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Used car prices are finally falling, which means that it could be a good time to shop around. And if you’re looking for a good midsize sedan, we recommend checking out the 2016 Honda Accord. If you’re wondering why this particular model year is a good reference point to look at, here are five reasons that could help you understand.

1. The 2016 Honda Accord comes with a couple of stout engine options

2016 Honda Accord front
2016 Honda Accord | Honda

The 2016 Honda Accord was available with two different engine options: a 185-hp four-cylinder and a 278-hp V6. As you can imagine, we recommend buying one with the latter. But if you want a good balance of fuel efficiency and power, the four-cylinder engine will suit you just fine.

According to U.S. News, “The four-cylinder engine hustles the Accord up to speed swiftly and provides confident passing power on the highway.” As for fuel efficiency, the four-cylinder model can get up to 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. When the Accord is equipped with the V6, you can expect it to get up to 21 and 33 mpg, respectively.

2. The 2016 Accord has a number of tech features

2016 Honda Accord interior
2016 Honda Accord | Honda

This vintage of the Honda Accord may be six years old, but that doesn’t mean it’s a dinosaur. Every 2016 Accord comes standard with a rearview camera, an 8-inch infotainment screen, a USB port, Bluetooth, and a CD player. Yes, a CD player.

On the plus side, if you get a model with an upgraded touchscreen, you’ll also get Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility.

3. The Honda Accord is a safe car that you can depend on

If you’re planning to buy a sedan to tote around your family, then safety is important. Fortunately, the 2016 Honda Accord was given a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA and 9.5 out of 10 from the IIHS. Both of those scores should give you some peace of mind.

4. The 2016 model-year Accord can be found for a decent price nowadays

2016 Honda Accord
2016 Honda Accord | Honda

One of the reasons you buy a used Honda is that it’s cheap, and the 2016 Accord is no exception. A nationwide search on CarGurus shows 2016 model-year Accords selling from anywhere between $10,000 and $25,000, depending on the car’s condition and location. The cars on the lower end of the price spectrum have over 100,000 miles on them, but we expect that they could easily last for many more.

5. The 2016 Accord is cheap to own

2016 Honda Accord side
2016 Honda Accord | Honda

In addition to having a cheap price point, the 2016 Honda Accord is cheap to own. U.S. News says that it can cost an average of $4,600 per year to fuel, repair, insure, and maintain a 2016 Honda Accord. However, your costs can vary depending on how many miles you drive per year and what condition the car is in when you buy it.

The 2016 Honda Accord is an excellent used midsize sedan

If you’re shopping around for a used sedan, the 2016 Honda Accord could be a good starting point. It’s safe, reliable, fuel-efficient, and somewhat tech-savvy, so it could be a smarter choice than going with a new car.


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