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9th Gen FAQ: Trim Info, Paint Codes, Maintenance, Problem Areas, DIY, Bulb Size, Mods

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Table of Contents

Post 1 -

1)Table of Contents
2) Forum Rules
3) Classified Forum Rules


Post 2 - General Information

1) Trim Levels
2) Engine/Codes
3) Transmissions
4) Fuel Information
5) Tire and Wheel Size Information
6) Paint Codes / Colors
7) Owners Manual / Instructional Guides & Videos
8) Acronyms


Post 3 - Model History - 2013

1) Detailed Trim Level and Features info
2) Drivetrain info


Post 4 - Model History - 2014


Post 5 - MMC -- 2016+ Accord

Post 6 and 7 - 2016 Accord chassis improvements


Post 8 - Maintenance / Part #s

1) Reset Maintenance Minder
2) TPMS Calibration
3) How To Change Cabin Air Filter
4) CVT Fluid - How To Check and Replace
5) Brake Pads / Rotors


Post 9 - Problem Areas

1) TPMS Indicator Issues
2) Excessive Wind Noise, Accord Sedan
3) Audio / Hands-free Link Issues
4) Audio System Requires Re-boot
5)


Post 10 - DIY and Modifications

1) Swap Headlights with Touring LED Headlights
2) Audio Wiring Diagrams
3) Lowering Your Car: coilovers, lowering springs, HFP suspension, etc.
4) DIY: upgrade to Touring LED tail lights


Post 11 - Where To Buy OEM Parts


Post 12 - Other / Additional Misc. FAQ's

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2013 Accord Specs and Features




1) Trim Levels

Sedan:
LX
Sport
EX
EX-L
EX-L Navi
EX-L V6
EX-L V6 Navi
Touring V6 (Navi standard)

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Coupe:
LX-S
EX
EX-L
EX-L Navi
EX-L V6
EX-L V6 Navi



2) Engine / Codes

LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi
2.4L (2356 cc) inline 4, 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC, Direct Injection
185 hp 6400 rpm
181 lb-ft 3900 rpm
Redline - 6800 rpm
Compression Ratio - 11.1:1

Sport
2.4L (2354 cc) inline 4, 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC, Direct Injection
189 hp 6400 rpm
182 lb-ft 3900 rpm
Redline - 6800 rpm
Compression Ratio - 11.1:1

EX-L V6, EX-L V6 Navi, Touring V6
3.5L (3471 cc) V6, 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC, Multi-Point Fuel Injection
278 hp 6200 rpm
252 hp 4900 rpm
Redline - 6800 rpm
Compression Ratio - 10.5:1

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2.0-Liter (1993 cc), 16-Valve, DOHC i-VTEC 4-Cylinder Engine
141-hp (SAE Net) 6200 rpm
55-hp Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) Battery
Bore and Stroke (mm) - 81 x 96.7
Compression Ratio - 13.0:1



3) Transmissions

Sedan:
6 speed manual (LX, Sport, EX)
6 speed automatic (EX-L V6, EX-L V6 Navi, Touring V6)
CVT (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi)

Coupe:
6 speed manual (LX-S, EX, EX-L V6, EX-L V6 Navi)
6 speed automatic (EX-L V6, EX-L V6 Navi)
CVT (LX-S, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi)

Plug-In:
6 speed Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT)


4) Fuel Information

Sedans:
LX sedan with 6 speed manual: 24 city / 34 highway / 28 combined
LX sedan with CVT: 27 city / 36 highway / 30 combined

Sport sedan with 6 speed manual: 24 city / 34 highway / 28 combined
Sport sedan with CVT: 26 city / 35 highway / 29 combined

EX sedan with 6 speed manual: 24 city / 34 highway / 28 combined
EX sedan with CVT: 27 city / 36 highway / 30 combined
EX-L sedan with CVT: 27 city / 36 highway / 30 combined
EX-L Navi sedan with CVT: 27 city / 36 highway / 30 combined

EX-L V6 sedan with 6 speed auto: 21 city / 34 highway / 25 combined
EX-L V6 Navi sedan with 6 speed auto: 21 city / 34 highway / 25 combined
Touring V6 with 6 speed auto: 21 city / 34 highway / 25 combined

Coupes:
LX-S coupe with 6 speed manual: 24 city / 34 highway / 28 combined
LX-S coupe with CVT: 26 city / 35 highway / 29 combined

EX coupe with 6 speed manual: 24 city / 34 highway / 28 combined
EX coupe with CVT: 26 city / 35 highway / 29 combined

EX-L coupe with CVT: 26 city / 35 highway / 29 combined
EX-L Navi coupe with CVT: 26 city / 35 highway / 29 combined

EX-L V6 coupe with 6 speed manual: 18 city / 28 highway / 22 combined
EX-L V6 coupe with 6 speed auto: 21 city / 32 highway / 25 combined
EX-L V6 Navi coupe with 6 speed manual: 18 city / 28 highway / 22 combined
EX-L V6 Navi coupe with 6 speed auto: 21 city / 32 highway / 25 combined

Plug-In:
Electric-Only Miles-Per-Gallon of Gasoline-Equivalent (MPGe): 124 city / 105 hwy / 115 combined
Gasoline-Only: 47 city / 46 hwy / 46 combined
Combined Gas-Electric Driving Range Rating (mi): 570
Maximum EV Mode Driving Range Rating (mi): 13


5) Tire and Wheel Size Information

As with previous generation Accords (7th gen and 8th gen), the 9th generation Accord also uses a 5x114.3 bolt pattern (PCD), a 64.1mm hub bore size, and 12x1.5 stud / lug nut size.


Sedan:

- LX (2013-2016) :
Tire size: 205/65-16
OEM tire(s): Firestone Affinity Touring or Continental ContiProContact
Wheel size: 16x6.5 +55 alloys, 5x114.3 PCD
Wheel weight: 21 lbs
- Sport (2013-2015) :
Tire size: 235/45-18
OEM tire(s): Michelin Primacy MXM4 or Goodyear Eagle LS-2 or Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS (starting with 2014 models)
Wheel size: 18x8 +55 alloys, 5x114.3 PCD (wheel part # T2A18080A, 42700-T2A-A82, and 42700-T2A-A83)
Wheel weight: 28 lbs
- Sport, Touring (2016) :
Tire size: 235/40-19
OEM tire(s): Michelin Primacy MXM4 or Continental ContiProContact
Wheel size: 19x8 +55 alloys, 5x114.3 PCD (wheel part # 42700-T2A-KIT)
Wheel weight: 31 lbs
- EX, EX-L, EX-L V6, Touring (2013-2016) :
Tire size: 215/55-17
OEM tire(s): Michelin Primacy MXV4 or Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
Wheel size: 17x7.5 +55 alloys, 5x114.3 PCD
Wheel weight: 25 lbs
- Hybrid, Plug-in :
Tire size: 225/50-17
OEM tire(s): Michelin Energy Saver A/S
Wheel size: 17x7.5 +55 Forged Alloy Wheels with Aero Covers (wheel part # 42700-T3W-A91; manufacturer: Hitachi)
Wheel weight: 25 lbs

Coupe:

- LX-S, EX, EX-L (2013-2015) :
Tire size: 215/55-17
OEM tire(s): Michelin Primacy MXV4 or Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
Wheel size: 17x7.5 +55 alloys, 5x114.3 PCD
Wheel weight: 25 lbs
- LX-S (2016) :
Tire size: 215/55-17
OEM tire(s): Michelin Primacy MXV4 or Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
Wheel size: 17x7.5 +55 alloys, 5x114.3 PCD
Wheel weight: 25 lbs
- EX-L V6 (2013-2015) :
Tire size: 235/45-18
OEM tire(s): Michelin Primacy MXM4 or Goodyear Eagle LS-2 or Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS (starting with 2014 models)
Wheel size: 18x8 +55 alloys, 5x114.3 PCD
Wheel weight: 28 lbs
- EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 (2016) :
Tire size: 235/45-18
OEM tire(s): Michelin Primacy MXM4 or Goodyear Eagle LS-2 or Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS
Wheel size: 18x8 +55 alloys, 5x114.3 PCD
Wheel weight: 28 lbs
- Touring (2016) :
Tire size: 235/40-19
OEM tire(s): Michelin Primacy MXM4 or Continental ContiProContact
Wheel size: 19x8 +55 alloys, 5x114.3 PCD (wheel part # 42700-T2A-KIT)
Wheel weight: 31 lbs

Optional Wheels:

- 17" Chrome Wheels: 17 x 7.5 +55, 5x114.3 PCD
Part# 08W17-T2A-100
Weight: 25 lbs




- 19" HFP (Honda Factory Performance) Wheels: 19 x 8 +55, 5x114.3 PCD
Part# 08W19-T3L-100
Weight: 27.0 lbs

The HFP package with the 19" HFP wheels come with Continental ContiSportContact 3 tires in a 235/40/19 size




6) Paint Codes / Colors

SEDAN:

Alabaster Silver Metallic -- (Paint Code = NH-700M)
  • LX manual
  • LX auto
  • Sport auto
  • EX manual
  • EX auto
  • EX-L auto / EX-L Navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 Navi auto
  • Touring

Basque Red Pearl II -- (Paint Code = R548P)
  • LX auto
  • Sport auto
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L Navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 Navi auto
  • Touring

Champagne Frost Pearl -- (Paint Code = YR-591P)
  • LX auto
  • Sport auto
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L Navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 Navi auto

Crystal Black Pearl -- (Paint Code = NH-731P)
  • LX auto
  • Sport manual
  • Sport auto
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L Navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 Navi auto
  • Touring

Hematite Metallic -- (Paint Code = G536M)
  • LX auto
  • Sport auto
  • EX auto
  • EX-L auto
  • EX-L V6 auto

Modern Steel Metallic -- (Paint Code = NH-797M)
  • LX manual
  • LX auto
  • Sport manual
  • Sport auto
  • EX manual
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L Navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 Navi auto
  • Touring

Obsidian Blue Pearl -- (Paint Code = B588P)
  • LX auto
  • Sport auto
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L Navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 Navi auto

White Orchid Pearl -- (Paint Code = NH-788P)
  • LX auto
  • Sport auto
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L Navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 Navi auto
  • Touring


COUPE:

Alabaster Silver Metallic -- (Paint Code = NH-700M)
  • LX-S auto
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 navi auto

Crystal Black Pearl -- (Paint Code = NH-731P)
  • LX-S manual
  • LX-S auto
  • EX manual
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 navi manual
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 navi auto

Modern Steel Metallic -- (Paint Code = NH-797M)
  • LX-S auto
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 navi manual
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 navi auto

San Marino Red -- (Paint Code = R94)
  • LX-S auto
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 navi manual
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 navi auto

Still Night Pearl -- (Paint Code = B575P)
  • LX-S auto
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 navi auto

Tiger Eye Pearl -- (Paint Code = YR-594P)
  • LX-S auto
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 navi auto

White Orchid Pearl -- (Paint Code = NH-788P)
  • LX-S auto
  • EX auto
  • EX-L / EX-L navi auto
  • EX-L V6 / EX-L V6 navi auto


Plug-In
  • Burnished Silver Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • White Orchid Pearl


7) Owners Manual

- 2013 Accord sedan Owners Manual: ;

- 2013 Accord Navigation Manual: ;


Instructional Guides & Videos

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8) Acronyms

ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

ACM - See VCM

ANC - Active Noise Control (ANC); See VCM

ASC - Active Sound Control

CAI - Cold Air Intake; aftermarket modification in hopes of finding more power

CARB -

CEL - Check Engine Light

CHMSL - Center High Mounted Stop Lamp. The brake light mounted at the back/center of the car, normally on the rear shelf (behind the seat) or on the trunk.

CVT -

DBW - (electronic throttle control, no direct linkage on the gas pedal)

DI -

DIS - Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer

DIY - Do It Yourself

DOHC - Dual OverHead Camshaft

DRL - Daytime Running Light

EBD - Electronic Brake Distribution

ED -

EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve/port

EX-L - EX with Leather

FCW - ; digital camera-based system that monitors road ahead and alerts you to the possibility of a front-end collision.

GLC - Grade Logic Control (helps transmission get the proper gear)

i-MID - intelligent-Multi Information Display

i-VTEC - intelligent Variable valve Timing Electronically Controlled

LATCH - Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren

LDW - Lane Departure Warning; digital camera-based system that monitors road ahead, looking for lane markings and compares position of vehicle to those markings. If driver deviates from a recognized lane, driver will be alerted by both audible and visual warnings so driver can correct vehicle position in lane.

LED - Light Emitting Diode

M1 - Mobil 1

MAF - Mass Air Flow sensor

MIL - Malfunction Indicator Lamp (same as CEL)

MMS or MM - Maintenance Minder System

MSM - Modern Steel Metallic

NAVI - Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System

OCI - Oil Change Interval

PCM - Powertrain Control Module (the brain, also called ECU)

PSI - Pounds per Square Inch. Indication of pressure (mainly for the tire).

SOHC - Single OverHead Camshaft

SAB/SCAB - Side Air Bags/Side Curtain Air Bags

SRS - Supplemental Restraint System (Air Bags)

SVC - Speed-Sensitive Volume Control; As car speed increases, volume automatically increases to compensate for engine and road noise.

TCS - Traction Control System

TPMS - Tier Pressure Monitoring System

VCM - Variable Cylinder Management. Ability to shut off the rear bank of cylinders under low load conditions to maximize fuel mileage. Integrates with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Active Control Engine Mount System (ACM) to make the system transparent to the driver.

VSA - Vehicle Stability Assist (helps curb skidding)

VTEC - Variable valve Timing Electronically Controlled

WOP - White Orchid Pearl

XM - Satellite Radio

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Model History



All-New 2013 Honda Accord Brings Remarkable Levels of Luxury, Agility, Efficiency and Sophistication to Midsize Segment's Legendary Nameplate

Ninth-generation Accord offers all-new direct-injected powertrain, class-leading safety innovations and upcoming plug-in hybrid model

Honda today announced the all-new 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe, a storied nameplate that will once again redefine sophistication, efficiency and driving joy in the midsize class. Completely redesigned for 2013, the all-new Honda Accord provides a host of powertrain, engineering, electronic and safety firsts combined with Honda’s trademark visibility and smart design.

Better, not bigger, the completely new Honda Accord lineup includes Sedan and Coupe models powered by 4-cylinder, V-6 and hybrid powertrains, teamed to manual, automatic and continuously variable transmission (CVT) options. The 2013 Honda Accord Sedan goes on sale September 19, 2012, with the Coupe to follow on October 15, 2012. An all-new, two-motor 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan is scheduled to debut in early 2013, followed by a conventional hybrid based on the same powertrain architecture in the summer of 2013.

Using the most high-strength steel in the model’s history, the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe bodies combine sophisticated and athletic styling with remarkable aerodynamic streamlining. Revised Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structures improve frontal crash safety, making the all-new Accord one of few midsize offerings expected to excel in the upcoming small-overlap frontal barrier crash test.

All-new Earth Dreams™ powertrains include the first U.S. application of Honda’s next-generation 2.4-liter direct-injected 4-cylinder engine. The 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe will also offer a more powerful and efficient V-6, and in early 2013, an all-new two-motor 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan will debut. Four transmissions are available, including the first-ever application of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on 2.4-liter 4-cylinder models, a six-speed automatic on V-6 models, and unique 6-speed manual transmissions on 2.4-liter 4-cylinder models and the 3.5-liter V-6 Coupe. Fuel efficiency is the best ever for an Accord in the EPA Midsize class, with 4-cylinder models earning up to an EPA 36 mpg highway rating1 and V-6 models getting up to an EPA 34 mpg highway rating.1

Other new Accord technologies include the first application of the all-new cloud-based HondaLink™ system, which lets drivers put away their smartphones and still stay connected to the people, music and social media they love. Also debuting on the 2013 Accord is the exclusive available Honda LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, which uses a camera system mounted on the passenger mirror for an enhanced view of the passenger-side roadway. The all-new 2013 Honda Accord also receives a rearview camera and an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror as standard equipment.

New Accord Technology
* Honda’s first use of direct injection (DI) in North America contributes to the 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine’s excellent fuel efficiency and low emissions.

* A new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), available with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, contributes to the Accord’s improved fuel efficiency. Honda’s unique G-Design Shift logic creates a connected feel and provides a more immediate acceleration response than conventional automatics or other CVT designs.

* New MacPherson-strut front suspension improves ride and handling qualities, while also reducing interior noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). The new lighter aluminum and steel front subframe also uses a proprietary Honda friction-stir welding process.

* Three features highly coveted by consumers are now standard on every new Accord: Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, USB/iPod® integration and rearview camera. No other manufacturer provides this level of standard equipment. Honda’s Expanded View Driver’s Mirror is also now standard equipment on every Accord.

* All Accord models feature standard Econ button with Eco Assist™

* Included on Accord EX, EX-L and Touring Sedan models and EX-L Coupe, Honda LaneWatch™ Blind Spot Display provides an expanded rear view of the passenger side roadway through the intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID).

* All-new Smart Entry & Push Button Start included on Accord EX, EX-L and Touring models.

* Included on EX-L and Touring Sedan and EX-L Coupe models, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) alerts the driver when a potential collision with another vehicle ahead is detected.

* Included on Accord EX-L and Touring models, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) alerts the driver when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use.

* New SmartVent™ side airbags mitigate the risk of excessive airbag deployment force while eliminating the need for the prior Accord’s Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS). SmartVent also allows improved heating of the passenger seatback on EX-L and Touring models.

* The Accord Touring Sedan offers Honda’s first light emitting diode (LED) projector headlights for improved visibility. In addition, LED daytime running lights (DRLs) are found on V-6 powered models, while LED brake lights come on all EX-L and Touring models.

* Exclusive to the Touring Sedan, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) allows the driver to set a desired speed and a distance interval behind the vehicle ahead.

* The all-new available HondaLink™ connected-car system allows owners to put their smartphones away and still stay connected to their favorite digital content.
Model Lineup
The 2013 Honda Accord Sedan will be available in six model choices, including an all-new top-spec Touring trim (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6, and Touring), with the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan arriving early in 2013. The striking 2013 Honda Accord Coupe will be available in four model choices (LX-S, EX, EX-L and EX-L V6).

The 2013 Accord Sedan is available in nine exterior colors, including four metallic and five pearl colors. All-new colors include Champagne Frost Pearl, Hematite Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and Obsidian Blue Pearl. The 2013 Accord Coupe is available in seven exterior colors, including two metallic, five pearl and one solid color. All-new colors include Modern Steel Metallic, Still Night Pearl, Tiger Eye Pearl and White Orchid Pearl.
Powertrain
As in previous generations, two gasoline engines are available on the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe. These include a new Earth Dreams™ 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with Honda’s first use of direct injection in North America, and an Earth Dreams™ 3.5-liter V-6 with revised VTEC + VCM functions. The base 185-horsepower (hp) 4-cylinder engine is coupled to a choice of an efficient new continuously variable transmission (CVT), or a new fun-to-shift 6-speed manual transmission on selected models. The Accord Sport Sedan model provides a 189-horsepower version of the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. Meanwhile, Accord V-6 models feature a 278-horsepower 3.5-liter engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic or, in the V-6 Coupe, a 6-speed manual transmission.

In early 2013, the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid will debut Honda’s new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder two-motor plug-in hybrid system. Available in the Sedan only, this system operates continuously through three modes – all-electric, gasoline-electric and direct-drive – to maximize fuel efficiency.
Body
Crisply styled and aerodynamically efficient, the 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe body designs are the most sophisticated in Accord history. The 2013 Accord unit-body uses 55.8-percent high-tensile steel, more than in any previous Accord. In addition, 17.2-percent of the steel is now grade 780, 980 and 1,500 – extremely high grades that have never before been used in any Accord. This contributes to higher body rigidity and reduced weight, which directly benefits ride and handling, interior quietness, performance and efficiency and long-term durability.

With its contoured body-sides, the Sedan’s exterior design is sleek, bold and decisive, while the Coupe’s design is rakish, taut and athletic. Extensive use of under-covers improve aerodynamics for increased fuel efficiency, while other advances include available LED headlights, DRLs and brake lights, mirror-mounted turn signals, and the standard Expanded View Driver’s Mirror that increases the driver’s field of vision by 4.2 degrees.
Chassis
Literally every aspect of the Accord’s chassis was reviewed or redesigned to create the best possible driving experience. Altogether, the highly rigid unit-body, refined suspension technology and advanced electronics define the 2013 Accord chassis as the most capable in model history. The new Accord is quieter and more responsive on city streets, smoother and more composed on the highway, and even more faithful to the driver’s wishes on winding roads.

New features for Accord include a MacPherson strut front suspension, a steel and aluminum front subframe and electric power steering (EPS). Standard Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC) on both 4-cylinder and V-6 models counteract engine noise, particularly at high rpm.

The lightweight MacPherson strut front suspension improves ride and handling qualities while also reducing interior noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). The new aluminum and steel front subframe reduces weight and, in conjunction with the new independent multi-link rear suspension, further reduces NVH. Careful aerodynamic tailoring of the underbody and suspension systems provides additional noise reductions.

The new EPS setup uses an electric motor to assist the rack-and-pinion steering rather than the hydraulic assist of the previous Accord. The result is reduced steering effort and fuel consumption, with improved precision, feel and stability.

Alloy wheels are now standard across the Accord model range, and range in size from 16 to 18 inches. Four-wheel disc brakes are also standard, as is Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist, a 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Hill start assist is also now standard on the Accord.
Interior
A completely new interior provides a level of luxury and craftsmanship never before seen in the Accord. Available in Black, Gray and Ivory cloth or leather, the interior combines welcoming comfort with an impressive range of available technologies. Standard features include redesigned seating, dual-zone automatic climate control and simplified controls and instrumentation.

Compared to the prior edition, both the 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe offer spacious accommodations for five passengers, and a roomy trunk with a flatter load floor for greater utility. Although the Accord’s length has decreased over three inches and the wheelbase is almost an inch shorter, key interior dimensions grow. Rear legroom increases over an inch, both front and rear shoulder room increase, and trunk space is up over a cubic foot. Altogether, the interior is remarkably quiet, stylish and upscale, with high-quality materials, exemplary fit and finish, and advanced seating comfort and ergonomics.

Contemporary onboard electronics help the Accord driver seamlessly interface with the latest generation of compatible personal mobile electronics. Standard features on all Accords include a bright, full-color 8-inch (diagonal) “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID), Bluetooth®2 HandsFreeLink® phone interface, Pandora® internet radio interface and an SMS text messaging feature. A new available Audio with touchscreen display and the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and FM Traffic is also available.

The 2013 Accord is also the first Honda product to offer available HondaLink™ technology, which works with the owner’s compatible smartphone to connect the Accord with music and media resources such as Aha™ by Harman, internet apps, roadside assistance and more. Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) are also available.
Safety
The 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe offer the greatest range of active and passive safety features in Honda history. Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is standard on all Accord models, and available new technologies include Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

Collision safety engineering includes the updated Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, which improves occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions, and the most extensive use of high-strength steel in Accord history. The Accord’s impact-absorbing front body design can even help attenuate energy in the event of a frontal collision with a pedestrian.

Passive-safety features include six airbags, including dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. New SmartVent™ side airbags reduce the risk of excessive airbag deployment force and eliminate the need for the Accord’s previous Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS).

Based on internal testing, both the 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe are expected to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and 5-star ratings in federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests3.
Manufacturing
Celebrating 30 years of Accord production in the United States, the all-new 2013 Honda represents the expanding capabilities of Honda in North America. Virtually every aspect of the Accord was developed, tested and finalized by Honda associates throughout California and Ohio. The Accord is produced4 in Ohio by Honda of America Mfg. Inc. using domestic and globally sourced parts.
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2014 and 2015 Accord Press Release


Powered by efficient Earth Dreams™ Technology, the 2014 Honda Accord lineup will include 4-cylinder and V-6 sedan and coupe, and two hybrid sedan models

08/19/2013
  • Most popular mid-size passenger car in America gets better for 2014
  • Improvements to the 2014 Honda Accord include new premium seat fabric on the LX sedan

TORRANCE, Calif., – Honda today announced the 2014 Accord Coupe will go on-sale tomorrow followed by the Accord Sedan on August 22. Featuring the award-winning Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrains, the Accord lineup includes a direct injected 4-cylinder engine and a powerful and fuel-efficient V-6. A sporty CVT (4-cylinder models only) and a 6-speed manual transmission are also available. A new 2-motor Accord Hybrid, built1 with the rest of the Accord lineup in a Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio, will debut later this fall.

Launched in fall 2012, Accord was the most popular midsize passenger car in America for the first six months of 2013, based on sales to individual (non-fleet) car buyers, according to new vehicle registration data from R.L. Polk.

The all-new 2013 Accord has earned a host of awards for setting new benchmarks for fuel efficiency, fun-to-drive performance, customer-friendly connectivity, advanced safety features and overall value.

Starting at $21,955, the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan goes on sale August 22, 2013, and the Coupe, with prices starting at $23,625, launches tomorrow. The 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan, with prices starting at $39,780, debuted in early 2013. Pricing for the 2014 Accord Hybrid Sedan will be announced closer to its October on-sale date.

The 2013 Accord has received numerous accolades, including an unprecedented 27th Car and Driver "10 Best" title for the model, as well as an Automobile Magazine All-Star award, a Best Family Car award from Parenting magazine and Edmunds.com, and Best New Sedan Under $25,000 status from KBB.com. The Accord also topped the competition in a six-way midsize sedan comparison test by Cars.com, USA Today and Motorweek, and was found to have the highest resale value in its class by KBB.com. The Accord's Earth Dreams Technology 4-cylinder and V-6 engines were also chosen as among the 10 Best Engines of 2013 by Ward's.

Sophisticated and Athletic
Using the highest amount of high-strength steel in the history of the model, the Accord Sedan and Coupe bodies combine sophisticated and athletic styling with high-efficiency safety protection and remarkable aerodynamic streamlining. Extensive use of under-covers improve the aerodynamics for increased fuel efficiency, while other advances include available LED headlights, DRLs and brake lights, and mirror-mounted turn signals.

Earth Dreams™ Technology
Innovative Earth Dreams™ Technology powertrains include Honda's next-generation 2.4-liter, direct-injected 4-cylinder engine with continuously variable transmission or 6-speed manual transmission. The 2014 Accord Sedan and Coupe are also available with a powerful and efficient V-6 mated to 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual (Coupe only) transmission. The Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan and new Accord Hybrid Sedan both use an all-new two-motor hybrid system paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel efficiency is the best ever for Accord in the EPA Midsize class, with 4-cylinder models earning a 36 mpg highway EPA rating2 and V-6 models garnering a 34 mpg highway EPA rating2.

Well-Appointed Interior
The Accord interior provides a level of luxury and craftsmanship never before seen in the Accord. Available in Black, Gray and Ivory colors schemes, in cloth or leather, the Accord interior combines welcoming comfort with an impressive range of available technologies. New for 2014 is a more premium cloth seat fabric on the Accord LX. A new smarter auto-dimming rear-view mirror no longer requires an on/off switch. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, rearview camera, 8-inch (diagonal) "intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID), Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® phone interface, Pandora® internet radio interface and an SMS text messaging feature.

Other innovative technologies include the cloud-based HondaLink™ connected car system, which lets drivers put away their smartphones and still stay connected to the people, music and social media they love. Also available is the Honda LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, which uses a camera system mounted on the passenger mirror for an enhanced view of the passenger-side roadway. The Accord also has a standard rearview camera and an Expanded View Driver's Mirror.

Responsive Chassis
A highly rigid unit-body, refined suspension technology and advanced electronics define the Accord chassis as the most capable in model history. The Accord is quiet and responsive on city streets, smooth and composed on the highway, and faithful to the driver's wishes on winding roads.

Features include a MacPherson strut front suspension (with Amplitude Reactive Dampers on Hybrid models), a hybrid steel-and-aluminum front subframe (all-aluminum on Hybrid models) and electric power steering (EPS). Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC) on both 4-cylinder and V-6 models counteract noise for a more serene cabin.

Comprehensive Safety and Driver Assistive Technology
The Accord Sedan and Coupe offer the greatest range of active and passive safety and driver assistive features in Honda history. Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is standard on all Accord models, and available new technologies include Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). The Accord's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) II body structure, standard on all models, helps improve frontal crash safety performance. This allows the Accord to be one of few midsize offerings to excel in the rigorous Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small-overlap frontal barrier crash test, earning it the IIHS' coveted TOP SAFETY PICK+ crash safety rating. The Accord also obtained a top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).3

Accord Model Range
The 2014 Accord Sedan is available in eight model choices, including six gasoline-engine versions (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring), the Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, and the new Accord Hybrid Sedan. The 2014 Accord Coupe is available in four model choices (LX-S, EX, EX-L and EX-L V6).

Manufacturing
Celebrating 31 years of Accord production in the United States, the 2014 models reflect the expanding capabilities of Honda in North America. The Accord Sedan and Coupe, and the Accord Hybrid are produced in Marysville, Ohio by Honda of America Mfg., Inc.

1 Produced using domestic and globally sourced parts.
2 Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
3 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (). Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). Test results for MY11 and later vehicles cannot be compared to those for MY10 and earlier vehicles.


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TORRANCE, Calif. August 20, 2014
  • Accord family offers multiple variations of Honda's fun-to-drive, fuel efficient, roomy and very well appointed midsize car
  • 2015 Coupe and Sedan feature upgrades plus multiple awards and accolades recognize and reinforce Accord as the benchmark in its class
  • Leading all mid-size cars in new-vehicle retail registrations for first six months of 20141, Accord continues as the best-selling passenger car

Coming off an exceptional year for Accord that included retail sales leadership and the introduction of the all-new 50-mpg rated2 Accord Hybrid, the 2015 Accord Sedan and Coupe, and 2015 Accord Hybrid begin to go on sale today. Four-cylinder 2015 Accord Sedans have a starting MSRP3 of $22,105, with the four-cylinder Accord Coupe starting at $23,775. Both models are also offered with a V-6 powerplant. The 2015 Accord Hybrid, with Honda's Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) two-motor hybrid system, has a starting MSRP3 of $29,305.

The already very well equipped Accord Sedan and Coupe receive feature upgrades for 2015. The 4-cylinder Sedan and Coupe EX-L and EX-L Navi trims now include the convenience of the HomeLink® universal remote system that can be programmed with the codes of up to three devices, such as a garage-door opener or home security system. The 2015 Accord EX Coupe with 4-cylinder engine gains the Honda LaneWatch™ display that uses a camera and in-dash display to provide an enhanced view of the passenger-side roadway. All Accord EX-L and above Coupes will also now come equipped with an auto dimming rearview mirror.

The 2015 Accord Sedan and Coupe are available with the choice of two highly efficient Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrains, a 2.4-liter direct-injected i-VTEC 4-cylinder that produces 185 horsepower4 (189 horsepower5 in the Accord Sport Sedan) and a 278-horsepower6 3.5-liter VTEC V-6 with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM).

The 4-cylinder engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or 6-speed manual (6MT) and earns up to a 36 mpg EPA highway rating2. The Accord Sedan with V-6 is paired with a 6-speed automatic (6AT) with a 34 mpg EPA highway rating2. V-6 Coupe models can be equipped with either the 6AT or a 6-speed manual, with the 6AT having a 32 mpg EPA highway rating2. The 2015 Accord Hybrid is powered by Honda's Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) two-motor hybrid system that transitions seamlessly between electric motor power, gasoline engine power and hybrid gas-electric propulsion, delivering power to the wheels without the need of a conventional transmission. This elegant powertrain helps the Accord Hybrid earn a 50 mpg EPA city rating2.

The 2014 Accord received numerous accolades, including an unprecedented 28th Car and Driver "10 Best" title, as well as an Automobile Magazine "All-Star" award and "Best Family Car" award from Parenting magazine and Edmunds.com. Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com named the Accord a "Best Resale Value" vehicle and recognized it as having the lowest cost of ownership for a midsize sedan over a projected 5-year period. Included in the awards given to the 2014 Accord Hybrid were a MotorWeek "2014 Driver's Choice Award," a KBB.com "10 Best Green Car of 2014" award and a naming to Green Car Journal's "Top 10 Green Car Technology List for 2014."
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Honda Introduces the Highest Tech Accord Yet in High Tech’s U.S. Hub—Silicon Valley

Jul 23, 2015 - MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.
  • Upgraded 2016 Accord features one of the first applications of both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ in a volume-produced vehicle
  • More dynamic styling, including first 19-inch wheels on Accord
  • Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive tech available on all trims
  • New 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface

Honda introduced a refreshed 2016 Accord loaded with advanced technology in Silicon Valley today, the first time the company has launched a new vehicle in the U.S. tech hub. Coming to market in August, the 2016 Accord will be the first Honda model and among the first high-volume cars in the marketplace to feature both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. These and other major upgrades to technology and features make it the most high-tech Accord ever.


The 2016 Accord Sedan and Coupe receive dynamic new styling, a new Display Audio touchscreen interface, and Honda Sensing™, the most comprehensive suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies in the midsize car class. The 2016 Accord also adds HD Radio®, heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors, and a number of other new features and technology to be revealed in coming weeks. Details on the Accord Hybrid will be announced at a later date.

"Where else to introduce the most technologically advanced midsize sedan, the 2016 Accord, than in Silicon Valley," said John Mendel, executive vice president of the Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "Customers want their vehicles to be more intelligently integrated with their smartphone-powered lives, and we are committed to delivering that experience starting with Accord, retail car buyers' most popular vehicle the past two years."


Exterior and Interior design

The 2016 Accord gets a major facelift with sportier, more sophisticated styling, front and rear. In front is a more sharply creased and intricately structured bumper fascia with outside edges that tuck into intake-like meshed areas that house new LED fog lights (Sport trim and above). A new aluminum hood features sharper character lines that meet up with a brighter, more expressive front grille. In the rear, the Accord gets restyled LED taillights and a similarly aggressive rear bumper fascia redesign.

While all models feature restyled wheels, the Accord Sedan (Sport and Touring trim) and Coupe (Touring, new for Coupe) get new, larger 19-inch wheels and tires. The Touring sedan also gets a new rear deck spoiler. All models, Coupe and Sedan, feature the expanded use of LED lighting – LED taillights for all models, LED headlights for the new Touring Coupe, and LED daytime running lights (DRLs) for Sport and above trims.


Honda Sensing™

All 2016 Accords also can now be equipped with Honda Sensing™, among the most comprehensive suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies in the class. Honda Sensing includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and is available as a standalone option on all trims with the exception of Touring, where Honda Sensing is included as standard equipment.

Also, all 2016 Accords feature a standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and Expanded View Driver's Mirror and, for the first time, new auto high-beam headlights (Touring trim) that enhance nighttime visibility and driving convenience by defaulting to the high-beam setting and automatically switching to low beams when an oncoming vehicle is detected.

Display Audio with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™

The Accord audio and digital experience also is significantly upgraded with the application of a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, on EX and above trims, as well as available HondaLink™ Assist (e911) and HD Radio. The intuitive and easy-to-use capacitive touchscreen lets users swipe, tap and pinch—just like on a tablet or smartphone—to control the vehicle's audio system, display settings and other advanced features.

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are designed to support seamless smart phone integration and offer a multitude of new functions and features.

Apple CarPlay® takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car's built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri. Supported apps include Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and compatible third party apps. Apple CarPlay® is compatible with iOS 7.1 or later and iPhone 5 or later.


Android Auto™ was designed to give drivers a simple, intuitive way through touch and voice to minimize the potential for distraction so the driver can stay focused on the road. Compatible with Android 5.0 and higher, Android Auto features Google Maps, Google Now, messaging, music and numerous popular apps.


To take full advantage of these new systems and features, the 2016 Accord's new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen is paired with an upper 7.7-inch high-resolution display screen and steering wheel-mounted controls. The upper screen can display audio settings, turn-by-turn directions, time and trip information, LaneWatch™ and Rearview Camera displays, incoming calls, SMS text messages when stopped, and parking sensor alerts.

Upgraded Features

The Accord value proposition is further bolstered by new standard and available features: Accord EX and above trims (Sedan and Coupe) with automatic transmission get remote engine start, 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen and HD Radio. SiriusXM satellite radio and Homelink remote, previously on EX-L and Touring, are now standard on EX and above trims. Sport and above trims in the sedan lineup also get a new 60/40 split and folding rear seat, previously a one-piece folding design. The Accord Sedan in Touring trim gets heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors and new rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Advanced Powertrains

The Accord will continue to be offered with two advanced Honda engines: a direct-injected (DI) 2.4-liter inline i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder and a 3.5-liter VTEC™ V-6 that is the most powerful engine offered in a Honda sedan to date. Available transmissions include a sporty and fuel-efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT) for the 4-cylinder engines, unique 6-speed manuals for the 4-cylinder and V-6 engines, and a 6-speed automatic for V-6 models.
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Overview

Befitting the Accord's mission as an engaging and responsive everyday driver, every aspect of the chassis engineering and componentry was reviewed for the 9th-generation design. The result is a car that is quieter and more responsive on city streets, quieter and smoother riding the highway, and even more faithful to the driver's wishes on winding roads.

Accord chassis features include a MacPherson strut front suspension, a "hybrid" steel and aluminum front subframe, and electric power steering (EPS). Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC) are also included, counteracting engine noise and helping to create a more linear and sophisticated high-rpm engine note.

The advanced MacPherson strut front suspension provides superior ride and handling qualities while also reducing interior noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). The ninth-generation Accord also uses an aluminum and steel front subframe that reduces weight and, in conjunction with new rear compliance bushings and independent multi-link rear suspension, also measurably reduces NVH. Additional noise reductions are derived from careful tailoring of the underbody and suspension systems.

The EPS uses an electric motor to assist the rack-and-pinion steering rather than the hydraulic assist of the previous Accord. The result is reduced steering effort, improved precision, feel and stability, and less power consumption.

Aluminum wheels are now standard on every Accord Sedan and Coupe, and range in size from 16 inches to 19 inches depending on model and trim. Four-wheel disc brakes are also standard across the model range, along with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist, a 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Hill start assist is also standard, helping the driver accelerate smoothly from a stop while on an incline.

Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC) are standard across the Accord model range. Using microphones, a signal processor and the Accord's audio speakers, ANC counteracts engine noise, while ASC helps create a more linear and sophisticated high-rpm engine note. Additional noise reductions are derived from careful tailoring of the underbody and suspension systems.


2016 Accord Chassis Enhancements

The 2016 Accord received numerous engineering changes to its chassis design with the aim of further improving both ride and handling while creating greater differentiation in the performance characteristics of different models, in particular the Sport Sedan and Touring Sedan and Coupe. All 2016 Accords apply higher performance dampers and new compliance bushings. All models get new front and rear high performance dampers designed to offer increased response especially in the initial stage of body movement. Development work has centered on reduced internal friction and increased linearity, resulting in the redesign of the oil channel aiding both ride comfort and handling precision.

Accord Touring trims (Sedan and Coupe) get further upgraded Amplitude Reactive Dampers with variable suspension stroke, providing for an even more refined ride quality and improved body control during cornering. The Touring trim also gets new hydraulic rear subframe bushings for reduced high-frequency vibration.

In addition to receiving larger 19x8J wheels and 235/40 R19 96V tires, the Accord Sedan in Sport and Touring trim gets 1-inch larger front brake discs (12.3 inches in diameter vs.11.5 on the 2015 model). The new Coupe Touring receives the same 19-inch wheels and tires and upsized front brake discs, while EX and EX-L grades get larger 18-inch (+1 inch) wheels and 235/45R18 94V tires.

All 2016 models also feature new Straight Driving Assist Technology that utilizes the vehicle's Motion Adaptive Steering System to reduce the driver's workload when running on a canted or crowned road surface.


Standard Chassis Features
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Aluminum and steel front subframe
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension
  • New high performance dampers
  • Electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering (EPS)
  • Aluminum wheels
  • All-season tires
  • 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Active Noise Control (ANC)
  • Active Sound Control (ASC)
  • Straight Driving Assist


MacPherson Strut Front Suspension

A MacPherson strut front suspension gives the Accord an exceptionally smooth and quiet ride, stable and responsive handling and flatter cornering. The highly evolved front suspension in the ninth-generation Accord is significantly lighter with higher dynamic performance including improved responsiveness, ride comfort and stability, significantly reduced noise and increased driving enjoyment. The Accord's turning diameter is 38.1 ft. (LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6) and 39.6 ft. (Sport and Touring) for the Sedan and 37.6 ft. (LX-S, EX, EX-L) and 39.0 ft. (EX-L V6 and Touring) for the Coupe.

Hydro-compliance bushings mount the front lower suspension arms. These bushings help reduce steering shimmy at all speeds, improve NVH characteristics and promote more accurate suspension geometry. The result is an ideal blend of ride quality, responsive steering and precise handling.

Enhanced structural rigidity plays a part in the Accord's new suspension performance, with highly rigid attachment points for the struts, as well as for the front subframe. This new structure is an integral part of the Accord's ACE body structure, which helps crash performance in a frontal collision. And finally, the repackaging of the front suspension allows a shorter front overhang to be incorporated, improving vehicle styling.

The struts are specially tuned for the ideal blend of comfort and handling. Innovative features include efficient hydraulic valves and seals, a low-friction Teflon® internal bushing, optimized oil specifications, and a special rebound damper spring that dramatically reduces body roll while turning. The Accord Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring Sedan, and the EX and EX-L Coupe all feature a front strut-tower connecting bar that further improves handling response. For 2016 models, a more ridged strut tower bar contributes to overall body stiffness and dynamic handling response.


Lightweight Front Subframe

The Accord's subframe, which cradles the engine, transmission and lower suspension mounts, utilizes a unique aluminum and steel construction. Using a process developed by Honda, the subframe joins aluminum and steel components with a type of friction-stir-welding to form a single high-strength, lightweight unit that provides ideal ride and handling properties along with lower weight. The weight savings directly improves both fuel efficiency and overall dynamic performance.


Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension

The Accord's compact, multi-link rear suspension offers supple ride comfort and excellent overall handling. This system features high-strength stamped-steel upper A-arms with aluminum knuckles and precise geometry that reduces lift during hard braking. The lower links connect to a rigid rear subframe, which is isolated from the body by rubber mounts that reduce drumming and low frequency sound.


Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)

The Accord's electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering (EPS) uses a rack-and-pinion steering assembly with an electric motor assist that reduces steering effort, improves feel and enhances precision and stability. It also uses less power than a hydraulic system, contributing to the Accord's fuel efficiency. For ideal component packaging, on 4-cylinder Accords the steering pinion is electrically assisted, and on V-6 Accords the steering rack is electrically assisted.

Other EPS benefits include a more sophisticated, linear, solid and accurate steering feel, more nimble handling and improved highway stability. For 2016, the EPS features a new control logic designed to provide a more consistent steering weight in all conditions.


New High Performance Dampers

All 2016 Accord models get new front and rear high performance dampers designed to offer increased response especially in the initial stage of body movement. Development work has centered on reduced internal friction and increased linearity, resulting in the redesign of the oil channel aiding both ride comfort and handling precision.


New High Performance Amplitude Reactive Dampers

Amplitude Reactive Dampers are used for the first time on Accord, on the 2016 Sedan and Coupe in Touring trim. Amplitude Reactive Dampers deliver a superior level of ride comfort together with crisp, precise handling. The dampers operate in two distinct performance parameters: a Ride Zone and a Handling Zone. Each zone has a unique set of compression and rebound damping forces tailored to provide the desired ride and handling attributes. In essence, the amplitude reactive dampers operate like two separate suspension systems combined in one. The new dampers are entirely mechanical in operation with no electronics required.


Ride Zone

For short suspension stroke the dampers provide minimal damping effect to provide an extremely comfortable ride where little suspension travel is needed- such as on smooth road surfaces.


Handling Zone

For longer suspension stroke a second damping circuit is engaged. Here damping effect is maximized for enhanced steering feel, improved body-roll control and more secure handling- such as during aggressive cornering or on severe road conditions.

With the Amplitude Reactive Dampers, by adding a second spring floating valve above a conventional main piston valve, the Accord Touring maintains it's very flat and stable body control while offering a suppler and well damped ride quality. For example, while driving on rough surfaces, the application of short-stroke damper movement allows the main piston valve absorb the small vibrations for a comfortable ride. However during hard cornering both the main and second piston valves move that create a much larger damping force for better driving dynamics.


Aluminum Wheels

All Accords have restyled aluminum wheels. Sizes range from 16 to 19 inches in diameter, depending on model and trim. See the specifications tables below for more information.



All-Season Tires

Reducing the aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance of tires is an essential part of attaining better fuel efficiency for any vehicle. So the 2016 Accords use a range of tire widths from 205mm to 235mm that offer the best balance between all-season grip, low drag and low rolling resistance. As always, the tires also excel at providing accurate steering feel, a quiet, comfortable ride and long wear. They are also M+S rated for all-season drivability. The Accord comes with a temporary spare tire mounted on a steel wheel. See the specifications tables below for more information.


Four-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS

All Accord models are equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes with a 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) for confident stops. Front brake disc diameter varies from 11.1 to 12.3 inches depending on model and trim, while the rear discs measure 11.1 inches in diameter. A power brake booster offers a solid pedal feel and an optimized pedal stoke.

ABS independently modulates braking power at each wheel to help the driver retain steering control during heavy braking, while Brake Assist recognizes emergency braking situations and almost instantly applies full braking force when appropriate. (See Safety and Driver Assistive section for more information).
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Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) is standard on all Accord models. EBD adjusts front-to-rear brake pressure according to vehicle load distribution for optimum brake balance at all times. Sensors at each wheel send signals to the brake-control module, which can modulate braking pressure based on individual wheel speed, optimizing brake pressure balance on all four wheels, while providing a linear pedal feel.


Brake Assist

The Accord's electronically controlled Brake Assist is designed to help drivers apply full braking force in a collision-avoidance situation. If the driver suddenly brakes harder than normal in an emergency, the system fully activates the brakes. However Brake Assist does not take over braking – it only assists the driver in obtaining full braking performance in an emergency. Brake Assist deactivates when the driver releases pressure on the pedal.


Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)1 with Traction Control

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control system that works in conjunction with the Accord's Drive-by-Wire™ throttle and its 4-channel ABS systems to enhance control capability while the vehicle is accelerating, braking, cornering or when the driver makes a sudden maneuver. VSA also provides a limited-slip differential effect for the driving wheels by applying braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting driving force to the wheel with more traction. While the driver can reduce the traction control effectiveness allowing more wheel slip during stuck condition by pressing the VSA button, ABS remains fully operational at all times. For further information see the Safety and Driver Assistance section.


Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)2

The Accord's Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) helps the driver maintain proper air pressure to improve driving safety, as well as reduce wear and tear on the vehicle's tires. Located in the instrument panel, a TPMS icon illuminates to alert the driver whenever any of the tires has a significantly low-pressure reading that requires the driver's attention.


Hill Start Assist

All Accord models have hill start assist, which holds brake pressure when the vehicle is stopped on a hill for a brief period of time, allowing the driver's foot to move from the brake pedal to accelerator without the vehicle moving.


Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC)

Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC) work together as a system to reduce noise in the cabin, while simultaneously improving the sound quality during strong acceleration. The combined effect helps make the Accord cabin a more pleasant and relaxing place to spend time.

Included in all Accord models, Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC) use two microphones, a processing unit and four speakers (integral to the Accord's audio system) to collect and interpret sound entering the cabin and then deliver an out-of-phase audio signal to cancel unwanted background noise – and better define desirable noise such as the engine note during acceleration.

Active Noise Control (ANC) counteracts engine noise, for instance when the 4-cylinder Accord is idling with the air-conditioning on, or when the V-6 engine's Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) function is cycling on and off. For its part, Active Sound Control (ASC) helps create more linear and sophisticated high-rpm engine sounds, for instance when the Accord is accelerating up a freeway on-ramp or passing slower traffic.

To further distinguish its sporting feel, the 2016 Accord Sport has a specially tuned ANC allowing for more engine sound in the cabin under acceleration. The idea was to create a powerful engine sound at medium engine speeds through to revs approaching the redline. Sound is also tuned according to the type of transmission, with the manual transmission models providing a sportier, slightly more aggressive sound to reflect the sportier character associated with that type of transmission. (See Interior section for more information.)

1 VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.

2 For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

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Maintenance

1) Reset Maintenance Minder

Reset the engine oil life display if you have performed the maintenance service.

1. Set the power mode to ON.
2. Press button to select Vehicle Settings, then press the SEL/RESET
button.
3. Press the button until Maintenance Reset appears on the display.
4. Press the SEL/RESET button. The oil life reset mode is displayed on the multi-information display.
5. Select Reset with the button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The displayed maintenance items disappear, and the engine oil life display
returns to 100%.

To cancel the oil life reset mode, select Cancel, then press the SEL/RESET button.


2)




3) Replacing Cabin Air Filter -- same process as on previous generation Accords, except the 9th generation Accord doesn't have the filter frame/holder.



4) CVT Fluid - How To Check and Replace

How to Check and Replace CVT Fluid (.PDF)


5) Brake Pads / Rotors (a few options)
.
  • << PADS, FRONT >>

    - Honda # 45022-T2F-A01

    LX sedan and LX-S coupe ONLY

    - Centric:
    #103.09140 (ceramic)
    #102.09140 (metallic)
    #300.09140 (semi-metallic)
    #301.09140 (ceramic)

    - Hawk
    # HB393F.665

    - PowerStop:
    #16914 (ceramic)
    .
    .
    All trims (except LX sedan, LX-S coupe, and Hybrid)

    - Honda # 45022-T2G-A00

    - Centric:
    #105.16540 (ceramic)

    - PowerStop:
    #171654

    - Wagner:
    #QC1654
    .
    .
    Hybrids

    - Honda
    # 45022-T3V-A00 (2014)
    # 45022-T3Z-A01 (2015)
    .
    .
  • << PADS, REAR >>
    .
    All trims (including Hybrids)

    - Honda # 43022-TA0-A80 or # 43022-TA0-A81

    - Centric:
    #102.14510 (metallic)
    #301.14510 (ceramic)
    #105.14510 (ceramic)

    - Hawk
    #HB626F.577

    - PowerStop:
    #161451 (ceramic)

    - Wagner:
    #QC1451 (ceramic)
.
.
  • << ROTORS, FRONT >>

    2013-2017 -- LX sedan and LX-S coupe trims ONLY

    - Honda # 45251-T2F-A00
    11.1 in (281.7 mm) diameter x 0.91 in (23 mm) thickness

    - Beck Arnley:
    #0832725

    - Centric:
    #121.40078
    #120.40078

    - Duralast
    #31257
    #31257DG
    .
    .
    2013-2015 -- All trims (except LX sedan and LX-S coupe)
    2016-2017 -- EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 sedan and coupe


    - Honda # 45251-T2G-A00
    11.5 in (293 mm) diameter x 0.98 in (25 mm) thickness

    - Bendix:
    #PRT6206

    - Beck Arnley:
    #0833571

    - Centric:
    #121.40086
    #120.40086
    #126.40086 SL and #126.40086 SR (slotted)
    #128.40086 L and #128.40086 R (drilled)
    #127.40086 L and #127.40086 R (slotted and drilled)

    - Duralast:
    #74013

    - Wagner:
    #BD180583
    #BD180567
    .
    .
    2016-2017 Accord Sport and Touring (ONLY)

    - Honda #45251-T2F-A82
    12.3 in (312.42 mm) diameter x 0.98 in (25 mm) thickness

    - Beck Arnley
    #083-3564

    - Bendix
    #PRT6223

    - Centric
    #121.40080 (C-Tek)
    #120.40080 (Premium)

    - EBC:
    #RK7606 (RK Series Premium Plain 1-Piece)
    #USR7606 (USR BlackDash Series Sport Slotted 1-Piece)
    #GD7606 (3GD Series Sport Dimpled and Slotted 1-Piece)
    .
    .
  • << ROTORS, REAR >>

    2013-2017 -- All trims

    - Honda # 42510-T2F-A00
    11.1 in (281.6 mm) diameter x 0.35 in (9.00 mm) thickness

    - Beck Arnley:
    #0833557

    - Centric:
    #121.40068
    #120.40068
    #126.40068 SL and #126.40068 SR (slotted)
    #128.40068 L and #128.40068 R (drilled)
    #127.40068 L and #127.40068.R (slotted and drilled)

    - Duralast:
    #44594
    #44594DG

    - EBC:
    #RK7440 (RK Series Premium Plain 1-Piece)
    #USR7440 (USR BlackDash Series Sport Slotted 1-Piece)
    #GD7440 (3GD Series Sport Dimpled and Slotted 1-Piece)

    - Power Stop:
    #KOE5368 (OE Replacement)
    #K5368 (Drilled and Slotted)

    - Wagner:
    #BD126414

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Problem Areas

1) TPMS Indicator Issues -- 9th Gen TPMS Indicator Issues Thread

2) Excessive Wind Noise, Accord Sedan -- 2013 Accord Sedan: Excessive Wind Noise

3) Audio / Hands-free Link Issues -- Audio and Handsfree Link issues

4) Audio System Requires Re-boot -- Had to re-boot my audio system again today
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How to remove License plate bulb
How do I remove License plate bulb?


Homelink in your non-equipped Accord (Sedan/Coupe)
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Horn upgrade kit
Video:

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Unplug ANC
Amp/sub problem solved permanently


LED Light interior
exLED Kit Installed - With Pics And Installation Tips


4-cyl exhaust shroud paint and resonator collar removal
4 cyl exhaust shroud paint and resonator collar removal mod

Soundstream compact subwoofer
Soundstream compact subwoofer review + install notes...

Roof Spoiler
M3 (roof) spoiler installed on 2013 sedan



Modifications

1) 9th Gen Headlight Discussion Thread: Bulb Upgrades and Swapping to Touring LED Headlights

2) Audio Wiring Diagrams

3) Lowering Your Car: coilovers, lowering springs, HFP suspension, etc.

4) DIY: upgrade to Touring LED tail lights
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FAQ:

What lights do I have stock? What is a DRL?
What lights do I have stock? What is a DRL?


My radio made weird noises, sometimes it doesn’t work right, etc. help??
Honda will release a firmware update sometime in February. Do not ask for exact date, how long the update will take, how the update is being done. We only know a firmware update is being release soon and you will have to take your accord to a Honda dealership to get it updated.

My Accord horn sounds weak, I want more of a masculine sound. Where can I buy the upgrades?



How dark should I go with tinting? How much should I pay? What will my car look like with (50%, 20%, or 5%)?
9th Gen Tinted Windows thread


Can I Install US sedan touring model LED headlights on my EXL V6 (or lower)? Where can I buy the Headlight? *You will need to buy the PnP Harness*



Where can I buy HFP 19” rims for cheap?



How will my accord look with HFP 19” rims?
HFP Wheels

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I hear squeaks in the front when I brake is this normal? Is there a fix to that? Yes, There is a TSB for noise heard from front brakes

TSB:
9th Gen Accord Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) : all trims -- post TSB's only


I hear a lot of wind noise in my sedan while driving on free way. Is there a fix to that? Yes, There is a TSB for excessive wind noise on the sedan

TSB: 9th Gen Accord Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) : all trims -- post TSB's only

Discussion:
2013 Accord Sedan: Excessive Wind Noise


I want to get rid or cover the chrome on my accord, what can I do and how will it look?
plasti dipped Coupe wheels, trim, grille, roof and emblems

"Coupe De-Chrome"

Plasti-dip front/rear coupe garnish...

(Conservative) Plastidip on a MSM Coupe

Can you disable the ANC from the menu?
Disabling Active Noise Control (ANC)

I Installed an after market sub, but it is making weird noises, what can I do?
Amp/sub problem solved permanently


Can I add wheel spacers to make my rims look more flush?
Wheel spacers for factory 18" wheels


How does the Factory Remote Start work?
Remote Engine Start System -just how does it work?


My bass is weak, what can I do?
If you use USB connection or CD, you will get the best bass possible. All the other connection, like AHA, Pandora, XM, AM/FM will not have good bass output. If you want better bass output, you have to install aftermarket amp/sub.

Soundstream compact subwoofer review + install notes...


What type of bulb is in my low beams and my high beams? I want to install HID.
The low beams takes H11 bulbs. I recommend you using 35w 4300K or 5000K for the best light output and use a Relay harness so you’ll be safe from frying your electrical system. Going with 55w will damage your reflector bowl in the long run because the Accord headlights are built for Halogen bulb/heat. Bulbs over 6000K will be more blue and less light output.


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