2016 Honda Accord LX vs 2016 Honda Accord Sport

Honda is offering six trim options for the 2016 Accord. The base model, the 2016 Honda Accord LX, and the first-tier upgrade, the 2016 Honda Accord Sport, both come with many quality features. There are, however, also significant variations between the two trims. Under the hood, the two vehicles are slightly different in engine output. The 2016 Accord LX's 2.4L 4-Cyliner engine can muster 185 hp, while the Accord Sport offers 189 hp. This is not an enormously noticeable distinction; but it's part of what gives the Accord Sport its extra athleticism. The 2016 Honda Accord Sport has a distinguished exterior look reminiscent of the BMW 3 Series, for half the price. Although it's only one feature, the 2016 Accord Sport's 19-inch alloy wheels really round out an already attractive exterior. This is further emphasized by a body-colored decklid spoiler and body-colored side sills.

One of the main distinctions between the interiors of the 2016 Accord LX and the 2016 Accord Sport is the Sport's inclusion of 60/40 split rear seats. The LX still offers a fold-down seatback, but not the highly desirable 60/40 split, which allows for extra cargo space while still accommodating a passenger. A few other interior additions to the Sport include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum pedals, and a 10-way power adjusting driver's seat with lumbar support. 

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2016 Honda Accord LX vs 2016 Honda Accord Sport
185 hp 2.4L 4-Cylinder with Direct Injection Engine 189 hp 22.4L 4-Cylinder with Direct Injection
16-inch alloy Wheels 19-inch alloy
No Smart Entry Yes
$22,105 Starting MSRP $24,165

Is the 2016 Honda Accord LX or 2016 Honda Accord Sport right for you?

While the 2016 Honda Accord Sport has some flashy features not present on the 2016 Accord LX, both cars also share many specs. The Most important of these is probably the cars' fuel economy ratings. Both vehicles receive an estimated 23 mpg city/34 mpg highway with the standard 6-Speed Manual Transmission. However, these numbers go up with the addition of the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Accord LX improves to 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway and the Accord Sport gets 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway.

The 2016 Accord LX includes a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. This safety feature is often doesn't come standard with base models. The Accord LX is, however, not your typical sedan. It's understandable if you’re having a hard time choosing between these two vehicles. Ultimately, the decision should come down to how much you value the exterior appearance of your car. If you want a vehicle with a bit of extra pizzazz, upgrading to the 2016 Accord Sport is certainly worthwhile. Most of the variation between the 2016 Accord LX and Accord Sport is appearance-based, besides the upgraded power driver's seat and 60/40 folding rear seat. If you want to see the 2016 Honda Accord LX vs 2016 Honda Accord Sport up close, come to Continental Motors Group, where both models are in the current inventory. 

2016 Honda Accord LX vs 2016 Honda Accord Sport
2016 Honda Accord LX vs 2016 Honda Accord Sport
2016 Honda Accord LX vs 2016 Honda Accord Sport
2016 Honda Accord LX vs 2016 Honda Accord Sport

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