Ride in Comfort and Style with a Honda Accord
The renowned reliability, advanced safety features, preferable performance, and sporty design of the Accord make it a consistent preference for those in search of a sedan. The Honda Accord is appealing to many different drivers because you can customize the vehicle based on your life and budget needs. Between the sedan and the coupe, you have extensive options for different trims and different engines to providing you with the optimum combination of utility and power. If you’re looking to drive a car that has excellent fuel economy yet still offers a spacious cabin, superior safety features, and much more, take a look at the Honda Accord or come by Renaldo Auto Group in Shelby, NC for a test drive.
What Is New for the 2017 Honda Accord
If you are familiar with previous year’s models, you will have a good idea of what to expect from the 2017. You still have the option of two body styles: the coupe and the sedan. Between these two styles, there are several trims offering progressively more advanced safety and luxurious comfort feature. The 2017 model added the Sport Special Edition above the Sport trim and below the EX trim. This model offers the same engine as the Accord Sport and adds in more features from there. The Special Edition badge brings extra style to the exterior while the red-stitched leather seats make the interior luxurious and comfortable. You will also have the 6-speed manual and CVT available with this trim, as with the Sport. Other than the newest trim, other 2017 models saw only a modest price increase of $150, making the latest version of the Accord budget-friendly as well as well equipped. After its hiatus for 2016, the Accord Hybrid is available once again for 2017. This extremely efficient model allows drivers to enjoy the comfort of the Accord with some of the highest efficiency in its class making it appealing to eco-friendly drivers and those who value the absence of engine noise.
The Road So Far: Honda Accord’s History
Even when it first appeared in 1976, the Honda Accord was very popular with drivers. Part of this was thanks to the fact it was introduced as fuel efficient and hit the market when there was an energy crisis. When it initially came out, it had a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine that put out 68-horsepower standard and the hatch had a remote release. A rear-window defroster and AM/FM stereo also came as standard features. In 1976, it came on a 93.7-inch wheelbase and was only available as a two-door model. In 1978, the LX trim was added, and in 1982 a second generation arrived. Over the years, the Accord has continued to evolve into the leading modern sedan that it is today, offering more space, more features, and expanding its follower base as it did so. In 2008, with the 8th generation, the wheelbase was 16.5 inches longer than when it was first introduced and this year’s model has a 192.5-inch wheelbase, providing ample room and style. Now, the Accord radiates confidence, utility, and style that incite envy in even the most formidable competition.
Purchasing Your Honda Accord from Renaldo Honda
Drivers who are looking to experience a driving experience with reactive acceleration, fuel efficiency plus a stylish and roomy cabin should put the Honda Accord at the top of their list of potential test drives. The interior is loaded with soft-touch materials and it handles exceptionally well. Stop wondering if the Accord is the right vehicle for you and visit the Renaldo Auto Group to view our selection of new and used Accords. Our expert team will be happy to guide you through our various models and answer your questions about different features and trims. You’ll benefit from the extensive knowledge of our staff because you’ll be able to make a more informed decision about your purchase. Plus, we offer financing right at the dealership to help take the hassle out of getting a new car purchased and getting you on the road. Take advantage of Honda Graduate Programs, special offers, and discounts when working with our professionals by asking about these different promotions. We can also help you keep your Accord in tip-top shape and answer your maintenance needs at our service department. Stop by our dealership in Shelby, North Carolina today, and we will help you get you behind the wheel of your favorite Honda for a test drive.