2018 Honda Accord Review and Release

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We expect the 2018 Honda Accord to be completely redesigned, which should make for an exciting and renewed sales battle—one the Camry has won for 15 consecutive years when counting both retail and fleet sales. So if you’ve watched the Accord’s evolution since it made its debut as a compact hatchback in the 1970s or if you’re thinking of upgrading to a new car, keep reading for our best guesses on what to expect for the 2018 Accord midsize sedan.

The powertrain picture becomes less clear when determining the Accord’s highest-performing nonhybrid engine upgrade. For years, that engine has been a V-6, and we’ve tested a 2017 Accord Touring with a 278-hp 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V-6 and six-speed automatic reaching 60 mph in a very respectable 5.7 seconds. For a midsize sedan that might attract a slightly older buyer than the less expensive Civic, we wonder if Honda will stick with the V-6 but fit its new 10-speed automatic from the top-trim 2018 Odyssey. A 2.0 liter turbo-four with around 270 hp is also a possibility: Which option would you rather have on an Accord midsize sedan?

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Some drivers appreciate a good manual because it makes them feel more engaged in the driving experience, but the transmission also serves to lower a car’s overall base price in ads. Will Honda leave the low-volume manual-transmission midsize sedan segment to Mazda? Will the option become available exclusively on a Sport trim? Most buyers will stick with an automatic transmission, which will likely remain a smooth-performing CVT on the volume-oriented trims. On the 2017 Accord, the automatic-transmission four-cylinder models with CVTs have noticeably better EPA-rated fuel economy (26–27/34–36 mpg) than the six-speed manual model (23/32 mpg). A slightly lighter-weight 2018 Accord should increase those figures marginally.

The 2018 Honda Accord offers outstanding style and technology both inside and out. See interior & exterior photos. 2018 Honda Accord New features complemented by a lower starting price and streamlined packages. The mid-size 2018 Honda Accord offers a complete lineup with a wide variety of finishes and features, two conventional engines.

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