Car enthusiasts have highly praised the 2018 Honda Accord as the best Accord ever by all standards. It is in the tenth generation in a lineage that started way back in 1976. The 2018 Accord is built to battle the likes of the 2018 Toyota Camry and boy is the competition stiff!! The Accord offers a combination of sophistication, sleekness and a sporty feel. The interior is a beautiful blend of high-tech comfort and convenience; beneath the hood, you can choose from three options of advanced powertrains- all turbocharged. In addition, there's a whole posse of safety features that are standard with all trims; they're ready to save you like a knight in shining armor (Pun fully intended). The brand new sedan is simply amazing to say the very least.
Which are the major changes from its predecessor?
With new looks and stunning tech, this 10th generation sedan has come out guns blazing. Not only has it raised the bar a notch higher aesthetically but it has also brought with it a revamped powertrain that simply doesn't relent when handled by a spirited driver. As always, the Accord also brings some good old fashioned consistency and reliability.
We noticed some major changes in the design of the previous Accord from the outside. The new car is shorter in length, lower and wider. It sports a more aggressive fascia with large air intake, a signature chrome wing grille, and shorter overhangs. This gives this beauty a sportier, more appealing look than ever before.
How can we rate the new Accord's interior?
Moving inside, the infotainment is now a function handled by an 8-inch Display Audio with traditional knobs for volume and tuning. The cabin surfaces have been redesigned to feature more soft-touch materials.
The new Accord also offers a quiet ride thanks to more sound deadening materials coupled with an electronic noise cancellation system. The higher trims offer an even more luxurious ride with such features as wireless charging pads heated rear seats, leather upholstery and self-dimming mirrors. Quite honestly, most of us are thanking the gods Honda for this marvellous car.
What are the trim levels for the new Honda Accord?
The new sheriff in town is available in 6 trims; the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring. Each of these trims gets the 1.5 liters four-cylinder turbocharged engine as its default unit.
What are the 2018 Honda Accord's engine options?
Say??nara V6, Y??koso I4 (That's Japanese for goodbye and welcome). The base engine is the new turbocharged 1.5-liter unit; it churns out 192 hp and 192 pounds of foot of torque. If you like it beefier, go for the more robust turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder churning out 252 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque, the V6 is officially out. You will notice it's fewer horses but believe us; you will get more torque. In the wake of these turbochargers, expect the demise of high displacement engines as the four cylinders can now crank up higher power.
What Transmission does the New Accord Have?
Both engines are available with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission which might end up stealing the show especially with the 1.5l base model. Meanwhile, the 2.0-liter engine has been praised for its greater good as it gets the option of a new 10-speed automatic. Yeah, you heard me right- ten!
Is the new Accord available as a hybrid?
You can always count on Accord like "one, two, three" when it comes to matters efficiency. Well, they've done it again. The Accord Hybrid, available on the top 5 trim levels (including the luxurious EX-L Navi and Touring trims) presents a cutting-edge double motor hybrid powertrain coupled with Honda's third-gen, Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder 2.0 liter engine. The dual-electric-motor system eliminates the need for a conventional transmission.
So which tech features will I enjoy using?
We'll answer that in just four words, Driver-Assist-Systems-Galore. There is an abundance of this here, road departure mitigation, collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, driver-awareness monitor, lane departure warning and the new traffic sign recognition-- all these are electronic. There is also Hondalink telematics, which allows you to remotely start the engine, track a stolen vehicle and even track the vehicle's speed.