2017 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT Review

2017 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT Review - A few months ago, we got our initial chance to drive the 2017 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT, the latest variation of the automobile that has taken home more 10Best Vehicles prizes compared to any type of car in history. For 2017, the Honda Accord was refreshed, getting a brand-new nose, a tidier rear end, a much-improved inside, and Apple CarPlay/Android Vehicle capability. It sufficed to bring its 10Best-award tally to 30 (as well as 19 successive!), therefore it was just suitable that we strapped our test gear to one of the most popular configurations-- an Ex Lover four-cylinder with the CVT-- to see exactly how its efficiency numbers assist our view.

By the Numbers
Alas, this is why you need to never ever evaluate an auto by its spreadsheet. Given that when does a 7.6-second zero-to-60-mph run-- nearly two secs slower than the V-6 coupe-- obtain your heart racing? And at 0.80 g, its lateral grip vastly tracks the 0.87 g and also 0.84 g numbers of the last Ford Fusion 2.0 T and Mazda 6 we examined. Actually, the Accord CVT's overall numbers are more or less identical to those of the front-wheel-drive 2016 Honda CR-V. Uh, yippee?

2017 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT Review

Still, the EX-SPOUSE model, the nicest of the non-leather-lined Accords, has some life to it. Similar to the Mazda 6, the Accord's sense of agility is conspicuous as well as contributes to its charm. Framework designers clearly focused on trip quality over roadholding in this situation, yet the steering as well as framework really interact when catching tons build. That said, as we kept in mind in our very first drive of the 2016 Accords, there is a bit of play in the guiding's on-center area.

With the smart usage of "Energetic Sound Control" and also "Energetic Sound Termination," the direct-injected four-cylinder sounds like the delighted Honda four-pots of yore, and also the CVT's determination to play along in spirited driving (in Sporting activity mode, anyhow) gives us expect transmissions of this type. We would be remiss, however, if we let Honda off the hook for its obvious noninclusion of by hand selectable equipment ratios. For those-- and also an attendant collection of paddle shifters-- one must obtain the a lot more charismatic Accord Sport model. If it were our cash, we 'd be much more likely to choose the Accord's slick six-speed manual transmission, which can be had on LX, Sporting activity, and non-leather-equipped EX designs.

We acknowledge, naturally, that many 2017 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT purchasers do not have the very same things for as us, choosing the automatic by a frustrating margin. For them, participation is less important than gas economic climate, and at 27/37 mpg city/highway, this is the most efficient design in the 2016 Accord family members. (The manual is available in 4 and also 3 mpg reduced in those EPA ratings.) For our part, we balanced an impressive 30 mpg throughout our time with the car.

2017 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT Review

Fine for the Daily Grind
The Accord also stays as comfy and also useful everyday as ever before. Specifically in its even more modest, cloth-clad trim levels, the Accord seems refreshingly truthful and also plain, high qualities conveyed not just by its attractive styling but additionally its well-laid-out and downright-huge inside. A triad of large-diameter instrument dials existing essential information in the most basic of terms, while more info is displayed through an info display snuggled within the speedometer. 2 even more details displays are piled in the center dash, the lowermost device a touch display with the ability of turning into a limited-use duplicate of your smart device via the previously mentioned Apple and also Google functions. We still pine for real volume and adjusting knobs for the stereo, however as alleviation, probably, Honda has actually taken much more storage space in the reduced dash for phones as well as has classed up the guiding wheel and AIR CONDITIONING buttons with some piano-black trim.

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

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