we couldn’t really tell much difference from the previous generation model. And that’s okay, because the 2023 Accord remains as refined and fun to drive as ever. On our test track, our Touring test vehicle with the hybrid powertrain achieved a decent 6.6-second zero-to-60 mph time. The Accord’s handling inspires confidence. Its steering is precise, body motions are well controlled, and the ride is compliant—a combination that drivers are sure to appreciate as much as our editors.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

According to the EPA, the 2023 Accord hybrid is good for 51 mpg city and 48 mpg highway. Fuel economy figures for the non-hybrid Accord haven’t been released yet, but we expect them to be in line with the outgoing 2022 model, which is rated for up to 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway with the turbo 1.5-liter four- cylinder. When we get a chance, we’ll take the new Accord on our 75-mph highway fuel economy route and update this story with test results. For more information on the Accord’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, comfort and cargo

Like the exterior, the Accord’s cabin carries a sleek design with elements borrowed from the latest new Hondas, helping to tie them together with family DNA. The HVAC vents, for example, are hidden behind an expansive honeycomb trim, a clever design element also found in both the new Civic and the CR-V SUV. Honda says they redesigned the Accord’s front seats to more firmly support the torso and carefully shaped the trunk to hold up to 16.7 cubic feet of cargo. While LX, EX and Sport trims come with cloth upholstery, all others come with leather.

Infotainment and connectivity

An upright 7.0- or 12.3-inch touchscreen display provides easy access to the Accord’s infotainment system, and all models, regardless of trim, come with a 10.2-inch digital gauge display standard. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included in the lineup, but only those with the larger 12.3-inch touchscreen offer wireless connectivity for those features. High-end Touring trims have a wireless smartphone charging pad, a 6.0-inch head-up display and a 12-speaker Bose stereo system.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

All Accords come standard with a suite of driver assistance technologies that Honda calls Honda Sensing. The bundle of features includes basics such as automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning, as well as convenience functions such as adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition. For more information on the Accord’s crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane departure warning with lane keeping assist
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

Warranty and Maintenance Cover

Honda’s warranty coverage is adequate but falls short of the class-leading coverage periods provided by Hyundai, but, as the Toyota Camrythe Accord stands out in this class by offering complimentary scheduled maintenance.

  • Limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Complimentary scheduled maintenance is covered for 2 years or 24,000 miles
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2023 Honda Accord Touring
Vehicle type: front engine, front engine, front wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Base/As Tested: $38,985/$38,985
Options: none

DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle inline-4, 146 hp, 134 lb-ft + AC motor, 181 hp, 247 lb-ft (combined output: 204 hp, 247 lb-ft; 1.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
Transmission: direct drive

Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 12.3-inch ventilated disc/11.1-in disc
Tires: Michelin Primacy MXM4
235/40R-19 96V M+S DT1

Wheelbase: 111.4 inches
Length: 195.7 inches
Width: 73.3 inches
Height: 57.1 inches
Passenger volume, L/H: 53/50 ft3
Hull volume: 17 feet3
Curb weight: 3503 lb

60 mph: 6.6 sec
1/4-mile: 15.3 sec @ 90 mph
100 mph: 19.5 sec

Results above show 1 foot deployment of 0.3 sec. away.
Roll start, 5–60 mph: 8.1 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 3.7 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 5.1 sec
Top speed (gov ltd): 125 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 173 ft
Road holding capacity, 300-foot skid road: 0.88 g

Observed: 43 mpg

Combined/City/Highway: 44/46/41 mpg


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