Honda’s 2023 Sedan Lineup: From Fuel-Sipping Hybrids to Race-Inspired Performers

A grey  2023 Honda Accord EX is shown parked on a city street after leaving a Honda dealer near Marysville, WA.

Klein Honda is a Honda dealer near Marysville, WA, with a reputation for providing exceptional customer service and making the car-buying process exciting and fun. Honda makes our job easier by creating a reputation for building reliable, affordable, and exciting vehicles. Honda’s 2023 sedan lineup exemplifies the characteristics that make every Honda a showstopper, from sophisticated models like the Accord and efficient options like the Accord Hybrid to potent powerhouses like the Civic Type R. But what makes Civic’s sedan lineup so attractive? What are your other sedan options for 2023? Here’s a closer look at the sedans guaranteed to exceed your expectations with their modern styling, luxurious interiors, innovative technology, and capability to deliver an engaging and dynamic experience behind the wheel.

Value-Oriented: 2023 Accord

The Accord has been on the market since 1976 and has been a favorite pick for many drivers since; an honor the 2023 Accord will likely continue with its updated design, advanced technology features, and engaging driving demeanor. The 2023 Accord celebrates its legacy and transforms into a modern marvel with a sleeker design that complements its broader and more confident stance. Inside, the 2023 Accord mimics that sophistication with a stylish cabin outfitted with premium materials and keen attention to detail. These details are as noticeable as the high-quality seating and as subtle as the piano black trim and metal mesh accent that top the instrument panel.

For 2023, the Accord is our pick as the most value-oriented sedan in the Honda lineup. Its starting price of $27,295 puts you behind the wheel of the well-equipped Accord LX.[a] The LX is the gateway into the Accord lineup. It’s powered by Honda’s proven 192-horsepower turbocharged engine and a continuously variable transmission. Its multi-link rear suspension and MacPherson Strut front suspension work behind the scenes to optimize its handling and ride quality.

As far as technology, Honda spares no expense and equips the Accord with everything you need to navigate the road confidently. The midsize sedan offers everything from standard smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to wireless phone charging, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, and Alexa and Google Built-In virtual assistants. These features and the standard Honda Sensing suite make the Accord an incredible value.

A close up shows the black rim on a red 2023 Honda Accord Sport-L.

Efficient: 2023 Accord Hybrid

The Accord Hybrid is the most efficient sedan in Honda’s lineup for 2023 and is the most powerful hybrid in Accord history to date. Honda accomplishes this by making its two-motor hybrid system smaller and lighter and adding a new motion management system. The incredible combination gives the Accord exceptional on-road manners wherever it travels, from straightaways on the highway to winding backroads. Moreover, the hybrid powertrain never misses a beat, producing 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of instant torque with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 46 MPG in the city and 41 MPG on the highway.[b]

Honda equips the 2023 Accord Hybrid with even more technology that lets you optimize the sedan’s performance, stay connected to your busy life, and monitor your surroundings. This technology starts with the Accord Hybrid’s four-mode drive system with Sport and ECON modes that let you tailor the powertrain’s output to match your driving preferences or the conditions. As far as staying connected and safe, knowledge is power, and Honda delivers by equipping the 2023 Accord Hybrid with its largest 12.3-inch touchscreen display with wireless smartphone integration and the expansive Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assist features.

Budget-Friendly Performer: 2023 Civic Si

With a starting price of $25,050, the 2023 Civic remains true to its roots as a budget-friendly sedan.[a] However, models like the 2023 Civic Si take this a step further. The Civic Si builds on Honda’s legendary racing history, combining a high-value sedan with race-inspired performance. As a result, it’s the ultimate budget-friendly performer, starting at $28,500.[a]

The 2023 Civic Si rolls off the production line with a 200-horsepower 1.5L turbocharged engine and six-speed manual transmission under its hood. The manual transmission gives you a physical connection to the sedan’s performance, while components like the limited-slip differential work behind the scenes to deliver the smooth acceleration and responsiveness expected of a Honda with the Si name. Honda gives you more control over the Civic Si’s performance with a three-mode drive system that includes Normal, Sport, and Individual.

The Civic Si’s details match its affinity for speed, stretching from the gloss-black decklid spoiler to the 18-inch matte-black alloy wheels and unique Si badging. Inside, the Civic Si’s cabin reflects its sport-like handling and pays homage to Honda’s racing history with the racing-inspired Si seating and sport pedals. These details complement the Civic Si’s fully loaded digital cockpit that offers everything from wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to a Bose premium sound system that delivers an immersive, concert-like experience throughout the cabin.

Fun to Drive: 2023 Civic Type R

The 2023 Civic Type R tops our list as the ultimate sedan in the Honda lineup, with a surprisingly affordable starting price of $43,295.[a] It’s the fastest production vehicle Honda has ever sold in the United States, with a 315-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged engine under the hood. Its power output is exceptional, earning it a new front-wheel drive record at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan when it finished the lap in two minutes and 23.120 seconds and beat the 2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition.

Honda pairs the potent 315-horsepower powerplant with a six-speed manual transmission with Rev-Match Control and performance-oriented components like the dual-axis front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. These features optimize the Civic Type R’s handling and give you more control over its performance. In addition, tools like the Honda Datalogger provide insight into this performance, showing you real-time insights with a g-meter, lap timer, engine temperature, oil temperature, and tire friction data. This data is visible from the center touchscreen display, the Driver Information Interface, or the Honda LogR app on your smartphone. Moreover, you can also access performance analytics, your Lap Score, and relevant tips after every lap, which can help you improve your skills behind the wheel.

Honda completes the 2023 Civic Type R’s packaging with an array of technologies that ensure you can make the most out of every drive, whether on the track or navigating rush-hour traffic. Like the other sedans in the Honda fleet, the 2023 Civic Type R offers intuitive smartphone integration via wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Additionally, the performance-oriented speed demon offers the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System that helps you navigate the fastest and most efficient route.

A white 2023 Honda Civic Type R is shown from the rear driving out of a shop.

Make the Most of Every Drive

Honda’s sedan lineup in 2023 is perfect for Marysville, WA, drivers because there’s genuinely something for every driving, budget, performance, and style need. From the midsize Accord and the wildly efficient Accord Hybrid to the racing-inspired Civic Si and the legendary Civic Type R, your options are plentiful and remarkably affordable. With Honda, you never have to compromise, and it shows with these sophisticated, stylish, and sporty sedans that promise to exceed your expectations and deliver a thrilling ride wherever the road takes you. Visit Klein Honda today to test drive these Honda models and see which one is right for you.

[a] MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095 destination charge, and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 premium color charge for 2022 vehicles or $455 premium color charge for 2023 vehicles.
[b] Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Mileage will depend on model year, trim, and condition of the vehicle. Your mileage will also vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.