Honda Accord Technology Features

  • 2017 Honda Accord

    The Accord has made its mark on the streets of Detroit for its fuel economy, affordability, and dependability for years, but recently the 2017 Honda Accord technology features have set it apart. Competing sedans and coupes have a tough time standing up to high-tech convenience features and advanced safety amenities that many other automakers require upgrades for.

    Let’s take a look at just what a modern Accord has to offer.

Convenience Features

The idea of Honda Accord technology features is, for many, one of convenience and connectivity. Whether it’s the standard Honda technology like Bluetooth HandsFreeLink or the available HondaLink telematics and navigation system, the Accord gives drivers a wide range of convenience features to stay connected on the road and keep up with their car off the road.

  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink: This standard tech feature lets you pair your compatible smartphone or other device to send and receive phone calls and stream music or podcasts wirelessly. It even allows for SMS text messaging.
  • Honda i-MID: The Accord includes an 8-inch 800×400 WVGA display screen as standard on every model, putting relevant vehicle information and your entertainment and music selections front and center.
  • Display Audio Touchscreen: This available 7-inch touchscreen interface gives drivers a new level of control over their tech, bringing advanced software like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to the vehicle.
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay: Not only do these two systems sync your Android or iPhone with the Accord in new ways, they bring favorite apps to your dashboard. Watch our video to see how easy it is to configure Android Auto.
  • HondaLink: Honda’s exclusive telematics system uses its own apps and has third-party apps available that bridge the gap between smartphone and car. In addition to bringing music, audiobooks, and podcasts to your ears, it can also read from your social media feeds. With just a few taps on the HondaLink app, you can have a maintenance or service appointment scheduled, as well.
  • Navigation: A modern navigation system does more than get you from point A to point B. Honda’s available satellite-linked navigation is able to route you around traffic and direct you to points of interest for both a faster and a more enjoyable drive.

Safety Features

While many drivers think of seat belts and airbags as the extent of a car’s safety features, high-tech driver assistance and accident prevention features have been pushing the envelope on auto safety. In addition to a standard multi-angle rearview camera, the 2017 Honda Accord technology features include the Honda Sensing features package, available on each trim level of the sedan.

Honda Sensing adds on these driver assistance features, and the Accord won a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with the Honda Sensing package.*


Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control: This safety feature uses radar sensors to track the speeds of cars around it and adjust the Accord’s cruise control settings to keep pace with them.

Forward Collision Warning

Forward Collision Warning: The same sensors used for adaptive cruise control can alert a driver to a potential collision, with forward collision warning issuing an alert if it senses the vehicle needs to slow down or stop in order to avoid a collision.

Collision Mitigation Braking System

Collision Mitigation Braking System: If the Accord senses its driver hasn’t responded to an alert from the forward collision warning feature, collision mitigation braking can automatically apply the brakes to slow or stop the Accord.

Road Departure

Road Departure Mitigation System: By monitoring the markings and signposts on the side of the road, this system can detect if you’re starting to leave the road and adjust the vehicle torque to keep you on the pavement.

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning: This safety feature monitors the markings on the pavement and alerts the driver if it senses that the vehicle is drifting from its lane.

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist System: If the driver doesn’t respond to the lane departure warning, this safety system can adjust wheel torque and give the vehicle a nudge back to the center of the lane.

Compare to Competitors

  • Toyota Camry: While the Camry and the Accord have gone head-to-head for years, Toyota is lagging behind on features. It might match the connectivity amenities, but features like automatic climate control still aren’t on the base model, and there’s no package option comparable to Honda Sensing. See a full breakdown in our 2016 Toyota Camry review.
  • Nissan Altima: While Nissan starts by including Bluetooth on the Altima, that’s also where they stop. Upgrades are necessary for features that put it on a similar level to the Accord, and no package option like Honda Sensing exists (those features require significant trim level upgrades on the Altima).
  • Kia Optima: Much like the Camry, the Optima has quite a few of the connectivity features of the Accord but is lacking in standard conveniences like dual-zone automatic climate control. Advanced safety features like Honda Sensing are only found on top trim levels as well.

Test Drive an Accord

The best way to see the 2017 Honda Accord technology features is to use them. Visit a Detroit Area Honda Dealer near you today to get behind the wheel of a new Accord and take it for a test drive.

*The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™, and the 2016 CR-V Touring have been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.
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