The 2023 Honda Accord Type R is rumored, and it would be an easy task for Honda to make it more attractive than the Civic Type R. Based on some leaks, this model will ride on the same platform as the current Accord, and it should use many of its components.
We’re expecting the Honda Accord Type R to also come with a much better cabin and to be filled with plenty of technologies. Many believe that if this model happens, it will simply borrow the Civic Type R’s engine as well. The current model is using a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s capable of producing 306-hp.
2023 Honda Accord Type R Design
According to new renderings, the 2023 Honda Accord Type R is imagined to be more aggressive than the regular model. We immediately noticed some tweaks on the front and rear. First of all, the design looks sportier and the rendered Honda Accord Type R features a big red H badge in the middle of the grille, as well as small Type r nameplate.
Other visual upgrades include more thinner LED headlights, attractive wheels, suspension, tire, and brakes upgrades. At the back, the aggressiveness of this sporty car continuous with an attractive bumper and unique four exhaust pipes.
What to Expect Inside?
Inside, the 2023 Honda Accord Type R looks more sportier than the regular model. From what we can see, the manufacturer redesigned its cabin, adding more quality materials and some red accents. However, as the regular model, the Honda Accord Type R comes with the same sloping roof that doesn’t affect rear headroom too much.
So, we’re expecting the same rear legroom of 40.4 inches. At the front, the manufacturer added more comfortable seats, as well as more user-friendly infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen. Trunk volume is one of the best-in-class, and with 16.7 cubic feet, you will be able to place many items.
2023 Honda Accord Type R Engine Rumors
As we mentioned, the Honda Accord Type R will probably share the same mechanics with the recently introduced Civic Type R. That means we could see the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that under the Civic Type R produces 306 horses.
However, we believe that this engine under the hood of the Honda Accord Type R could even produce more horses. How does 350-HP or even more sound to you? There are also possibilities that Honda will introduce some sort of electrifications to provide such amounts of horses.
2023 Honda Accord Type R Release Date, Price
Considering that this model is not yet officially confirmed, there is no information regarding the release date, or even the price of the Honda Accord Type R. However, many fans believe that the launch date of this high-performance model could happen sometime in 2022.
The current Honda Accord starts at $25,470, while the Sport model is around $37,400. Moreover, with some options, the price of this range-topping model could reach $43K. For comparison, the Toyota Camry which is in the same class starts at 25,000, while the Kia K5, Hyundai Sonata and Subaru Legacy are all in the same ballpark.