Following the debut of the new 2016 Honda Accord sedan, the Japanese company has now revealed the Coupe version of the face-lifted version with minor tweaks. The new styling features of Honda Accord Coupe are on the line with what we saw on the sedan, and it gets the same powertrains as well.
Looking at this car, one gets the feeling Honda Accord Coupe only exists for the sake of expanding the range and making it look populated. Other than that, we can’t see the appeal of a huge two-door car with no particular sporty traits and the same drive and features as the four-door version. Honda Accord Coupe is, basically, a less practical version of the sedan. It’d be all right if the coupe looked substantially different than the sedan, but that is not the case.
At any rate, the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe comes with new grille, revised bumpers, and modified lights, as we have already seen with the sedan version. The car also benefits from an upgraded steering system, better brakes, new 19-inch wheels and uprated suspension system. Interestingly, Honda says the focus here has been on refinement and a smooth ride rather than better handling.
Engine-wise, Honda Accord Coupe can be had with either a 2.4 liter in-line four developing 185 horsepower and mated to either a six-speed manual or a CVT transmission, or a 3.5 liter V6 unit with 280 horsepower and a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmission. This V6 engine looks like a bit of relic in this day and age, which is why Honda has equipped it with variable cylinder management system to improve the fuel consumption and make it seem more modern.