January 4, 2018
Over the years, the Honda Accord has grown to become one of the most popular cars in the world. Drivers love the Accord’s practicality and proven reliability. For the 2018 model year, Honda decided to completely redesign its top-selling midsize sedan. The Accord's roomier interior and upgraded features will intrigue a lot of car buyers. Let’s examine the other key differences between the 2017 Honda Accord and the all-new 2018 Honda Accord.
This year, Honda has introduced a new lineup of turbocharged, four-cylinder engines. This change has helped to improve gas mileage significantly. The base 1.5-liter engine packs enough power for the average driver. While most buyers will choose the CVT automatic, a six-speed manual transmission continues to be offered on the Sport trim. Replacing the 2017 model’s V6 engine is Honda's new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. It matches the old V6 engine’s performance, while returning better overall fuel economy. A new 10-speed automatic transmission can also be paired with the top-of-the-line turbocharged engine.
A sleeker roof design helps set apart the new Accord from today’s other family sedans. The redesigned model also sits lower than the 2017 Honda Accord, which gives it an exceptionally powerful stance. While even the base Accord packs a lot of style, appearance enhancements are available. A unique set of 19-inch alloy wheels and polished exhaust tips highlight the new Sport trim. Meanwhile, Honda’s striking Jewel Eye headlamps come standard on the luxurious Touring trim. The two-door coupe has been discontinued.
An impressive number of high-tech components are available for the 2018 Honda Accord. Bluetooth technology, a multi-angle backup camera, and a 7.0-inch display screen all come as standard features. You can certainly take advantage of the Accord’s revamped climate control system. Adjusting the unit is remarkably simple. The climate control system’s backlights change colors based on the temperature setting.
One of the biggest improvements on the 2018 model is Honda’s available high-resolution infotainment system. The interface’s smartphone-style screen has impressed a lot of car reviewers. Not only is the updated unit more responsive and easier to use, but it also now features a convenient volume knob. Available on the higher trim levels, the 2018 model’s new customizable gauge cluster enables you to quickly access information while on the road.
The Accord was already among the safest cars in the segment. Like its predecessor, the 2018 Honda Accord was chosen as Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. This means your family will remain well protected during a crash. For 2018, a Honda sensing safety package comes standard and rewards you with many advanced safety technologies. When cruising along the interstate, the Accord's adaptive cruise control system keeps a safe distance between you and the next vehicle. Meanwhile, automatic collision braking can bring you to a stop during emergency situations. Lane-keep assist, traffic-sign recognition, and automatic high beams come standard as well.
Like nearly all the Accords that came before it, Honda has hit another home run. The Accord is wonderfully engineered, high-quality, and priced for the masses at a very affordable $24,495.
With all the updated amenities I give the 2018 Honda Accord 4.5 "Lisas".