- 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T

2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T Review

2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T Review

Rating
5 of 5

An Eloquently Designed Masterpiece

The Honda Accord was fully re-designed for 2018 and when the curtain was pulled, everyone in the automotive industry was pleasantly surprised by the stunning, capturing new look of the Honda Accord. I personally think the Accord is by far the best looking sedan in this packed segment. It encompasses a modern yet flowing design which is normally only found on top tier luxury sedans by Mercedes and BMW. The individual LED headlamps draw immediate attention to the side profile of the vehicle, as your eyes are drawn inward you will notice a multi-level front fascia which further encapsulates the Accord's modern design DNA.

Plenty of Power

The Accord has several different engine options, a Hybrid model, 1.5T and the range topping 2.0T which is available on the Sport, EX-L and Touring trim levels. The 2.0T comes with their new 10-speed automatic transmission which I found to be flawless, truly one of the best 10-speed transmissions I've ever had the pleasure of driving. It provided crisp, quick shifts, a welcome change in the current 10-speed world. Even though the Accord has lost the V-6, it's quicker then ever with a 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds! That's very impressive for a sedan in this segment. The 2.0T, 4-cylinder puts out 252 hp @ 6500 rpm and 273 lb-ft @ 1500-4000 rpm, with numbers like these, it's no secret the Accord is one of the most powerful vehicles in it's class.

True Driving Pleasure

I don't often slide into the drivers seat of a family sedan and expect a thrilling, engaging driving experience but that's exactly what the Accord 2.0T did for me. It's legitimately fun to drive. With lots of power on tap, a responsive transmission, precise steering feel plus an adaptive suspension. Yet, it's not overly sporty as to be uncomfortable, it's really the perfect balance.

Leading Tech

The 2018 Accord has class leading standard safety features such as collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist to name a few. However, they also offer some cool options as well such as a HUD (heads up display), mobile hotspot, rain sensing whispers and wireless phone charging.

Above Par Interior

The interior is subtle but pleasant, employing natural wood grain trim and mettle accents. The buttons and switches have a solid feel when pressed/turned which I think is important for long term use.

The Best.

The 2018 Honda Accord manages to eclipse the competition and be the top dog in this segment. It comes with the most features for the price, it's subjectively the best looking sedan among its peers and is more spacious then ever before. The LX (base trim) starts at just under $24,000 and the top trim level (Touring) which can include the more powerful 2.0T engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission starts at just under $34,000. I think it's a good value for a fantastic sedan.

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Comments (2)
  • What a stunner. Such a shame we won't get it here in the UK.

    2 months ago
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    5 months ago
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