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Come in to Stockton 12 Honda today and find out why the Honda Accord touts amazing comfort, performance and design! The accord has won such awards as 2017's Car and Driver's 10Best, 2017 Kbb's Best Buy of the Year award and IIHS's 2017 Top Safety Pick Award. Click here to read more about the awards the 2017 Accord has won! Or come by and see for yourself what makes the Accord so award worthy.  

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Does the 2017 Honda Accord have a secret--or is it really just that good?

Honda has sold millions of its Accord-branded nameplates since the iconic sedan first debuted in 1976; does the auto giant have some secret, hidden from plain sight, that's allowed it to skyrocket into a lead position of popularity for decades, and to maintain one of the strongest reputations for durability and longevity among four-door family cars?

Ask one of the many drivers who have been piloting a Honda sedan for years, and they'll tell you that there's really not all that much a secret (though Honda surely has a small trick or two up its sleeve in regards to cabin styling, seat stuffing, or touchscreen prodding). The Honda Accord really is just that good. Its new larger, more comfortable interior and smoother driving dynamics look to improve it even further.

Like the original Honda Civic, the legendary Honda Accord was once billed as a much smaller body style--to fit the growing needs of growing American drivers, both of them blossomed into the current sizing that we know today, with the newest 2017 Honda Accord slotting nicely into the midsize sedan segment alongside similarly-sized and tough competitors like the Subaru Legacy, the Toyota Camry, the Nissan Altima, and the Ford Fusion. And while this sedan might not inspire any magnanimous feelings of artful awakening at first glance, its solid-feeling construction, dependable powertrain, and relatively affordable price tag have kept this car at the top for longer than many other nameplates have been on the road.

The fairly predictable evolution of the Honda Accord

Like any model that's been around for some time (and this one is now pushing toward 50 years), the Honda Accord hasn't always looked, felt, and acted like the practical and middle-of-the-road family car that is now. Thanks in part to the success of the original Honda Accord, and in part to every automaker's natural instinct to roll out their lineup to be as wide and all-encompassing as possible in a picky, choosy market, the Honda Accord name has given birth to a variety of different shapes and sizes over the years.

And it was more than just "compact" to "midsize". The original sedan was shaped and scooped and sculpted to offer a two-door coupe body style (which will be retired after the 2017 MY). In another iteration, the engine compartment was poked and prodded and battery-powered to offer a hybrid powertrain. Some time ago (and long dead now) the automaker experimented with a Honda Accord wagon, which was essentially a classic sedan shape at the front fascia and forward cabin, with a blown-out cargo area behind the second row and a rear fascia that hung far back over the rear wheels. Business in the front, party in the back? Unknown to some, the Honda Crosstour (which did not adopt the "Accord" badging, potentially in an attempt to distance itself as an innovative offering) was actually built from many of the design strategies of the Honda Accord. That, however, also died away.

For the 2017 model-year lineup, there are three Honda Accord variations with multiple trim levels each: LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition, EX, EX-L, EX-L V-6, and Touring sedans; LX-S, EX, EX-L, EX-L V-6, and Touring coupes; and Hybrid, EX-L, and Touring hybrid sedans.

A recognizable style

You don't need to be an expert in design to be able to pick out a few classic styles, especially among modern sedans: a small lip at the trunk, exaggerated character lines to try to spice up an under-powered performance, some shaping on the hood. But the Honda Accord has found a steady, attractive look that it doesn't seem willing to give up, even as the market changes around it.  Its resistance to change, though, isn't particularly exciting nor particularly admirable--the recipe works, so why change it? Some small tweaks, though, are seen in the 2017 Honda Accord with a curvier exterior, a more aggressive grille, and unique taillights. Honda is saving the big re-vamp for the 2018 model, which will be coming out later this year.

How can you flavor your new Honda Accord? The 2017 lineup offers a multitude of available color options: Basque Red Pearl II, Champagne Frost Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Deep Blue Opal Metallic, Kona Coffee Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl, San Marino Red, Still Night Pearl, and White Orchid Pearl.

Performance that's comfortable all around

Chances are, if you're buying a Honda Accord or any other sub-$30K car in the area, you're probably not expecting a sports car. And the Honda Accord... is not a sports car. But it's not supposed to be. It's supposed to be a practical, comfortable, everyday driver tailored for the average commuter, student, or small family. And in that in delivers very well. The standard 185-horsepower i-VTEC four-cylinder engine found on models like the 2017 Honda Accord LX, EX, and EX-L is a little more powerful than some of its competitors, a little less powerful than some others. 2017 Honda Accord Sport and Sport Special Edition models do incorporate a fairly stylish dual-exhaust design, but for all of the "Sport" in its name, horsepower is only boosted up to 189 HP.

If you're looking for more passing power than the typical sedan, the available 278-horsepower i-VTEC V-6 might be more your speed, and its actually pretty impressive for its size. That's found on 2017 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 and Touring, and only one of its main rivals can beat it in max horsepower--and that's the freakish Ford Fusion, which has been loaded up with more powertrain configurations than any one car needs.

The interior may surprise you--on EX and up

If you're hoping for a premium luxury car feel at a low starting price, you're going to be disappointed. Don't get it wrong, base Honda Accord models are still pretty nice, and give you the normal laundry list of modern-car standard features: things like power windows, music streaming through Bluetooth, USB connectors, etc. Jeep is the only brand these days who can get away with withholding basic human necessities in their entry model. If you're just looking to get a decent price on a nice-looking car, entry-level interiors like the LX and Sport will probably be satisfying enough.

If you can afford it, though, start on the Honda Accord EX and go up if you're looking for features and creature comforts. Honda actually did a great job with this new sedan, building on each higher trim level with more and more gear and equipment without going overboard like some exceptionally zealous automakers have been wont to do. Available features for the new 2017 Honda Accord include touchscreen radio and a color Multi-Information Display, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, leather-trimmed upholstery, one-touch power moonroof, and heated seats.

Interior colors for the 2017 Honda Accord include Black, Black/Ivory, Gray, and Ivory.

Safety and security

Although everyone who's buying a car does, to some degree, care about safety. If you get into an accident, you want to be able to walk away from it. Preferably, you don't want to get into an accident at all. So even though Honda likes to market its cars to a more youthful audience, it knows that a large number of its sales of the Honda Accord are going to families, who think about safety more than anyone else.

And it's why the Honda Accord doesn't skimp on the good stuff. Every new 2017 Honda Accord is built with strong materials and good design to keep you safe, but the automaker is throwing everything it has into the available features and optional packages that you're heavily encouraged--by your salesperson--to add on. Honda Sensing collision avoidance technology, available on the new 2017 Honda Accord, offers equipment, tech, and features like Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System, and Road Departure Mitigation System.

The 2017 Honda Accord was awarded an IIHS 2017 Top Safety Pick Plus, and a 2017 Five-Start Safety Rating by the NHTSA.

The secret sauce may just come down to name recognition 

Is it possible that the Honda Accord's good sales records and strong reputation comes down to just being around for a long time? The mere-exposure effect says that humans are naturally more attracted to things, and have a stronger preference for them, simply because they're familiar with it.

So, do we think that the Honda Accord a great car just because it's comfortable and familiar? Or is it comfortable and familiar because it's a great car? I recommend that you consider it for yourself, but the Honda Accord makes a strong case for itself.