2018 Honda Accord Named 2018 North American Car of the Year

2018 Honda Accord

Entering its tenth generation, the 2018 Honda Accord has been dramatically redesigned and upgraded. Efficient, stylish, and sophisticated, this mid-size sedan has claimed the 2018 North American Car of the Year award. A turbocharged engine and three transmission options highlight the dynamic mechanical design of the vehicle. More than 10 active safety features are also available in the 2018 Accord. Most of the driving aids are part of the Honda Sensing technology that has evolved tremendously over the years. This Honda was chosen for the award for having a well-rounded design with no major weaknesses. Given all of the advanced standard features that this Honda has, you receive tremendous value in technology, safety and performance.

Highlights of the 2018 Honda Accord

Unlike in previous generations, the 2018 Honda Accord gets a standard turbocharged powertrain that's efficient and aggressive. This type of engine is typically reserved for agile sports cars, coupes and compact hatchbacks. Honda has chosen to integrate the VTEC system into the turbo unit instead of using the i-VTEC technology. There are plenty of other mechanical features that give the Accord best-in-class capabilities. The traditional Eco Assist System conserves fuel when there's no need for explosive acceleration. Thanks to the Active Noise Cancellation, combustion under the hood will not produce loud noises.

Featuring the Sport Mode, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) also makes the Accord one of the most versatile mid-size sedans on the market. Installed only in the Sport trim, a six-speed manual transmission appeals to those with a preference for classic handling. An optional automatic transmission system with 10 gear settings is another class-exclusive feature in this car. Powered by the signature Honda Sensing technology, with several accident-avoidance features, makes the Honda Accord a smart buy. Every trim comes standard with the Collision Mitigation Braking, which might take action depending on your response to the Forward Collision Warning. Another standard accident-prevention technology is the Road Departure Mitigation. Several driving aides are also available for lane changes on busy highways and streets.

For 2018, this Honda has received the all-new Traffic Sign Recognition, which scans your path for any posted traffic signs. A head-up display is another new addition that provides excellent guidance. Wireless and voice recognition in the GPS navigation system also minimize distractions while you're behind the wheel of this well-appointed sedan. Speaking of connectivity, the Accord is completely compatible with all Android smartphones and iPhones. You're also encouraged to utilize the HondaLink mobile application.

Come to our Honda dealership and get a better look at the 2018 Accord. This award-winning sedan is loaded with the latest digital technology and modern amenities. Our Accord inventory includes the LX, Sport, Touring and other models. Some of the exterior color options include Radiant Red, Champagne Frost, Obsidian Blue and Crystal Black. We'll help you customize the exterior, interior and powertrain of this Honda model.

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