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…