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2016 Honda Accord Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Refreshed sedan and coupe score highest safety rating.

The refreshed 2016 Honda Accord sedan and coupe received the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Top Safety Pick+, when equipped with the optional Honda Sensing active-safety features. The outgoing 2015 Honda Accord was only rated a Top Safety Pick, because its forward collision warning system was rated “Basic” by the IIHS; the 2016 Accord’s new pre-collision braking feature earned an “Advanced” score.

In all other test areas, the 2016 Honda Accord managed “Good” ratings in IIHS testing, acing the moderate-overlap front, side, roof-strength, head restraint, and the challenging small-overlap crash tests.

The update to the 2016 Honda Accord saw the popular midsizer receive new fascias and lights, new wheel designs, a new audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and the Honda Sensing active-safety suite. Honda Sensing is standard on the Accord Touring, and available as a $1,000 option on every other trim level. It includes forward collision warning, pre-collision braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, road-departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. A backup camera is also standard on all versions of the 2016 Honda Accord.

Pricing for the 2016 Honda Accord rose only slightly despite all the changes. Sedan sticker prices run from $22,925 for the Accord LX with a six-speed manual transmission, up to $35,400 for the Accord V-6 Touring, while the coupe lists from $24,595 for the LX-S model with a manual transmission to $34,945 for the Touring V-6.

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2016 Honda Accord

2016 Honda Accord

MSRP $26,850 EX (Auto) Coupe

EPA MPG:

23 City / 33 Hwy

Horse Power:

185 @ 6400

Torque:

181 @ 3900