2018 Honda Accord Trim Levels
The Honda Accord gets a complete redesign for 2018. Not only does Honda’s top-selling sedan flaunt a stunning new look, it also provides even more space for your family to stretch out. Most importantly, the 2018 Honda Accord is a fun-to-drive car that offers superb crash protection. According to the Honda dealer serving Hartford, drivers can take full advantage of the new Accord’s improved fuel efficiency. Let’s take a look at what each trim brings to the table.
The base Honda Accord LX packs a lot of value. A standard turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder VTEC engine develops 192 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque, which is more powerful than last year’s model. Transmission duties are handled by a CVT that helps optimize the sedan’s efficiency. Although the Accord LX is the least expensive trim, it still comes loaded with plenty of nice features. Some of the highlights include a multi-view backup camera, a 7-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth. The Honda dealer near Hartford expects the Accord’s standard Honda Sensing safety package to appeal to many buyers. It provides adaptive cruise control, automatic collision braking and lane-keep assist.
For drivers who desire a more aggressive look, Honda offers the Accord Sport. It boasts an exclusive set of 19-inch alloy wheels and a sleek rear spoiler. Chrome exhaust tips further enhance this sedan’s appearance. However, the Accord Sport is more than just a head-turner. It also benefits from upgrades like Honda’s new Display Audio interface, which now includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto smartphone integration and a larger 8-inch touchscreen. While the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine comes standard, you can opt for a more powerful 2.0-liter engine. Honda tuned this boosted four-cylinder to generate 252 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. This high-output engine is mated to a new ten-speed automatic transmission. In contrast to every other trim, the Accord Sport offers an optional six-speed manual gearbox.
Boasting heated front seats and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, the Accord EX is another step up the trim ladder. Some of its other amenities include HD radio, keyless ignition and a sunroof.
The leather-trimmed Accord EX-L is a bit more lavish than the EX trim. It adds a power-adjustable passenger seat, and a 450-watt stereo system with 10 speakers that’s sure to impress music fans. If you plan to do a lot of traveling, you’ll want to take advantage of the optional satellite-linked navigation system.
Sitting atop the lineup is the luxurious Accord Touring. Adaptive suspension dampers enable it to deliver a unique blend of ride comfort and sportiness. While you’re having fun on the road, heated and ventilated seats provide the ultimate in comfort. Front and rear parking sensors make it easier to maneuver in tight spots. The Accord Touring’s also includes wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot to keep passengers connected.
No matter which trim you choose, you’ll be amazed by the 2018 Honda Accord. CNET wrote: “… after a day spent driving every trim plus many of the competing mid-size sedans in this segment, I have to say this is really looking like the car to beat.”