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From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Well-equipped base trim level
- Refined engine choices
- Acceleration with 2.0-liter turbo
- Steering feel
- Much-improved multimedia system
- Stick shift can pair with more-powerful engine
- Inconsistent cabin quality
- Confusing push-button gear selector on some trims
- Busy ride with 19-inch wheels
- IIHS headlight scores
- No height-adjustable passenger seat
- Low seating position in back
- Redesigned for 2018
- No more V-6 engine or coupe body style
- Turbocharged 1.5- or 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines
- Manual or automatic transmissions with both engines
- Standard automatic braking, semi-autonomous driving aids
- Available wireless smartphone charging, ventilated seats
The redesigned 2018 Honda Accord boasts enough impressive technology and drivability to overcome a few missteps.
Versus the Competition
Now in its 10th generation, Honda's mid-size sedan is lower and wider than before, with sunken seating positions and a more coupelike profile (compare it with the 2017 model here). It comes in five trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. Its base drivetrain is a turbocharged, 1.5-liter four-cylinder (192 horsepower, 192 pounds-feet of torque) and continuously variable automatic transmission. Compare the trim levels here.
Replacing 2017's optional V-6 engine is a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder (252 hp, 273 pounds-feet of torque) and a new 10-speed automatic on the Sport, EX-L and Touring. The Sport offers a six-speed manual with either engine, which marks the first time in a decade you can get a stick shift with the top engine on an Accord sedan. Honda hopes that will satisfy those who mourn the discontinued Accord coupe.
At a Honda media preview in New Hampshire, I drove automatic and manual versions with both engines. (Per company policy, Cars.com pays for its airfare and lodging at such automaker-hosted events.) Other editors also evaluated the 2018 Accord at Cars.com's offices, and we've tested every major Accord competitor.
How It Drives
The turbo 1.5-liter four-cylinder has more than adequate oomph for a base engine, with enough on tap for sustained uphill climbs on twisting mountain roads. The automatic transmission has some telltale nonlinearity starting out, common with CVTs, but it fakes a nice gear-kickdown sensation when you call for ... Read more
Now that we've had a chance to drive most of the engines and transmissions in the 2018 Honda Accord, we take you through them in this video.
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So far so good.
I’ve had my vehicle over a month and so far I’m happy with it.. a couple of issues with Screen but nothing major I’m sure they can look at on the next visit. Read full review
I love the expanded interior and extra leg room in back. It is fun to drive. The only thingsI don’t like is the placement of side mirrors for someone my height because they impede side window visual ... Read full review
The 2018 Honda Accord currently has 0 recalls