On the market since 1976, the Honda Accord is a car that no longer needs any introduction. Every year, and 2023 is no exception, the manufacturer offers a new version of its classic Honda sedan.
If you’re wondering about the new Accord, what’s inside the cabin, or under the hood, and if you’re curious about its exterior look, you’re at the right place, because your Honda dealership in Montreal knows a lot of details about the latest car in the great Accord family.
2023 Accord: Under the Hood
Although the hybrid version is being actively promoted by the manufacturer this year, there’s still a Honda Accord version available with the gas engine only.
The EX model, the only non-hybrid model Honda Accord available in Canada, comes with a 1.5 L 4-cylinders engine, able to produce 192 horsepower.
Though the car has an improved direct injection system and is more effective in terms of fuel consumption, the engine delivers the same power as the 2022 Honda Accord.
Indeed, this year the manufacturer decided to put the emphasis on hybrid models. Honda expects the Accord hybrid models to represent about 50% of Accord sales. Of course, in the hopes of gaining more market share, Honda made sure to improve the engine on the hybrid versions of the Accord.
The Sport and the Touring, the two other versions Honda Canada has made available here, are equipped with an all-new hybrid system. With a 2.0 L 4-cylinders engine paired with two electric motors, this Honda hybrid is able to generate 204 horsepower and 247 lb.-ft. of torque.
Honda Accord: Hybrid Engine vs Gas Engine
Given that we still don’t have enough fuel consumption figures yet for this new hybrid powertrain, the 2022 model, with its average 5 to 5.5 L per 100 km, can give us a rough estimate. We expect that the fuel consumption will be similar, if not better.
The following table compares the two available powertrains for the 2023 Accord:
2023 Honda Accord EX
2023 Honda Accord Sport / Touring
2023 Honda Accord: Interior
The Accord’s powertrain is not the only thing that was improved on the 2023 model. Indeed, the Honda Accord interior has been reinvented for the new generation.
The 2023 Accord interior has been completely modernized to look more like other recent Honda cars, and includes the following features, among others:
- New seats providing better comfort
- 10.2-inch customizable digital driver instrumentation display
- 7-inch touchscreen
Moreover, in the Touring trim you’ll find additional amenities like:
- Built-in Google integration (New with Honda)
- Leather upholstery
- 12-speaker Bose sound system
- 12.3-inch touchscreen on the Touring and Sport trims
Honda made sure to offer a cabin that contains all the modern amenities expected of a next-generation car, even with the EX base model.
New Accord, New Style
The Accord interior is not the only part of the vehicle that was updated for the 2023 model. Indeed, the car exterior has a fresh, all-new style.
With its pure and elongated lines and a solid and powerful-looking front end, the 2023 Honda Accord displays a more elegant and sophisticated exterior than its predecessors.
Just as it was for the interior, the Accord’s exterior characteristics depends on the version:
- The EX stands out with its black grill mesh and its body-colour side mirrors
- The Sport trim has black side mirrors and a black rear spoiler
- The Touring version catches the eye with its gloss-black alloy wheels and its silver and black exterior trim
Moreover, all the 2023 Accord versions have a rear track that’s 10 mm wider than previous models. This expands the car’s width and improve driving stability.
If you’re also wondering what’s the best Honda car, and you’re looking for a reliable sedan, then you should look no further than the 2023 Accord, which honestly seems like one of best candidates for the title.
If you’re looking for a Honda Accord for sale, or for more information on the 2023 Accord or if you’re curious about any other Honda service, don’t hesitate to visit us at Lombardi Honda Montréal, close to the North Shore and South Shore.