Why Buy the 2018 Honda Accord?
The Honda Accord has a long history of exceeding expectations. Now with a completely redesigned 2018 model, the new and roomier Accord is better than ever. Those who love driving a stick shift will be immediately attracted to the Accord. While many manufacturers are walking away from manual transmissions, Honda seems to be embracing them.
Buyers will also enjoy the luxurious cabin with clutter-free dash and instruments, proving that fully equipped does not need to look complicated. Even the engine is worth writing home about, giving you plenty of pep for running around town or cruising the highway. The handling is superb and the fuel economy is exceptional, especially on the Accord Hybrid.
Which Honda Accord is the Best Model to Buy?
If you're looking for the best Accord money can buy, then take a look at the Accord Touring. It's $10,000 more than the base trim but it's got all the options available on every other Accord, plus cool accents like 19-inch alloy wheels, chrome door handles and exhaust, and ambient door handle lighting. Then there are some features that are downright futuristic, like wireless phone charging, auto phone pairing, heads up display, and side mirrors that automatically swivel down when backing up. The Accord Touring is so techy you almost expect it to say hello.
But you almost can't go wrong with an Accord. Even the standard features are plentiful. Every Accord comes with the Honda Sensing package, a suite of safety features like adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, and lane-keeping assist. Other standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, backup camera, and LED headlights and taillights.
Are Honda Accords Reliable?
It's too early to say for this newly-redesigned car, but there's at least one indicator that the 2018 Accord will stand the test of time. For one thing, the Accord is stronger, though lighter, than ever before. That's because of its ultra high-strength steel, making up almost a third of all its metals. The goal with this type of steel is that it'll withstand crash damage and weather everyday wear and tear better.
Can a Honda Accord Tow?
With 1000 pounds of towing capacity, don't expect the Accord to haul a boat or camping trailer. But it can take on a small moving trailer, a jet ski, or a small pop-up camper. SUV and pickup owners might scoff, but for Accord owners that's unexpected utility you might be glad to have someday.
*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.