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10-01-15

The Honda 2016 Accord – A review of the Interior Updates for 2016

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Notable new Features

The 2016 Honda Accord comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, a USB port, an infotainment system with an 8-inch display, a multi-angle rearview camera and a four-speaker audio system. Optional features include a power moonroof, push-button start, a second 7-inch infotainment touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, a seven-speaker audio system, satellite radio and HD Radio.

Honda Sensing

All 2016 models have the option to include Honda Sensing, Honda’s suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. The Touring model is equipped standard with Sensing. Designed to provide the most comprehensive assistive driving system available, the Sensing suit contains several technologies working in unison:

The Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses a small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield to detect the presence of vehicles in front of you. If the FCW system determines that you are at risk of a collision with a detected vehicle, it activates audio and visual alerts to warn you. If you fail to act, the CMBS will automatically apply brake pressure. Utilizing a millimeter wave radar sensor, CMBS can help bring your Honda to a stop when the system determines that a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you is unavoidable. A warning sounds and, if necessary, brake pressure is automatically applied.

Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) can reduce driver fatigue by helping to keep you in the middle of your lane. If you begin to leave the center of a detected lane without signaling, the steering adjusts to keep you centered

The Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is operated by the use of a small camera that identifies common safety markers like lane dividers and raised pavement markers, and alerts you if it detects that you’re about to leave the road.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) ACC helps you maintain a set following interval, so you don’t have to change your speed manually.

HondaLink

HondaLink couples your smartphone and the HondaLink app to enable a variety of features to keep your vehicle running at peak performance by scheduling regular service appointments.

Advanced Infotainment

The Accord’s infotainment system received an update for 2016 to include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Compatible with iOS 7.1 or later and at least an iPhone 5, Apple CarPlay allows you to access several of your iPhone features on the Display Audio touch-screen. Use the Phone feature to access?your?contacts,?make?phone?calls,?or?listen?to?voicemail. The Messages feature allows you to view and reply to text messages, or have messages read to you aloud by?the?system.?Want to listen your own music? Connect your iPhone or other Apple device to access your music library and enjoy your own customized selections. Select the Maps to view a map and operate navigation.  Apple?CarPlay?does require?a?compatible?iPhone?with?an?active?cellular?connection?and?data?plan.

As with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto allows you to access several of your smartphone features on the Display Audio touch-screen. Compatible with Android 5.0 and higher, Android Auto features Google Maps, Google Now, messaging, music and many of the most popular apps.

Additional connectivity features include SiriusXM® Radio, a Radio Data System (RDS), Pandora Compatibility, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, MP3/Windows Media Audio Playback Compatibility, and featuring the Intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-Mid) with an 8-inch High-Resolution WVGA touch screen.

 

Seating

The Accord coupe and sedan both seat five with ample head and leg room. Front head room spacing measures in at 39.1 inch and 42.5 inches of leg room. Rear head and leg room measures 37.5 and 38.5 inches respectively.

Each come equipped with standard cloth upholstery and offer an upgrade to leather. A 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats are available in both sedan and coupe models. A power-adjustable front passenger seat and heated rear seats are available only in with the sedan.

Cargo

Featuring 15.8 cubic feet of cargo space, the 2016 Accord Sedan model features an impressively voluminous amount of trunk space for its class. The Coupe model, on the other hand, with its 13.7 cubic feet, is slightly under par for its class, though shouldn’t present any notable issues for those choosing this particular vehicle style.

The Sedan offers a newly available 60/40 split-folding rear seat, allowing for greater versatility when it comes to utilizing the space for maximum storage. Each model comes standard with a one-piece folding rear seatback.

 

Coming up next …

Check back with us soon as we review the exterior changes to the 2016 Accord and have a closer look at what’s under the hood.


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