Honda claims that the new 2018 Accord comes in three engine variants including two direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, coupled with a two-motor hybrid powertrain technology. Midsize sedans, after all, have often been described as “boring”, and while the article is nearly four years old as of this writing, Jalopnik did primarily include sedans when it listed the 10 most boring cars consumers could buy.
The rear end is what sets it apart from the previous generation and just about any modern Honda on sale now.
Honda showed off its all-new Accord Friday, touting it as the most fun-to-drive and premium Accord ever.
It remains to be seen how automotive reviewers will react in general to the 2018 Honda Accord, what with early reviews still coming in slowly but surely.
One reason why midsize sedans have generally been tagged as “boring” is the lack of a stick shift option in most models. And for those wanting a more eco-friendly and fuel-efficient Accord, the new 2018 Accord Hybrid will be available in Hybrid, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring trims.
In the case of changes in the outer body, the new accord has a sportier, sharp and elegant look.
As the automakers ratchet up the hype for their 2018 models, collision repairers are hearing a familiar refrain: more high-strength steel and a dizzying array of advanced driver-assistance systems. The recall covers more than 1.5 million cars worldwide.
The new entry-level powertrain for the 2018 Accord is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder packing 192 horsepower (143 kilowatts) and 192 pound-feet (260 Newton-meters) of torque (up from 185 hp (138 kW) and 181 lb-ft (245 Nm) from the older naturally aspirated 2.4-liter) – linked to a CVT or a six-speed manual as an option for the Sport. But, because of the large number of parts required for the recall, Honda said battery sensors in good condition will be given a temporary fix involving a moisture preventing adhesive.