HONDA ACCORD 2018 QUICK TAKES
TESTDRIVENOW OVERVIEW: HONDA ACCORD 2018 QUICK TAKES
- America’s best-selling car gets most radical redesign in its 41-year history
- New 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo® offers the highest torque output ever in an Accord
- New 10-speed automatic and returning 6-speed complement the new engine with quick responses and slick-shifting fun
The all-new 2018 Honda Accord lineup gets even more powerful and engaging with the launch of the Accord 2.0T, powered by a new 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo® engine offering the highest torque output ever for Accord.
The Accord 2.0T starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $30,310 (excluding $890 destination and handling) for the Accord 2.0T Sport is available with either a segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission or a short-throw 6-speed manual.
Recently named “America’s Best Sedan” by Car and Driver magazine, Accord is on track for its fifth consecutive year as America’s No. 1 midsize car and the 10th-generation Accord looks to build on that legacy with its dynamic new styling, class-leading interior space, sports-sedan performance and leading-edge technology.
The 2018 Accord 2.0T’s VTEC Turbo® direct-injected DOHC inline-4 engine develops 252 peak horsepower (SAE net) and 273 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net).
The Accord 2.0T is available in Sport, EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring trims, and in its most efficient guise (EX-L and EX-L Navi) earns EPA fuel economy ratings of up to 23/34/27 mpg (city/highway/combined).
The dramatically reimagined Honda Accord offers customers exceptional performance and refinement with its two new i-VTEC Turbo engines, its more rigid, lightweight and tightly sealed body and all-new chassis design, which was benchmarked against luxury-class D-segment competitors during development.
The new 2.0L VTEC Turbo shares its fundamental engine design with the 306-horsepower engine found in the 2017 Civic Type R. Compared to the Type R engine, the Accord utilizes a smaller, low-inertia turbocharger for improved low-end response.
The all-new Accord features the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including new Traffic Sign Recognition.
The 2018 Accord is anticipated to earn top collision-safety ratings – an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the IIHS.
New standard or available features on the 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T include wireless device charging, segment-first auto Bluetooth® phone pairing with Near Field Communication sensor technology,
a 6-inch head-up display, customizable digital driver’s meter, 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and the next generation of HondaLink® Assist connected-car technology.
An available new 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with sharper graphics and more user-friendly features including hard buttons for frequently used functions and both volume and tuning/list-scrolling knobs, takes center stage in Accord’s all-new interior.