New 2017 Honda Accord Sport – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Honda Accord Sport arguably remains a top-rated sedan in its class thanks to its performance and unique features that continue to make it a standout. Furthermore, it comes with generous standard features, a spacious and high-quality interior, a brisk acceleration, exceptional handling and ride balance, and a refined and efficient engine. The Honda Accord Sport 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall.

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Here in the United States, news of release of a best-selling vehicle tend to grab all the attention of almost all online platforms and automotive magazines’ headlines. Once again, the 2017 Honda Accord Sport is set to continue with this tradition. For 2017, the new model receives a number of welcome technology additions and updates, performance updates, and refreshed front and rear fascias.

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan rear view, silver color, taillights

These changes are only meant to improve on an already “A” rated sedan. The exterior gets a revised front and rear fascia, grille, LED foglights, and grille. Additionally, new wheel designs are also expected on all models. The 2017 Honda Accord Sport interior gets infotainment system updates. The system is now crisp, more responsive, and offers sleek graphics over the previous model. It is also more intuitive and we find Honda’s efforts in revitalizing the Accord interior generally laudable.

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan rear view, red color, tailpipe

Just like the existing model the new model is replacing, Honda Accord’s tradition of offering abundance of interior space, powerful yet fuel-thrifty engines, a composed and responsive handling, and top-notch crash tests continues, only this time they’re much better than before. Even with such an amazing profile, there’re other great choices available this year. They include the Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6, Volkswagen Passat, Ford Fusion, and the Toyota Camry.

2017 Honda Accord Sport Release Date & Price

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan release date

Rumors – as Honda is yet to make public any announcements about the 2017 Honda Accord Sport release date – allege the new model will most likely go for sale sometime this fall. Pricing is also yet to be announced, but some credible reports suggests the base price will most likely start from an MSRP of around $24,265.

2017 Honda Accord Sport Changes on Interior & Exterior

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan interior, dashboard, lcd screen

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Honda Accord Sport is one among several trims offered by the parent Honda Accord sedan family. Other trims under the same umbrella include LX, EX-L, and EX models. The 2017 Honda Accord Coupe, on the other hand comes with three trims: EX, LX-S, and EX-L models.

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan interior, leather front seats

Some of the standard accessories available on the 2017 Honda Accord Sport include LED taillights, a USB port, a rearview camera, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, automatic dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights, a CD player, a four-speaker sound system, a 7.7” display, Pandora Internet radio control, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. additional features include LED daytime running lights, nineteen-inch wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, cloth seating, dual-exhaust tips, a rear deck spoiler, and leatherette upholstered seats, and LED foglights.

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan exterior, front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Honda Accord Sport Engine Specs Review

Beneath the hood of the Honda Accord Sport 2017 is a standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine good for 189 horsepower and 182 pounds-feet of torque. In other models though, the same engine offers an output rated at 185 hp and 181 pounds-feet of torque.

Default systems include a six-speed manual transmission (without the Honda Sensing package), and a front-wheel drive.  CVT is optionally offered. There’s also the available 3.5L engine good for 278 horsepower and 252 pounds-feet of torque. The EPA estimates that the four-cylinder engine should check in at 27/37/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while the V6 should be expected to offer 21/34/26 mpg.

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan engine

Some of the safety features available include a rearview camera, stability and traction control, antilock dis brakes, forward collision warning, front seat side airbags, active front restraints, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, a forward collision intervention system, side curtain airbags, and lane- and road departure intervention.

During government crash testing, the Accord Sport received four starts out of five for total impact safety, and five out of five stars for overall protection.

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2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan front view, red color, grille

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan exterior, front view, taillights

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan front view, headlights and badges

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan exterior, rear view, taillights and badges

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan exterior, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan exterior, frontview, headlights

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan exterior, rear view, badges

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan interior, steering wheel

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan interior, leather back seats

2017 Honda Accord Sport Sedan interior, gear shift knob

2019 Honda Insight

News About the 2019 Honda Insight Release Date

After spotting the 2019 Honda Insight test mule, we finally have some information in regards with the release date. The car is by all means not as close as you would want it to be. But it is still going to come at quite a suitable time if you take all things considered. In the recent report which was given, it was stated that Honda is gearing towards a release date coming by the end of 2018. This is the perfect time for finally showcase the model which will be ready for the 2019 season as promised.

The test mule has been spotted a long time ago. And although people were not really sure if this really was the 2019 Honda Insight, it was confirmed really fast. The upcoming car is going to use the body of the current Honda City car and will stretch it out a bit in order to fit to the proportions of the Insight model. They will also fix up a few things in order to adapt the vehicle in a suitable way.

What is the Proposed Price of the 2019 Honda Insight?

The price of the 2019 Honda Insight has not been officially revealed. The vehicle is going to go well beyond the price tag of the current models. This is due to this being the third-generation Insight, which is supposed to introduce us to a whole new period of Honda cars. Also, the 2019 Honda Insight is powered with a hybrid powertrain only, which also expands the price a bit. All in all, we are hopeful that the price is not going to exceed too much. The current model is priced $18,725, as base MSRP, while the highest trim level model is offered at a price of $23,915. Expect these figures to changes southward for the newest 2019 version.

How did the Rumors Start?

Nobody was actually taking about the 2019 Honda Insight. But things started heating up once Honda unveiled their 2030 Vision strategy. It states that the Japanese manufacturer is planning on adding at least some form of electrification to their cars by the year 2030. They are supposed to fit two-thirds of their roster with electric or plug-in motors. This means that they are striving towards a green and healthy future and more car manufactures should start thinking this way. The rumor then trigged news about a number of cars which we were supposed to see released on the market. One of the many cars is the 2019 Honda Insight. None gave this a lot of thought until some true evidence was made with the released photos. The rumors triggered the release but it is up to the manufacturer to show us finally what they got interested for the announced vehicle.

2019 Honda Insight Exterior Changes

The base of the exterior for the 2019 Honda Insight is the current Honda City model. Of course they are going to change things up and are basically going to adapt it to the new model. There are going to be some dimensions changes and the smaller City is going to grow to the dimensions that the Insight has had. This also introduces some changes which include some bigger and flared wheel arches and an extended hood which comes with its own changes and additions. The rear doors will also be fitted and will be adapted to the new kind of a design.

The front end will retain the past elements of the current Insight. You will notice that it has some parts which make it look similarity like the Accord model. The chrome grille is a dead giveaway. Chrome is also added to some other parts to the front and it kind of a distinguishes it from the current model.

The rear end is bulgy in looks like a minivan when you look at it from behind. The high trunk line is not changed, although this is something which has bothered users in the past. Also, the split glass rear windows is also there. The new generation model is not going to bring anything revolutionary for the vehicle, but it will change it for the better. The model is probably going to get a lot of attention and appeal this way.

Newest Color Updates

The introduction of the 2019 Honda Insight has to mean an update in terms of colors. The exterior colors that will be used have not been revealed just yet, but there is no doubt that we are looking at an interesting specter of colors. The previous model had a very nice offer as it gave us a specter of colors which gave a lot of maneuverability and enabled the people to keep to a certain standard. The colors in question included Clear Sky Blue Metallic, Spectrum White Silver Pearl

, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Polished Metal Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Atomic Blue Metallic and Tango Red Pearl. We are sure that the majority of the colors are going to make a comeback, but it is still not clear which ones are we going to get to see make it. Also expect to see some newest choices which are going to be introduced with the 2019 version.

Are There any Changes with the Dimensions of the 2019 Honda Insight?

A lot of people are under the impression that the 2019 Honda Insight is going to have a different size. This is mainly due to the fact that a new kind of a body is used. But they are going to make it in the same way and make its use as the previous one was. This of course means that the compact model is going to be a swoopy car meant from dabbing through small streets. It is a perfect vehicle for getting through traffic. Thus the size will be useful for the purpose that the car was made for. The car was about 172 inches in length and we do not see it growing beyond that.

Some Interior Changes for the 2019 Honda Insight

The new 2019 Honda Insight is going to make the best out of its interior that it can. The vehicle does have a peculiar body which means that the inside needs to have some specific tampering in order to be adapted well. They are doing that this time as well and will make sure that they use every piece of spacing as best that they could. It will no doubted spur a nice interior for the model making it a car which gives more comfort than you would expect it to.

One of the biggest advantages of the 2019 Honda Insight is that it will no doubtedly have easy to use controls. This is a drawback to the past Insight models, which also saw it fit to give a very pleassureful and more than capable interiors. Much to our expectations, the Insight is also updating the entertainment and infotainment of the car. Updated technology and newest gadgets were added to satisfy the customers.

What is Under the Hood of the 2019 Honda Insight?

As usually, the 2019 Honda Insight will be powered by a single hybrid powertrain. There is no option of using a gasoline engine only. This is one of the cars which promises to launch the idea of going all electric and is something that many car manufactures of the future are striving to. Honda is using their own unique Integrated Motor Assist system, which has always been used to power these vehicles. The newest vehicle will utilize the power of a 1.3-liter, four-cylinder engine which combines with a 10-kilowat electric motor. The electric motor alone is worth only 13 horsepower, but the gasoline part is 98 horsepower. In total it amounts to 123 pound-feet of torque.

Acceleration and 0-60 mph Performance for the 2019 Honda Insight

The 2019 Honda Insight may be a small car but does not have a lot of power. This is why the acceleration is not that impressive. The vehicle is capable of reaching the 0-60 mph mark in 12.5 seconds, which is fine for the segment. The top speed that the car is capable of hitting is 113 mph. All in all, there are no modifications or improvements expected here. The vehicle is going to function as it always had and will certainly keep to a similar kind of output.

2019 Honda Insight Fuel Economy

The fuel usage of the 2019 Honda Insight is its biggest advantage. The model is going to consume 41 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway. This is pretty standard when you look at other models on the market. It is still far away from the Prius which is the undisputed ruler in the field, but there is no doubt that this car is quite capable of reaching good standards. Improvement were expected to be made, but they are not happening this time. The 2019 Honda Insight is going to look for changes elsewhere.

2017 Honda Ridgeline – Release Date, Review and Specs

A few months ago, Honda unveiled the all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline during the North American International Auto Show. The new model boasts of Honda exclusive technologies, design and features that undoubtedly set the benchmark for comfort, capability, and versatility in its class. The Honda Ridgeline release date should be expected sometime late this year (2016) or early next year as a 2017 year model.

2017 Honda Ridgeline side view, black color, alloy wheels

According to the executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., John Mendel, “We are bringing our unique technology and original thinking to the market in a new and exciting way for a Honda pickup. We still have that notion that we’re headed in the right direction with a truck that uses the Honda packaging magic and unibody construction to deliver more of what our customers demand of us.”

2017 Honda Ridgeline rear view, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Some of the superior capabilities and features the new Honda Ridgeline 2017 is expected to come with include a superior on-road performance unlike anything else on the market as we see it today. Honda says, the new model will offer segment leading all-weather traction capability, cabin quietness, ride quality, and best handling thanks to the available i-VTM4 torque-vectoring AWD system, sophisticated chassis, and a unibody construction.

2017 Honda Ridgeline front angle, headlights and grille

Interior space is also something that typically is taken with a pinch of salt, however, the new model offers the only 4-foot-wide flat wide bed and one of the largest and most versatile cabin, along with impressive payload capacities. In terms of class-exclusive and innovative features, the new model offers a first in-bed audio system, dual-action tailgate, and an In-Bed Trunk.

2017 Honda Ridgeline spy shots, front view

Safety and driver-assist technologies include third-party collision safety ratings, next-gen ACE body structure and a suite of Honda Sensing safety features. The entertainment front features an Android Auto and Apple Car Play compatibility and an eight-inch Display Audio system.

2017 Honda Ridgeline auto show, side view, silver color, alloy wheels

Inasmuch as the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline specs allude to a car that is spacious, versatile, and downright sophisticated, the segment isn’t without alternatives. Rivals nipping its heels include Toyota Tacoma, and the Chevrolet Colorado. The Colorado, just like the Ridgeline took off some time to cool off its heels, and now returns with a boatload of new technologies and capabilities. Along with its GMC twin, the Colorado set the epitome of a traditional mid-size truck, sporting respectable payload and towing capacities, honest 4WD systems, and ladder frames.

2017 Honda Ridgeline rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The Toyota Tacoma is arguably one of the finest rivals the Ridgeline will have to face in the market. The Tacoma prides itself in being the top seller in the market for almost a decade now despite lacking any substantial overhaul. However, for 2017, it has set the bar high as it is also getting a thorough make over that will undoubtedly get tongues wagging. It will be interesting to see how things fare for the three vehicles once each is offered for sale.

2017 Honda Ridgeline trunk view

2017 Honda Ridgeline Engine Specs

While Honda hasn’t released the official 2017 Honda Ridgeline specs, under the hood is a familiar 3.5L i-VTEC V6 engine out of – you probably guessed it right – the Pilot. This mill is expected to route the power generated – 280 hp and 262 lbs. ft. of torque – to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

Four modes – Normal, Mud, Snow, and Sand – are available with the Intelligent Terrain Management software that is offered with the all-new AWD system that utilizes Honda’s i-VTM4 torque vectoring transfer case.

2017 Honda Ridgeline engine

There is no denying the fact that the Ridgeline is designed to spend a huge chunk of its life riding empty on paved roads. As such, Honda says the new truck will be capable of “medium-duty” off-roading and towing capacities while maintaining an impressive on-road driving feel.

Of course more specs will be available on its released date including the 2017 Honda Ridgeline towing capacity, MPG, and bed and trim configurations.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Interior Accessories & Exterior Pictures

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, dashboard, lcd screen, gear shift knob

Some of the standard features to expect include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a sliding rear window, a six-speaker audio system, voice controls, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a bedliner, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, remote keyless entry, sixteen-inch black alloy wheels, bumpers and mirror caps, body-color door handles, a sliding rear window, cruise control, and chrome exterior accents.

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, front leather seats, steering wheel

2017 Honda Ridgeline Release Date & Price

Rumors within the industry say the vehicle will probably go for sale sometime late this year (2016) of early next year.

2017 Honda Ridgeline release date

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline price starts from around $30,000, albeit based on speculation.

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2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, black color, front view, grille

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, silver color, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline auto show, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline rear view, black color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline auto show, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Honda Ridgeline rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Honda Ridgeline trunk

2017 Honda Ridgeline injterior, leather back seats