5 Things To Know — Honda Accord

5 Things To Know — Honda Accord

Zacks has just released a Special Report that spotlights this fast-emerging phenomenon and 6 tickers for taking advantage of it. If you don't buy now, you may kick yourself in 2020. It all adds up to the most refined, sporty and responsive Accord we've ever made. In back, the Accord features LED taillights and dual-exhaust ports. Although Honda has yet to provide concrete figures, it says that the new model is actually 10 mm shorter and 15 mm lower, although it is 10 mm wider. That makes the task of redesigning the car hugely important.

Elsewhere, there are larger arm rests with thicker padding, along with new seats featuring taller shoulder bolstering and new high-accuracy seat padding with variable firmness - the latter improves comfort and support.

On Friday, Honda took the wraps off a new generation of the Accord, the nameplate's 10th. It's compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. They have claimed 12 lives in the U.S. Eleven of the deaths, and an estimated 150 injuries, involved Honda vehicles equipped with Takata air bags. The centre of gravity is also 10 mm lower than before. Every Accord has two USB charging ports, with 2.5-amp ports on EX trims and above. Honda, however, refused to discuss the model in greater detail ahead of the launch event to be held in Detroit. This can be seen both inside and out.

With the outgoing Accord's coupe body style accounting for just four percent of sales, Honda decided to axe it for this tenth-generation car.

Two new direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engines and a new generation of Honda's two-motor hybrid technology.

But the new model is sure to generate interest among the family demographic the automaker is targeting.

Honda's 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four replaces the 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four as the base engine. Still, Honda notes that about 20 percent of the Sport trim level was sold with a manual. This is no penalty.

Pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle's on-sale date later this year. A gas-electric hybrid version also is available. Finally, Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Honda Motor Company by 4.6% in the first quarter. Frequent product recalls not only reduce consumers' confidence in a brand, but also add to expenses. The setup uses a 2.0-liter inline four that runs on the fuel-efficient Atkinson cycle. The drive motors are the first to use magnets containing no rare-earth metals. Drivers will sit behind a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, while Honda added an 8-inch center display for the all-new touchscreen. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. The Accord's weight is said to be down 110-176 lbs. Owners are asked to take their cars to a Honda dealer for inspection. All models also pack a rear-view camera.

Optional features include blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, a rear cross-traffic monitor, and a driver-awareness monitor.