We know that College Place and Kennewick drivers have always been fans of the Honda Accord, a model that now celebrates its 40th anniversary. The Accord has made many changes, passed many milestones, and set many records since it first appeared, and it has become one of America’s most popular vehicles in the process.
The Honda Accord Journey
When the Honda Accord was first introduced, it was a fuel-efficient three-door hatchback that boasted a smaller wheelbase than even the current Honda Fit. Since then, the vehicle has evolved to become one of the leading sedans in the country, offering numerous body styles, power options, and top-of-the-line features for American consumers to enjoy.
An ability to deliver class-leading reliability, outstanding power and efficiency, and a constantly-evolving set of features has kept it in the hearts of drivers all across the country, and it has achieved the following accomplishments along the way:
- Sold more than 12.7 million units since its debut.
- Become the first vehicle from a Japanese automaker to be manufactured in America.
- Found a place on Car and Driver’s “10 Best” list a record 30 times.*
The 2017 Honda Accord
If you’d like to see how far the Accord has come since its introduction way back in 1976, take a look at the 2017 model.
With seven trim levels, including the new Sport Special Edition, three power options, and three transmission options, it allows drivers to find their own preferred blend of power and efficiency; there’s even an available set of Hybrid models that offer best-in-class horsepower and mpg ratings. This 40-year-old nameplate also delivers state-of-the-art technology, including Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ connectivity and a full range of driver-assistance features with the Honda Sensing suite.
Find Your Next Honda Accord from Walla Walla Valley Honda
If you’d like to find out for yourself just why the Accord has remained so popular for so long, come on down to Walla Walla Valley Honda in College Place, WA to arrange a test drive.
Car and Driver, November 2015