The new 2018 Honda Accord Sport arguably remains a top-rated sedan in its class thanks to its performance and unique features that continue to make it a standout. Furthermore, it comes with generous standard features, a spacious and high-quality interior, a brisk acceleration, exceptional handling and ride balance, and a refined and efficient engine. The Honda Accord Sport 2018 release date should be expected sometime this fall.
Here in the United States, news of release of a best-selling vehicle tend to grab all the attention of almost all online platforms and automotive magazines’ headlines. Once again, the 2018 Honda Accord Sport is set to continue with this tradition. For 2018, the new model receives a number of welcome technology additions and updates, performance updates, and refreshed front and rear fascias.
These changes are only meant to improve on an already “A” rated sedan. The exterior gets a revised front and rear fascia, grille, LED foglights, and grille. Additionally, new wheel designs are also expected on all models. The 2018 Honda Accord Sport interior gets infotainment system updates. The system is now crisp, more responsive, and offers sleek graphics over the previous model. It is also more intuitive and we find Honda’s efforts in revitalizing the Accord interior generally laudable.
Just like the existing model the new model is replacing, Honda Accord’s tradition of offering abundance of interior space, powerful yet fuel-thrifty engines, a composed and responsive handling, and top-notch crash tests continues, only this time they’re much better than before. Even with such an amazing profile, there’re other great choices available this year. They include the Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6, Volkswagen Passat, Ford Fusion, and the Toyota Camry.
2018 Honda Accord Sport Release Date & Price
Rumors – as Honda is yet to make public any announcements about the 2018 Honda Accord Sport release date – allege the new model will most likely go for sale sometime this fall. Pricing is also yet to be announced, but some credible reports suggests the base price will most likely start from an MSRP of around $24,265.
2018 Honda Accord Sport Changes on Interior & Exterior
The 2018 Honda Accord Sport is one among several trims offered by the parent Honda Accord sedan family. Other trims under the same umbrella include LX, EX-L, and EX models. The 2018 Honda Accord Coupe, on the other hand comes with three trims: EX, LX-S, and EX-L models.
Some of the standard accessories available on the 2018 Honda Accord Sport include LED taillights, a USB port, a rearview camera, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, automatic dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights, a CD player, a four-speaker sound system, a 7.7” display, Pandora Internet radio control, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. additional features include LED daytime running lights, nineteen-inch wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, cloth seating, dual-exhaust tips, a rear deck spoiler, and leatherette upholstered seats, and LED foglights.
2018 Honda Accord Sport Engine Specs Review
Beneath the hood of the Honda Accord Sport 2018 is a standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine good for 189 horsepower and 182 pounds-feet of torque. In other models though, the same engine offers an output rated at 185 hp and 181 pounds-feet of torque.
Default systems include a six-speed manual transmission (without the Honda Sensing package), and a front-wheel drive. CVT is optionally offered. There’s also the available 3.5L engine good for 278 horsepower and 252 pounds-feet of torque. The EPA estimates that the four-cylinder engine should check in at 27/37/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while the V6 should be expected to offer 21/34/26 mpg.
Some of the safety features available include a rearview camera, stability and traction control, antilock dis brakes, forward collision warning, front seat side airbags, active front restraints, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, a forward collision intervention system, side curtain airbags, and lane- and road departure intervention.
During government crash testing, the Accord Sport received four starts out of five for total impact safety, and five out of five stars for overall protection.