Looks Like the New 2023 Honda Accord Is Borrowing the CR-V’s Style, Adding Google Maps

Here’s your first look at the 11th-gen Honda Accord. The car will come with hybrid power, the company’s biggest touchscreen, and phone-free Google Maps.

byChris Tsui| PUBLISHED Oct 25, 2022 10:33 AM
Looks Like the New 2023 Honda Accord Is Borrowing the CR-V’s Style, Adding Google Maps
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Is it just me, or is the imminent arrival of the new 2023 Honda Accord, like, irrationally exciting? Just me? OK. In any case, Honda is overhauling its venerable mid-size sedan for next year with a new design aligning closely with the new looks for the current Civic and new CR-V.

Honda released three teaser images of the 11th-gen Accord showing off the front, the back, and a snap of the infotainment touchscreen inside. Most major details remain locked away for now but the company confirmed that the sedan would come with hybrid power, the automaker's biggest-ever touchscreen spanning 12.3 inches, and built-in Google tech. You can spot tiles for built-in Google Maps à la Polestar and various GM products, and the ability to download apps from the Play Store in this car's native infotainment system.

This development comes as a bit of a surprise since Honda isn't really the first (or second, or third) manufacturer we think of when it comes to forward-thinking infotainment systems. It also bodes well for other Hondas going forward. The 2023 Accord may be the first Honda to conveniently get Google Maps built-in, but we'd be ultra surprised if it ends up being the last.

Other details we can see from the images include taillights that meet in the middle, a volume knob placed right below the touchscreen, and digital gauges that look very similar to the ones in the current Civic and CR-V. Judging from the images provided, it looks like the Accord will retain a conservative and classy look, although I'll reserve final judgment until I can confirm Honda has not saddled it with any silly Hyundai Elantra-esque style dents on its doors.

In any case, Honda says the 2023 Accord will get a full reveal next month. Stay tuned for more details and images then.

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