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2017 Honda Accord Lineup lands at dealerships June 27

What will Honda fans discover when Honda rolls out the 2017 Accord Sedan and Coupe?

Truthfully, because 2016 was a major “refresh” year for the best selling midsize (retail) car in North America, Accord sedan and coupe will come to market mostly unchanged for 2017. Read our 2017 Accord Hybrid preview here.

However, an uptick Accord Sports SE "special edition" will hit the showroom floor with premium heated leather seats, red accent striping, special "sport" edition badging and available Honda Sensing ™.

Also new for 2017 is the availability of Android Auto ™, and Apple Carplay ™, on select models. Looking to an MSRP of $25,415 M.T. to $26,215 for the CV shifted 2.4 Liter Earth Dreams ™ gasoline engine -- I believe the Accord Sport Special Edition option to be a viable solution for Honda fans looking for styling flair, high non hybrid fuel efficiency and decent handling, in an affordable family-friendly sedan.

2017 comes with a marginal MSRP uptick of under $200

Looking to the inflation index, I’m always just a bit amazed by Honda’s willingness to hold the line on base MSRP. And, I do believe Accord to be a great value when measured against the competition in the midsize sedan and coupe segment.

However, in driving the high output 4 cylinder manual 6 speed or CVT Accord Sport, I do miss the convenience of a dash integrated navigation -- still gone for 2017.

*No worries, bargain priced entertainment, some connectivity and tech-rich active safety features do come standard in the 2017 Accord Sport Special Edition. With a 5-Star safety rating and state of the art Honda Sensing ™. Complete with adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, accident avoidance braking, blind spot monitor, front and rear parking sensors, backup cam/ dash monitor and more -- This mid level trim, sport-styled Accord may be perfect for you.

I’ve spent many miles behind the wheel of Honda Accord

Read my latest drive and ride review of the Honda Accord Sport here. For driver’s that demand the power and on-tap sport dynamic afforded through a high output V6 and 6 speed manual transmission, this coupe may be for you.
* All specifications, availability and base MSRP subject to change.

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Bob.. If I missed something, point to it. Thank you. Parks.