2016 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT Review

2016 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT Review - A few months earlier, we obtained our very first chance to drive the 2016 Honda Accord, the most up to date version of the automobile that has taken home more 10Best Autos prizes than any type of automobile in history. For 2016, the Honda Accord was freshened, obtaining a brand-new nose, a tidier rear end, a much-improved interior, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality. It was enough to bring its 10Best-award tally to 30 (and 19 consecutive!), therefore it was just suitable that we strapped our examination gear to among the most preferred arrangements-- an EX four-cylinder with the CVT-- to see how its efficiency numbers assist our belief.

By the Numbers
Unfortunately, this is why you ought to never ever evaluate a car by its spreadsheet. Considering that when does a 7.6-second zero-to-60-mph run-- virtually two secs slower than the V-6 coupe-- get your heart racing? And at 0.80 g, its side hold greatly trails the 0.87 g and 0.84 g figures of the last Ford Fusion 2.0 T and Mazda 6 we tested. As a matter of fact, the Accord CVT's overall numbers are more or less the same to those of the front-wheel-drive 2016 Honda CR-V. Uh, yippee?

2016 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT Review

Still, the EX version, the best of the non-leather-lined 2016 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT, has some life to it. Similar to the Mazda 6, the Accord's sense of lightness is conspicuous and also contributes to its charisma. Chassis designers clearly prioritized trip quality over roadholding in this situation, yet the guiding as well as framework actually connect when catching loads develop. That said, as we kept in mind in our very first drive of the 2016 Accords, there is a little bit of play in the steering's on-center area.

With the creative usage of "Energetic Sound Control" as well as "Energetic Sound Termination," the direct-injected four-cylinder sounds like the delighted Honda four-pots , as well as the CVT's determination to play along in spirited driving (in Sporting activity mode, anyway) offers us wish for transmissions of this kind. We would certainly be remiss, however, if we let Honda off the hook for its glaring omission of by hand selectable equipment proportions. For those-- and a consequent collection of paddle shifters-- one need to obtain the much more charismatic Accord Sport model. If it were our cash, we would certainly be much more inclined to select the Accord's slick six-speed manual transmission, which can be carried LX, Sporting activity, as well as non-leather-equipped EX-SPOUSE versions.

We acknowledge, certainly, that a lot of Accord purchasers do not have the same proclivities as us, picking the automated by a frustrating margin. For them, involvement is lesser compared to fuel economy, and also at 27/37 mpg city/highway, this is one of the most effective version in the 2016 Accord family. (The guidebook comes in 4 and also 3 mpg lower in those EPA scores.) For our part, we averaged an outstanding 30 mpg during our time with the car.

2016 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT Review

Fine for the Daily Grind
The 2016 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT also continues to be as comfortable and also usable each day as ever before. Specifically in its even more moderate, cloth-clad trim levels, the Accord appears refreshingly sincere as well as plain, qualities communicated not only by its winsome designing but likewise its well-laid-out as well as downright-huge inside.

A trio of large-diameter tool dials existing vital information in the simplest of terms, while even more information is presented through an info screen snuggled within the speedometer. 2 more details screens are stacked in the center dash, the lowermost unit a touch display efficient in becoming a limited-use clone of your mobile phone through the aforementioned Apple and also Google features. We still crave real quantity and also tuning handles for the stereo, but as consolation, probably, Honda has carved out a lot more storage in the reduced dashboard for phones and also has classed up the steering wheel as well as A/C buttons with some piano-black trim.

The Accord's raw numbers do not overwhelm. Rather, it's the vehicle's character that wins gives.

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