If you’re looking for a mid-sized, reasonably priced family sedan with the latest in driver safety, suspension and entertainment technology, the new 2018 Honda Accord is the leader. Dynamic styling, unparalleled fuel economy, a gigantic rear seat and Honda’s reputation for excellence are also present. There are even variants of the 2018 Honda Accord hybrid for those looking for superior fuel economy. If you’re looking for a 6 cylinder, all wheel drive or a very long standard warranty, you’d better buy a Subaru Legacy, a Kia Optima, a new Toyota Camry or a Volkswagen Passat.
The new 2018 Honda Accord is a little shorter but lower and wider than the previous car. The low hood improves aerodynamics, helped by an aerodynamic kit of the lower part of the body and, in the 1.5 EX settings, active shutters. The wheelbase of the 2018 Agreement is also longer and the wider track. The result is a very attractive agreement that looks better as you make the adjustments. Sport Sports 19 inch black and sport alloy wheels, LED fog lights and a rear spoiler, while Touring models feature all LED headlights, adaptive dampers and front and rear parking sensors. Thanks to intelligent repackaging, the 2018 Honda Accord hybrid now offers the same 16.7 cubic feet of luggage space and the same rear folding seats as the 2018 Honda Accord sedan.
The 2018 Honda Accord promotes a whole new interior that is more spacious and sophisticated than the 2017 model. At the front and center is an 8 inch multimedia display with large colored tiles and pinch, slide and zoom functions. The cavernous rear seat offers plenty of legroom and can be equipped with heated seats, but unfortunately there are no USB ports or extra power. At the front, there is more space in all directions and controls are logically arranged and easy to use. A rarity is the speed selector which is located right next to the cupholders. We have all experienced beverage spills on our travels, which leads us to wonder if it is practical to place a flathead controller so close to a possible liquid disaster.
Times are changing and downsizing has made its way into the chord segment. Previously, the mandatory natural aspiration V6 was slowly extinguishing. Malibu, Sonata, Optima and Fusion have already resigned. While Camry has decided to go ahead, at least for the moment. 2018 Honda Accord chose to turn the page completely and the title of a new one is “turbo”. The 2.4 liter naturally aspirated L4 is replaced by the 1.5 liter L4 turbo that produces 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque; Civic’s has never heard of tedious delays in the turbo. The power figures are slightly better than before, but the maximum torque from 1500 rpm is much more usable, which is 2,400 rpm lower than it was before. The V6 has created room for the 2.0 liter turbocharged L4, that of the Civic Type R, but keep your enthusiasm, please! Here, he is strongly out of tune at 252 hp and 273 lb-ft, placing it below the figures of the old V6 by more than 20 on both power measurements. On the positive side, the power band has been greatly improved with promising zeal between 1500 and 4000 rpm, while the V6 has to be pushed to ‘supercar’ at 4900 rpm to show its claws. On the other hand, the hybrid 2.0 liter improved turbo free blend compatible with the Atkinson L4 cycle with electric motor is transferred, while the batteries release the shoe by moving under the rear floor.
Ok, it has been released, but it will not arrive at dealer lots until this fall. The exact prices have not been announced yet, but they should not differ much from the current $ 23,000 to $ 37,000 scale. If the price increases slightly, do not blame yourself when Honda has decided to follow Toyota’s recipe and offers you the Honda Sensing safety package at no extra cost, with adaptive cruise control, track maintenance assistance, automatic braking emergency and others at your fingertips. of all. In the end, the 2018 Honda Accord rivalry obviously brings benefits to all of us.