2018 Honda Accord: The Next Generation in DesignAug 30th, 2017
The 2018 Honda Accord is going to start off the Accord’s 10th generation with new engine options, an aggressive stance and three transmission choices, including a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Power and Performance
Honda has decided to replace the V-6 that they would normally put under the hood of their top-of-the-line Accord with a 2.0-litre direct-injection turbo-four that has been tuned to deliver low RPM torque and can be matched up with a manual transmission or the new 10-speed automatic. Either way, this is a responsive vehicle that is going to make driving a lot of fun.
Because of its low RPM torque, this model will be quick off the line while maintaining a solid and economical ride. Honda engineers say the engine performance from the 2.0-litre will beat the V-6 in economy and performance. This 2.0-litre is a variation of the Civic Type R motor.
In addition to the 2.0-litre, Honda will also offer a 1.5-litre turbo-four that can be paired with a six-speed manual or CVT transmission. This engine will also be fuel-efficient. The Accord Hybrid will be equipped with a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated motor.
The 2018 Accord will be longer and sleeker than the generations that came before. Honda Motors said that the new model has been dramatically styled and loaded with premium features.
The new Accord has a lot in common with the latest Civic, and it shares some of the front-end features like the grille and headlights. When they restyled the Accord, Honda gave it a rakish appearance that is reminiscent of the fastbacks.
It is being billed as a mid-sized sedan, but it is designed to appeal to those who crave the road and love the feel of the wheel.
The Accord has sold numbers into the millions and is normally a retail sales leader for Honda. The 2018 Accord will be no different, but it will attract more than those who are looking for a mid-sized sedan. It will also appeal to those who are looking for a performance car.
Both the 2018 and the 2017 Accords have a lot of features that have boosted them to best-seller status.
The 2017 Honda Accord is available in eight model variations with the entry level being the LX. Even at entry level, it is still equipped with a number of features like heated seats, Bluetooth® connectivity and a power driver’s seat with 10-way adjustments and power lumbar support.
It is powered by a 2.4-litre DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine that is capable of 185 horsepower at 6,400 RPMs. It comes standard with a manual transmission, but a CVT automatic is available. The ECON mode and Eco Assist™ help you save money on fuel.
At the top of the line, the Touring V-6 is loaded with standard features like black leather interior, 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, all of the basic equipment from the LX, along with leather-wrapped steering wheel, driver’s position memory in the driver’s seat and proximity key entry with pushbutton start. It even includes heated rear seats, which your passengers will truly appreciate on those bitterly cold mornings.
The 2017 Accord Touring V-6 is powered by a 3.5-litre SOHC i-VTEC® capable of 278 horses at 6,200 RPMs. It comes with a 6-speed automatic with Grade Logic Control. This V-6 is being discontinued for 2018.
Whether you opt for the 2.0-litre turbo-four in the 2018 Accord or the V-6 in the 2017 Accord, you are getting a mid-sized sedan that is built with Honda’s commitment to quality, which is why the Accord is consistently one of Honda’s best-sellers.
Come by and see us today. We’ll show you all of the features on the 2017 and the 2018.