Watch just how elevated the all-new 2023 Honda Accord is inside and out
CY Foong · Mar 10, 2023 12:20 PM
Making its global debut in the United States in November 2022, the all-new 11th-generation 2023 Honda Accord at first glance looks more mature and elegant in design. However, as this latest video by Honda Cars of America shows, it’s the most advanced Accord ever.
The US-spec Accord is available in two powertrains, a turbocharged 1.5-litre i-VTEC (192 PS/260 Nm) and a 2.0-litre petrol-hybrid (combined 204 PS/335 Nm). The turbocharged petrol is paired to a CVT gearbox while the hybrid is mated to an e-CVT.
The biggest talking point on the all-new Accord is the sleeker design that feels less busy compared to its predecessor. Gone are the controversial “stapler” taillamps and in their place are slim LED taillights that flow along the tailgate.
Even the seats are redesigned to provide more lumbar and pelvis support as well as enhanced side bolstering for a more natural seating position.
As this is the most advanced generation of the Accord ever, we can’t rule out the technological features offered in this D-segment sedan. The American-spec Accord is available with a 12.3-inch wide touchscreen infotainment that not only supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto but it is also the first Honda with Google built-in, just like a Volvo.
With Google built-in, you can use Google Assistant to control the vehicle’s settings like adjusting the air-cond temperature and accessing Google Maps for navigational assistance.
Unlike most of the Honda cars that are available here, the US-spec Accord does not come with a LaneWatch camera. Instead, it uses a conventional blind-spot monitor that indicates on the side mirrors. However, Honda Sensing is standard on all US-spec Accord variants which includes:
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with low-speed follow
Lane-keeping assist with traffic jam assist
The US-spec Accord starts from USD 27,295 (~RM 123k) for the petrol-powered variants while the Accord Hybrid variants start from USD 31,895 (~RM 144k). The 11th-gen Accord has yet to be introduced in Southeast Asia though camouflaged units have been spotted in Thailand.