2018 Honda Accord: Innovations at Every Level
February 09 2018,
The Honda Accord is one of the most important models in the Honda lineup, so it comes as no surprise that the tenth generation of the Accord family is expected to feature the very best of what Honda has to offer. Now that we know what 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 is found under the hood. 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-litre unit that delivers 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, which is a gain of 7 horsepower compared to the previous model's entry-level engine. This engine can be paired with a CVT automatic gearbox or a 6-speed manual transmission.
The second option is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that is also turbocharged, delivering 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. This engine shares several elements with the new powertrain of a 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 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, quiet, comfortable, and efficient.
Safety is Standard in the 2018 Honda Accord
Too many improvements have been made to the 2018 Honda Accord to list them all here. That's why we're going to zero in on safety, because this new Honda midsize sedan truly 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 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 at no extra charge. 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.
Come and discover what the 2018 Honda Accord has to offer you at Halton Honda today!