2018 Honda Accord Price

2018 Honda Accord Price

Honda revealed the 10th generation of the Accord back in July. Even though there was plenty of information available beforehand, Honda managed to impress many of their customers. The new model is bigger, lighter, more efficient and faster than ever before. On top of that, the car offers one of the most complete list of features in its class which is one of the most important aspects about it. Even though the rumors were saying this new model will be nothing more than just a mild update, it looks like this was not the case. Instead, the car is entirely new and it has very little in common with its predecessor. 2018 Honda Accord

News

The 2018 Honda Accord is now based on Honda’s all new modular architecture. This is also shared with the new Civic. However, the platform the Accord is based on has a longer wheelbase and a slightly wider track.

This allowed Honda to build a longer, wider and lower car than before which helps it tremendously in terms of design. On top of that, the car now employs a lot of high strength and some ultra-high strength steel in its core.

The end result is a noticeably lower weight than before while also being stiffer.

The latter helps the car offer better NVH levels which translate in a better ride quality and a far quieter cabin than before.

2018 Honda Accord
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First Impressions

Specifications of 2018 Honda Accord

The older model used to offer two naturally aspirated engines that were some of the better in their class. Well, the new 2018 Honda Accord changed all of that. The new car now boasts two different turbocharged inline-four engines which is a massive departure from its predecessor.

The base model now features a 1.5 liter turbo-four mill. This uses variable-valve timing and a low-inertia turbocharger in order to develop a rather impressive 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Honda Accord
Price $23,500 - $40,000
Engine inline-4
Transmission 10-speed automatic
Top Speed 155 mph
Horsepower 192
Displacement 1.5 L
Torque 192

While this is less power than the older base engine, it is quite a bit more torque so the car actually feels faster than before.

2018 Honda Accord
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The higher end models will come equipped with a larger 2.0 liter turbo-four engine. This is the same unit that can be currently found on the Type R. However, for this application the engine has been tuned to deliver 252 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque.

Even though it is slight less than before, thanks to the extra torque the engine feels considerably more powerful than the older V6. Both of them will hit the market with a 6 speed manual as standard. This is a bold move by Honda but we love it. This means they still haven’t forgotten there are people out there that still love driving a manual.

The models equipped with the 1.5 liter engine will feature, as an option, a CVT gearbox. The ones equipped with the larger engine on the other hand will be available with a 10 speed automatic.

The latter is a massive improvement over the CVT so we do hope we will see it in more of their cars in the near future.

Competition

  1. Toyota Camry
  2. Nissan Altima
  3. Ford Fusion
  4. Chevrolet Malibu
  5. Subaru Legacy
  6. Hyundai Sonata
2018 Honda Accord
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The design

Over its predecessor, the 2018 Honda Accord is a far better looking car. In fact we can now easily say that it has to be one of the better looking cars Honda released in a while.

In the front it features a new grille design which is far larger than before. The headlights start from inside the grille and are slightly swept back. The end result is a really aggressive design which completes the look of the car really nicely.

2018 Honda Accord
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Unlike its predecessor, the new model also has a coupe-like roof-line which is something new for the manufacturer. Despite this, there is actually more room inside the cabin.

Likes

Excellent design
New engine options
High-level comfort

Dislikes

V-6 is not available

Here the design changed by a massive amount to the point where the car feels like a premium German sedan. The design of the dashboard is understated, the buttons are where you would expect them to be while all the materials are as good as those in any other premium sedan.

2018 Honda Accord
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2018 Honda Accord Price

Unfortunately Honda didn’t reveal the price just yet. Even so, considering how many models they announced, it is safe to assume the base model will not cost much more than its predecessor.

A starting price of around $23,500 is possible while the range-topping models are expected to get close to $40,000.

Meet the all-new 2018 Honda Accord

 

2018 Honda Accord
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2018 Honda Accord
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