Honda Accord EX vs Accord EX-L: Which is right for you?


The 2016 Honda Accord EX and Accord EX-L might seem like the same car, but the standard and available features that are offered in these two trim level models set them apart from each other. The Accord comes in four-door sedan and two-door coupe body styles.

2016 Honda Accord Exterior and Interior Features

Standard exterior features on the 2016 Accord EX are 17-inch wheels, LED-based daytime running headlights and fog lights, heated outside mirrors and keyless entry and keyless engine starting. Standard interior features are a sunroof, eight-way power adjustable driver seat with two-way power lumbar support, blind-spot warning system and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio, high definition radio, USB port, 7-inch touchscreen and rearview camera.

The 2016 Accord EX-L builds on the 2016 Accord EX model. In addition to the Accord EX’s features, it either adds to or upgrades the equipment.

The added exterior and interior features on the 2016 Accord EX-L include power folding outside mirrors, leather seats, heated front seats, four-way power adjustable driver’s seat, automatic dimming rearview mirror, upgraded rearview camera, seven-speaker sound system and transmission shift paddles mounting on the steering wheel.

A HondaLink smartphone app integration system allows connections to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Buyers who pick the Accord EX and Accord EX-L V6 trim level models also have the option of equipping the car with a navigation system.

Accord Safety features

Both the Accord EX and Accord EX-L models can be optioned with Honda Sensing, which is a safety package that features adaptive cruise control, lane and road departure intervention, antilock disc brakes, collision warning and intervention with automatic braking, stability control, traction control, active front head restraints, and front seat side impact and side curtain airbags.

Honda Accord Engines and Transmissions2016 Honda Accord EX and EX-L Engine Greenville

There are two engine choices for the two Accord trim level models.

The 2016 Accord EX and Accord EX-L comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The 2016 Accord EX-L V6 gets its power from a 3.5-liter V6 engine that has 278 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque.

The cars’ transmissions differ depending on the specific trim level model. The 2016 Accord EX and EX-L models without the Honda Sensing package—whether coupe or four-door sedan—comes with a six-speed manual transmission. The optional 3.5-liter V6 engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

A continuously variable transmission is optional on these models and standard on the 2016 Accord EX-L V6.

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