We can discuss whether there is a better mid-size sedan from Honda’s Accord or no but nobody can’t ignore car’s imposing selling numbers. The vehicle is at the very top for decades and we are sure it’s going to stay there a long time after. The Japanese car manufacturer currently works on the totally redesigned 2018 Honda Accord Sedan and we are pretty sure it’s going to be better from the predecessor. Moreover, we managed to see several prototypes, so here what’s cooking:
2018 Honda Accord Sedan: Redesign Details
Judging by the spy shots, we saw, the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan will get a few additional inches here and there. Yes, the prototype reveals longer and wider bodywork with lower and sleeker profile. We can’t say it’s not going to resemble the predecessor, yet it appears that the tenth generation Accord Sedan could have more in common with the newest Civic. More precisely, the mid-sizer will steal both grille and headlights from the smaller brother, as well as fastback rear end.
These styling cues won’t be the only thing that the 2018 Accord Sedan would share with the Civic. Honda’s popular mid-size vehicle will also ride on the same platform. The architecture also underpins the CR-V crossover, so you get the idea how versatile is Accord’s new platform? As we know all about it, we can confirm that the sedan will definitely keep its current multilink rear suspension and struts in front.
New Engines and Platform
Honda’s powertrain department prepares a new option under the hood of the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan. The car will likely get the new base engine, which is definitely the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit. The mill works under the hood of Civic and CR-V, so we know it’s going to develop a bit below 200 horsepower.
What we don’t know is whether the carmaker plans to replace the V6 engine with something else. According to information we have, the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan might easily come without its usual six-cylinder option. Instead, the car will get a new 2.0-liter turbo-four with 270 to 280 ponies. No matter what they decide, it’s quite clear that the usual stick shift stays. Yes, the new Accord will keep the six-speed manual gearbox, yet you will be able to choose an optional CVT. As for the hybrid model, it will get no changes at all, at least not right away.
Price and Arrival
The completely redesigned 2018 Honda Accord Sedan will make its official debut this fall, probably at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The carmaker might raise the current price, so the base model should start at $24K.