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The 2018 Honda Accord is the midsize sedan that has taken the market by storm over the last few months. It recently added the prestigious 2018 North American Car of the Year award to its impressive list of trophies and shows no signs of slowing down. But what’s got everyone so excited about the Accord? For starters, it’s better looking than ever. It features an endless list of advanced tech, standard active safety tech across the board, and a new and and improved chassis—not to mention new turbocharged engines—all at a reasonable price. For shoppers seeking a midsize sedan, the choice has never been clearer.

The 2018 Honda Accord is offered at five trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring.


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What’s New for the 2018 Honda Accord?

The 2018 Honda Accord is completely rebuilt from the ground up, featuring two new turbocharged engines, new adaptive suspension, more advanced tech, and standard Honda Sensing on every model. The Accord is now available only as a sedan—the coupe has been discontinued.

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2018 Honda Accord exterior

2018 Honda Accord Exterior

The 2018 Honda Accord is longer, shorter, and wider to its predecessors and boy, does it look all the better for it. The proportions are spot on and the overall look only gets better as you go up the trim levels LED headlights and foglights or the 19-inch black-and-chrome alloy wheels. What’s more, it features an underbody aerodynamic kit that improves handling and efficiency, as do the low hood and active grille shutters. Honda also applied some of its clever packaging solutions to the hybrid model to allow it to offer the same 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space and folding rear seats, which are usually compromised because of the battery.

The 2018 Honda Accord is available in the following exterior colors: Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Still Night Pearl, San Marino Red, Radiant Red Metallic, Champagne Frost Pearl, and Kona Coffee Metallic.

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Exterior available on LX:

  • LED headlights with auto-on/off, Aluminum hood, Body-color power side mirrors, Security system with Remote Entry and trunk release, Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Exterior available on Sport:
-Adds to or replaces features on LX-

  • LED fog lights, Chrome exhaust finishers, Body-color decklid spoiler

Exterior available on EX:
-Adds to or replaces features on Sport-

  • Active Shutter Grille; One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature; Heated, body-color, power side mirrors; Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®

Exterior available on EX-L:
-Adds to or replaces features on EX-

  • Same as EX

Exterior available on Touring:
-Adds to or replaces features on EX-L-

  • Side mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down, Body-color parking sensors, Side mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down

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2018 Honda Accord Performance

The 2018 Honda Accord is offered with two new turbocharged engines and a hybrid powertrain. The base setup comprises a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), which together deliver a respectable 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. For more power, you can upgrade to a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, which makes 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a 10-speed automatic. The Accord Sport is offered with a six-speed manual with both engines. The hybrid model uses the previous-generation Accord’s 2.0-liter gasoline and combines it with an electric motor to make a combined 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque.

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2018 Honda Accord Efficiency

The 2018 Honda Accord gets reasonable fuel economy for a car of its size. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the base, 1.5-liter-powered Accord with a CVT can get 30 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway, and 33 mpg combined. The 2.0-liter, equipped with the 10-speed automatic, gets an EPA-estimated 22/32/26 mpg city/highway/combined. Meanwhile, the six-speed manual models get an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined and 26 mpg combined on the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter, respectively.

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2018 Honda Accord interior

2018 Honda Accord Interior

Like the rest of the car, the interior of the 2018 Honda Accord is all-new. Legroom is ample at the front and rear, materials are top rate, and the available eight-inch infotainment screen, with its large and colorful tiles and pinch/swipe functionality, are likely to make you wonder how you spent less than $25,000 on a car that seems to rival the entry-level luxury models priced above the $30,000 mark. But what sets the Accord truly apart is sheer the number of features and tech it has on offer. Dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity, and a multi-view rear camera, for example, are all standard on even the lowest trim. Just take a glance at the list of features below to get an idea of how well-equipped this car is.

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Interior available on LX:

  • Features: Driver’s seat with manual height adjustment, Rear window defroster, Dual-zone automatic climate control system, Push button start, Lockable glove compartment
  • Radio and Technology: SMS Text Message function, 7-inch WVGA (800×480) screen with customizable feature settings, Cruise control, Illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®

Interior available on Sport:
-Adds to or replaces features on LX-

  • Features: Driver’s seat with 12-way power adjustment, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Sport pedals
  • Radio and Technology: 180-watt audio system with eight speakers, 8-inch display audio with high-resolution (720P) electrostatic touchscreen, HondaLink®, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration

Interior available on EX:
-Adds to or replaces features on Sport-

  • Features: Heated front seats
  • Radio and Technology: SiriusXM® Radio, HD Radio™

Interior available on EX-L:
-Adds to or replaces features on EX-

  • Features: Leather-trimmed seats, Automatic-dimming rearview mirror, Front passenger’s seat with four-way power adjustment
  • Radio and Technology: 450-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 speakers, including subwoofer; HomeLink® Remote System

Interior available on Touring:
-Adds to or replaces features on EX-L-

  • Features: Ventilated front seats
  • Radio and Technology: Wireless phone charger, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic, Near Field Communication (NFC), Mobile Hotspot Capability, HondaLink® Subscription Services

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2018 Honda Accord Safety

While active safety tech is already commonplace in most modern cars, few automakers have committed to these features so readily as Honda. A full suite of driver assistive technologies, known as Honda Sensing, is offered as standard equipment across all 2018 Honda Accord models, which includes a forward collision warning system, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, blind spot and cross-traffic monitoring, auto high-beam headlights, and LaneWatch—a nifty tool that uses a camera mounted on the passenger-side mirror to give you a full view of the lanes beside you.

The NHTSA has given the 2018 Honda Accord the highest possible five-star score for overall safety and the IIHS has given it the highest possible score of “Good” in each of its test categories (with the exception of “Adequate” headlight visibility), earning the Accord the Top Safety Pick award.

Standard Safety Features

  • Honda Sensing®—includes Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Traffic Sign Recognition System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
  • Advanced front airbags, SmartVent® front side airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, driver’s and front passenger’s knee airbags
  • Three-point seatbelts at all seating positions
  • Front three-point seatbelts with automatic tensioning system
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s seatbelt reminder
  • Child-proof rear door locks
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Head-Up Display

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