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Honda Accord Named 2018 Car of the Year

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The Detroit Free Press has named the 2018 Honda Accord its 2018 Car of the Year, commending the all-new, midsize four-door sedan for its value, roominess and fuel efficiency.

“Reports of the midsize sedan’s death are exaggerated,” said Mark Phelan, auto critic for the Detroit Free Press. “SUV sales are soaring and traditional sedans are in retreat, but the sleek 2018 Accord raises the bar for a class of vehicles that remains important to hundreds of thousands of buyers every year.”

Phelan lauded the Accord for its extensive changes. It is now built on a lighter and stiffer platform, features its first-ever turbocharged engines, offers the comprehensive Honda Sensing suite of active safety tech as standard equipment and delivers excellent fuel economy.

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The Detroit Free Press is not the only publication that believes the 2018 Honda Accord is one of the most exceptional vehicles of the year. Since its launch in October 2017, the car has been the recipient of countless awards from the likes of Kelley Blue Book, Consumer Guide Automotive, and The Car Connection, among others. Just about every area of the car has been praised, from its style and practicality to its comfort and advanced technologies.

“The new, 10th generation Accord’s sleek lines promise an involving and enjoyable driving experience, while also enclosing accommodating and comfortable passenger compartment and the biggest trunk in a segment crowded with excellent cars,” Phelan writes.

When it launched in October 2017, the Honda Accord was powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. A month later a 2.0-liter turbo was added to the lineup. Early this year, it will also go on sale with an advanced hybrid system that uses two electric motors.

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Source: Detroit Free Press