Introducing the all new 2018 Honda Accord

The all new 2018 Honda Accord(in its 10th generation) is a multiple award-winning vehicle–2018 North American Car of the Year, Car and Driver’s 2018 10Best Cars, and Kelly Blue Book’s 2018 Midsize Sedan Best Buy  are some of the awards earned by the Accord.With such impressive accolades, we at Engine Matters, had no choice but to go and dig deep to find out the secret recipe Honda used to cook up this sumptuous driver’s delight.Truth be told,yours truly is  Honda Accord biased.This stems from my exploits as a delivery driver in and around the DMV(DC, Maryland and Virginia) in the latter years of the 2000s, when I purchased a 1993 Honda Accord equipped with a manual transmission.

90802041990219A 1993 Honda Accord

At the time of purchase, the odometer read 210,000 miles.The car was such a fun and dependable companion which eventually clocked 320,000 of mostly delivery miles before it was donated to the Salvation Army.But I digress, I am sure you are here to read about the all new 2018 and its wonderful attributes, so let’s get right to it.

1.Elegant european-inspired exterior design

The 10th generation Honda Accord has a bold design with an aggressive yet elegant front grille and a coup-like roof-line reminiscent of the modern German fastback sedans made famous by the Mercedes CLS.But as you might be aware, beauty they say is in the eyes of the beholder.And yes! you are the beholder so we hope the new Accord looks good to you in pictures.Give or take,by the end of the year you would be seeing lots of this 2018 Accord “filifili” on our Ghanaian roads.





2.Powerful yet fuel-efficient turbo-charged engines and a hybrid.

The 2018 Accord  lineup starts with a 192-hp turbocharged 1.5-litre inline-four–a replacement for the 2.4-litre naturally aspirated engine which has powered many generations of Accords.This 1.5-litre comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission but can also be had with a well-calibrated CVT. The 3.5-litre V6 that used to power the top of the range models has also been replaced with a 252-hp turbocharged 2.0-litre inline-four  with either a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic.

The new 1.5-litre turbocharged engine

2.0-litre turbocharged engine

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Engine Bay

The hybrid powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and two electric motors.

3.The fresh, clean and contemporary Interior layout

The auto journalists appear unanimous in their love of the interior of the 2018 Honda Accord but the the description by Kelley Blue Book caught my attention.

Inside, the new Honda Accord manages to pack more refinement, more features and even more room into a sedan that’s actually a little shorter than the model it replaces. The design is familiar but elevated, thanks in part to a more liberal application of high-quality materials. Everything is where you’d expect to find it and all the controls are visible from the driver’s seat. Nothing is visually obscured behind the steering wheel, the controls have a quality feel, and the buttons placed lower left of the steering wheel are thoughtfully marked with a larger font. The front seats offer more adjustments than before, and they’re now available with cooling ventilation as well as heating–

As every Tom, Dick and Kofi is wowed into singing the praises of this Honda, the prudent thing  for me to do here  would be to borrow the words of  Hip Hop mogul Jay Z, “what more can I say?”


2018 Honda Accord equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission






Now that you have been given the gist on what makes the 2018 Honda Accord such a compelling piece of automobile engineering, our job here at Engine Matters would not be complete if we do not end on a high note.And it goes something like this:

But the Accord isn’t just better than the Camry. This is a mass-market car selling at a keen price—and a better-driving one than many more expensive and pretentious performance cars. It’s the unquestioned victor here and everywhere else mid-size, mid-price vehicles may roam–

Such high praise for the 2018 Honda Accord came after it vanquished the  2018 Toyota Camry in a recent Car and Driver’s comparison test–a noteworthy  information for the car fanatics who love to indulge in Accord versus Camry arguments.









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