For drivers who take the long way home, the Sport feels delightfully sharp, with constant steering communication and an admirable unwillingness to break its front tires loose. Unlike a overpowered coupe, this Accord is a sport sedan with subtle talents that can be enjoyed every time you drive it.
The tested Accord Sport charted an overall EPA rating of 30 mpg. It was notable in that this Accord Sport landed in our driveway around the same time as a 2016 Scion iM- the iM is a compact with a much smaller 1.8-liter four-cylinder, but it beats the Accord’s rating by only 1 mpg.
In terms of other mid-sizers, both the Camry and Fusion post a 28-mpg overall rating, 2 mpg below the Accord’s.
The Accord’s interior is an object lesson in balanced design, and the well-shaped front seats are a good example: enough side support for those curvy-road runs, with enough width for those of us who are broad of beam.
The lumbar support adjusts only in and out, so you can’t pinpoint its vertical position on your back. Thigh support, on the other hand, is plentiful, giving the seat a deep buckety feel.