2017 Honda Accord Sport vs 2017 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition

There aren’t many people who like leaving a dealership in a vehicle that is practical, but a underwhelming. Honda has worked hard to make its models appeal to a wide-range of people, from enthusiasts to family-minded shoppers. For this reason, the 2017 Honda Accord offers a stronger design than ever before, and its appeal is helped along by the 2017 Honda Accord Sport, which not only has a boost in horsepower, but a variety of extra features.

With its obvious appeal, we’ve been getting more people stopping by Cale Yarborough Honda comparing the 2017 Honda Accord Sport vs 2017 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition, to see if it’s worth the upgrade. It likely goes without saying that the Sport Special Edition has all the same features as the Sport, but with even more style and conveniences. The real question, is whether these things are worth the upgrade, or if you’ll be just as happy in the lower trim level.

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2017 Accord Sedan Sport Manual
vs 2017 Accord Sedan Sport Special Edition Manual
$24,515 MSRP* $25,515
No Heated Front Seats Yes
Yes Available Driver Assistance Features? No
Cloth Upholstery Leather-Trimmed

Differences between the Sport and Sport Special Edition

When it comes right down to it, this is a comparison of two trim levels for the 2017 Honda Accord, which means you won’t go wrong with either option. For the most part the models are mechanically the same, with a 2.4-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine delivering 189 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. Paired with this engine is a standard six-speed manual or an available continuously variable transmission. This means fuel-economy ratings are the same 23 city / 32 highway mpg when paired with the manual and 26 city / 34 highway with the CVT**. This said, it really comes down to whether you want the extra features found in the Sport Special Edition over the standard Sport trim.

The Sport Special Edition has all the same features as the Sport, but adds or upgrades them. Standard features in the 2017 Honda Accord Sport include a multi-angle rearview camera, LED daytime running lights, a security system with remote trunk release, LED foglights, a body-colored decklid spoiler and side sills, dual-zone automatic climate control, power doors and locks, cruise control, cloth seats and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

These upgrades may seem subtle, but keep in mind that the extra cost of this trim is small, so it’s putting a focus on creating a premium feel to the interior without having to upgrade to a much more expensive trim, and one that doesn’t focus on sporty styling.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control are all features that are available for the Sport trim, but are not currently listed as available for the Sport Special Edition. If these driver assistance technologies are some you planned on adding, this could make a difference in your decision.

Both the 2017 Honda Accord Sport and Sport Special Edition are currently available to test drive at Cale Yarborough Honda. Stop by the dealership to compare their features for yourself.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registraing, $835.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**23 city / 32 highway / 26 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 26 city / 34 highway /29 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2017 Honda Accord Sport Design
2017 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition Red Color Option
2017 Honda Accord Sport Interior and infotiainment
2017 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition Leather trimmed seats

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