2016 Honda Accord Refresh Adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Posted on Jul 25 2015 - 8:07am by Lisa Chan

The ninth-generation Honda Accord gets a thorough refresh for 2016, and the big theme here is technology. Inside and out, the updated Accord packs a host of upgrades in an effort to keep Honda’s best-seller fresh in the minds of consumers.

2016 Honda Accord

The big news is a new, seven-inch Display Audio infotainment interface with two of the latest in-car tech must-haves: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These come standard on EX models and above. The revised infotainment system doesn’t replace the outgoing two-screen setup inside the Accord, however. There’s a larger, 7.7-inch screen above the Display Audio screen, with steering wheel-mounted controls that allow access to things like audio information, the rear-view camera, and side LaneWatch camera.

Outside, the car looks more tech-focused, with expanded LED lighting. All cars now have LED taillamps, and the Touring trim adds full LED headlamps. With its restyled front fascia, the 2016 Accord looks a lot more Acura than Honda, for better or worse. Both sedan and coupe body styles are available, with a new, larger 19-inch wheel option on upper-level models.

Powertrains carry over largely unchanged. On the base end there’s a 2.4-liter, naturally aspirated inline-four, available with either a continuously variable transmission or a six-speed manual ‘box. Honda will continue to offer its 3.5-liter V6, as well, with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.

Check out the new Accord in the gallery above, and scroll down below for the official press blast. The 2016 Honda Accord hits dealers in August.