• 2018 Honda Accord Revealed: Is the Accord’s New Look Its Best Ever? [News]


    [Photo: Honda]
    On June 19, Honda announced that they would be revealing the all-new Honda Accord on July 14th. With this announcement came a teaser image showing off the new front end. Now, Honda has fully revealed the 2018 Honda Accord to show off the rest of the refreshed design.

    Design

    Honda heavily emphasized the new design for the 2018 Honda. The Japanese automaker has tweaked the proportions of the new Accord. It now has a longer wheelbase, shorter overall length, and wider stance to give it a more aggressive look. There is also a noticeable rake to the car, adding to the sporty design. Of course, styling is completely subjective. Some will like it and others will not. But it certainly looks more aggressive than the last generation.

    [Photo: Honda]

    Powertrains

    Honda has developed three new powertrains for the 2018 Honda Accord as well. First is a 1.5L turbocharged four cylinder that makes 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. This motor has two transmission options, both powering the front wheels. You have the choice of a CVT or a 6-speed manual, should you prefer to change your own gears.

    [Photo: Honda]
    Next is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. There are two transmission options on this engine as well. The first, and likely the more popular option, is a 10-speed automatic that sends power to the front wheels. Before the 2018 Accord, no company had used a 10-speed on a front wheel drive car. For those who prefer to change their own gears a 6-speed manual transmission is also available. Like the 10-speed, this manual option sends power to the front wheels. Honda claims that this powerplant has similarities to the engine seen in the Honda Civic Type-R, adding to its claims of increased performance.

    Finally, there will be a hybrid engine available. Honda says it will use the same two-motor system that it has been using. However, they have not released performance specs on this engine option yet.

    Features

    [Photo: Honda]
    Given that this is an Accord, we wouldn’t expect to see the same amount of technology as we do in a Mercedes S-Class. But that hasn’t stopped Honda from adding some new tech. Most notable is the new 8.0-inch infotainment display that features Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Also available on the 1.5L and 2.0L models is a new heads-up display. This display can show various information including speed, engine rpm, turn-by-turn navigation, and Traffic Sign Recognition.

    Pricing and release dates have not been announced yet, so be sure to stay tuned to TFLcar for more information regarding the 2018 Honda Accord.

    While you wait, why not see what we think of the Accord’s performance-oriented little sibling:


    Michael Curtis
    Michael Curtis
    Michael has always had a passion for things with four wheels and an engine. His parents often joked that his first word was "Porsche." He currently spends his time as a Communications student at CU Boulder and writes for TFL as an intern trying to learn the ways of the automotive journalist. In his spare time, he attends all the local Cars and Coffee events he can possibly make time for.

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    25 thoughts on “2018 Honda Accord Revealed: Is the Accord’s New Look Its Best Ever? [News]

    1. Watch your verb tenses Mr. Curtis! Not trying to bust your balls, just constructive criticism since you’re an intern!
      “Now, Honda have fully revealed…” should be ‘has’ not ‘have.’
      “Honda have developed three…” again, needs to be ‘has’ not ‘have.’
      “Before the 2018 Accord, no company has used…” this needs to be ‘had’, not ‘has.’

      “powerplant has some similarity…” Also, lose the word ‘some’ before ‘similarity,’ – similar means sharing some, but not all, of the qualities of something else

      1. To Mr. Curtis’ defense, the British commonly use plural verb conjugation if the subject can include a group of people within or part of a single entity.

    2. I dunno, but I think the rear-end shot reminds me too much of the Civic; I understand that some car company’s have a need to show a “corporate” look and identity to their different models, but why try to make the biggest, most expensive( and the “flagship” of the fleet) to look like the smaller, CHEAPER MODEL???

      1. @JimL: the behavior of the 10 speed automatic transaxle will be equally interesting. How quickly it shifts under heavy throttle, how much the wider range of ratios help acceleration, how much gas mileage improves and how well and into which gear it will drop from top gear, under abrupt application of WOT will all be intriguing to know.

      2. I’ve gotten 5.5 second 0-60 times from my 2013 V-6 Coupe. I’m having a hard time believing a 4-cylinder even if it is a turbo is going to keep up with that.

    3. I see knobs have returned to the radio.

      I also thought that the tail lights look like they came from the last generation Civic.

    4. I like it. The new Accord is way better looking than the ugly Camry. I like that I can get NAV on the EX-L 1.5T, 2.0T, or hybrid, unlike Camry which wants a buyer to pay $6000 for the optional V6 plus another $1000 for optional NAV. No NAV on Camry 4-cyl or hybrid models. Honda is going to clean Toyota’s clock on premium models. Apple Carplay & Android auto will be on the Accord and impossible to get on a Camry. I can recommend Accord’s again – thanks for finally adding a radio knob!

    5. It looks like the new maxima and the new camary had a Baby. and secondly that front end looks very Toyota-esc. they copied the 2018 Toyota recepie the 2.0t should be the base engine and why the heck would you drop the v6 it was a decent v6 they shoulda bought over the Acura 3.9 vtec that woulda been cool the 3.9 is 300hp of fun none of these power trains can compete with the new Toyota power trains

    6. I Also just realized it also resembles the Hyundai Azera front to back no thought went into the design of the car. camary 300hp and gives you great v6 power Honda Accord gives you less hp than all other competitors way to go Honda ,go backwards .and no v6 some of us grown ups like the v6’s

    7. A suggested easier-to-read version:
      ____________________________
      On June 19, Honda announced the all-new Honda Accord would be revealed on July 14th, offering a teaser image of the new front end. Honda now shows off the rest of the refreshed design.
      Honda heavily emphasized a new design for the 2018 Accord and has tweaked the proportions with a longer wheelbase, shorter overall length and wider stance, giving a more aggressive appearance. There is also a noticeable rake, adding to the sporty profile. Styling being subjective, some will like it and others won’t but it certainly looks more aggressive.
      Honda has developed three new powertrains, a 1.5L turbocharged four cylinder which makes both 192 horsepower and lb-ft of torque. This engine has two transmission choices, both powering the front wheels, a CVT or a 6-speed manual.

      Next is a 2.0L turbo four which makes 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, also with two transmission choices. The likely more popular is a 10-speed automatic which sends power to the front wheels. Before this 2018 Accord, no automaker had used a 10-speed on a front wheel drive car. A 6-speed manual transmission is the second offering. As does the automatic, the manual gearbox sends power to the front wheels. Honda claims similarities to the Honda Civic Type-R engine, supporting its claims of increased performance.Finally, there will be a hybrid option, which Honda says will have the same two-motor system already in use, however performance specs haven’t yet been released.

      Being an Accord, we wouldn’t expect Mercedes S-Class technology but Honda has added new features, most notably the new 8.0-inch infotainment display with Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Also available on the 1.5L and 2.0L models is a new heads-up display which can show information such as road speed, engine rpm, turn-by-turn navigation and Traffic Sign Recognition.

      Pricing and release dates have not yet been announced; stay tuned to TFLcar for more information on the 2018 Honda Accord.

      1. This does read a bit better. Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll work on this with our editor in the future.

    8. You’ve got some nerve to correct the writer, and you clearly understood the story if you were able to attempt to correct what he wrote. what you did is very disrespectful dude

      1. @Brandon: You’re awfully sensitive and seem to be a typical member of the permanently offended class metastasizing across the world. Let the writer himself take offense, and I doubt he would.
        I wasn’t correcting anything. I offered an easier to read version. Concise effective writing is in shorter & shorter supply nowadays, much writing comes across like verbose speech.

    9. No one else had a problem reading it so let him do his job and you do yours if you have one no disrespect intended

    10. It looks a bit more mature, the interior looks especially nice. Those rear taillights don’t fit with the car though… they look really cheap.

    11. Just realized the tail lights were high jacked from the new Volvo v90 sedan no clue why you would copy those rear lights lol

    12. Looks great and I’ll probably buy either the EX-L or Touring. Interior is the quality equivalent of Audi, BMW or Mercedes, as is the engine options/transmissions – FOR $25,000 LESS. I’ve owned 2 of the 3 Euros (not Porsche) but shopped them all. Resale & safety are usually tops with Accords. I owned a 1992 and loved it. I’ve had lots of SUV/Crossovers CR-V (2013, 2016, 2017), Highlander (2001, 2005, 2008), Lexus RX330, Mazda CX-5 (2017 & very nice), and they are the fad now, but sedans are my choice and I’m going back to one. Turbo motor options are perfect – economy 1.5L or beefier 2.0L. Standard options at the upper level are very good. LaneWatch was useless. Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are essential once you’ve driven a vehicle with them. More important than Honda Sensing IMO (which is very good also and which I drove in a 2016 Civic & 2017 CR-V – I buy cars frequently). The 6″ Windshield HUD is also excellent as an option or top level trim. I currently drive a Mazda CX-5 with it, and I wouldn’t give it up either. I’ll buy it in Touring trim or as an option if available on EX-L. Great styling – coupe lines with sedan practicality.

    13. I love the new look; however, call me old-fashioned, but the lack of a V-6 is a deal breaker. Especially considering the repair cost of a turbo once it craps out.

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