Published on February 26th, 2023 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda Accord 2023 Model Quick Review
Big shout-out to Russell Honda North America for letting our reader, Rizwan Kalana to get a test drive of the 2023 Honda Accord. So here below is what Rizwan had to say about this latest Accord.
This new Accord is a step up from the previous model with its design and comfort, but it’s a thumbs down for its powertrain availability.
The design of the Accord is toned down with sleeker design and kinda look somewhat like a German car especially at the back. The rear design gives the Audi A5 Sportback feel without a hatch. The front part is no longer busy with chrome bits and everything is smooth. When it comes to interior, the Accord is still less cluttered like the previous generation, and I can’t complain about it either.
Gone is the 2.0 turbocharged K20C engine, as Honda wants to go all hybrid for their highest trim level in most of their cars. The new Accord is only available with either the infamous 1.5 turbocharged engine (192 hp) or an e:HEV sourced 2.0 NA with two electric motors (204 hp). Transmission, well, it doesn’t come with a stick shift anymore as it’s all CVT.
Driving the Accord is pretty much similar to the previous gen, except it’s quieter than before. Like all Hondas, you can’t go wrong with its smooth acceleration and handling, and this generation Accord, well, it still handles like the previous gen which is still a plus.
Overall, I think the Accord looks really great with its sleeker design, but it’s eh for its engine options. After all, at least it looks better than a Camry. The all-new Honda Accord starts around USD28k (RM124,000) with the LX (as seen on the pictures attached) and USD33k (RM146,000 before local Malaysian taxes)with the Sport Hybrid.
Meanwhile, it is interesting that the Honda Accord model has been America’s best-selling car over the last five decades.
Interestingly, the arrival of this 2023 Honda Accord will re-energize the midsize sedan segment with an elegant and sophisticated design, and an available advanced hybrid-electric system that’s more responsive for a sporty, exhilarating driving experience.
Accord hybrid models are positioned at the top of the 11th generation Accord lineup and will represent about 50 percent of sales.
The new 11th generation 2023 Accord is longer and sleeker with premium proportions and a broad stance, further advancing the new Honda design direction with a low horizontal beltline and a long, powerful front end.
America’s most popular sedan backs up its sleek new looks with more confident and refined dynamics, improved responsiveness, and a more fun-to-drive personality.