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Honda Accord Coupe Touring V6 2016: Review

M July 26, 2016 Car, travel

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Hello! M here yet again with another Honda review, this time a week with the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe Touring V6. This monster of a car had me scratching my head for answers!

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Exterior

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The Accord looks as stylish as the new Civics and the Coupe part of it makes the car feel very sporty. The back of the V6 version of the trim sports a very handsome chrome dual exhaust, which looks very handsome.

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Unfortunately, I felt the Chrome borders around the side windows made the overall luxurious look of the car fall a little towards the tacky side. I still love the front grills and LED headlights, but it is a bit more Chromey than the Civic.

Interior

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The luxurious car flavour continues on the inside with all leather and dark wood (plastic) finishes. The Accord Coupe Touring V6 ditches the all digital speedometer/HUD for a manual one, that made me miss the Civic all that more. There is a bit of a digital display in the middle of it that can display gas mileage and other tidbits of information, but it felt dated compared to the Civic.

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The Accord however comes with a secondary screen above the main GPS that is used for music and other misc. information. I used it mostly for music and a clock.

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The GPS system is the same as the one in the Civic and thankfully comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. I did run into some performance issues with my Apple CarPlay, which I did not encounter at all with the Civic, which could mean the hardware isn’t as up to date, or it was purely my USB wires fault. Nonetheless, it wasn’t as flawless as the Civic’s CarPlay.

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There is a plastic compartment right under the GPS screen that was mostly useless space and a USB port. It felt oddly unrefined. There was no Electronic Parking Brake which was odd as the Civic Touring came with one.

honda-accord-coupe-23There was also no push open gas lid and instead a normal one. All of these signs leads to my suspicion that the 2016 Accord Coupe Touring was produced and pushed out before the 2016 Civic, lacking in some features.

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It is incredibly easy moving the front seats for passengers to ride in the back. The back was surprisingly spacious but obviously not as comfortable as a Sedan. You don’t buy a Coupe to bring 3-4 people around usually.

There are also 2 seat settings by the drivers side door, so you can have your adjustments every time you get in the car.

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Drive

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The 2016 Honda Accord Coupe Touring V6, is a beast of a machine. This 278 horsepower 3.6-litre i-VTEC engine accelerates incredibly fast and can leave skid marks easily with the back sticking out. There is a joy in driving this car, and I hoped it would’ve had a full on Sport Mode option, but it does not. It does have the CVT flappy gear shift, which the Civic lacked and increases the fun factor of driving this car.

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I would say it was the most fun and responsive Honda I’ve tested so far!

Final Thoughts

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The 2016 Honda Accord Coupe Touring V6 is a head scratcher for me. At $37,000 I don’t think you’re getting the great features the $27,000 2016 Civic Touring has. You are spending money to get a great engine, but if you’re the type of person who dishes out money for a more powerful engine, I’m pretty sure you can spend the same amount on another prestigious engine car brand.

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The Accord is definitely not a race car, but tries to be a normal person’s race car with it’s fun torque. It was a thrill to drive, but I would really wonder what type of person will buy this car. The Accord doesn’t have the brand name recognition for gear heads than the Honda Si-R’s or Hyundai Genesis does, which starts from $29,000.

Website: http://www.honda.ca/

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