Engine options for the 2018 Accord
What’s changed for the 2018 Honda Accord?
For those asking what’s changed for the 2018 Honda Accord, the answer is a whole lot. This is an all-new Accord with new styling, different engine options, and more. We will explore everything that’s new for the 2018 Accord right here.
Styling changes to the 2018 Accord
For the 10th generation Accord, Honda took the styling to heart and created something that was lower, sleeker, and more athletic. Overall, the car has a longer wheelbase and a wider body. Though the wheelbase is longer, the body is actually slightly shorter than the previous generation.
The roofline swoops back from the roof to meet the taillights creating a trunk decklid that is almost hidden. The four-door sedan takes some styling cues from the coupe of previous generations, which is fitting considering there isn’t an Accord Coupe on offer for the 2018 model year.
New engines for the Accord
Under the hood, the Accord is not going unchanged. Instead of a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder and a V-6, the 2018 model is getting two exciting turbocharged engine options, each of which will be able to deliver an impressive amount of power.
The 1.5-liter turbo engine will be able to supply 192 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. This engine is equipped with a CVT but it is also available with a 6-speed manual in the Sport trim. This engine will come standard on all trims levels.
All trim levels above the LX will have another engine option available, namely the 2.0-liter turbo from the Civic Type R. This engine will produce 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.
Instead of a CVT, the 2.0-liter engine comes with a 10-speed automatic, though like the other engine option, this one is also available with a 6-speed manual on the Sport trim.
Honda Sensing availability on the 2018 Accord
The previous Accord had Honda Sensing as an available feature across the entire lineup until you got to the top Touring trim where it became standard. That’s changing for 2018. In the new Accord, Honda Sensing will come standard on every trim level. Honda Sensing features include:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Departure Warning
- Road Departure Mitigation
- Collision Mitigation System
- Traffic Sign Recognition