The Honda Accord has long been a favorite among drivers looking for an efficient sedan that handles well, looks great, and provides plenty of comfortable interior space for passengers. Here at Ralph Honda, we’re proud to offer this popular car to our customers year after year. The 2023 Honda Accord is an all-new design, kicking off the nameplate’s eleventh generation. While many aspects of the Accord didn’t need any changing, there are some exciting updates for this year’s model that drivers are sure to appreciate.
Whether you’re looking to get behind the wheel of your first Accord or have been a fan of the car for years, you’ve come to the right place. We believe in giving drivers all of the information they need to make a smart decision on their next vehicle purchase. That way, Ralph Honda customers stay happy with their cars not just for a little while but for years to come. If you’re considering a 2023 Accord, read on to learn more about what it has to offer.
The Accord’s most affordable trim levels, the LX and EX, come with a 1.5-liter turbo engine paired with a CVT transmission. It can produce up to 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque, giving you all the pep you need to enjoy your drive wherever you go. Enhanced parts like a high-rigidity crankshaft and oil pan significantly reduce engine noise, so you can enjoy your music, podcast, or conversation while you drive. The transmission has been updated to minimize drive belt noise as well, and it’s more responsive than previous versions.
Commuters and road trippers will appreciate how fuel-efficient this powertrain is, getting an EPA-estimated 29 MPG in the city, 37 MPG on the highway, and 32 MPG combined.[b] Compare that to the 28 MPG combined that the average 2023 vehicle gets, according to the EPA, and you’ll find out why Accord drivers aren’t too worried about pain at the pump. With about 474 miles of range, you’ll be able to go for a long while between visits to the gas station.
Upgrade to the Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, or Touring trim, and you’ll get the Honda Accord's hybrid powertrain as standard. That means your car will be powered by a fourth-generation dual-motor hybrid system that combines a 2.0L Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine with two powerful electric motors. Combined, this system produces up to 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque (15 lb-ft more than the figure of the 2022 Accord).
If you want the most efficient powertrain available, then you should go for the EX-L trim, which gets an EPA-estimated 51 MPG in the city and 44 MPG on the highway.[b] The Sport, Sport-L, and Touring trims come in at an EPA-estimated 46 MPG in the city and 41 MPG on the highway because they are geared for improved performance while still being highly efficient.[b] Whichever trim you choose, you’ll get deceleration selector paddles that offer six different levels, making one-pedal-driving possible and giving you more control while decelerating.
Even on the entry-level LX trim, the 2023 Accord comes packed with plenty of useful tech, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a self-opening trunk, remote engine start, and the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance technology, including features like adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and the collision mitigation braking system. The LX and EX trims feature a seven-inch color touchscreen that makes it easy to see vital information at a glance. There are also physical controls like a volume knob and illuminated controls on the steering wheel, so you have plenty of options for how to change various settings and features.
All trim levels also come standard with a 10.2-inch digital driver information interface located right behind the steering wheel, in the driver’s natural line of sight. Like its analog predecessor, this display can show your mileage, fuel level, and speed, but since it’s digital, it can be customized to match your preferences and priorities. It can also show you things like audio information, range, and vehicle status.
Upgrade to the Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, or Touring trim, and you’ll get a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen as a standard feature, making it easier to see things like camera feeds and important alerts. It’s not just bigger: there’s also a faster processor working behind the scenes to give you a lag-free experience. The built-in navigation system has been simplified for ease of use, with fewer embedded menus than previous iterations. Along the side of the screen, you’ll find three shortcut buttons that are easy to customize.
The Sport trim and above also feature Alexa Built-in, giving you access to an in-vehicle digital assistant with top-notch voice-recognition technology. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Wireless Android Auto come standard, too, so you can connect your smartphone to the Accord’s interface without getting tangled up in a mess of cables. A wireless charging pad is standard on the top-tier Touring trim, so you can not only connect your devices but also charge them without using a cord.
Just looking at the 2023 Accord, you can see that it’s been given a bit of a makeover for its 11th generation. Its styling is still sleek but projects a little extra strength thanks to features like its redesigned grille. Standard blacked-out LED headlights are both practical and stylish, allowing for narrow lights that work well with the long hood and flowing roofline, providing the Accord with a cohesive aesthetic that makes it look and feel like a premium sedan.
The Accord looks sporty and ready to hit the road no matter what trim level you opt for, but the Sport and Sport-L models have extra touches that add to their sense of athleticism. A gloss-black decklid spoiler comes standard on both of these trims, improving aerodynamics and providing a splash of racing-inspired style. The Sport-L also boasts a rear diffuser for even better airflow.
Plenty of attention has also been given to the car’s interior design. Comfort has been prioritized first and foremost, with class-leading rear-seat legroom and enough passenger space for everyone to stretch out and enjoy the ride, whether it’s a quick trip to the store or a cross-country road trip. The front seats feature Body Stabilizing, which is designed not only to feel more comfortable but to actually reduce fatigue on longer drives, so you won’t get to your destination feeling tired and sore. Outward visibility has been improved for the 2023 model thanks to touches like windshield wipers that are tucked out of sight when not in use and screens that have been placed thoughtfully to reduce glare.
The cabin is also decked out with plenty of style. Premium materials give you and your passengers an upscale driving experience. A mesh accent across the dashboard houses the air vents and serves as a classy decorative touch. It also provides a clear line separating the touchscreen up top with the climate controls down below, making the car’s interface even more intuitive.
A variety of little touches work together to make the interior of this new Honda vehicle a more useful and comfortable space. For example, the shift knob has been slightly angled toward the driver, which leaves space for the cupholders next to it to hold larger containers. The center console provides storage, looks stylish, and has a padded surface for added comfort. A smartphone tray sits near the shifter so you can store your devices in a convenient spot.