The Honda Accord has matured since it first appeared as a compact hatchback 40 years ago. The Oldsmobile Cutlass was the best selling midsize sedan in America back then, but Olds is long gone, and today’s midsize sedan class is dominated by imports.
The Accord was most recently redesigned in the 2016 model year and this year’s sales are up nearly nine percent over the same period last year. This Honda was the third best-selling midsize sedan for the first half of 2016, behind the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. While the Accord lags a bit behind these leaders, it continues to deliver exemplary value. The top six sales slots in this hyper-competitive segment were completed by the Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, and Hyundai Sonata, all great cars in their own right.