Honda Accord is a series of vehicles offered since 1976 by the automobile manufacturing company Honda. It is best known for the four-door sedan variant that has been amongst the best-selling vehicles in US since 1989. This model has been associated with plenty of vehicles worldwide, including wagons, crossover, hatchback, and couples. Since the launch of its latest generation in 2008, Accord has struggled to prove its worth in market. This is why Honda is looking to offer improved engines and thus, attract more customers. Its top of the range model, Honda Accord Type S, offers excellent performance and is likely to attract a lot more buyers.
Exterior and Interior Details of Honda Accord Type S
The ‘S’ in this model’s name stands for Sport, and it certainly does live up to its name. Having said that, it is not purely a sports car, it lies somewhere in between a sports car and a family limousine. As far as appearance is concerned, Accord Type S gets its sporty appearance from a deeply inclined and strong nose, which is further accented by slim headlights and streamlined bumpers. These exterior elements blend pretty well with its smooth body, superb rear end, and taught side skirts. Availability of wide 5 spoke alloy wheels in gun metal gray completes this sporty look of Honda Accord Type S. This model is different from a standard variant of Honda Accord, both regarding exterior and interior. Apart from more aggressive side skirts and bumpers, Type S also has a tougher yet very much comfortable suspension. The front grille is also a bit different; it looks like a honeycomb. Seats are covered with skin on sides and Alcantara on center. A carbon look decor is provided to its interior; it is made of plastic, but it looks and feels very good. Everything else is also well elaborated, including counters on the dashboard, which are highlighted by a red light. Some features include dual climate control, VSA traction control and ABS with electronic brake distribution.
Honda Accord Type S – Engine Specs and Performance
The Honda Accord Type S offers even more when it comes to its engine. This car comes with a 2.4 liter inline four-cylinder engine injected with advanced i-VTEC technology from Honda. Thanks to this engine, the model gets a max power of 190 bhp @6800 rpm and 164 lb-ft @4500 rpm, which is even more impressive. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph within just 7.9 seconds, and its top speed is 141 mph, according to Honda. It comes with a very precise 6-speed manual gearbox, which effortlessly controls all the power generated by the engine. It is expected that it will deliver average mileage of 35 mpg. Being a model from Honda, this car offers excellent handling. Even though it offers front wheel drive only, it also comes with a double wishbone suspension which provides perfect balance between front and rear parts of the vehicle. Great grip and road handling is provided by multiline suspension.
Honda Accord Type S – Price and Competition
The Honda Accord Type S has a starting price of around $35,000, and it competes against the likes of Ford Mondeo, Audi A4, and Subaru Impreza WRX. This car will be launched in the last quarter of 2016.