2018 Honda Accord: innovations at every levelJul 31th, 2017
The Honda Accord is one of the most important models in the Honda lineup, and so it is no surprise that the 10th generation of the Accord family, which was unveiled last month, is expected to feature the very best of what Honda can develop and offer. Now that we know all that the new 2018 Honda Accord has up its sleeve, we can’t help but predict that it will quickly become one of the best-selling vehicles in its segment.
Two turbo engines and a new chassis for the 2018 Honda Accord
The biggest change to the new 2018 Honda Accord can undoubtedly be found under the hood. Indeed, the new Accord now offers two turbocharged engines that are more powerful while also being more fuel-efficient.
The standard engine in the new Accord is a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter unit that delivers 192 horsepower and 192-lb-ft of torque, a gain of seven horsepower compared to the previous model’s entry-level engine. This engine can be paired with a CVT automatic gearbox, or a six-speed manual transmission.
The second option is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is also turbocharged and which develops 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. This engine shares several elements with the powertrain of the new Honda Civic Type R. This should tell you a lot about its performance prowess.
To maximize the efficiency of this engine, Honda has developed a much more refined 10-speed automatic transmission.
Speaking of refinement, the new chassis and the new body structure of the 2018 Honda Accord should not be overlooked. The 2018 Honda Accord is now composed of more than 54% high-strength steel which means that we have a car that is more stable, quieter, more comfortable and more efficient.
Safety is standard in the 2018 Honda Accord
There are too many improvements made to the 2018 Honda Accord to hopefully list them all here. That’s why we’re going to talk to you about safety, because at this level, the new Honda midsize sedan really stands out. It now offers the Honda Sensing suite of active safety technologies as standard equipment which means that you don’t have to pay extra to keep your family safe in the 2018 Accord.
In addition to a standard rear-view camera, the 2018 Honda Accord offers at no extra charge Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (CVT Only) and new Traffic Sign Recognition. Additional available driver-assistive technologies include Honda LaneWatch blind spot display, Blind Spot Monitoring (replaces LaneWatch on Touring), front and rear parking sensors, Cross Traffic Monitor, and Driver Awareness Monitor.
The vehicle will be available in September at the dealership. Come and discover today what the 2018 Honda Accord has to offer you at Halton Honda!