2018 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT Review

2018 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT Review - A couple of months back, we obtained our initial possibility to drive the 2018 Honda Accord, the latest version of the car that has actually taken home a lot more 10Best Vehicles trophies compared to any type of vehicle in record. For 2018, the Honda Accord was freshened, getting a brand-new nose, a tidier rear end, a much-improved inside, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto performance. It was enough to bring its 10Best-award tally to 30 (and 19 successive!), and so it was only fitting that we strapped our test gear to among one of the most popular setups-- an EX-SPOUSE four-cylinder with the CVT-- to see how its performance numbers sustain our sentiment.
By the Numbers
Sadly, this is why you must never ever judge a car by its spreadsheet. Given that when does a 7.6-second zero-to-60-mph run-- almost two seconds slower than the V-6 coupe-- get your heart racing? As well as at 0.80 g, its side hold vastly tracks the 0.87 g and also 0.84 g numbers of the last Ford Fusion 2.0 T and Mazda 6 we checked. Actually, the Accord CVT's overall numbers are essentially similar to those of the front-wheel-drive 2016 Honda CR-V. Uh, yippee?

2018 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT Review

Still, the Ex Lover design, the best of the non-leather-lined 2018 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT, has some life to it. Just like the Mazda 6, the Accord's sense of agility is conspicuous and adds to its charm. Framework engineers clearly focused on trip quality over roadholding in this situation, yet the guiding and also chassis really connect when cornering tons construct. That said, as we noted in our very first drive of the 2016 Accords, there is a bit of play in the steering's on-center area.

With the clever usage of "Active Noise Control" as well as "Energetic Sound Cancellation," the direct-injected four-cylinder seem like the happy Honda four-pots , as well as the CVT's desire to play along in perky driving (in Sport mode, anyway) offers us wish for transmissions of this kind. We would certainly be remiss, nevertheless, if we allow Honda off the hook for its glaring noninclusion of manually selectable gear ratios. For those-- as well as an attendant set of paddle shifters-- one have to obtain the much more charismatic Accord Sporting activity model. If it were our money, we would certainly be more likely to select the Accord's slick six-speed manual transmission, which can be had on LX, Sporting activity, and also non-leather-equipped EX designs.

We acknowledge, of course, that many Accord purchasers do not have the exact same proclivities as us, selecting the automatic by an overwhelming margin. For them, participation is lesser than fuel economy, and also at 27/37 mpg city/highway, this is the most effective design in the 2016 Accord household. (The guidebook is available in 4 as well as 3 mpg reduced in those EPA ratings.) For our component, we averaged an impressive 30 mpg during our time with the auto.

2018 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT Review

Fine for the Daily Grind
The 2018 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4L CVT also stays as comfy as well as useful every day as ever before. Particularly in its even more modest, cloth-clad trim levels, the Accord seems refreshingly honest and unpretentious, qualities communicated not just by its captivating designing however also its well-laid-out and downright-huge interior.

A trio of large-diameter instrument dials existing important details in the easiest of terms, while even more details is presented via an info display situateded within the speedometer. 2 even more details screens are stacked in the center dash, the lowermost unit a touch screen capable of becoming a limited-use clone of your mobile phone by means of the abovementioned Apple as well as Google features. We still pine for real volume and also tuning handles for the audio system, yet as alleviation, perhaps, Honda has taken a lot more storage in the reduced dashboard for phones and also has actually classified up the steering wheel and AIR CONDITIONING switches with some piano-black trim.

The Accord's raw numbers don't bewilder. Rather, it's the car's character that wins honors.

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