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Car and Driver Magazine has once again included the Honda Accord in its list of 10 Best Cars. The Honda Accord is the only car to have made it into the top ten 31 times in the 35 years since this list launched! Who would have imagined that the humble Honda Accord – that unpretentious, unassuming, quintessential family car – would be occupying that top spot year after year!?

What is it about the modest Honda Accord that qualifies it for such high accolades?

The answer is simple. The Accord has found that sweet spot between quality and price.

Sure, you can find several other models that offer more luxurious features but that luxury comes at a price that hurts. On the other hand, you can find cars at the same price point as the Accord but you can also immediately see where they have cut corners.

For anyone who is looking for a quality car at an affordable price, this is it. Honda Accord is hands down the best car for the best price. The fact that it has been included in the top 10 list for 31 years is no small feat.

So what can you expect with the 2017 Honda Accord?

Lineup

The 2017 Accord lineup remains largely unchanged – midsize sedancoupe and hybrid – except for the addition of the Sport Special Edition. The Special Edition has many features in common with the regular Sport. What sets it apart are the heated front leather seats with red accent stitching. It’s a classy touch.

 

Each model upholds Honda’s high standards in all aspects, from the impressive acceleration, excellent handling, smooth ride and strong safety scores to the spacious comfortable interiors, generous standard features and the sleek exterior. All that and it is easy on fuel too.

Drive Experience

The electric-assist power steering is extremely precise and has a crisp response that enhances your driving enjoyment. You can take corners easily without worrying about whether or not your car will make it safely. The Accord remains balanced and controlled around the tightest turn.

Interior

The interior is spacious, comfortable and generously equipped. Great care has been taken to ensure that everything is of the highest quality. Dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, audio and cruise controls mounted on the steering wheel and Bluetooth are standard on all models.

 

 

Interior of 2017 Honda Accord Sedan Touring. Photo from Honda.

The higher end models come equipped with a few additional features including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a proprietary navigation system. Honda Sensing is available in all Accords with automatic transmission.

Safety Features

The Honda Accord has all the safety features you would look for in a family sedan. And then some. Every car comes with stability and traction control, LaneWatch blind-spot system, front seat side airbags, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints and side curtain airbags.

The 2017 Honda Accord has a little something for everyone, whether you are looking for fuel economy, roomy interiors, an engaging driving experience or value for money. It’s no wonder it’s consistently rated one of the best vehicles by one of the top car magazines in world.