The 2018 Honda Accord is finally unveiled
July 31 2017,
We have been waiting for it for some time, and now the new 2018 Honda Accord is finally entering North America. Offering an improved engine lineup, a sportier style, more space and better safety technologies, the 2018 Honda Accord is aiming for nothing less than the top of the midsize sedan segment. And with all the improvements that Honda has made to its Accord, there is no doubt that the goal is more than achievable.
New engines and a new chassis for the 2018 Honda Accord
The 2018 Honda Accord will be offered with two new turbocharged engines which are both more powerful and more efficient as well. The standard engine will be a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter turbo that develops 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission.
Buyers will also be able to opt for a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that shares several elements with the powerful engine found in the the Honda Civic Type R, the sportiest, most aggressive model in the Honda lineup
In the Accord, the four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo promises 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The power will be routed to the front wheels thanks to a 10-speed automatic transmission, an exclusive feature for the midsize segment.
A hybrid engine will also be available, and according to Honda its thermal efficiency has been improved by 40 percent. It has also been designed to minimize the impact of the hybrid powretrain on the cargo space in the trunk.
The body and chassis of the 2018 Honda Accord are made of more than 50 percent high-strength steel which will have a direct and positive impact on all aspects of driving the Accord, from comfort to safety.
Even more impressive safety in the 2018 Honda Accord
Speaking of safety, the 2018 Honda Accord will come standard with Honda Sensing, a suite of active safety technologies that feature 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; and all models feature a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with dynamic guidelines
Other optional features 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 rearview camera will be standard on all versions of the new 2018 Honda Accord.
Come and discover the new Honda midsize sedan today at Bruce Honda!