The New Honda Accord Hits Dealers This Month

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are old rivals, but the Honda recently got an overhaul for 2023, giving it an edge over its aging competitor. Honda debuted the car late in 2022 and now says the new Accord is hitting dealers’ lots. 

The 2023 Accord comes in six trims and starts at $28,390, including a $1,095 destination charge. Pricing tops out at $38,985 for the top Touring Hybrid model. Despite the price disparity, Honda says the hybrid Accords comprise about 50 percent of the car’s annual sales.

Honda updated its hybrid system for the new car and says that the 2023 model is its most potent Accord Hybrid yet. At the same time, the EX-L Hybrid returns up to 51 mpg in the city and 48 mpg combined.

Honda’s styling changes brought the car more in line with the new Civic, HR-V, and CR-V. That’s also true in the cabin, where the dash shape and layout are strongly reminiscent of the smaller Civic. In recent years, infotainment has been a sore spot for Honda, but at least one trim level of the new Accord will get a boost from Google built-in. The services are limited to the top Touring Hybrid model but come with a free three-year unlimited data plan. The car is also available with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, Honda’s largest to date. 

[Image: Honda]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Tassos Tassos on Jan 04, 2023

    If that was the case, that the hybrid is only a tiny amount more expensive than the nonhybrid, the question is, why the hell are only 50% of Accords hybrid and not 99.9%?

    Using the $10,000 difference in the article, and the average 12,000 miles a year driven, the hybrid will use 250 gallons vs 363.63 of the non. Assuming gas at the current $3 in 2023 dollar, the $10,000 savings is sufficient for 29.33 YEARS of the extra gas consumption of the nonhybrid.

    • Spookiness Spookiness on Jan 05, 2023

      But it's not a $10k difference. 10k is the difference across the entire model line, from the cheapest trim ICE model, to the highest trim hybrid model. Even still, people are short-sighted and may still choose a monthly payment that is a few dollars less vs cost savings over a long haul, and so many people flip cars every few years anyway for the latest-greatest thing (which is evidence #1 that cost isn't their concern).

  • Jeff S Jeff S on Jan 04, 2023

    Spookiness--True my 2022 hybrid Maverick is very smooth running and quiet. In the case of the Maverick the hybrid version in 2022 was the base engine. I would not assume gas prices will stay at $3 a gallon and in 29.33 years there will likely be more EVs than ICE vehicles. One could argue that it is less expensive to buy a base model than the top trim model or a Chevy over a Cadillac and that depreciation you could not recover the cost of the higher price vehicle. Vehicles in general are a poor investment but necessary. On the other hand if someone is using an Accord hybrid as an Uber and/or puts lots of mileage per year they might fully recover the price difference in fuel savings.

    • Spookiness Spookiness on Jan 05, 2023

      If I could get one today at MSRP I'd probably have one already.

  • Cardave5150 Cardave5150 on Jan 04, 2023

    The article isn't saying there's a $10k price bump to get into a hybrid, it's saying that the top (of 6) models is $10k more expensive and happens to be a hybrid. We don't yet know how many other trim levels are also a hybrid.

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    • Sgeffe Sgeffe on Jan 04, 2023

      ^ This. Leaving me hoping to almighty God nothing happens to my now one-generation wonder until I decide to move on! Of course, since my dealer won’t ever have a new Touring available for a couple days evaluation for the next two years…!

  • NJRide NJRide on Jan 05, 2023

    Honda is losing me with these new grilles.

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    • 95_SC 95_SC on Jan 05, 2023

      Why? They seem to be shrinking which I see as great.