2023 Honda Accord: pricing and equipment…

Honda has just released pricing info for the redesigned 2023 Accord sedan. And it’s not bad…

While the 2023 Accord looks new, it isn’t. It is still based on the same platform and uses similar powertrains. Except for the 2.0 Liter Turbo. The base models still use the 1.5 Liter Turbo and CVT. The 2022 LX version is listed at $26 520 on the Honda website. The 2023 version is only $775 more. Which is very reasonable. Especially these days. The loaded 2022 Hybrid Touring I drove just weeks ago was priced at $38 685. The 2023 model is actually less at $37 890. And it now comes with a much nicer 12-speaker Bose sound system and a much larger 12.3 screen. All for less.

Here is the official word on equipment for all versions:

  • LX: A new easy-to-use 7-inch color touchscreen audio system is standard, with Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ compatibility, physical knobs for volume and tuning and a simplified menu structure. A 10.2-inch digital instrument panel, LED headlights and Blade-Silver 17-inch alloy wheels are also standard.
  • EX: Heated front seats, a one-touch power sliding moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 10-way power driver’s seat with lumbar control. An upgraded 8-speaker audio system and Pewter Gray 17-inch alloy wheels are also standard on EX.
  • Sport:  Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, plus Berlina Black 19-inch alloy wheels with machined face. All hybrid models, including Sport, get Honda’s largest ever touchscreen, a 12.3-inch unit with a physical volume knob, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.
  • EX-L: Builds off the EX, adding the new, more-powerful hybrid-electric powertrain along with front and rear parking sensors, leather seats and Pewter Grey 17-inch alloy wheels.
  • Sport-L: Adds to the Sport with a memory driver’s seat, a power passenger seat and sportier styling that includes matte Berlina black 19-inch alloy wheels, black exterior styling accents and a rear diffuser.
  • Touring: Redesigned, customizable 6-inch head-up display.  Honda’s first integration of Google built-in, which includes apps like Google Assistant, Google Maps and more on Google Play for seamless on-the-go connectivity, plus a complimentary 3-year unlimited data plan. 12.3-inch color center touchscreen (Honda’s largest ever), a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system with Bose Centerpoint technology, Qi-compatible 15W wireless smartphone charging, 5G Wi-Fi Hotspot capability, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear outboard seats. Berlina Black 19-inch alloy wheels with machined face are also standard on Touring.

The new Accord seems like a good deal if you were interested in the previous model. In some versions, you do get more for less. While the EX-L seems to be the worst deal of all, just adding leather black wheels, and parking sensors to the Hybrid. All for almost $4000 more than the EX. Which basically makes the Hybrid option way too expensive.

On the other hand, the Touring comes with everything, including the standard Hybrid, for less than before.

The main drawback is the early 2000s design for me. It just looks old, especially in person. But the previous version was a great driver and this one could even be a little bit better. Although I predict Honda will drop the base LX next year. Just like they did with the Civic. I really don’t think they need to offer that many versions anyway.

It’ll be very interesting to see what Toyota will do with the new Camry next year. The have just stunned everyone with the new Prius. A drastic change like this for the Camry (And maybe standard Hybrid) would make life really tough for the already old-looking Accord…

Conversation 6 comments

  1. The 2023 version is only $775 more. Ok for me but how much more is the destination charge?

  2. Vince, what a boring model this one is.
    Honda has no innovation, I was a Honda customer for many years, no more. The only nice thing about Honda now days is their tablet/radio and dashboard, THAT’S IT!
    This Accord style is boring and blah, and just like you stated, nothing new. Same platform and same old engine. The outgoing Accord looks sharper.
    I was waiting for the new CRV, BUT after seeing one in person (EX) I ran and ordered a second Subaru Forester. Apples to apples, the Forester is a much nicer vehicle and anyone can get a better deal now. Subaru is staying on top of stealerships charging ridiculous markup fees.
    The seats of the new CRV, the cloth was so cheap and I’m sure the seats of the new Accord will look the same.
    Honda took out the rear vents too, to save money? Meanwhile their prices went up.
    Again, my second Forester is due to arrive anyday day now, a Limited, almost loaded and I’m getting it about $1K less than MSRP.
    Meanwhile the new CRV EX-AWD with cheap interior goes for about $34K, plus the stealerships fees ($5k) insane.
    I had a 2020 Accord Hybrid and I loved it but I needed a bigger vehicle so I’m glad I join the Subaru brand.
    Also, my local Subaru also honors first responders, more savings to my family and excellent costumer service.
    Vince, thanks for a great website, I’ve been a fan for many years.

  3. Way to go Honda. A well built, full size (interior wise), near luxury car that gets almost 50mpg for less than 39k. If they can manage to actually get them to the dealers (and the economy doesn’t collapse) this Accord will sell really well. Plus in B roll driving footage, I’m thinking this new body style looks pretty good. A little vanilla? Sure. But definitely an improvement over the last gen and it’s horrible front grill/rear window treatment. The new HR-V, Civic, CR-V, and Pilot all look good as well.

    Now Toyota NAILED the Prius styling. Man, that little car blows me away in the looks department. But…the same company also proudly trotted out that eyesore they call the Crown just a month earlier. The next Camry is a coin toss until we see it.

  4. Greenhouses: Audi A7, Ford Fusion, Chrysler 300, Kia K8, 2011 Sonata, BMW, 2004 Subaru Impraza, 2005 Infiniti M. Chevy Impala.

  5. RE: The EX-L being built on the EX. I think this is a slight mis-statement by Honda. All the hybrids get the 12.2 in touchscreen display (which is different than the non-hybrid EX). I’m thinking there is a much higher feature content than they’ve indicated. With that said, I’m sure hoping it doesn’t look as cheap and as dull in person…but I think we know the answer to that already. So, i’ll say something positive about it – it appears to follow the same colors as the new CRV (2 blues and a red are better than their usual parade of all gray/silver/black/white toned monotony).

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