Tenth Generation Accord Looks to be Best Yet
Honda launches an all-new Accord this fall that's larger, lighter and more technologically advanced than the model it replaces. Aggressive new styling features a swept-back four-door design that hides a traditional trunk. Honda's midsize sedan is perennially one of the bestselling cars sold in the U.S. In fact, it's on pace to sell 300,000 units for 2017.
The 2018 Accord will come with one of three new engines. The most popular will be a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 190-horsepower. Replacing the V6 in the lineup is a turbo 2.0-liter four that makes 252 horsepower. The 1.5-liter engine gets either a 6-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter gets a six-speed manual or an all-new 10-speed automatic - which Honda claims is a world first. All models will have front-wheel drive. Also available is a hybrid powertrain.
The 2018 Accord grows 2.16 inches in wheelbase and is 0.39-inch wider but more than half an inch lower. Passenger volume grows by nearly 2.5 cubic feet and the trunk is larger as well. The dashboard boasts an 8-inch touchscreen interface and available head-up display. Wireless charging, NFC Bluetooth pairing and 4G LTE in-car WiFi are also offered.
Pricing has not yet been announced for the 2018 Accord. You can find the new Accord at your Chicagoland new-car dealers by searching DriveChicago.com.
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