2018 Honda Accord debuts with new style, powertrain options

Adam Westlake - Jul 15, 2017
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2018 Honda Accord debuts with new style, powertrain options

While the SUV has long been taking over as the best-selling car type in the US, many buyers are still drawn to the mid-size four-door sedan. With this in mind, Honda has just unveiled its 10th-generation Accord, due to go on sale this fall as a 2018 model. This version features a new design with several elements borrowed from the new Civic, while it’s a bit longer and wider than the outgoing model.

The front-wheel drive sedan debuts with three powertrain options, and noticeable off the bat is the omission of a V6 model. Instead is a pair of inline-four-cylinder engines, one a turbocharged 1.5-liter and the other a 2.0-liter turbo. Both are available in automatic and 6-speed manual, with the former offering 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, and 252 hp and 273 lb-ft on the latter. Honda says the 2.0-liter uses the same engine as the impressive 2017 Civic Type R, albeit detuned to be more appropriate for the Accord.

The third option will be the returning hybrid model, which will be a 2.0-liter inline-four with Honda’s dual-electric-motor system. The full details and specs on the hybrid will be revealed later this year, however. Sadly, the carmaker did confirm that the 2-door Accord Coupe has already seen its last days.

When compared to the 9th-generation model, the new Accord has a wheel base that’s almost 2.2 inches longer, and is 0.4 inches wider and 0.6 inches lower. On the inside drivers will find a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display, along with a 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Tech features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, wireless device charging, Bluetooth, and WiFi via in-car 4G LTE. HondaLink telematics will provide things like emergency roadside assistance, remote locking/unlocking, remote engine start, stolen-vehicle tracking, remote diagnostics, and more.

SOURCE Car and Driver


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