2018 Honda Accord: Vehicle of the MonthSep 30th, 2018
Honda is not new to the sedan race to the top among its competitors, the Accord, first introduced in 1976 after the highly successful Civic has convinced customers around the globe that this car is here to give a tough time to its competitors. Accord is popular for its unique eye-catching design, fuel efficiency, and reliability. Now, the 2018 Honda Accord is making waves around the world thanks to its dynamic redesign, affordability and with an option to choose any of the five trim levels including LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring that makes it the top choice for our car of the month.
What’s New in the Accord 2018 Model
The new 2018 Honda Accord offers quite a few upgrades over its predecessors. To start with, the 2018 Accord has brand new overhauled powertrains. The entire car got a stylish redesign and makeover; it has an interesting infotainment system and a new range of new standard active safety technology. It comes with turbocharged four-cylinder engine and is an integral part of the mid-sized sedan.
The new non-hybrid powertrain lineup has flawlessly replaced the aspirated four-cylinder and the V-6 configuration. Honda has plans to offer a hybrid model in the new redesigned Accord’s model lineup. Honda Accord has a redesigned model and impressive safety features have made it Car of the Year 2018 in Canada according to Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Its top features are:
- New interior
- Impressive upgraded powertrain
- Redesigned style
- Impressive crash test safety scores
- New infotainment system
- Excellent trunk space
- Supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Adaptive Cruise control
- Turbo-charged four-cylinder engines
- Available in 5-speed transmission for those who love driving stick
Specifications of Honda Accord
- Drivetrain: front-wheel
- Transmission: 2-spd CVT w/OD
- Power: 192 @ 5500 rpm
- Engine: 5LI-4
- MPG: 30 City / 38 Hwy
- Seating: 5 Passengers
Safety Features of the New Accord
The safety standards on the 2018 Honda Accord makes it a top-rated car in terms of safety in U.S. and Canada. The car was rated for its overall rating at the frontal, side and rollover crash protection scores. The car gets an impressive superior rating for its front crash avoidance and mitigation.
Luxurious Look and Feel
The new Honda Accord has a fastback profile with an impressively pronounced styling giving the car a luxurious look. The soft touch plastic resting on top of the touring rim gives the car a unique style. The new 2018 Honda Accord comes with leather upholstery, an elaborate open pre wood trim on the dashboard and faux leather door inserts. The most affordable model in the Accord lineup is the Sport has some interesting interior features like carbon- fiber look trim and trimmed faux leather seats.
Drivability and Comfort
Honda Accord’s new continuously variable transmission or the CVT automatic makes it the best cruiser for the road in its category. The car upshifts as much as possible to get the maximum miles per gallon. Driving the car is a dream with quick responses, excellent handling, and maneuverability. In terms of comfort, the new Accord gives a perfectly quiet and smooth ride and adequately insulates the traffic noise. The ride is flawless and it absorbs larger bumps easily.
The Bottom line
The new 2018 Honda Accord has a variety of new features that would make you want to get behind the wheel of one of five trim models available on the market. The stylish and attractive design and excellent drivability make it Canada’s favorite mid-sized sedan. If you want to get your hands on one of these impressive cars then get in touch with a dealer near you today!