We know you're probably biting your nails in anticipation of the 2018 Honda Accord's arrival. With 41 years of manufacturing behind its belt, one cannot expect anything less than a spectacular sedan option. The current 2017 Accord offers various innovations in a highly competitive segment. It's easy to achieve customer satisfaction with a vehicle so agile. How will the new 2018 Accord compare to its predecessor? Let's break it down together.
If you loved the Honda Accord Coupe's sporty design, you're going to have to stick to the 2017 Accord or switch your sites to the Honda Civic Coupe. The 2018 Accord has done away with the coupe design. The redesigned Accord sits lower with a broader stance. With an elongated wheelbase and a shortened overall length, the new body appears sleeker than ever. Subtle design cues like the windshield and roofline are now placed further back to accentuate the Accord's longer hood. This new athletic body is everything you should expect from a 2018 model. The new aesthetic is brought together by LED low-beam headlights and tail lights. This new look is a force to be reckoned with.
The new 2018 Honda Accord will sit lower than the previous model. One would assume that a lower roofline means less room inside the cabin, but the new design cues have actually improved headroom for front-seat passengers. The new Honda Accord features a lower hood with forward visibility so you can see the city streets with ease. Higher trim levels have access to Honda's coveted heated and ventilated front seats with heated rear seats.
Sadly Honda has yet to release fuel economy ratings for the 2018 Accord model. But competing manufacturers have seen a spike in fuel economy ratings so we can only assume that Honda has followed suit. The updated 2018 Accord will have a minuscule fuel tank in comparison to the 2017 model. The 2018 Honda holds up to 14.8 gallons in contrast to the 2017 Accord with its 17.2 gallons. These figures do indicate that there will be some increases in fuel economy, however, how much we will see remains a mystery.
The new 2018 Honda Accord is one of many new sedans that will include advanced safety technology and driver assisting features. The new Accord is expected to include the lovely lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist and traffic sign recognition, thus creating a safer driving experience for all. The new adaptive cruise control system will also feature low-speed follow on certain vehicles with the automatic transmission. The primary safety organizations (IIHS and NHSTA) have yet to rate the new 2018 Accord.
The new Accord features a 7" customizable information screen. Higher trim levels will enjoy access to standard features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, just like in the 2017 edition. Audio systems work through a four-speaker setup or a 450-watt 10-speaker sound system. Never worry about getting lost again with the 2018 Accord's new navigation system. The new cabin is also equipped to connect a mobile hotspot with 4F LTE data connection. Everyone can charge up with the wireless device charger and the latest system software. In comparison to the previous model, the 2018's technology is a little better than before with slight updates.