The new 2018 Honda Accord continues to be a top-rated choice for family sedans as it comes with a substantial refresh. Some of the highlights for the 2018 Accord include an available coupe body style, an exceptional handling and ride balance, a high quality and spacious interior, a quick acceleration, an efficient and refined powertrain, and a generous standard feature galore. Its release date should be expected during the 1st of Q of 2016.
New add-ons for 2018 include a new Honda Sensing package, new LED lights, an updated exterior and interior styling, a 60/40-split rear seat, a 7” Apple CarPlay touchscreen interface, and a revised suspension tuning.
Headlines are made every time a popular American vehicle comes off a refresh, and for 2018, the new Honda Accord has attracted quite a significant attention. It comes with several new features and technologies that will certainly work for it and against its competitors.
Exterior wise, the Accord comes with LED headlights, which for the first time, are available across the entire trim lineup. Also, the exterior and interior styling has been tweaked, so has been the grille. New wheel designs wrap up the exterior changes.
Interior wise, the Accord comes with an Apple CarPlay touchscreen interface that makes infotainment system. The interface is intuitive and easy to use and leaves much to be desired in the Accord.
Honda only improved a vehicle that was already successful in the U.S market, and the changes with undoubtedly mark yet another success spree for the Accord for 2018. With a composed ride, responsive handling, efficient and powerful engines, and top crash test scores, only make the Accord a solid choice for anyone shopping for a mid-size sedan.
Still, the 2018 Accord isn’t the only vehicle that has come off a refresh. Other vehicles worth your consideration include the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, 2018 Hyundai Sonata, 2018 Ford Fusion, 2018 Toyota Camry.
Available Trims – Honda Accord
The new 2018 Honda Accord is available as a mid-size coupe and a sedan. The four-cylinder sedans is provided in four trims: base LX, mid-trim EX and the top-of-the-line EX-L. However, picking for the 3.5L V6 gets you two trims: EX-L and the plush Touring.
Exterior Colors & Interior Review – 2018 Honda Accord
The base four-cylinder 2018 Honda Accord LX trim comes standard with a cruise control, 16” alloy wheels, a height-adjustable steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, full power accessories, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control, a one piece folding rear seat, Pandora Internet radio control, a four-speaker sound system, a CD player, automatic headlights, and a rearview camera.
Getting a Sport trim (Review of 2018 Honda Accord Sport is here) for yourself gets you a leather wrapped steering wheel, cloth seating, dual exhaust tips, 19” wheels, a 60/40-split folding seat, a rear deck lid spoiler, a Continuously Variable Transmission system, leatherette bolsters, an eight-way power driver’s seat, and LED daytime running lights.
Opting for the EX trim gets you Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot display, keyless entry and ignition, LED daytime running lights, 17” alloy wheels, eight-way power driver seat, heated mirrors, a 7” touchscreen interface, HD and satellite radio, a six-speaker sound system, LED foglights, and smartphone app integration.
Adding to the above features is the EX-L trim level, which comes bundled with a four-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, power-folding mirrors, a more sophisticated rearview camera, steering wheel mounted shift paddles, a six-cylinder engine, an upgraded seven-speaker sound system, and a driver-seat memory setting.
The top of the range 2018 Honda Accord Touring trim comes equipped with LED headlights with auto-beam control, V6 offerings but without paddle shifters, a rear and front parking sensors, a navigation system, automatic wipers, a rear deck lid spoiler, and heated outboard rear seats.
Engine Specs – 2018 Honda Accord
A 2.4L four-cylinder base engine rated at 185 hp and 181 pounds of torque. EPA fuel economy ratings for the above engine stand at 27/37/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Also available is a 3.5L V6 engine good for 278 horsepower and 252 pounds of torque. The V6’s fuel economy ratings stand at 21/34/26 mpg.
A touring sedan equipped with a V6 manual engine sprinted from standstill to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds, which is impressive!
Price & 2018 Honda Accord Release Date
Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $23,775 for the Honda Accord Coupe and $22,105 for the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan. As of the release date, we should expect the vehicle to go for sale early this year.
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