With its new 2018 Honda Accord, Honda is offering a fully redesigned mid-size sedan that is in its 10th generation, a 10th generation that is, shall we say, a complete and absolute success. That is, according to the experts.
Already a winner of several titles including the prestigious AJAC Canadian Car of the Year and North American Car of the Year titles at the last Detroit Auto Show, the Accord has also received very positive reviews from a host of experts throughout the year.
Let's take a closer look.
Thanks to the increasing popularity of crossovers, midsize sedans are no longer the default vehicle of choice for small families. Automakers aren't giving up the fight, however, with a number of traditionally popular models significantly refreshed or fully redesigned this year. Headlining the list is the 2018 Honda Accord, and its improvements are dramatic.
It starts on the outside. The new Accord's fastback profile and pronounced styling lines make it look more luxurious and European than the norm. Inside, Honda has thoroughly reworked the interior, and it's now one of the nicest cabins in the class. On the top Touring trim, there's a pleasing mix of soft-touch plastic, leather upholstery, faux-leather door inserts, and convincing open-pore wood trim on the dash. Even on lower levels such as the Sport, the cabin is decked out with carbon-fiber-look trim and faux-leather-trimmed seats.
Front and center is a new touchscreen that is much easier to use than the old system. Unlike the last Accord — which featured a touchpad-only interface that was slow and often maddening to use — the new screen is thoughtfully laid out and uses physical buttons and knobs for tuning and high-level navigational functions. The touchscreen, which is standard on all but the base LX model, also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Pleasingly, the Accord also offers plenty of advanced driving features. Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and lane departure warning and mitigation are optional on other Hondas, but they are standard on every Accord. Top-notch crash test safety scores give you added peace of mind, too – Edmunds.com
The interior. Until now, the Mazda6 was arguably the segment benchmark, and to be fair, it’s still an impressive environment. But the 2018 Accord has it beat – the materials and craftsmanship make a base BMW 3 Series blush, the layout is smart, the back seat, while tight on headroom for taller passengers, offers plenty of space to stretch your legs, and the trunk is properly roomy. One of the more satisfying bits of the Accord’s cabin is, curiously, the buttons and dials – it’s a small detail that’ll go unnoticed by many, but the click-click feedback, whenever you press a button or turn a dial, is very Audi-like – Driving.ca
For 2018, the Honda Accord has been redesigned and features many enhancements, such as new lightweight body characteristic as well as a new generation of Honda’s two-motor technology. The 2018 Honda Accord offers a choice of two new power plants, the 192 horsepower 1,5 liter turbocharged engine and the 252 horsepower 2,0 liter turbocharged engine. The Accord also uses the worlds first 10-speed automatic transmission integrated in a front wheel drive car. Last but not least, it also includes a host of new safety, driver-assistive and connected-car technologies all thanks to Honda Sensing.
Honda is not a stranger to these awards, according to recent history. In 2016, the Honda Civic was named North American Car of the Year and in 2017, it was the Honda Ridgeline who was chosen by the jury for the North American Truck of the Year Award.
According to the manufacturer, buyers in North America have purchased more than 13 million Accords, 11 million of which were produced in America – MotorIllustrated.com
To learn more about the new 2018 Honda Accord, contact us today at Lallier Honda Montréal!