With its refresh this year, the new 2018 Honda Accord continues to be a top contender in the family sedan class. Highpoints include exceptional handling and ride quality, spacious interior accommodations, available coupe body style, quick acceleration, and efficient and refined engines. The 2018 Honda Accord release date should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2018.
As is the norm for any top-grossing vehicle, the 2016 Honda Accord grabbed headlines owing to its appealing features. Honda hopes the same will continue into 2018, as its newest Accord has received quite a significant refresh that has bettered its performance and refined its interior technologies.
The infotainment system now offers better response times, and the audio and climate controls are well-laid out and driver-centric. The suspension is better and so is the handling and steering. These and many more changes add to an already “A” rated Accord sedan. Throw in spacious interior accommodations, slight weight reduction, and updated interior refinement, and you’ve got yourself an excellent recipe for a superb family sedan.
Both fascias have been revised and now look bolder than before. Different wheel designs are offered depending on the trim model chosen. The changes and redesigns continue inside. Some of the new technologies and materials to expect include full leather upholstery, metallic and wood trimmings, distinct exterior colors, blind-spot monitor with rear cross traffic alerts, lane-departure alert and mitigation, cruise control, and adaptive cruise control.
As noteworthy as the updates for 2018 are, they’re only sprucing an already “A” rated vehicle that has got most of the right correct. Impressive features such as powerful yet efficient engines, plenty of interior space, responsive handling, and ride composure continue into 2018. Additionally, its reputation for trouble-free ownership is another compelling reason why you ought to wait for the freshest Accord.
Some of the foibles you should prepare for include a dim-witted adaptive cruise control, a flimsy touchscreen interface, and a hyperactive collision warning system. Aside from that, the Accord does nearly everything right, and therefore deserves a top spot in its segment ratings. Those who’d want to check what the competition offers should check out the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Mazda 6, and the Volkswagen Passat.
2018 Honda Accord Trim Options
Offered in both sedan and coupe forms, the redesigned Honda Accord 2018 sedan is available in four trims: EX, LX, EX-L, and Sport for the four-cylinder powertrain, and two trims: Touring and EX-L for the 3.5L V6 engine. The Accord coupe, on the other hand, is offered in EX-L, LX-S, and EX, while the V6 comes in only Touring and EX-L trim levels.
2018 Honda Accord Interior Review & Exterior Redesign
The four-cylinder Accord LX coupe is offered with the following standard accessories and features: a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an auxiliary audio jack, a rearview camera, LED taillights, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, a CD player, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, cruise control, an adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, dual USB ports, and a six-speaker sound system.
The Accord Sport adds LED foglights and daytime running lights, nineteen-inch wheels, a CVT, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear deck spoiler, power driver seat (eight-way), a rear 60/40-split folding seat, a leather-enfolded steering wheel, cloth upholstery, and dual exhaust tips.
Building on what the Accord LX offers is the Accord EX trim model that gets a power adjustable driver seat, HD and satellite radio, keyless ignition and entry, LED daytime running lights, LED daytime running lights, seventeen-inch wheels, additional USB ports, Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot display, Siri Eyes Free voice command, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a 7.7” display screen, heated mirrors, and an upgraded six-speaker audio system.
2018 Honda Accord Engine Specs
Inspiration for the 2018 Honda Accord is offered by a 181 lbs. ft. of torque- and 185-hp – producing four-cylinder 2.4L base engine. A more souped-up engine is offered for the Accord Sport trim model that enables it generate 189 hp and 182 pounds-ft. of torque.
An optional 278-hp- and 252 pounds-ft. of torque – generating 3.5L V6 is offered. It comes matched to a six-speed automatic transmission system that enables the coupe version achieve 21/32/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 21/34/26 mpg with the V6 sedan.
The Accord Touring model’s 0-60 mph acceleration only takes 6.1 seconds. Its top-speed should be expected on its release date.
2018 Honda Accord Release Date & Price
The 2018 Honda Accord price starts from an MSRP of $23,875 for the coupe, and $22,205 for the sedan. The models should be offered for sale sometime in the first quarter of next year.