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09 Apr

For the 2023 model year, the Honda Accord is fully redesigned and comes with a newly introduced, more powerful hybrid powertrain capable of churning out 204 horsepower. The car is available in six trim levels, including LX, EX, Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, and Touring. The redesigned midsize SUV now sports a more upscale styling, complete with a roomier interior featuring a larger 12.3-inch infotainment display.  

The updated hi-tech cabin features leather upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and more. Although the Accord remains a solid choice for those in the market for a family sedan, some of the newly introduced tech and powertrain features are only available with the top-of-the-line Touring trim level. 

In any case, the Honda Accord has been a popular midsize sedan for decades, known for its reliability, comfort, and practicality. As we drive through the 2023 model year, Honda is poised to once again deliver a vehicle that meets the needs of a wide range of drivers. In this article, we reveal everything you need to know about the 2023 Honda Accord. 

The 2023 Honda Accord Gets Exterior Design Updates

2023 Honda Accord review

One of the first things drivers will notice about the 2023 Honda Accord is its updated exterior design. While the overall shape of the car remains largely unchanged, some key updates give the Accord a more modern and sophisticated look. 

The front grille has been redesigned, with a more angular shape and a larger Honda emblem in the center. The headlights and taillights have also got updated to sport a sleeker, more streamlined appearance. Overall, the 2023 Honda Accord has a sportier and more aggressive look than its predecessor, which should appeal to a wide range of drivers. 

We think the Accord remains Honda's flagship sedan but has lost the innovative edge that made it a bonafide tip of the spear. Nonetheless, there’s no mistaking the solid build quality that made the Honda Accord so popular in the midsize sedan segment, and the powertrain is just as efficient as usual. 

The 2023 Honda Accord Engine and Performance

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Under the hood, the 2023 Honda Accord rocks a range of engine options. The base model gets motivation from a 1.5-liter DI VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which delivers 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. This engine marries a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), which provides smooth and efficient shifting.

For drivers who want more power, the Accord has an available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which delivers 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, providing quick and responsive shifting. In addition to its powerful engines, the 2023 Honda Accord is also estimated to offer impressive fuel efficiency. The base model got estimated to achieve up to 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, while the 2.0-liter engine is expected to achieve up to 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. 

Of course, we’re not telling you to swallow these estimated fuel economy with the hook and sinker, not because the figures are incorrect but because of the roads the estimates got based on. Unfortunately, you can expect the EPA-estimated vehicle mileage to be significantly higher than what you’re likely to experience driving the car in a country like Nigeria. Research studies have actually shown that bad roads can increase rolling resistance up to 20% due to energy dissipation in the tires and suspension. 

The 2023 Honda Accord Interior Features

2023 Honda-Accord interior

Inside the 2023 Honda Accord, drivers can expect a comfortable and spacious cabin with a range of features designed to enhance the driving experience. The base model sports an upright 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. 

The Touring (hybrid) version sports Honda’s largest-ever touchscreen display, with all Accord models pairing their infotainment screens with a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster. This comes with features like built-in navigation, a premium audio system, and a wireless charging pad. Other interior features that drivers can expect from the 2023 Honda Accord include a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a rearview camera, and a range of driver assistance features like lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking.

In terms of passenger space, the 2023 Honda Accord offers 102.8 cubic feet of interior volume, plenty of room for both front and rear passengers. The front seats are, as expected, comfortable and supportive, with plenty of adjustability to help drivers find the perfect driving position. In the rear, passengers should have plenty of legroom and headroom, making the Accord a great option for families and anyone who frequently travels with passengers. 

The 2023 Honda Accord Safety Features


Safety is always a top priority for Honda. The automaker says it “designs all of its vehicles with safety in mind, not only the safety of Honda vehicle occupants but safety for the occupants of other vehicles and all road users, including pedestrians." Honda invests in two categories of safety systems described as "active" and "passive" safety technologies. 

Examples of the "Active safety" system include the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies such as automatic emergency braking, rearview cameras, and more. Honda described its "Passive Safety" systems as safety technologies "you hope you never need... but they're critical to your safety in the event of a collision. An example is the brand's ACE™ (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) Body Structure exclusive to Honda cars. 

The 2023 Honda Accord features a range of advanced safety features. In addition to the driver assistance features mentioned above, the 2023 Accord comes with a range of airbags, a reinforced body structure, and advanced traction and stability control systems. Higher trim levels may also come with additional safety features like blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a 360-degree camera system. 

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Summarily, the 2023 Honda Accord should turn out an impressive midsize sedan that offers a winning combination of performance, comfort, and safety features. With its updated exterior design, powerful and efficient engines, and range of advanced interior and safety features, the 2023 Accord is sure to appeal to a wide range of drivers. Whether you're looking for a practical family car or a fun and sporty sedan, the 2023 Accord is definitely a vehicle to keep on your radar.

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