The 2018 Honda Accord: What the critics say
“Hats off to Honda.” While all automakers talk about wanting to keep sedans competitive with SUVs, Honda “seems to be the only one actually doing something about it.” The “most innovative Accord to co me along in ages” is also the most compelling vehicle in its segment—lower, wider, and lighter than the previous Accord, yet also sturdier and more spacious. “From any angle, this is a great-looking car.” Better yet, it’s “a very satisfying drive.”
Interior quality alone has made “such a massive leap” that you almost think Honda is trying to render obsolete its Acura luxury brand. Families will love the larger rear bench seat, which could fit, “like, two people and a grown Bernese mountain dog, no problem.” The standard turbocharged, four-cylinder engine is linked to a “super smooth” 10-speed automatic transmission, but you can also opt for a six-speed manual and a 2.0-liter turbo that generates 252 hp.
New York Daily News
The Accord’s old rival, Toyota’s Camry, is the cushier of the two recently updated sedans, but the Accord is better positioned for the future. In the era of the SUV, a midsize sedan can’t be just a way to get from Point A to Point B. “The 2018 Accord is a car for those who drive a car because they like to, because it’s sleek and fun.” ■