All-new 2023 Honda Accord unveiled - 2.0L Hybrid, 1.5 VTEC Turbo, 335 Nm torque

By Gokul, 11 November 2022

The hybrid variants are the most powerful Accords ever, says Honda

2023 Honda Accord

Honda has finally revealed the all-new 2023 Honda Accord in America, featuring a completely new design as well as powertrain options.

In America, the all-new Accord will be available in six trim levels, starting with the turbocharged LX and EX and topped by the hybrid-powered Sport, EX-L, Sport-L and Touring. With 334 Nm of torque from Honda's new 4th-generation two-motor hybrid system, the 2023 Accord hybrids are the most powerful ever.

Inside, a new sporty and modern interior offers fine craftsmanship, high-quality materials and must-have available tech features including Honda's largest touchscreen ever and Honda's first integration of Google built-in for seamless on-the-go connectivity. 

Standard safety features include a new Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technology, next-gen front airbags, as well as new front knee airbags and rear side-impact airbags.

2023 Honda Accord interior

Other standard features include:

  • All-new exterior design
  • 4th-generation two-motor hybrid system 
  • Sportier interior design
  • Standard 10.2-inch digital driver instrumentation display
  • 12.3-inch color touchscreen for top trims with wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto 
  • Honda's first integration of Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play 
  • New Over the Air (OTA) software updates to nearly all vehicle computer modules
  • Enhanced global Honda Architecture 
  • Updated 1.5-liter Turbo engine 
  • Standard Honda Sensing system plus Low-Speed Braking Control, Traffic Sign Recognition system (TSR), and new Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)
  • Next-gen front airbags  
  • New standard knee and rear passenger side-impact airbags

Measuring 2.8 inches longer than the outgoing model, the 2023 Honda Accord features a longer hood and a flowing fastback roofline create a premium silhouette.

Along the roof line, the Accord uses laser brazing technology, eliminating the need for roof molding for a smooth and clean roof line. Distinctive horizontal LED straight-line taillights accentuate Accord's wide stance.

2023 Honda Accord

While lower-spec trims feature a black grille mesh, body-color side mirrors and standard 17-inch alloy wheels, higher-spec variants get sportier styling with black side mirrors, a black rear spoiler and black 19-inch alloy wheels, while Sport-L models add a unique black rear diffuser. 

The top-level Touring variant in the USA features unique gloss-black 19-inch alloy wheels along with silver and black exterior trim for a sharp, high-contrast look. 

The interior on the other hand now features clean surfaces, high-quality materials and upscale touches, as well as increased leg room for rear occupants.

Premium materials are used throughout the cabin, especially on touchpoints, with close attention paid to the operation of all switchgear and controls for a premium feel.

The shift knob has been angled toward the driver by 5 degrees, allowing the cup holders to be positioned to the right of the shift knob and still hold large-size cups. 

The all-new Accord is also fitted with all-new front Body Stabilizing Seats. The new-generation seat frame firmly holds the body, reducing fatigue on long drives. An open and airy greenhouse and thin A-pillars provide excellent outward visibility.

In terms of powertrain, Accord hybrid models feature an all-new, more powerful 4th-generation two-motor hybrid-electric system with a pair of electric motors that are now mounted side-by-side and an all-new 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine that adds direct fuel injection.

This new configuration allows for the use of a larger propulsion motor with increased torque output. Combined system output is 204 hp, while traction-motor peak torque is 334 Nm of torque.

2023 Honda Accord rear

The hybrid-electric system also is more responsive and significantly more refined at highway speeds. Linear Shift Control elevates the driving experience by mimicking the vehicle speed-linked rev feel associated with a conventional drivetrain shifting gears under acceleration. Changes to the hybrid control system also improve the management of engine and electric power in different conditions for a better driving experience.

There is also the 1.5-litre  VTEC Turbo 4-cylinder engine which has been updated with additional refinement and improved emissions performance. Enhancements include an upgraded direct-injection system and new cold-active catalyst, plus a high-rigidity crankshaft and oil pan to reduce engine noise.

The continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) for the 1.5-liter turbo has been updated to reduce noise. Significant drivability and performance improvements were also made and include Step-Shift programming that simulates gear changes at full throttle.

Drivers can seamlessly switch between four selectable drive modes to optimize the Accord's driving experience for various conditions. Econ, Normal, and Sport (hybrid only) modes feature pre-set performance settings for powertrain response, steering assist level, gauge cluster layout and adaptive cruise-control settings.