Car and Driver Gives the 2018 Honda Accord Two Thumbs Up (First Drive)

Back when reviewers tried the tenth generation Civic back in late 2015, they were surprised by how much progress had been made while still accomplishing its mission. The story is similar with the 2018 Honda Accord, which debuted this summer and is now in the hands of journalists. The big takeaway? In spite of all the change, it’s still an Accord. And a very good one.

As one of the largest midsize sedans, the Accord has a reputation not just for being spacious, but comfortable. This is one area the 2018 model excels—with premium upholstery, a single-tier dash with an infotainment screen, and easy to reach controls. Like the Civic, storage space is aplenty, with one reviewer remarking the center console could accommodate two large beverages and one small dog.

But the biggest news with the 2018 Accord is that both its engines are turbocharged, and neither are a V6. But that doesn’t mean they’re not powerful and efficient. The 1.5-liter turbo gets 192 horsepower and lb-ft of torque, while the 2.0-liter turbo gets 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. You won’t lack for passing power, and with the added benefit of standard Honda Sensing, you’re in excellent hands.

To learn when the 2018 Accord will arrive at our Great Falls, MT dealership, contact one of our sales representatives. You can let them know if you’d be interested in a test drive, or if there’s another new Honda you have your eye on.

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