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2018 Honda Accord Is New from Top-to-bottom

by Shane McGlaun
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After teasing us a bit last month, Honda has gone official with the new 10th generation Accord. The new car has 2.16″ longer wheelbase, 0.59″ lower overall height, and 0.39″ wider body than the outgoing model all while being 0.39″ shorter in overall length.The design has been laid out to optimize interior space and comfort for passengers and driver.

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The 2018 Accord has also gone on a diet, losing anywhere from 110 to 176 pounds, depending on trim level. The car gets three advanced powerplants including a pair of direct-injected turbo fours and a hybrid engine. The 1.5L 16V engine makes 192hp and 192 lb-ft. of torque. The larger engine is a 2.0L 16V engine making 252 hp and 273 lb-ft. of torque. That engine shares much of its design with the engine in the Civic Type R. The third powerplant is a 2.0L Atkinson cycle engine promising ver 40% thermal efficiency paid with electric motors.

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The turbo engines will come with a 10-speed auto or 6-speed manual. You’ll notice that Honda is no longer offering a V6 engine for the Accord, which may disappoint some, but losing that engine option is part of how they increased cabin space this time around. Every Accord also gets adaptive dampers, which should dramatically improve ride quality and handling.

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Honda will be including its Sensing safety and driver assistance package as standard with all 2018 Accords, including Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and new Traffic Sign Recognition. Additional available driver-assistive technologies include Blind Spot Information, front and rear parking sensors, Cross Traffic Monitor and Driver Awareness Monitor, as well as a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with dynamic guidelines.

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Pricing and fuel economy details on all the new Accord models will be offered closer to launch.

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