The specifications and features of the 2017 Honda Accord are officially out so drivers across the country can get a feel for what the latest version of this popular sedan offers. The Accord Sedan will be available as an LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6, and Touring trim level, giving Santa Ana drivers plenty of choices. If you want the 4-cylinder engine and don’t need the styling or enhancements of the Sport trim, you will find yourself comparing the LX, EX, and EX-L. To help, consider how they match up to each other in a few key areas.
2017 Honda Accord Engine
The 2017 Accord LX, EX, and EX-L all run on the base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. This engine generates 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The LX and EX trims come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and let you upgrade to a CVT that features a Sport Mode. This CVT is standard on the EX-L. The manual gets 26 mpg* combined while the CVT gets 30 mpg* in all trims.
2017 Accord Safety
Safety features on these three particular trim levels are very similar. They all come standard with things like the tire pressure monitoring system, a multi-angle camera with guidelines, brake assist, ABS, traction control, and vehicle stability control. While the LX just has daytime running lights, these are LED on the EX and EX-L. All three trims offer the same advanced safety features. Only the EX and EX-L come with Honda LaneWatch.
Honda Accord Exterior Features
Overall, these Accord trims have similar exteriors. Only the EX and EX-L have integrated turn indicators on the side mirrors, an expanded mirror for the driver, and a one-touch power moonroof.
Accord Interior Features
All three trims have things like power windows, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 12-volt outlets, and steering wheel controls for phone, audio, and i-MID. The EX and EX-L add push button start and the HomeLink remote system. Just the EX-L has leather on the steering wheel and an automatically dimming rearview mirror. That trim also adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, and power adjustment for the passenger. Both the EX-L and EX have power adjustment for the driver.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.