2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

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4 trims

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Honda has unveiled its 10th-generation Accord sedan, showing the world its most dramatically styled version of the perennially best-selling American-built sedan. The new Accord gets longer and wider, features three new powertrains and drops the coupe version in favor of a sportier Sport version that offers a manual transmission with either of its two turbocharged powertrains.

Exterior
On the outside, the Accord looks completely different from any of its predecessors. The new car sits on a 2.16-inch-longer wheelbase, is 0.39 inch wider with wider tracks front and rear, but is about a third of an inch shorter overall. Crisp angles and a bluntly styled front end reach back with strong fender lines to the unusual C-pillar kink, while the taillights are similar in shape to those of the new Civic. The greenhouse is visually moved rearward, giving the car the proportions of a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, but the thick grille and hood suggest a front-wheel-drive model.

Under the Hood
The Accord is powered by three new drivetrains, two of which are turbocharged — the first time the Accord has been fitted with a turbo engine. The base engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder making a best-in-class 192 horsepower and mated to either a continuously variable automatic transmission or, if you opt for the Sport model, an optional six-speed manual unit. The upgraded engine is a 252-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission or an optional six-speed manual in the Sport model. The V-6 engine is no more, and Honda is hoping that buyers of the two-door coupe will be satisfied with the four-door Sport provided it has a manual transmission.

A third powertrain, the next-generation version of Honda’s two-motor gas-electric hybrid system, will also be available, but Honda did not provide specifications of that drivetrain’s output or efficiency as of publication. Honda did state that it will use a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine and motors that do not use any rare-earth magnets, a world first. The packaging of the hybrid has also been improved to the point where cargo and passenger room are unaffected by the system — there’s no impact to trunk space or the 60/40 split, folding rear seat.

A lot of work went into the Accord’s new body structure, as well, resulting in a stiffer, lighter body and chassis that’s dropped between 110 and 176 pounds, depending on the trim level. A MacPherson strut suspension setup continues up front, with aluminum control arms mounted to an aluminum subframe. The rear uses a multilink design mounted to a floating rear subframe. All Accords will come standard with an adaptive damper system that adjusts shock-absorber force every 1/500 of a second for improved ride and body control.

Accords will also feature a two-mode driving system, which allows the driver to switch between Normal and Sport modes. The system will adjust several vehicle parameters, including electronic power steering effort, throttle response, transmission shift points, active damper settings, and even the artificially produced engine noise to change between a more sedate and a more sporty feel.

Interior
The cabin of the new Accord is more spacious, with a lower beltline and A-pillars that are 20 percent thinner and further rearward than the current model, all contributing to improved outward visibility. Passenger room has increased overall by 2.5 cubic feet, while the trunk gets almost 1 cubic foot of additional room. Backseat passengers get nearly 2 more inches of legroom as well. A new 12-way adjustable power driver’s seat is available, while heated and ventilated front seats are also offered.

Soft-touch materials abound, with a new dashboard design that incorporates a display screen in the tablet style that’s becoming increasingly popular with automakers these days (love it or hate it). The 8-inch Display Audio screen is high-mounted and clear, and it features both a physical volume and tuner knobs that should finally shut everyone up about how unpleasant Display Audio can be to use without such knobs. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are offered, as is the next-generation of HondaLink concierge services now featuring emergency roadside assistance, remote lock/unlock and engine start, stolen vehicle tracking, remote diagnostics, geofencing and more.

Opt for the Touring trim level, and you’ll get a 6-inch head-up display projected onto the windshield, reconfigurable to include speed, engine rpm, navigation and traffic sign recognition. All models will feature at least one USB port, with the EX trim and above featuring a pair of 2.5-amp ports. Audio systems range from the four-speaker, 160-watt system on the base LX, eight speakers and 180 watts on Sport and EX, and 10 speakers pumping out 450 watts on the EX-L and Touring models.

Safety
Honda is equipping every Accord model with the Honda Sensing safety suite as standard equipment, which includes some surprising driver-assistance technologies. The system includes collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control with low-speed following, road departure mitigation and traffic sign recognition. Optional is the ability to add in blind spot warning, front and rear parking sensors, driver awareness monitoring and cross-traffic monitor. A backup camera with dynamic guidelines is standard.

Six trim levels will be available for the Accord 1.5-liter when it launches in the fall of 2017: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring. If you want the bigger 2.0-liter engine, four trim levels will be offered: Sport, EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring; the hybrid model will also have four trims, replacing “Sport” in the latter lineup with just “Hybrid.”

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

"Excellent" car. Tall drivers should read this.

So I live in NYC and wanted a hybrid. Why? The car I used to have (2000 impala 3.8) was doing 9 to 13 mpg with an 18-gallon tank. No thank you. I looked into all the hybrids and looked at three hybrids. 1. 2018 BMW 530e plug-in hybrid. Much better car than the Accord in MOSTLY every way but three areas. First, somehow it's not as efficient as the accord hybrid in terms of overall range which is odd. I don't have a place to plug in the car to reap the benefits of a plugin. Secondly, reliability and maintenance. Let something go wrong on a BMW let alone a BMW hybrid at that. And after doing some research the maintenance on a BMW is ridiculously! Ill stick with the Honda for that purpose. 2. Any Toyota Hybrid. Proven hybrids but the Camry is boring and ugly Avalon Hybrid is pricey. xxxx no to a Pruis. 3. Accord Hybrid. At first, I did not want an Accord at all. Why? because EVERYONE and their mommas owned one! I noticed that there were a lot of sport trim accords but not hybrids. So I went searching for a hybrid accord. I tested drove one, and brought it immediately! but where is why and here is my noticings. 1. The price I paid for my CPO 2018 Accord Hybrid Touring with 32k miles (no accidents) excellent conditions was $20,500 before taxes and etc. That is a STEAL! because I got an offer where if I sold it I can get 24k for it. 2. It really is a pretty car inside and out. Rides nice. One thing I will say is the road noise can be a little loud but it's not deafening! I changed the tires it came with and it made a difference. 3. MPG. So it is weird. When I purchased it in the winter of 12.31.20, I didn't at first see 47 mpg that it is rated for by the EPA. I saw maybe 38/39 on the highway (and at one point 33 mpg when it was really cold outside going 70+) and 27/28 in the city which isn't bad considering NYC's stop-and-go traffic. Also, batteries don't perform at their best when it is BRICK CITY outside! However, as the weather warms up I can see my average range and mpg creeping up. 47 MPG is achievable though!!!!! I had seen it more often. But don't let this deter you because it is efficient. 4. 12 ish gallon tank. Let's say you average 34/35 mpg, you'll get 420 miles of driving. I'm getting that in mostly 85% city driving rest city. Not too bad. My average speed in NYC is 8/9 miles per hour. However, when I drove to ATL where my average speed was more like 30/40 it will do 45/46. If you going above 65/70+ I average about 40/41 mpg. Still not bad. Cost under $30 to fill. I refuel every 3 weeks or so. 5. Don't let the hybrid badge fool you! It will do 60 in 6.8 sec! Not fast like the 2.0T but faster than the 1.5T. More efficient than both! Not too bad for a hybrid. Oddly enough, it will spin the tires. 6. Tall drivers listen up! I am 6ft 3.4 210 lbs. Some tall folks say they are fine driving it comfortably and others no so much. It not bad if your a giant like me. I would love another inch or two of legroom as a driver. For me, it's all about foot placement but I'm working on trying to move the seat back another inch or so. 7. Rarity. Accord isn't "rare" per see but I don't see a lot of hybrid accords 8. It's a honda. What can possibly go wrong? Do your maintenance when the car recommends and it will run forever and a day. But it is a hybrid so as a safety measure I'm glad I purchased a CPO honda. Doubt I'll ever use it considering that people who had the 2018's from new are reporting little to no problems but it is great to have. You never know! So yes, I like/borderline love it. It's a very nice livable car that happens to be efficient, reliable, and easy to drive.

5.0

Best Car: Hands-Down!

After owning six Honda Accord over 30 years, plus a couple of Fords, I can say that this HAH, in the Touring trim, is easily my favorite. My 1st Accord, LX Trim, was an absolute Gem and had over 500k miles on it. But after 35k miles in the current HAH, this one drives and rides like a more expensive car. At first, the mpg was disappointing, but as I have learned to drive her, I could not be more pleased. 50+ mpg city & 47 hwy. I bought this car from a BMW dealer with 7k miles on it.

5.0

It is the most reliable car I have ever owned!

This car is exceptionally wonderful! It gets great gas mileage while it still maintains plenty of legroom and trunk space! The wireless phone charger in the Touring trim level that I own is great too!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
HondaTrue Certified: More than 1 and less than 6 years/more than 12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: Less than 1 year/less than 12,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
HondaTrue Certified: 12 months/12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: 24 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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