Looking for a great sedan? Consider the 2023 Honda Accord

August 30th, 2023 by

A grey 2023 Honda Accord Touring Hybrid is shown driving on a city street after leaving a Honda dealer near you.

You can judge success by winning streaks. Joe DiMaggio still holds the record by getting a hit in 56 consecutive games in 1951. The Beatles may have broken up in 1970, but their record of 20 number-one hit songs still stands over 50 years later. And like Joe and the Beatles, another contender has been around for quite some time: the Honda Accord has been on the market for nearly 50 years now.

Since you searched “Honda dealer near me,” you have found a place to check out the latest generation of this incredible sedan. The 2023 Accord is the first model of the eleventh generation of Honda’s midsize sedan, dating all the way back to 1976. At Eskridge Honda, we are proud to offer Oklahoma drivers like you the 2023 Accord, which is full of the latest features that Honda has been known for. This dependable sedan is safe, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and fun to drive. See for yourself why the Accord remains a great sedan almost 50 years after Honda first introduced this model.

A Choice of Powertrains That Accord With Our Need for Efficiency

The Honda Accord has always been known for giving drivers exceptional fuel economy. At the time of the first Accord, other midsize sedans had poor fuel economy ratings, which only made things more difficult for drivers during the fuel crisis of the ’70s. The Accord offered an excellent solution, helping to reduce the trips to the gas station without asking drivers to compromise on comfort, convenience, and performance.

The 2023 model continues this trend and goes even further. Honda has two available engines for the 2023 Accord, one for the EX and LX and the other for the Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, and Touring trims. The engine on the Accord EX and LX is a 1.5-liter Turbo 4-cylinder paired with a continuously variable transmission. The engine itself has a dual overhead camshaft configuration, with 16 valves for its four cylinders. Dual variable valve timing improves this engine’s efficient performance. The 1.5-liter Turbo uses direct fuel injection to deliver 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque.

The Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, and Touring trims are all for the hybrid variant fo the Accord. This 2023 Accord Hybrid model combines a 2.0-liter Atkinson Cycle I-4 gas engine with a pair of AC synchronous electric motors. These are powered by a 1.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The gas engine powers a generator to keep this battery pack charged. It can also be charged by regenerative brake recapture. This captures a portion of the kinetic energy released every time you step on the brakes. This powertrain on the 2023 Accord represents a great leap forward for Honda’s hybrid engine. The gas engine uses multi-stage, high-pressure direct fuel injection, with an electronic continuously variable transmission blending the output of the gas and electric motors. As a result, the 2023 Accord hybrid models can get a combined 204 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque.

A grey 2023 Honda Accord EX is shown driving on an open road at night.

Honda Proves You Can Get Great Fuel Economy Without Compromise

The 2023 Accord is a front-wheel drive model. The Accord LX and EX trims have an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 29 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway (32 MPG combined).[a] The Honda Accord EX-L hybrid trim has an even higher EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 51 MPG in the city and 44 MPG on the highway (48 MPG combined).[a] The Honda Accord Sport Hybrid, Sport-L Hybrid, and Touring Hybrid have EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 46 MPG in the city and 41 MPG on the highway (44 MPG combined).[a]

In other midsize sedans, an emphasis on fuel efficiency can involve a compromise on performance. While your sedan is saving you money on gas, it is costing you time with sluggish performance. However, this is not the case with the 2023 Accord. The models with the gas engine can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 7.3 seconds, with a top speed of 118 miles per hour. Interestingly enough, the hybrid models not only use less gas but also give you even better acceleration when you step on the gas pedal. The Accord with the hybrid engine can get up to 60 miles per hour in just 6.6 seconds, with a top speed of 125 miles per hour. Honda shows once again in the Accord that you can get great fuel economy without compromising on performance.

An Interior That Will Accord With Most Drivers and Passengers

The 2023 Accord cuts a sleek and sporty profile. Still, the real fun begins when you open the door to its interior. Honda gives you over 102 cubic feet of space inside the 2023 Accord’s passenger compartment. This allows up to five passengers to really stretch out and enjoy the ride. In addition, there is 16.7 cu.ft. of cargo space in the trunk. This will allow you and your passengers to fit all of your luggage for a fun road trip.

Over its history of auto production, Honda has gained a reputation for mastering space maximization. This is certainly the case with the 2023 Accord. Your passengers in the front row will enjoy 42.3 inches of legroom, while those in the back are sure to appreciate 40.8 inches of legroom as well. The seats themselves feature a comfortable cloth fabric in the LX, EX, and Sport trims, while the EX-L, Sport-L, and Touring trims have luxurious leather-trimmed seats. The front seats on the EX, EX-L, Sport-L, and Touring models are also heated, as are the rear outboard seats on the top Touring trim. No matter which trim you select, Honda has distributed beverage holders throughout the cabin, as well as USB charging ports in front to add to the comfort and convenience of riding in an Accord.

No matter where you go in your Accord, you and your passengers can stay connected. Every 2023 Honda Accord features the HondaLink system. This will allow you to connect your smartphone to the standard infotainment system so you can make hands-free calls and texts. The Accord LX and EX models have a 7-inch color touchscreen, while the Accord Hybrid Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, and Touring trims have a larger 12.3-inch color touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are standard in all models, with the Accord Hybrid getting wireless connectivity. This allows you to connect even if you leave the charging cables at home.

If you are really into gadgets, then the Touring model is probably the one for you. In addition to the standard features on the other models, the Touring has an HD radio, Google Built-In, and a 15-watt wireless Qi-compatible phone charging pad. While all other Accord models have a four or eight-speaker audio system, the Accord Touring features a Bose Premium Sound System with 12 speakers. This includes a subwoofer and will turn your Accord Touring into a moving concert hall.

A grey 2023 Honda Accord EX is shown from the side.

Make Your Next Sedan a 2023 Honda Accord

Over eleven generations, the Honda Accord has proven itself to be a fun, safe, economical, and comfortable midsize sedan. Whether you are looking for a commuter vehicle or a family car, the Accord has everything you need in a sedan, with its roomy interior, advanced infotainment system, and choice of exceptional turbocharged or hybrid powertrain. Stop into Eskridge Honda today and see why your next sedan should be a 2023 Honda Accord!

[a] 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for LX and EX. 51 city/44 highway/48 combined mpg rating for EX-L Hybrid. 46 city/41 highway/44 combined mpg rating for Sport Hybrid, Sport-L Hybrid, and Touring Hybrid. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.