2016 Honda Accord Press Kit - Interior


To give the Accord every advantage in the highly competitive mid-size class, a completely new interior was designed for the ninth-generation Accord, bringing with it a level of luxury and craftsmanship never before seen in the Accord. Available in Black, Gray and Ivory, the Accord's interior combines welcoming comfort with an impressive new range of standard and available technologies. Ergonomically designed seating and features like dual-zone climate control enhance passenger comfort inside the roomy cabin, and the operation and positioning of controls and instrumentation help the driver feel in command and control. For 2016 interior refinements include new wood grain, carbon weave and glossy piano black accents for the Sedan and glossy metallic black and glossy piano black finish accents for the Coupe. Both the Accord Sedan and Coupe interiors offer spacious accommodations for five passengers, upscale style and high-quality fit and finish. The capacious trunk also features a flat floor and plentiful cargo space.

The Accord audio and digital experience is also significantly upgraded for 2016 with the application of a new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface (EX and above trims) featuring Apple CarPlay®1 and Android Auto1, as well as newly available HondaLink Assist (e911) and HD Radio. Smartphone pairing is now simplified with a single USB cable connection, no longer requiring a separate HDMI cable connection. The new Display Audio system serves as the interface for new Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto, offering a multitude of new functions and features, including smartphone-linked navigation (Apple Maps or Google Maps), audio streaming, voice-controlled SMS text messaging and more.

All Accords provide the following features:

  • Roomy and comfortable interior offers upscale style and high-quality fit-and-finish 
  • Spacious layout offers room for up to five passengers
  • Roomy trunk features an almost flat floor and more space for greater utility
  • Passenger volume, cu-ft.: 103.2 (Sedan); 95.6 (Coupe)2
  • Trunk volume, cu-ft.: 15.8 (Sedan); 13.7 (Coupe)2
  • Extensive safety equipment including six airbags (See Safety and Driver Assistive section for more information.)

Key Interior Technology

  • 7.7-inch "Intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID )
  • 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface
  • Standard Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink® with audio streaming
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto with compatible cell phones
  • Pandora®4 integration with compatible cell phones
  • SMS text messaging5 function with compatible cell phones
  • Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition with HD digital traffic on Accord EX-L V-6 and Touring
  • Eco Assist™ driving system to enhance fuel efficiency
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Standard multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • Available Honda LaneWatch™
  • Available Honda Sensing™

Interior Colors
The Accord's interior palette is sophisticated and coordinated and is offered in black, gray or ivory colors in the Sedan and black and ivory in the Coupe – fabric in the LX and EX, fabric with leatherette front seat bolsters in the Sport, and leather in the EX-L and Touring.

Sedan Interior Colors


Sedan Interior Trim


Coupe Interior Color


Coupe Interior Trim

Exterior Colors
Sedan Interior Color(s) Options
LX (6MT) LX (CVT) Sport (6MT) Sport (CVT) EX (6MT) EX (CVT) EX-L EX-L V6 Touring
White Orchid Pearl Ivory Black Black Ivory Ivory Ivory Ivory
Crystal Black Pearl Black or Ivory Black Black Black or Ivory Black or Ivory Black or Ivory Black
Lunar Silver Metallic Black Black or Grey Black Black Black or Grey Black or Grey Black or Grey Black
Modern Steel Metallic Black Black or Grey Black Black Black Black or Grey Black or Grey Black or Grey Grey
Basque Red Pearl II Ivory Black Ivory Ivory Ivory Ivory
San Marino Red   Black Black
Kona Coffee Metallic Black Black Black Black Black Black
Champagne Frost Pearl Ivory Ivory Ivory Ivory
Obsidian Blue Pearl Grey Black Grey Grey Grey


Exterior Colors
Coupe Interior Color(s) Options
LX-S (6MT) LX-S (CVT) EX (6MT) EX (CVT) EX-L EX-L V6 (6MT) EX-L V6 (6AT) Touring
White Orchid Pearl Ivory Ivory Ivory Black/Ivory



Crystal Black Pearl Black Black or Ivory Black Black or Ivory Black or Black/Ivory Black Black or Black/Ivory Black or Black/Ivory
Lunar Silver Metallic Black Black Black Black Black
Modern Steel Metallic Black Black Black Black Black Black
San Marino Red Black Black Black Black Black Black
Deep Blue Opal Metallic Black Black Black Black Black
Still Night Pearl Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black


Interior Materials
Inside the Accord, all tactile surfaces, from the interior door handles to the seat controls to the instrument panel, steering wheel, and switchgear are designed to be pleasing to the touch – and easy to operate. The upper instrument panel is now one seamless piece of soft-touch material, the product of a new in-house Honda manufacturing process. This soft upper pad has an improved fit, a luxurious finish and an integrated passenger-side airbag cover. Cloth velour upholstery is standard in the Accord, while EX trims feature an upgraded tricot material. The Sport trim features cloth with leatherette bolsters for the front seats. The Accord EX-L and Touring grades have standard leather seating surfaces.

Control Layout
During the design of the 9th-generation Accord, the designers created a highly functional and intuitive interface between the vehicle and the driver. Key design features include large analog instrumentation complemented by the new upper 7.7-inch color "intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID) positioned high in the central part of the instrument panel. Positioned beneath the i-MID on Accord LX and Sport Sedan and LX-S Coupe are the vehicles audio and HVAC controls. For EX and above trims, the hard key audio system is replaced by a 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio system. The final elements of the Accord's smart interface approach are its steering wheel mounted controls. By allowing the driver to operate a range of features without taking their hands off the wheel, the potential for driver distraction can be reduced in many situations.

The Accord has elegant analog instrumentation with a sophisticated and technical appearance. The centrally positioned speedometer is the largest feature in the instrument cluster. A Multi-Information Display (MID) is positioned in the center of the speedometer and provides a range of information and trip computer functions. The high-contrast white-on-black display can provide a wide range of information for the driver, including exterior temperature, trip information and much more.

MID information categories include:

  • Average fuel economy
  • Digital odometer and dual digital trip meters
  • Engine oil life
  • Exterior temperature
  • Instant fuel economy
  • Maintenance Minder™
  • Miles to empty
  • Shift lever position (when equipped with CVT or 6AT)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) (Touring trim and models with Honda Sensing)

Illuminated Eco Assist arcs on each side of the speedometer indicate when the vehicle is being operated efficiently. The speedometer is flanked by an analog tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel level gauge.

Sliding Sunvisors
To provide more flexible shading from the sun, all Accords come equipped with sliding driver and front passenger sunvisors that can be extended four inches along their mounting shaft, a distance that provides perpendicular shade for the eyes even when the front seats are in their rear-most position.

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Accord EX-L and Touring trims feature an electro chromatic interior rearview mirror that automatically dims during nighttime driving to reduce glare from the headlights of following vehicles.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
A multi-angle rearview camera is standard on all Accords, with three viewing angles (wide view, normal view and top view). Drivers may select the preferred view according to driving conditions. The rearview image is displayed on the i-MID display. All rearview camera systems feature distance guidelines. EX-L and Touring Trims feature dynamic guidelines that project the vehicle's future path based on the driver's steering inputs. For more information see the Safety and Driver Assistance section.

Steering Wheel
For greater convenience, many of the controls that are most frequently used are positioned on the Accord's steering wheel within easy reach. An improved circular switch layout similar to the current Civic and CR-V models helps make operation simple and intuitive. Paddle shifters are included on a number of automatic-transmission Accord models, including the Sedan Sport, EX-L V-6 and Touring models, and available on all Coupe models. All Accord models feature a manually adjustable tilt and telescope steering column that allows drivers to easily adjust the steering wheel position to their liking. For greater comfort, the Accord EX-L and Touring steering wheels are wrapped in upgraded leather using fine chain stitching for improved comfort.

Comfortable, Supportive Seating
Ergonomic seats with a supportive internal structure and comfort padding are roomy and accommodating, the front seats are designed to help reduce the likelihood of neck injuries in rear collisions and have pronounced lateral support to help secure the occupant when cornering. Smoothly contoured shapes give the seating an appealing appearance, and help make entry and exit easier. The front headrests are of a size to afford rear passengers a better view forward, and the headrests have soft padding for greater comfort. The side airbag technology allows a seatback heater in the passenger's seat on EX-L and Touring models.

Interior Utility and Storage
The Accord's interior is designed to offer excellent day-to-day livability, with plenty of storage space. A revised center console adds to the Accord's versatility, and offers ample internal storage space. A USB port and 12-volt power outlet are positioned in front of the console, and another 12-volt power outlet is positioned inside the console. The padded console lid serves as a comfortable armrest for the driver or front passenger.

A pair of large cupholders is positioned just ahead of the storage compartment within easy reach, and there is a bottle holder and storage bin in each door. The rear seating area of the Sedan has a fold-down padded center armrest with dual cupholders.

Cargo Capability
The Accord Sedan has a trunk capacity of 15.8 cubic feet. The Coupe trunk has a capacity of 13.7 cubic feet. To make loading and packing easier, the trunk floor of both the Sedan and Coupe is almost flat. Storage hooks on the left and right walls make it easy to secure cargo.

The trunk is carpeted and lined, and a temporary spare tire is located in a well under a removable section of the cargo-area floor. The rear seatback can be lowered to expand the cargo area when needed by pulling a convenient handle located in the trunk. On LX and LX-S trims of the Sedan and Coupe the one-piece seatback can be lowered, on EX and above trims each side of the 60/40 split or the entire seatback can be lowered. For more information see the Body and Exterior section.

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
All Accord models feature a dual-zone automatic climate control system with independent left and right temperature controls. A single temperature can be selected for the entire cabin, or the driver and front passenger can set different temperatures for their sides of the cabin. Dual adjustable vents located in the rear of the Sedan center console (EX and above) help keep rear seat passengers comfortable.

Eco Assist™
All Accord models come with an Eco Assist™ function. Located on either side of the speedometer, Eco Assist has illuminated arcs that show if the vehicle is being driven in an efficient style. The system operates in essentially the same manner as on other Honda models, in this case with white and green "coaching" arcs that illuminate on either side of the speedometer. A white color signifies inefficient driving, while green means a more efficient driving style is being used. The color changes gradually in response to overall driving style.

Every Accord with a CVT or automatic transmission is equipped with a green ECON button to the left of the steering wheel. When the button is pushed to activate ECON mode, several operating characteristics of the vehicle are modified for enhanced fuel efficiency. The Drive-by-Wire throttle system provides more gradual response, and to save additional energy, the climate control's fan speeds are lowered incrementally and other climate control system characteristics are altered based on the conditions. Another push of the ECON button reverts all systems to their normal mode.

HomeLink Remote System
Accord EX and above trims feature the HomeLink wireless remote system. Built into the overhead module, HomeLink can be programmed with the remote-control codes of up to three devices, such as a garage-door opener, a remote lighting system, or a home security system.

Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down
All Accord models have front and rear power windows with a one-touch auto-up/down driver's window. In the EX grade and above, the front passenger's window also has auto-up/down capability. In all models except the LX Sedan, illuminated controls allow for easy operation at night.

Power Door Locks with Remote Entry
Power door locks are standard on all Accord models, and a customizable auto-locking feature can be configured using the i-MID and steering wheel mounted controls. Remote entry is standard equipment on all Accord models. The LX and Sport Sedan and LX-S Coupe have a wave key design that has an integrated transmitter in the handle with lock, unlock, trunk open and panic buttons. All other Accord models have the keyless Smart Entry system.

Smart Entry and Push Button Start System
The Accord EX and above models have Honda's new Smart Entry and Push Button Start. The Smart Entry system lets the Accord owner gain access to the vehicle without having to unlock it with the remote transmitter or a conventional key. The Smart Entry remote has a unique digital identity and the Accord can be unlocked when the driver pulls one of the front door handles while the remote in his/her possession. When carrying the fob (or if all doors are unlocked), the trunk can be opened by pressing a button located on the underside of the Accord's trunklid.

Once the driver has opened the door and is seated, the Smart Entry system allows the Accord to be started by pushing the Engine Start/Stop button positioned on the instrument panel. When leaving the car, a press of the soft-touch button on exterior door handle locks all the doors. Alternatively, a press of the Lock button on the Smart Entry remote will also simultaneously lock all the doors. The Smart Entry system will not allow the transmitter fob to be locked in the interior or the trunk of the Accord.

Remote Engine Start
Accord EX and above trims with a CVT or automatic transmission feature standard remote engine start. This enables drivers to start their vehicle in advance of the drive, thereby activating the climate control system with a target temperature of 72 degrees before they get to the vehicle – perfect for hot or cold days. The system can provide owners with the comfort of a pre-warmed vehicle on a cold winter morning – or a pre-cooled interior on hot days. The system will automatically operate the heater, front and rear defrosters, front heated seats (if equipped) or air conditioning as needed.

The remote engine start feature is built into the key fobs supplied with the vehicle. To start the engine remotely, the owner presses the LOCK button and then holds the ENGINE button for a second. The Accord's hazard lights will flash, indicating that the signal has been received. When the engine is started remotely, the wipers, lighting and audio systems remain off, and the security system remains set. The engine will run for up to 10 minutes after remote starting and can be extended by another 10 minutes using the same procedure, and then shut off automatically if the owner doesn't reach the vehicle within that time. When the owner does get to the vehicle within 10 minutes, or extended period if the procedure is initiated a second time, the engine will keep running while the owner unlocks the vehicle, gets in, applies the brake and presses the Accord's START button, which turns on all of the vehicle's systems.

Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC)
Key contributors to the Accord's quiet, refined interior are Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC). The two systems are comprised of dual overhead microphones, an ANC/ASC electronic processor, and the audio system's four door-mounted speakers. ASC/ANC operates whenever the Accord is running, even if the audio system is turned off.

ANC is designed to reduce low frequency sound in the cabin caused mainly by the roughness of the road surface. The overhead microphones pick up sound waves and send them to the ANC/ASC processor, which creates and sends a precisely timed "reverse phase" audio signal to a special amplifier. In turn, the amplifier drives the door speakers to cancel the original noise signal.

ASC is a related technology designed to improve the engine sound quality by making the sound pressure level more linear as the engine revs increase. Typically, engine noise doesn't increase in a linear way with rising revs; instead there can be many resonances that create peaks and valleys in the sound pressure level and an uneven sound. ASC helps smooth out the engine sound by reforming the sound signal as needed and sending it to the door speakers offering benefits from idle to redline.


● standard
○ with optional Honda Sensing™ package

Features LX EX EX-L Touring
12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator
ABS Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Brake System Indicator
Coolant Temperature Indicator
Cruise Control Indicators
Digital Speedometer
ECON Button
ECON Mode Indicator
Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator
Fuel Level Indicator
Headlights-On Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Immobilizer System Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Malfunction Indicator
Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator
Security System Indicator
System Message Indicator
TPMS Indicator
Turn Signal/Hazard Indicators
VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators
Fog Lights Indicator  
Smart Entry System Indicator  
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) On and System Indicators
FCW / CMBS Indicator
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) On and System Indicators
LDW / RDM Indicator

Engine Immobilizer
Complementing the remote entry system is a standard engine-immobilizer system. A special electronically coded key prevents the car from being started-even if a mechanical duplicate of the key is used. A transponder, built into the key, signals the immobilizer control unit that the key is genuine. If the car is hot-wired, or an unauthorized key is used, the engine will not start.

1 Depending on use, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay® can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers or the connected iPhone, respectively. See Google's and Apple's privacy policies for details regarding the use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto or Apple CarPlay®. Use of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay® is at user's own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay® terms of use, which are, respectively, presented to the user when the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user's Android phone or included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® vehicle integration is provided "as is," and Honda cannot guarantee operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in the applicable software or operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay® when conditions allow you to do so safely.

2 Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.

3  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.

4  Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

5 Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.

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