As one of the best-selling nameplates in automobile history, the Honda Accord keeps on truckin’ as it opens its tenth production cycle with the 2018 model year. The 2018 Accord is available in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring flavors. Designed to be more fuel-efficient than ever before, the midsize sedan is fitted with a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine that provides 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque, with an Eco Assist system to conserve energy by shutting down less essential powertrain functions. If you go with the Sport trim, the engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The other trims get a continuously variable transmission, with paddle shifters added on the top-level Touring for more control over gear shifting. With two rows for five people, the 2018 Accord offers up to 105.6 cubic feet in passenger volume, as well as a trunk volume of 16.7 cubic feet. For a driver’s seat with 12-way power and 4-way power lumbar support, choose the Sport trim or higher. Front-seat heating is introduced on the mid-tier EX; and 4-way power on the front passenger seat, leather trim, and driver-seat two-position memory appear on the EX-L. The touring is the only Accord trim with front-seat cooling and rear-seat heating.
For audio and connectivity, the 2018 Accord starts off with four-speaker 160-watt stereo with a 7-inch display screen. The Sport is upgraded with an 8-speaker 180-watt stereo system with 8-inch high-resolution color touchscreen, HondaLink infotainment integration, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone control. Added on the EX are HD Radio and a trial SiriusXM radio subscription, and the EX-L and Touring have a 10-speaker 450-watt sound system. More convenience and comfort are provided by Bluetooth connectivity, hands-free texting ability, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, and Active Noise Cancellation technology. Remote vehicle start is introduced to the Accord at the EX trim level. The EX-L gets an additional garage-door opener and auto-dimming on the rearview mirror. And exclusive to the Touring are features like mobile hotspot capability, wireless charging ability, 8-inch color touchscreen navigation, and HondaLink remote access. For safety, the 2018 Honda Accord has several features, which include hill start assist, vehicle stability assist with traction control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, a multi-angle rearview camera, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and eight airbags. A blind spot information system—which includes a cross-traffic monitor—is added on the EX trim and higher. And a head-up display to reduce distraction is added on the Touring.
To check out the completely redesigned Accord, give us a call today to set up an appointment at our dealership at Hagerstown, Maryland. Since 1990, we have been providing high-quality vehicles to residents in Hagerstown, Frederick, and surrounding towns and cities. Stop by our 15-acre complex to meet with one of our Honda specialists and test-drive the 2018 Accord–and pick the car that fulfills your preferences.