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The Honda Accord has long been a popular pick for consumers. And that remains true in 2023. The Honda Accord is the automaker’s best-selling car. Even though fewer consumers are buying sedans, here are five reasons why people are still shelling out for new 2023 Accords.

A gray 2023 Honda Accord Touring midsize sedan model driving past a park with a blurred background.
2023 Honda Accord Touring | American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

A new attractive redesign for the 2023 Honda Accord

GoodCarBadCar notes that Honda sold 62,103 units so far in 2023. Compare that to the Civic at 61,865 for the same period. These numbers show the Accord has a narrow lead over the Civic, but nevertheless is the most popular sedan in Honda’s lineup.

Honda is far more well-known for its affordability, reliability, and overall quality than its looks. But the new Accord offers buyers a redesign that catapults it to the front of its segment. Its sleeker exterior, with curves that you’d find on a luxury-class sedan, makes the Accord even more attractive.

And when you consider that you get a handsome vehicle like the Accord for just $28,390, you may find yourself considering whether you’d be better off with a fully loaded Accord rather than a lower-end luxury vehicle. 

The 2023 Honda Accord’s excellent fuel economy

The Accord is also incredibly fuel-efficient for a mid-size sedan. You can get a combined fuel economy of 32 mpg if you get the base-engine model. That version offers a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a CVT and generates 192 hp and lb-ft of torque respectively. 

For even better fuel efficiency, you can opt for the hybrid version, which returns as much as 48 mpg with a 204-hp powertrain. These are competitive numbers in this segment and at this price point.

Additionally, when you upgrade to the EX-L Hybrid trim, you get a number of great additional amenities. This trim includes a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, and front and rear parking sensors.

Great visibility for the driver

Another upside of the Accord is its visibility. The new design doesn’t compromise in this arena. It’s easy to see out of with large windows that are not obstructed by large pillars like some of its competitors.

The Accord’s pillars are thin enough to be functional and aesthetically pleasing without impeding the view out of the front, back, or sides. Edmunds did note that lifting the seat high might impede the view of the gauge cluster. But that issue is likely nonexistent for taller drivers.

Though often overlooked, driver visibility is integral to safety. And with both large windows, thin pillars, and the Honda Sensing Suite of advanced safety features, Accord drivers should be well-positioned to avoid accidents.

A surprisingly roomy interior

The Accord is also spacious inside, with a good deal of room for taller drivers. The new redesign means that tall passengers will need to duck a bit to get into the rear seats. But otherwise, access is fairly easy as the Accord has large doors and windows.

Another great feature of the Accord is the ample legroom it sports for those in both the front and back. If you’re looking for a vehicle for taller passengers, you’d be well-served by an Accord.

Moreover, the Accord’s interior is comfortable. The seats are firm with cloth upholstery for the Sport trim and leather for all the others. The interior also draws elements from other Hondas which you’ll recognize if you’re a fan of the brand.

A spacious trunk offers great cargo room

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Despite the generous interior space, the Accord’s wheelbase is also long enough for a sizable trunk. You’ll get 16.7 cu-ft of storage space, which is ideal if you’re frequently running to the airport or taking frequent road trips. 

There’s also plenty of space in the center console and multiple cupholders. You can also find a spare tire under the trunk floor in the conventional gas Accords. If you buy a Hybrid, you’ll find a fix-a-flat and compressor there. 

Overall, with its huge trunk, great visibility, attractive interior and exterior, and generous fuel economy, the Accord is a great choice. And at under $30,000, you’ll find it’s a great value play too.