2016 Honda Accord Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Honda Accord Release Date, Coupe, Price, Interior – The day when 2016 Honda Accord will be released is coming! Although the mid-size coupe and sedan segment is rapidly losing sheen with the bludgeoning number of Sports Utility Vehicle’s segment, there still exist a significant piece left in the entire automotive landscape.

2016 Honda Accord
2016 Honda Accord

Both the Camry and the Accord are huger sellers for Toyota and Honda respectively, and it’s on the subject of the latter that we are going to give attention to today – the new 2016 Honda Accord will receive important details which will guarantee a revolution within its segment.

2016 Honda Accord front view, grille and headlights

For starters, the vehicle will be in its 9th generation. And despite the hullabaloo, Honda hasn’t given the vehicle much updates on its design, but just a few tweaks, fixes, and add-ons necessary to keep the sedan afloat until the 10th one arrives in the automotive scene.

2016 Honda Accord side view, black color

So, buyers should not expect any radical departure made to the new Accord, but with all the tweaks and titbits refreshments, the Accord will certainly be a force to reckon with in the automotive industry. The following review has been prepared by well-versed pundits within the auto-industry.

2016 Honda Accord exterior & Interior Design Refresh

The automobile giant has unveiled the refreshed Honda Accord at an event held in Silicon Valley, California. Rumors have it that the choice of avenue has cemented the speculations that bill the vehicle as one of the most tech-savvy Accord ever built.

2016 Honda Accord front
2016 Honda Accord front

External appearance of the vehicle stands out from the outgoing models thanks to the bigger grille that gets its inspiration from Honda’s current design language, upscale looking headlights, and a reshaped bumper. Now, the Accord is more aggressive and muscular looking. This is despite the fact that the vehicle is within the segment defined vanilla cars – meaning, uninspired and bland to appeal to the largest number of would-be buyers – companies have ultimately began to find their voices in terms of design and style.

2016 Honda Accord back
2016 Honda Accord back

And although, the Accord still plays safe to that end, the automaker hopes the new vehicle’s assertive look will appeal to younger buyers.

Also available are the new LED taillights that are connected by a strip of chrome while the 19” alloy wheels add a bespoke finishing touch to the more premium look. The cockpit, on the other hand gains a new 7” touch screen, but the greatest news are on the Honda’s compatibility with both Apple Android Auto and CarPlay.

2016 Honda Accord white color, rear angle, taillights

More so, all the models irrespective of the trim model will come fitted with Honda Sensing – a comprehensive suite of driving aides and electronic safety features. The bundles present in Honda Sensing include a collision mitigation braking system with pre-collision warning, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.

2016 Honda Accord interior
2016 Honda Accord interior

New optional and standard features will round out the list of refreshments. The top of the range model now comes with automatic high beams, heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors, and rain sensing windshield wipers. Buyers should also expect all models to come with multi-angled rear view camera.

2016 Honda Accord interior, back seats

In overall, we expect the new vehicle to come adorned with probably all high tech features in its class, at least for now – but we are guessing others won’t take that long to catch up. The vehicle will come fitted with Acura-style Jewel-Eye headlights into play. Moreover, the car will also adorn LED fog lights in the top of the range models like the Sport trim.

Engine Specs

Under the hood of the new vehicle will be the same powertrain option as is in the current model. Buyers will be confronted with a choice of either the 2.4L inline four or the 3.5L V6. However, Honda has spent some valuable time making adjustments to its equipment list.

2016 Honda Accord engine

The 2.4L inline four engine has the ability to crank out around 185 hp, while the 3.5L V6 is rated at 278 hp. The 4-cylinder powerplant can either be ordered by a Continuous Variable Transmission or a 6-speed manual one. The V6, on the other hand can only be ordered to a 6-speed auto transmission system.


Wheelbase: 109.3 in
Length: 192.5 in
Width: 72.8
Passenger volume: 103 cu ft
Cargo volume: 16 cu ft
Curb weight: 3295 lb
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 7.0 sec
MPG: 23/34 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Still Night Pearl,White Orchid Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & Release Date of the New Honda Accord 2016

The refreshed 2016 Honda Accord is scheduled to make a debut in showrooms by next month, but the automaker hasn’t announced how much premium it has over the previous model. The 2016 Accord Hybrid has also not been introduced to date but we expect news in the coming weeks. Stay tuned and visit us again for new info on the release date of 2016 Honda Accord.

Making this car a lot difficult to popularize are its rivals and with the coming of 2016 Ford Fusion, 2016 Mazda 6, 2016 Chevrolet Malibu the coming year and the Hyundai Sonata in 2017, the Accord has a lot of things on their hands, but something we imagine it will enable it to pull through.

2016 Honda Accord release date
2016 Honda Accord release date


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New 2017 Hyundai Sonata  – Release Date, Specs & Info

If you are looking for a midsize sedan that offers a solid build quality, easy-to-use controls and touchscreen, lots of standard and optional features, spacious and quiet interior, and value for the money, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata definitely has what you’re looking for. In fact, it’s one of favorites in this segment. Its release date should be expected sometime in the beginning of 2017.

2017 Hyundai Sonata exterior, side view, red color, alloy wheels

Its design layout is simple but attractive, with LED lighting accents standard on most trims. You’ll realize that crossovers are steadily supplanting the midsize sedan segment as the vehicle of choice for the American family. What, you don’t read industry reports? Well, if you don’t, that’s what the automobile stats are implying.

2017 Hyundai Sonata exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

For starters, the Sonata is the best-selling model for Hyundai and the previous model’s sales were greater than both of Hyundai’s crossovers combined. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the upgrades in technology and performance of this “A” rated sedan. An even greater and attractive proposition should be expected for the 2017 model.

2017 Hyundai Sonata front view, black color, headlights and grille

The most significant change for the new model lies in its infotainment system. The new seven-inch touchscreen replaces the outgoing model’s smallish five-inch unit. Feature added include a Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone functionality. Others include automatic emergency contact notification, remote ignition, and Google destination search capability.

2017 Hyundai Sonata auto show, side view, blue color, alloy wheels

That aside, other areas that come with notable changes include the spacious backseat, smooth ride quality, and the plenty of features offered even for the base model. But even with so many intriguing bells and whistles offered on the Sonata, several eccentricities exist including a relatively unrefined 2.4L engine, and an average performing turbocharged 2.0L engine.

2017 Hyundai Sonata rear view, silver color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

But more so than ever before, the new 2017 Hyundai Sonata is deserving of its continued success. But if not, you should probably check what its competition offers. They include the Mazda 6, Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord and the Ford Fusion.

Hyundai Sonata – Trims Available

Six trims – Limited 2.0T, Sport 2.0T, Limited, SE, Sport, and Eco – are offered for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata. The redesigned Sonata Hybrid SE review is covered elsewhere on this blog.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Hyundai Sonata Interior Changes

2017 Hyundai Sonata front angle, headlights and grille

Standard accessories and features offered for the base Sonata SE trim model includes full power accessories, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, 16” alloy wheels, a rear folding 60/40-split seatback, automatic headlights, HD and satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, heated rear seats, a rear lip spoiler, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, and a six-speaker sound system.

2017 Hyundai Sonata steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

The Sonata Eco and Sport add a simulated leather cabin trim, 17” alloy wheels, unique body styling tweaks, dual exhausts with chrome tips, special-fuel-economy focused engine, a power eight-way driver seat, side mirrors with turn signals integration, and LED daytime running lights.

The Sonata Limited trim model includes a rearview auto-dimming mirror, LED taillights, six-way power passenger seat, body styling tweaks, and heated rear seats.

2017 Hyundai Sonata interior, leather seats, steering wheel

At the zenith of the trim pole is the Sonata Limited 2.0T trim model that includes an automatic pre-collision braking system, rear parking sensors, automatic high-beam headlight control, a panoramic sunroof, a nine-speaker sound system, ventilated and heated front seats, an adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam control.

2017 Hyundai Sonata rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Many of the upscale features offered for the top-trims are also offered for the lower trims in terms of either standalone options or are packages in optional packages. The full details about the optional packages provided isn’t available as of this writing, but we expect to hear some hints as its release date nears.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Engine Specs

Inspiration for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is offered by several engine: the standard mill is a 2.4L engine rated at 178 lbs. ft. of torque and 185 horsepower, and comes fitted under the hood of all trims except the Sonata Eco. The other offered is a four-cylinder turbocharged engine good for 245 horsepower and 260 pounds-ft. of torque.

2017 Hyundai Sonata engine

Lastly, but certainly not the least, is the four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6L engine. It comes paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission system which then forwards the power generated – 178 hp and 195 pounds-ft. of torque to the wheels.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.4 in. (110.4 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 11.1 in. (191.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.4 in. (73.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 122.4 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 16.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3252 lbs.
Top Speed: 119 mph
0-60: 8.1 sec
MPG: 25/38 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Dark Truffle, Lakeside Blue, Nouveau Blue, Phantom Black, Quartz White Pearl, Shale Gray Metallic, Symphony Silver, Venetian Red …
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Hyundai Sonata Release Date & Price

2017 Hyundai Sonata Release date

The Sonata price, according to credible sources, starts from a base MSRP of $21,750, and goes to maximum of about $34,910 for the Sonata Limited model. From $30,100 for the Sonata Hybrid Limited, and from $26,000 for the Sonata Hybrid SE. industry reports allege it should probably be offered for sale sometime in early 2017.

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2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Release Date, Review and Specs

Although it faces a stiff rivalry in its class, the new 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is still an attractive choice for anyone looking for a sport coupe. Highlights for 2017 include good value for the money, a spirited performance, and a responsive handling. Its release date should be expected sometime during the second quarter of next year.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe exterior, auto show, side view, alloy wheels

The new model from Hyundai brings some bit of Asian flare to a category typically dominated by American muscle cars. This is a great time to be in the market for a new sport coupe, as there are numerous choices to choose from, each with some unique abilities from the rest. When most of us think about performance, it is rare for a Korean-made car to be the first thing that comes to mind. However, the new 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has enough reasons why you should be thinking about it.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe side view, red color, taillights and alloy wheels

First, the Coupe comes with powerful V6 engine capable of cranking out a whopping 348 horsepower, and this isn’t the range-topping model’ output – it’s actually the base’s. Throw in a reasonable price tag, an eager handling, and a rear-wheel-drive and you’ve got an appealing sport car.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe front view, black color, headlights, grile and alloy wheels

In addition to the base model impressive output, it offers a good compromise between sporty prowess and ride comfort. But for those looking for more motivation would want to check out either the Genesis Coupe Ultimate or the R-Spec trim model. They both offer a solid performance and lots of appealing and comfortable interior amenities which you’ll notice exist whenever you’re not engaging in a teeth-rattling ride competition.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe exterior, side view, gray color, alloy wheels

Plenty of value has been offered for the 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, which is actually one of Hyundai’s strong philosophy. Things like a rearview auto-dimming mirror, keyless ignition and entry, LED running lights, and 18” alloy wheels are all standard. On top of that, the Coupe also comes with an unparalleled warranty that its rivals might find difficult to match.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

You may however want to take a hard look at the numerous other entry-level sport coupes offered in the segment even with the 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe’s great bang-for-the-buck quotient. The 2017 BMW 228i sedan is similarly priced and offers great handling and interior refinement. It is also smoother, and a more suave operator. The 2017 Nissan 370Z is another option here. Lots of standard features and equipment are offered, as is a powerful V6 engine.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe exterior, front view, headlights and grille

Others include the 2017 Subaru BRZ, 2016 Ford Mustang, and the 2016 Scion FR-S. true, some of these rivals may be more polished, but the 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, nonetheless, offers more value and content that none of these models can match.

Available Trims – 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

Three trims are offered for the four-passenger 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe: Base, Ultimate, and R-Spec. we should expect more details on the g80 and g90 on its release date.

Exterior Coupe Concept & 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Review

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe interior, leather front and rear seats

Accessories and features provided as standard items include automatic climate control, 18” wheels, a leather-wrapped telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, variable intermittent wipers, foglights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, keyless ignition and entry, heated exterior mirrors, LED daytime running lights, a six-speaker sound system, cruise control, a universal garage opener, folding rear seatbacks, a CD player, a iPod/USB interface, cloth upholstery, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe front angle, headlights and grille

The Coupe R-Spec further adds a combination of cloth and leather trim, a limited-slip differential, a firmer suspension system, 19” alloy wheels, Brembo brakes, and substantial side bolsters.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

At the pinnacle of the trim ladder is the Coupe Ultimate trim model. it offers rear parking sensors, xenon headlights, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics, illuminated door sills, a sunroof, “aero wipers,” a 10-speaker Infiniti audio system, metallic interior trim, power lumbar adjustments, and a leather upholstery and door panel trim.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Engine Specs

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe engine

Under the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a 3.8L V6 engine good for 348 horsepower and 295 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is then transferred to the rear-wheel drive via either the standard six-speed manual gearbox or the optional eight-speed automatic.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe engine view

EPA estimates the fuel economy for the manual transmission stands at 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/25/19 mpg for the auto.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3 in. (111 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.3 in. (182.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.4 in. (73.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 88.8 ft³
Cargo volume: 10 ft³
Curb weight: 3514 lbs.
Top Speed: 151 mph
0-60: 5.9 sec
MPG: 17/25 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Casablanca White, Caspian Black, Empire State Gray, Ibiza Blue, Santiago Silver, Tsukuba Red
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Coupe Price & 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Release Date

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Release date

Rumors allege the new 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will go for sale during the 2nd Q of next year. As for the price, expect it somewhere around an MSRP of $26,950.

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