The Honda Accord: Our Top Midsize Sedan

  • 2017 Honda Accord

    Drivers searching for the top midsize sedan in Detroit, we know it looks like you have your work cut out for you, but we think there’s just one car you need to look at: the 2017 Honda Accord. Available in seven trims and with a wide array of standard and available technology features, the Accord has something to offer a wide range of drivers, including those who want a powerful V6 for that old-school sedan feel.

Trim Levels and Pricing

The 2017 Honda Accord Sedan has seven different trim levels, each one priced competitively.


accord lx

2017 Accord LX: $22,355 MSRP (for 6MT models)*

accord sport

2017 Accord Sport: $24,415 MSRP (for 6MT models)*

accord sport special edition

2017 Accord Sport Special Edition: $25,415 MSRP (for 6MT models)*

accord ex

2017 Accord EX: $25,730 MSRP (for 6MT models)*

accord ex-l

2017 Accord EX-L: $28,820 (MSRP)*

accord ex-l v6

2017 Accord EX-L V6: $30,895 (MSRP)*

accord touring

2017 Accord Touring: $34,830 (MSRP)*


This level of variety is tough to find and one of the reasons we think the Accord is a top midsize sedan in Detroit; competing models like the 2017 Subaru Legacy or 2016 Kia Optima’s four trim levels just don’t offer this kind of variety.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Whether you go with the standard 4-cylinder or available V6 engine, the Accord has plenty of power and an efficient fuel economy (see our 2017 Toyota Camry review for an idea of how a competitor compares).

  • 2.4L 4-Cylinder: The standard 4-cylinder delivers 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, and when paired with a CVT, it earns an EPA-estimated 36 highway and 27 city mpg.**
  • 3.5L V6: Upgrading to the 2017 Accord EX-L V6 or Touring brings a 278 hp V6 with 252 lb-ft of torque, rated at an EPA-estimated 33 highway and 21 city mpg.**

Standard and Available Technologies

The 2017 Honda Accord standard features set it even further apart from its competitors, giving drivers access to Bluetooth for phone and audio, an advanced infotainment system, a multi-angle rearview camera, and more without requiring an upgrade. And when you do step the technology up a level, you find features like these:


Honda Accord

Display Audio Touchscreen: This 7-inch touchscreen augments the 8-inch i-MID infotainment system and gives you easy control over media and vehicle settings. It also adds on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity for streamlined smartphone syncing.

Honda Accord

Remote Engine Start: Keep Detroit winters at bay with the available remote engine start system. Just press a button on your key fob and let the car warm itself up while you get ready.

Honda Accord

Navigation: Accord sedans have a touchscreen navigation system available, but it does more than take you from point A to point B. Satellite-linked navigation routes you around traffic and construction, finding points of interest for long drives and vacations.

Safety Features

Safety is the highest priority for any Honda, and you can see that in the standard and available safety features of the 2017 Honda Accord. Competitors like the 2016 Nissan Altima fail to offer the same kinds of safety amenities as the Accord without massive upgrades.

  • Rearview Camera: Each model has a multi-angle rearview camera with three different views; just shift into reverse and it engages automatically for peace of mind while backing up.
  • Honda LaneWatch: This blind spot camera is found on upper trim levels and is located on the passenger-side mirror, bringing up a view of your blind spot on the in-dash screen when you signal a lane change.
  • Honda Sensing: Standard on the Touring and available on all other trim levels, Honda Sensing safety features actively work to help the driver avoid an accident with technology like Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, Forward Collision Warning, and more.

2017 Honda Accord Accessories

With seven trims, we think it’s easy for most drivers to find an Accord that fits their needs, but sometimes a car needs a touch of customization, and these Honda accessories can help:

  • Interior Accessories: All-weather floor mats are easy to clean and keep mud and slush from staining your sedan while interior lighting options give the cabin a welcoming glow.
  • Exterior Accessories: The Accord Sedan has a wide range of exterior accessories for a custom look, like the aero kit or rear spoiler. The custom molded splash guards keep road debris on the road instead of kicking it up to mar the finish of your new car.
  • Cargo Accessories: If you’re looking at the Accord as a family sedan, you surely know how quickly a trunk can go from organized to chaotic. The Accord has cargo accessories to sort and organize your trunk area and keep it neat and tidy.
Honda Accord Cargo

2017 Honda Accord Reviews

We want to make sure you know all there is to know about the Accord before taking a test drive, so we’ve brought together some of our favorite 2017 Honda Accord reviews for you:

  • Left Lane News on the Accord: “Accords have long been notable for their slightly more enthusiast-oriented driving dynamics and this latest model appears to continue that tradition.”
  • Edmunds: “An enhanced touchscreen interface uses both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration programs. Simply connect an iPhone or Android phone to the infotainment system via a USB connection and the touchscreen displays an interface similar to that on your phone … the smartphone interface aspect is much more intuitive and familiar than what is offered in most vehicles.”
  • Automobile Magazine on the Accord: “We still think the Accord is best in the guise of an all-purpose American-style sedan, a car that is modest and yet deeply capable. Choose the thrifty engine, smooth-riding tires, and standard interior trim, and you can’t go wrong. It’s a right-size car that’s always easy and natural to drive.”

Test Drive a Honda

Now that you have a pretty heavy glimpse of what the 2017 Honda Accord is capable of, let us show you why we think it’s the top midsize sedan for Detroit drivers. Get behind the wheel of one of the seven trim levels of the Accord today at a Detroit Area Honda Dealer and experience firsthand what makes this car so remarkable.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.
** Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

Detroit Area Honda Dealers

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Detroit Area Honda Dealers 42.199894, -83.207115.