The all-new Honda Accord is the 10th generation, arriving 40 years after the original. This new Honda Accord 5-passenger sedan was bench-marked against the Audi A4 in terms of interior refinement and road handling and it shows. The all-new 10th generation 2018 Honda Accord is now powered by a 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder, similar to the Honda CR-V but with variable valve timing added. It is matched to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or 6-speed manual. This new setup is much more refined and quieter then the first version of the CVT in the Accord. The optional engine is the 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder with an in-house 10-speed automatic or 6-speed manul. The 2018 Honda Accord has a design that might take time to get used to, it has an almost domestic look to it, even a bit Chevy Malibu from the rear. The interior of the new Accord is upscale and features a 7-inch TFT screen in the instrument cluster and an 8-inch center screen that features Android Auto and Apple Car Play. The seats sit lower than the past model for a better seating position. The ride is much more refined and the CVT is hard to direct unless pushed hard. All Honda Accord sedan;s come standard with Honda's advanced safety system called Honda Safety Sensing.
Competitors to the Honda Accord are the Mazda 6, VW Jetta, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta, Kia Soul, Nissan Versa, Chevy Sonic, Chevrolet Sonic, Kia Rio, Honda Fit, Honda HR-V, Toyota Yaris, Chevy Spark, Chevrolet Spark, Chevy Cruze, Chevrolet Cruze, Kia Forte, VW Jetta, VW Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Golf, Dodge Dart, Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra, Fiat 500, Fiat 500X, Mazda3, Mazda2, Mazda6, Scion iM and Mitsubishi Lancer, Acura TLX, Acura TL, Audi A4, Audi A3, Audi A6, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X5, Cadillac ATS, Cadillac CTS, Chevy Impala, Chevrolet Impala, Chevy Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu, Dodge Charger, Dodge Avenger, Ford Fusion, Ford Focus, ford Taurus, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Kia Forte, Mazda3, Mazda2, Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Maxima, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Camry, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Rav4, Volkswagen Passat, VW Passat, VW Golf
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