2018 Honda Accord Release Date, powertrains, Specs

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2018 Honda Accord- Honda isn't letting the all-new Camry get all the headlines this year. They too have their all-new 2018 Honda Accord coming out this fall. And it's going to be revealed very soon but leading up to that this week they told us all about the new powertrains. And that's what we're going to talk about.

2018 Honda Accord Spy Shots

The All-New 2018 Honda Accord powertrains

The all-new 2018 Honda Accord will be fully revealed in the coming months. And while we only get to see a camouflaged teaser photo of it right now. We today know what will be under the hood.  New for the Accord will first be the 1.5 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that's made its debut in the Honda Civic and more recently the Honda CR-V.

2018 Honda Accord rear three quarter

The next generation 2018 Honda Accord will not come with a V6 option unlike the Camry which still comes with a V6. The 10th generation Accord will come with a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder and the same 2-liter turbocharged engine from the new Honda Civic Type R in. Both cases Honda has not yet revealed the power output but they said only about 10 percent of Honda Accord buyers were choosing the v6, anyway so they just decided to kill it.

2018 Honda Accord interior seats

Honda says the new Accord will debut later this year and the base is 1.5 liter engine which is not a VTEC will be linked to either a CVT or a 6-speed manual. the 2-liter one will be offered with both a 10-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual.

2018 Honda Accord side in motion

The big news that'll excite many is the only 2-liter direct-injected turbocharged engine replacing the 3.5 liter V6 as the top engine option. Now while the loss of the v6 may disappoint, some it does bring the 2018 Honda Accord in line with the majority of its competitors leaving only the Toyota Camry and the Volkswagen Passat in the class to offer a V6. the good news is it will come mated to an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission and also be available with that 6-speed manual. Yes again, a manual transmission even in the top power option.

2018 Honda Accord front three quarter

Power ratings for the new 2-liter turbocharged engine haven't yet been released, but we should expect a minimum of 240 to 250 horsepower to be competitive with Kia and Hyundai and the like specifications also haven't yet been released for the 1.5 liter base engine, but should offer similar power output to that found in the Civic and the CR-V. This would be about 190 horsepower.

In addition to those to a more refined 2 motor hybrid system will also be offered in the 2018 Honda Accord, also with full specs to come a little later. Now we're going to have to wait a little bit longer to actually see the new 2018 Accord and get all those important specs but for now we can rejoice in the fact that they're going to offer a manual transmission. That's huge not only with the base engine but with the power option. Hardly any other competitor in this class even offers a manual let alone with both engines, so I think it's going to be very exciting to drive this car especially the 6-speed with that 2 liter engine.

 

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