2018 Honda Accord Hits Showrooms Today

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
2018 honda accord hits showrooms today

If the 2018 Honda Accord tickles your fancy, you can head to your local Honda store and plunk down some cash on the hood (figuratively, of course – cash on the hood would just blow away in the wind).

We’ve driven the new Accord, which drops the V6 and coupe models, and we came away liking it but wishing for a little more sport.

Regardless, with the rival Camry also being all-new for 2018, Honda has made sure it has a fresh, new generation on hand to continue the rivalry. All this despite concerns about the mid-size sedan segment as a whole – concerns Honda has dismissed.

A quick specs refresh – Honda now offers two turbo four-cylinder engines with the Accord – one 1.5 liters and the other is a 2.0-liter mill. You can still get a six-speed manual transmission if you still choose. Otherwise, the smaller four pairs with a CVT and the larger one mates to a 10-speed automatic.

In addition to new duds, the car is longer and offers the Honda Sensing suite of safety tech as standard. A hybrid is forthcoming next year.

This is starting to read too much like a press release. Sorry about that. The point is that the if you’re a mid-size sedan buyer and are therefore not concerned by words like “death” and “watch” being placed together after “mid-size sedan”, well now is a good time for you.

As I mentioned, I drove the Accord and mostly liked it, but wished for more sportiness. I’ve also driven the new Camry (too briefly for a review) and found it to be appealing. With the two heavyweights in the class, a heavily refreshed Hyundai Sonata, and a new Altima coming soon, the roster of choices has been updated.

Or you can keep buying crossovers like everyone else. You do you, it’s your money, but if the Honda is your thing, it’s now on lots.

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  • Tassos ask me if I care.
  • ToolGuy • Nice vehicle, reasonable price, good writeup. I like your ALL CAPS. 🙂"my mid-trim EX tester is saddled with dummy buttons for a function that’s not there"• If you press the Dummy button, does a narcissist show up spouting grandiose comments? Lol.
  • MaintenanceCosts These are everywhere around here. I'm not sure the extra power over a CR-V hybrid is worth the fragile interior materials and the Kia dealership experience.
  • MaintenanceCosts It's such a shame about the unusable ergonomics. I kind of like the looks of this Camaro and by all accounts it's the best-driving of the current generation of ponycars. A manual 2SS would be a really fun toy if only I could see out of it enough to drive safely.
  • ToolGuy Gut feel: It won't sell all that well as a new vehicle, but will be wildly popular in the used market 12.5 years from now.(See FJ Cruiser)