2018 Honda Accord

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Honda Accord highlights

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  • Engines are both powerful and fuel-efficient
  • Interior is cavernous and uses upscale materials
  • Sporty handling makes it fun to drive
  • Many advanced driver assist aids come standard on most trims


  • Not as quiet as some rival sedans
  • Low seating position slightly hampers entry and exit

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 32 highway, 26 combined

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Redesigned 2018 Honda Accord brings upscale styling, a fun-to-drive feel, and plentiful standard features to feel a cut above its competitors

Honda’s Accord was fully redesigned for the 2018 model year, ushering in an exterior design that’s significantly more upscale, an interior that backs up the exterior’s first impression, and a driving experience that is second to none in its class. The Accord is also lavishly equipped, with every trim coming standard with advanced driver assist systems such as automatic emergency braking. All but the lowest-end Accord LX come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration.

But it's the driving experience that really sets the Accord apart from its peers. Not only does it look like an upscale European sedan, it drives like one, with sharp steering and sporty handling that still manages a comfortable ride around town. About the only downsides are an interior that’s a bit noisier than its competitors, and our Edmunds partners found that the real-world fuel economy doesn’t quite match its EPA estimates.

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What is new for the 2018 Honda Accord?

  • The LX-S and Sport SE trims have been discontinued for 2018.
  • Accord trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Head Up Display, A/C Seat(s), and Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment this year.
  • Heated Steering Wheel features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The EX trim now comes with Remote Start, Front Seat Heaters, Automated Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Smart Key and Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Smart Key, Sunroof(s), Front Seat Heaters, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The EX-L trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning, Automated Cruise Control, and Navigation System as standard equipment.

2018 Honda Accord trims

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  • 192-hp, 192-lb-ft of torque 1.5L
  • Smart Key
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera


  • Includes all features available on the LX
  • 252-hp, 273-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Power Seats
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Manual Transmission
  • Sunroofs
  • Front Seat Heaters
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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Honda Accord

What We Like

Upscale Feel: Honda raised the bar on the whole mainstream midsize sedan segment by ensuring the 2018 Accord won’t make you feel like you compromised by avoiding a luxury brand. Instead, the Accord creates a feeling of driving a more expensive car thanks to how it is styled, packaged, and driven.

Performance: Honda’s Accord is proof that performance is about more than numbers. By the stopwatch, the Accord is average, but the way the Accord responds to the driver puts it over the top. While the engines and transmissions work to improve fuel economy most of the time, there’s always plenty of power readily at hand when you need it. The Accord also sticks to the road without drama in corners, and the brakes are easy to control for smooth stops. We wish the accurate and easy steering had more road feel though.

Storage: The Accord’s plentiful storage makes it a packrat’s paradise. The roomy trunk has a wide opening, and offers the same volume whether you’re choosing a standard Accord or the Hybrid. Inside are plenty of storage spaces, including a huge center console bin, and a cubby in the dash that easily accommodates a smartphone. Families will appreciate the easy access car seat anchors in the rear.

What Needs Improvement

Fuel Economy: The Accord boasts good fuel economy estimates from the EPA, but testing by our partners at Edmunds show that it comes up short in the real world. While other cars tested by Edmunds can meet their EPA estimates, the Accord couldn’t quite reach that bar.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2018 Honda Accord is a reliable car with good gas mileage. Customers like the car for its spacious interior and fuel efficiency.

RepairPal gave the Honda Accord an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Honda Accord 5th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Honda Accord features and specs

Sport 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Parking Sensors
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 42.3"/R 40.4"

Head room

F 39.5"/R 37.3"

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