2018 Honda Accord: RIP V6, hello turbo I4 and Civic Type R engine

The 10th generation Honda Accord will be sedan only, and will only have 4-cylinder gas engines, with the 3.5-liter V6 replaced by a 2-liter turbo I4.


The new Accord has a longer wheelbase, wider body, but is lower and shorter. The new Accord is between 110 and 176 pounds (50 to 80kg) lighter depending on the model.

The standard engine is a 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder with 192hp (143kW) at 5,500rpm, and 192 lb-ft (260Nm) between 1,500 and 5,000rpm.

A CVT is standard on Accord LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring trims, and a 6-speed manual is available on the Sport model.

The 1.5-liter turbo replaces the ninth generation Accord’s 2.4-liter I4.

Replacing the 3.5-liter V6 is a 2-liter 4-cylinder turbo that’s detuned from the Civic Type R.

The 2-liter turbo has 252hp (188kW) at 6,500rpm, and 273 lb-ft (370Nm) between 1,500 and 4,000rpm.

A 10-speed auto (a first for a FWD sedan) is standard on the Honda Accord EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring models, and a 6-speed manual is optional on the Sport.

A Accord Hybrid will also be available with a 2-liter Atkinson cycle engine, and lithium ion battery.

17-inch wheels with 225/50 tires are standard on the 1.5, 2.0 and Hybrid, and 19-inch wheels with 235/40 tires are optional on the 1.5 and 2.0.

The Honda Sensing safety package is standard on all models and trims. It has automated braking, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control with low speed mode, and traffic sign recognition.

Optional safety features include blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensor, driver awareness monitoring, and reversing camera.

Dimensions

Length: 192.1 inches (-0.39 inches) | 4,879mm (-10mm)
Width: 73.2 inches (+0.39 inches) | 1,859mm (-10mm)
Height: 57.1 inches (-0.59 inches) | 1,450mm (-15mm)
Wheelbase: 111.4 inches (+2.16 inches) | 2,830mm (+55mm)
Trunk space: 16.7 cu ft (+0.9 cu ft) | 473L (+25.5L)



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