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Compare the 2018 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord vs 2017 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

vs.

2017 Honda Accord

30 city / 38 hwy*

Fuel Economy

23 city / 32 hwy**
192 hp

Horsepower

185 hp
192 lb-ft

Torque

181 lb-ft

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Known as one of the safest and most reliable family sedans on the market, the Honda Accord keeps getting better with each passing year. A more spacious cabin and improved fuel efficiency highlight the redesigned 2018 Accord. While the value-packed base model is a standout bargain, some drivers won’t be able to resist the Touring trim’s luxurious features. A Wi-Fi hotspot and a 450-watt sound system are just a couple of the available goodies.

Let’s see how the 2018 Honda Accord compares to the outgoing 2017 Honda Accord.

Performance

For the 2018 model year, Honda has introduced an entirely new engine lineup. The base power source is a 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Direct injection helps it to develop an entertaining 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. The additional torque makes the new Accord feel lighter on its feet. While the Sport trim’s available manual gearbox is fun, you can save extra fuel with the CVT transmission. Honda’s famed V-6 engine is no longer available on the 2018 Accord. However, its replacement doesn’t sacrifice a bit of performance. The new 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine cranks out 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. No other front-wheel-drive sedan on the market will offer a 10-speed automatic transmission. To give the top-of-the-line Touring trim a superior ride quality, Honda equipped it with an adaptive suspension.

Appearance

Honda made sure that the 2018 Accord remains among today’s hottest midsize sedans. In comparison to the 2017 Accord, the new model sits lower to the ground. You will also notice its wider stance. In regards to the 2018 Accord’s exterior styling, it has a striking resemblance to the smaller Honda Civic. A fastback design makes it look especially sleek and sporty. Dazzling “Jewel Eye” LED headlights are featured on the higher trim levels. Trapezoidal exhaust tips are available as well. When equipped with the available lip spoiler, the new Accord has an even more aerodynamic look. Meanwhile, a stunning set of 19-inch wheels help separate the Accord Sport from the other trims. Although the 2018 Accord’s paint options have yet to be announced, expect to be impressed. Unfortunately for some Honda fans, the Accord Coupe has been officially discontinued for 2018.

Safety

The 2017 Honda Accord provides a class-leading level of passenger safety. While the 2017 Honda Accord is remarkably safe, the new model offers a more extensive list of advanced safety features. For the first time, the Accord will provide traffic sign recognition technology. Some of the other standard innovations include adaptive cruise control, autonomous braking, and lane-keep assist. Blind-spot monitoring and drowsiness detection are available as well.


Whether you are interested in the 2017 or 2018 Honda Accord, be sure to contact us at Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg for more information.

*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for 1.5T LX, EX, EX-L and Touring models with CVT. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport models with CVT. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

**23 city / 32 highway / 26 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 27 city / 36 highway / 30 combined mpg rating for CVT models. 26 city / 34 highway / 29 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT models. 21 city / 33 highway / 25 combined mpg rating for V-6 models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.