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Honda Accord 2018 sedan
The redesigned Accord adopts a coupe-like silhouette and a lower stance. Two turbocharged, four-cylinder engines are available. The base version is a 1.5-liter that's shared with the Honda CR-V SUV and the Civic compact car. The new 192-hp engine is mated to a CVT, a combination that is mostly unobtrusive and delivers adequate power. The uplevel turbocharged 2.0-liter brings 252 hp and a slick 10-speed automatic transmission, but features an unintuitive push-button gear selector. A hybrid version is also available. The new infotainment system is a big improvement, and includes knobs for tuning and volume adjustment. Handling is responsive, and the ride is comfortable. Standard safety equipment includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist.

Road Test

Honda took a big gamble with its wholesale overhaul of the popular Accord midsized sedan. The redesign includes the addition of new turbocharged engines, comprehensive changes to the control layout, and standard crash-avoidance features, all wrapped...

Highs

  • Responsive handling
  • Comfortable ride

Lows

  • Low stance hurts access
  • Unintuitive gear selector with 2.0-liter turbo

Best Version to Get

Go for the EX trim with the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, which delivers a nice balance of performance and fuel economy. This version comes in at around $28,000, and includes the Honda Sensing advanced safety suite, heated front seats, a sunroof, satellite radio, the larger touch screen, and key...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 3 year/unlimited
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 10-speed Automatic
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.5-liter 4 turbo (192 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (252 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 hybrid (212 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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