#PRODUCTWATCH: 2017 HONDA ACCORD TOURING
It was a blue Christmas, literally. We were overjoyed this Holiday to reunite with our friends and family thanks to the 2017 HONDA ACCORD TOURING. This luxurious beauty in Vortex Blue Pearl not only was visually fetching, but performs just as flawless as it looks. Come snow, fog or slippery roads, we were armed with the peace of mind that we were in a vehicle that had not only my back, but also the backs of friends and family who traveled along with me.
With its 2.0 litre, 16-valve, Atkin Cycle DOHC, i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine, 143 horsepower and 128 lb.-foot of torque at 4000 rpm, we traveled with power and purpose through the City from the suburbs to downtown core, all the way to country where we spent some festive quality time with Billy and Princess in picturesque snows.
Being Torontonians, often we dream of a White Christmas and at long last we were gifted with that pleasure this year. We’ll always have the Touring to remember it all by, driving through a shower of snowflakes landing upon our windshield and moonroof.
With the beauty of snow sometimes come unsafe driving conditions and we never once doubted our safety with the Touring‘s Vehicle Stability Assist® guiding us through a couple close calls. A Collision Mitigation-Brake System™, Collision Warning System, plus dual-stage, multi-threshold air bags and a Smartvent ™ side airbags all are there for us in the event of anything ever going wrong.
Nailing all the marks, the Touring also is conscious and cost-efficient with its ECON mode and ECO ASSIST ™ System. We made it through Christmas with three separate one hour-plus drives outside the City on about $50 of gas. You can’t beat that.
The Touring is none the short on detail. Sleek, perforated leather-trimmed seats have driver and passengers sitting comfortably. All seats in the car have individualized temperature control which is an asset in these frigid conditions. Pardon the bun.
A charging plate, which sadly wasn’t large enough for our Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus was at our service, but still with multiple USB charging ports we were able to stay charged and connected at all times. None can deny the importance of being reachable when driving conditions are unpredictable especially during the Holidays.
We can’t get over how gorgeous the Car’s Display Audio System is as we toggled with ease between tunes on our phone’s playlists to Sirius XM™. Their Holiday Traditions station was pretty much the soundtrack of our Holiday and we unapologetically blasted that big band festivity from the Touring‘s 360-watt audio system with seven speakers and subwoofer.
We are a huge fan of the Touring‘s proximity entry. We don’t know about you, but we ain’t got time to fumbling for our keys! The remote key’s push-button trunk opening was super-handy whether we were lugging bags doing some last-minute Holiday shopping or transporting gifts.
This recipient of the 2017 Best Resale Value Awards for Hybrid/Alternative Energy Car certainly has earned its acclaim. The 2017 Honda Accord Touring is priced at $37,400 CAN. Learn more here.
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Some Snaps from our time with the Touring. Hover cursor left and right of each post to navigate slideshow: