2016 Honda Accord A “10Best” Award Winner

April 1st, 2016 by

Being at the top of your game year after year is a tough thing to accomplish. Just ask Peyton Manning. Few people in sports have the opportunity to bow out of their profession after achieving the pinnacle not once, but twice, in their career.

2016 Honda Accord

Best Of The Best
Unlike Manning the new 2016 Honda Accord for sale near Tampa at Tampa Honda isn’t retiring anytime soon; quite the opposite. But what the all-new 2016 Accord does have in common with the two-time Super Bowl winner is being able to perform at a consistently high level year after year. Just ask Car And Driver Magazine,which recently named the 2016 Accord to its coveted “10Best Cars” list a record 30 times. In automotive terms, that’s equivalent to having 30 Super Bowl rings. Additionally, the Accord has been named a Car And Driver“10Best” vehicle more times than any other car in the history of the publication.

Just like going up against the fiercest competitors on the playing field, earning this prestigious award doesn’t come easily. The Accord had to prove itself in a grueling series of real-world tests worthy of any champion contender. Sharing the victory circle with the Accord in 2016 were cars such as the Tesla Model S, the VW Golf, Porsche Boxster, the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Chevy Camaro, Cadillac CTS, BMW M235i, and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.

The magazine visited Honda’s plant in Marysville, Ohio and came away not only impressed with the passion and dedication of Honda team members but also with the quality and consistency of each Accord that rolls off the line. With a capacity to build 440,000 cars a year, the Accord is “the sole high-volume product to earn this award year after year.”

“Both of Honda’s Japanese rivals, Nissan, and Toyota, also manufacture in the U.S., in bigger plants that are just as highly regarded as Marysville. Yet, we find neither of their mid-size sedans as engaging as the Accord. The last time either one cracked 10Best, the internet wasn’t much of a thing, and Honda’s family car had already racked up nine trophies in a row. Its most recent streak, including this year, stands at 19,” enthused the publication.

Invigorating New Styling
Just like a superbly conditioned athlete, the new 2016 Accord flexes its muscles with a fresh, invigorating design, improved performance and handling, better fuel economy, and a roomier, more luxurious interior worthy of an all-star. From its brilliant jeweled LED headlights to its elegantly redesigned taillights, the new 2016 Accord presents a confident, refined, and upscale appearance that echoes its upmarket Acura luxury sport sedan cousins. TheCarConnection.com says that “The Accord’s design has enough flair and sophistication to say relevant in a fashion-conscious market,” adding that the Accord’s styling is “handsome” and “fresh.”

2016 Honda Accord Interior

Interior A Cut Above
Another reason the Accord hits it out of the park year after year is its superbly designed interior. Honda sets the bar high and delivers with an interior that exudes quality and sporty sophistication. Everything about the Accord’s cockpit offers a level of refinement you’d expect to find in more expensive luxury vehicles. Premium materials, including available leather-trimmed seats, are of the highest quality. The fit and finish of every switch, button, and control contribute to the cockpit’s intuitive, ergonomic design. You can also order up your Accord from Tampa Honda with such conveniences as an available 10-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, and power moonroof.

Moreover, you’ll find the Accord’s interior to be both quiet and spacious with a generous 103.2 cubic feet of total interior volume that gives you and your passengers plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the ride. Rear seats that fold 60/40 accommodate those longer or bulkier items. Available heated outboard rear seats and a smart key fob with remote engine start are other convenience features that you’re sure to appreciate.

Connect With High Tech
You’ll also understand how the 2016 Accord lets you plug into today’s high-tech world with ease. You’ll feel right at home with the Accord’s large 7-inch color touchscreen display that functions much like your smartphone or tablet. Music, podcasts, the latest news, navigation, and hands-free communication are but a swipe away. Plus, the Accord EX and above now comes with both Apple CarPlay™ and AndroidAuto™ that lets you connect your compatible smartphone with a new dimension of connectivity and enjoyment. Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, a handy USB interface, and PANDORA® come standard.

The Honda’s contemporary exterior and finely crafted interior indeed offers a winning combination worthy of praise. But automotive pundits and the buying public alike also rave about the Accord’s exceptional performance, handling, and fuel economy.

Power, Performance & Fuel Economy
The Accord puts some fun to the pavement with a choice of two lively and responsive engines. There’s nothing “standard” about the Accord’s standard Earth Dreams i-VTEC® 16-valve, 2.4-liter, 185-hp, direct injection 4-cylinder engine. Not only does it offer enough power to handle your daily commute, but it does also so frugally, achieving an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway when paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with G-Design Shift Logic. Honda’s exclusive “EcoAssist™” adjusts various engine parameters as well as helps coach you to drive more efficiently.

If you want to add more performance to your daily drive, Honda’s exceptional 3.5-liter, 24-valve Earth Dreams i-VTEC® V6 with Variable Cylinder Management generates a substantial 278 horsepower while still achieving up to an EPA-estimated 34 highway mpg. Honda has also re-tuned the Accord’s suspension and chassis for an agiler, confident, and sportier ride without sacrificing comfort.

Safety Standards

Setting Safety Standards
Not only does the new 2016 Accord deliver an award-winning performance with its elegant styling, upscale interior, technological innovations, and fuel-efficient performance, it also sets new standards for vehicle safety. Honda was one of the first automakers to offer a multi-angle rearview camera as standard equipment.

Honda’s available “Honda Sensing™ suite of active driver-assist technologies work together to help prevent accidents from occurring. Road Departure Mitigation and Lane-Keeping Assist keep the Accord on its intended path. Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a pre-set distance between cars ahead of you. Forward-Collision Warning alerts you to an impending collision while the Collision Mitigation Braking System will actually help bring the vehicle to a stop in the event of an unavoidable collision with a vehicle ahead of you.

These various Honda safety technologies help earn the Accord top safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The award-winning new 2016 Honda from Tampa Honda proves once again that Honda is at the top of its game when it comes to engineering one of the most successful four-door family sedans on the road today. So it’s not surprising that Kelley Blue Book recently named Honda as the “Best Overall Brand” for the third year in a row.

We invite you to test drive the new 2016 Honda Accord at Tampa Honda and see for yourself why it’s the award-winning midsize sedan that’s the winning choice for your family.

Get Award-Winning Savings At Tampa Honda

You’ll feel like a champion when you get an award-winning deal at your hometown Honda new car dealership in Tampa.  You’ll be amazed at how much you save with our many Honda factory incentives on our large inventory of new 2015 and 2016 Hondas for sale near Tampa. Save even more on our extensive selection of all-star Honda Certified Pre-owned vehicles. We also offer many top-quality used cars under $10,000 for sale in Tampa.

Tampa Honda is the only dealer to offer our exclusive Honda Lifetime Warranty. While other warranties expire after a certain time, the Lifetime Warranty from Tampa Honda has no time or mileage limits. And you can have your Honda serviced at repair shops or Honda dealerships from coast to coast. This unbeatable warranty comes with every new Honda we sell, as well as select pre-owned vehicles.

We’re conveniently located near Busch Gardens and the University of South Florida at 11000 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612. For Sales, please call 813-452-6475. For Service, call 813-452-6474.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage will vary depending on your driving habits and vehicle maintenance.

*Based on Car & Driver Magazine, November 2015