Honda is ushering in the 11th generation of its famed Accord with the 2023 model year, and this might be the year when the hybrid finally takes the reins. Honda’s newest Accord brings a totally restyled exterior that follows the styling direction seen with the new Civic and CR-V, with thin headlamps and a minimalist design. Inside the Accord, you’re met with a similarly redesigned interior, which follows the same clean and wide styling seen, again, on the new Civic.
Though, unlike the Civic, under the Accord’s hood is a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle I4 that works with a dual-motor hybrid system, good for 204 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. Of course, the 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 is also available, which mates to a CVT, if you want to forgo the hybrid system. The turbocharged mill does make less power at 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque, though.
On this episode of Quick Spin, host Wesley Wren hops behind the wheel of the new Accord and puts it through its paces. Wren takes you on a guided tour of the ’23 Accord and highlights some of his favorite exterior and interior features. Later, Wren takes you along for a live drive review of the latest Accord and is joined by Patrick Carone. The pair talk about the Accord Hybrid’s specs, its competition, and more. Closing the show, the pair breaks down what makes this Honda Accord Hybrid special.