The latest 2018 Honda Accord had its first official unveiling on Friday, 14 July in Detroit. The launch was highly anticipated and has been talked about for a long time. The launch finally, it happened after what felt like waiting almost forever, for car enthusiasts. Honda is a prolific producer of the world's best vehicles and the latest Accord is the newest addition to the stable.

The launch reached viewers from around the world and it provided almost all the information people need to about what the auto has to offer. A lot of questions have been answered and rumors either confirmed or debunked.

It may not look entirely different from the current models but don't let that fool you. The 2018 Honda Accord has more to offer than what is seen on the surface.

What to look forward to as it hits dealerships this fall?

According to Kelley Blue Book, here are the exciting features the 2018 Honda Accord have:

  • The 2018 Accord is significantly stiffer and more durable than the current one. It is mostly constructed from high-enforced steel and aluminum.
  • Not only is it stiffer, it is more lightweight. Because of the aluminum and high-enforced steel body, it lost at least 150-pounds depending on the trim.
  • Though the latest Accord is shorter, passenger and trunk space are not at all compromised. There is larger legroom for the rear passengers and more space for cargo.
  • All Accord models get HondaSensing technology as standard. This includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and mitigation, collision mitigation, and loads of other important driver-assist functions, similar to many other new vehicles on the market.
  • Its infotainment system has connectivity to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • There are three powertrains to choose from which are: 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with an output of 192 horses and 192 pound-feet of torque, a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder capable of 252-horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, and finally a hybrid with 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder which comes with electric motors.


Its price range was not announced at the launch.

However, it is Expected to come in a little steeper than previous models given the fact that it is loaded with features and tech advancements. Its price will hopefully be disclosed as soon as the auto arrives at the dealerships.

Should you get one?

There is no easy "Yes" answer. Why? Recently, news surfaced regarding the recall of more than 2 million Honda Accords because of a faulty battery.

These involves Accords manufactured between 2013 and 2016. The news may directly influence one's decision whether to buy or not. Clearly, this is something never to take with just a grain of salt. Recalls are a big deal.

Honda most likely did important measures to avoid such an unfortunate mishap happening to the latest Accord.

For avid supporters, such news may not bother them at all. Let's see how Honda deals with the recall issues and eventually we will be able to confirm if it somehow damages sales performance come fall.