Honda’s latest Accord is a car for every occasion, and a suave one at that. The Honda Accord VTi models are stacked with some incredible technology that sets it at the cutting edge of all that it means to be on four wheels. Let’s explore the Accord VTi models a little more and see why this car will appeal to the drivers who love having the car they drive do a lot of the hard work for them.
Honda’s ninth generation Accord VTi-L + ADAS is stacked with all sorts of cool features. Honda’s Navigation Technology not only maps the best route for you to take, but it also incorporates a number of novel driving assistance systems like Lane Keep Assist, LaneWatch and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Honda’s LaneWatch system uses a camera that is set into the driver’s wing mirror to provide a superior view of what is naturally a blind spot for the driver. The view from the camera is captured on the car’s central screen whenever you operate your indicator. You can even opt for the car to keep the LaneWatch feature on at all times at the push of a button.
Lane Keep Assist is also driven by on-board cameras that can detect road markings so that if you begin to wander an alarm is set off in the interior to make sure that you regain your appropriate position in your lane. If you ignore this warning the car will actually take over the steering and get you back on track! The new Honda Accord can even steer you around a corner if your hands have been off the steering wheel for more than fifteen seconds.
When you combine LaneWatch, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control, you can now be driven along by your new Honda Accord VTi-L + ADAS as if you were on auto-pilot in a big aircraft. Honda’s Adaptive Cruise Control feature uses a radar to maintain a set speed and distance from the car in front so that you really can cry out: “Hey mum, look, no hands!” If you can remind yourself that these highly advanced systems are designed to enhance the drive rather than make you into a lousy driver by not checking behind you anyway, then you’ll appreciate the cleverness that is moulded into the stylish ninth generation Honda Accord VTi.
Under the hood of the neatly styled bonnet is a freshly designed 2.4-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that puts out a responsive 129 kW and 225 Nm. Honda’s i-VTEC technology boosts the torque in the mid-range – just where you need it most for passing manoeuvres. It’s great to note that the Accord VTi is easy on the gas. Driving around town commonly returns between 10-to-12 litres/100 km. And the roomy sedan generally sees an open road consumption of fuel around 8 litres/100 km. The engine is quiet, too.
You can opt for the new Honda Accord to house the six-speed automatic, 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine. With 206 kW and 339 Nm of torque, the V6 engine does deliver punchy performance. The only catch is that to buy the V6 you will need to be buying the top of the line Honda Accord VTi variant with all the bells and whistles. If you can spare a little over $50k, then this is a top vehicle for the money spent.
Inside all of the VTi Accords, the cabin has been finished elegantly, and there are highlighted areas on the centre dash which have been bordered with pleasant silver trimming. Seating is roomy and comfortable, and the Accord VTi does make for a nice highway cruiser where it shines as a quiet, efficient sedan. Cloth trim is standard on the VTi-L, while the V6 model gets the full leather upholstery.
There are five versions of the new Honda Accord. The Accord VTi features a 3-mode reversing camera, a touch-screen audio with wireless phone connectivity, 16-inch alloy wheels and Active Noise Control (ANC). The VTi-S gets 17-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors and LaneWatch – Blind spot monitoring. The VTi-L adds the navigation system, 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, an eight-way powered driver’s seat and a four-way powered passenger seat. The VTi-L + ADAS is fully equipped with the Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS), a Collision Mitigation Braking System, the Lane Keep Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control. And, finally, the Accord V6L gets all of the VTi -L + ADAS features, plus: the sporty 3.5 litre i-VTEC V6 engine, a six-speed automatic transmission with Variable Cylinder Management, Active Control Engine Mount and the ‘S mode’ sport driving feature.
For a nicely designed, roomy medium-sized sedan the ninth-generation Honda Accord is an exceptional travel companion.
The current Honda Accord VTi models include the:
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