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2016 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+
The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™ and the Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™ were awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in recognition of its superior crash safety performance.IIHS.org (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety)
When the first Accord hit American shores 40 years ago, it defined a new kind of car. Since then, it’s won 30 Car and Driver 10Bests and now sells at a rate of about one every two minutes.
On March 20, the 10-millionth Honda Accord was built. Honda also released a two-motor hybrid powertrain that achieved 195 peak, concurrent horsepower and received a 50 mpg EPA city rating.
This year saw two important safety advances: Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ ACE™ body structure and Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA™).
The Accord Hybrid emphasized performance with the Honda IMA (Integrated Motor Assist). It got better mileage than its 4-cylinder counterpart and still hit 0–60 in 6.7 seconds.
In 1998, the Accord became the first automobile to meet California’s Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle standards, ushering in a new class of efficient, midsize cars.
The fifth-generation Accord included world-class safety features, low emissions and improved environmental considerations. A year later, it got its first V6.
This year, Accord became the first vehicle from a non-US-based automaker to earn the title of America’s best-selling automobile.
The ‘88 Accord Coupe was built exclusively at the Ohio plant, making it one of the first domestically-assembled Japanese nameplate vehicles exported to Japan.*
In 1982, Honda produced the Accord at an all-new plant in Ohio making us the first Japanese automaker to build cars in America using domestic and globally-sourced parts.
Our first Accord was a hatchback that shocked the industry with its features, refinement and high sales. This was followed by a sedan model in 1979.