Stretching about 3.5 inches shorter than the old Accord, the latest sedan defies a general upsizing trend in the midsize segment, although its 192.5-inch overall length still makes it larger than many rivals. Despite the size decrease, there’s a significant increase in overall rear seat space thanks to vastly improved packaging, while cargo volume has also risen by 1.1 cubic feet.
Stylistically, the car represents a welcome departure from its rather frumpy predecessor. Shorter overhangs help it to look much more trim, while a deep character line running just below the front door handle and almost into the rear door handle further reduces the appearance of heft.
All Accords come standard with dual front, front side and full-length side-curtain airbags in addition to traction and stability control systems, brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution and a tire-pressure monitoring system.
Available on certain trim levels and standard across Hybrid are a blind spot display system, lane departure warning system and forward collision alert system.