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

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

New 2017 Honda Odyssey  – Release Date and Info

The new 2017 Honda Odyssey continues with its reign as one of the best minivans on the market thanks to the confident handling, a configurable second-row seat, top crash test scores, easy-to-fold third-row seat, and a fuel efficient V6 engine. Its release date has been a source of contention recently but credible sources privy to the latest Odyssey developments says we should expect it in February at the earliest. 

2017 Honda Odyssey side angle exterior, alloy wheels

Perhaps you and your buddies want are planning for a weekend getaway, but no one wants to double the gasoline bill by taking two cars. More dramatic, lest say that you already have two kids and one on the way. Then your wife calls you to tell you she’s expecting twins! Either way, a befitting vehicle is needed. And in such situations, no other vehicle in the market today would be better suited than the 2017 Odyssey.

2017 Honda Odyssey rear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

It might not offer the sexiest looks, but it’s an awesome choice for a do-it-all vehicle. Although you can still opt for a large three-row crossover SUV, they typically have a cramped backseat and offer a limited cargo volume. A minivan like the Odyssey, on the other hand, offers a voluptuous cargo and passenger space to spare that adults will find comfortable even for those occupying the second- and third-row benches.

2017 Honda Odyssey front view, red color, headlights and grille

It’s not only about space, the newest Odyssey offers plenty of other appealing and compelling features. The cabin is well-trimmed and well-appointed and offers some of the latest technologies even in its basic form. Some of the features include air conditioning, a rearview camera, a power driver seat, cruise control, and an upgraded cloth upholstery. Creature comforts include rear sunshades and rear seat entertainment system, and an intuitive touchscreen interface.

2017 Honda Odyssey exterior, side view, blue color, alloy wheels

It may be far from being sports car, but the way it drives is another hallmark worth bragging about. It offers a quick acceleration, steers and handles effortlessly, and offers a high fuel economy rating. But even with so many bells and whistles to its name, the Odyssey isn’t without faults. They include cumbersome and heavy second-row seats, and a costly price tag relative to what the competition offers.

2017 Honda Odyssey rear view, blue color, taillights

The competition includes Kia Sedona, Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Nissan Quest.

2017 Honda Odyssey – Available Trims

Six trims – EX, LX, SE, Touring, EX-L, and Touring Elite – are offered for the 2017 Honda Odyssey minivan. The Odyssey hybrid review is covered separately.

Exterior Review & 2017 Honda Odyssey Interior Photos

2017 Honda Odyssey interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard, lcd screen

2017 Honda Odyssey front angle, silver color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Some of the standard accessories and features provided for the seven-passenger Odyssey LX model include cruise control, an auxiliary audio input, a USB port, a folding 60/40-split third-row seat, a rear privacy glass, 17” steel wheels, Pandora compatibility, active noise cancellation, an auxiliary audio input, a 7-speaker sound system, an 8” infotainment display, front passenger four-way seat, full power accessories, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and a USB port.

2017 Honda Odyssey interior, leather seats view

Upscale equipment include a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system, a regular blind-spot monitor, retractable third-row sunshades, 18” alloy wheels, rear-seat upgraded entertainment system, rear parking sensors, a navigation system, heated and perorated front seats, a 115-V household style power outlet, a chilled storage box, a voice operated navigation system, a power liftgate, driver memory settings, leather seating, satellite radio, a sunroof, and foglights.

2017 Honda Odyssey Engine Specs

2017 Honda Odyssey engine view

Motivation for the 2017 Honda Odyssey is offered by a 3.5L V6 engine good for 248 hp and 250 lbs. ft. of torque. Zipping from 0-60 mph needs 8.0 seconds, according to Honda. A six speed automatic is standard, as is the front wheel drive. You also have an option for an AWD.

2017 Honda Odyssey engine

Maximum towing capacity offered by a fully loaded Odyssey stands at 3,500 lbs., while the fuel economy are impressive and stand at 28/19/22 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

Price & 2017 Honda Odyssey Release Date

2017 Honda Odyssey Release date

Rumors circling around in the automobile industry allege the new Odyssey minivan will cost around $29,400. As for when it goes for sale, speculations point to a possible February release date, at least for the U.S.A market.

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2017 Honda Odyssey exterior, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Odyssey side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Honda Odyssey exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Odyssey front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Honda Odyssey exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Honda Odyssey front view, blue color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Odyssey Elite, front view, headlights and grille

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2017 Honda Odyssey rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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2017 Honda Odyssey interior, leather seats

2017 Honda Odyssey interior, leather rear seats