Anyone with an understanding of the automotive industry knew the Honda Accord Coupe wasn’t long for this world, but its demise was cemented with the introduction of the.
Honda confirmed that there would be no more Accord Coupes, which puts the final nail in the coffin for an entire segment. Back in the day, you could get coupe variants of a number of midsize sedans, including theand even the .
But, over time, those models went away. The Altima Coupe disappeared with the introduction of the 2013 model. The Camry Coupe disappeared much earlier, before the 1997 model year, but it was pushed into its own model line, the Camry Solara. That one went away after the 2008 model year.
These days, if you want a midsize coupe based off a sedan, you have to head to the luxury segment, where theis alive and well. There are other midsize luxury coupes, like the and the , but those aren’t marketed as two-door variants of four-door vehicles. I suppose muscle cars like the and could be included in that group, as well, since they’re not exactly small.
The 2017 Honda Accord Coupe will be the model’s swan song. It’s still available with an I4 or V6 engine, and you can even opt for a manual transmission on the high-horsepower V6 model. Its fuel economy lags behind a comparably equipped sedan, and its higher price tag probably didn’t boost its sales, either.
It’s a shame to see it go, but it won’t be forgotten. If anything, removing the coupe will allow Honda to focus all its efforts into building the best sedan possible, which is necessary in an industry that’s increasingly swallowed up by consumer desire for crossovers. With two new turbocharged engines and a whole bunch of tech, theis looking pretty good, even with four doors instead of two.