- Most helpful consumer reviews
- Having Trouble
- Luxury car on a budget
- Upset with service by corporate Honda
- Best Accord Yet (Nov 2017) — Updated (Nov 2018)
- Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 Honda Accord Touring Sedan
- Which Accord does Edmunds recommend?
- 2018 Honda Accord Sedan
- What’s new
- Vehicle overview
- What’s it like to live with?
- Getting in/getting out
- Child safety seat accommodation
- Smartphone integration
- Edmunds Insurance Estimator
- 2022 Honda Accord Touring 2. 0T 4dr Sedan
Most helpful consumer reviews
1 out of 5 stars
Dave M., Little Rock, AR, 04/03/2018
Touring 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
5 out of 5 stars
Luxury car on a budget
Legal Eagle, Laguna Niguel, CA, 11/22/2017
Upset with service by corporate Honda
Dhawk, Dayton, OH, 11/16/2018
3 out of 5 stars
Best Accord Yet (Nov 2017) — Updated (Nov 2018)
ROMIL, Las Vegas, NV, 11/15/2017
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 Honda Accord Touring Sedan
Pros & Cons
Which Accord does Edmunds recommend?
Though we appreciate the LX’s wealth of standard features and the Sport’s enthusiast-oriented setup, most shoppers will be happy with the midgrade EX. Like the Sport, it comes with a power driver seat and a touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. It also adds useful extras such as blind-spot monitoring, satellite radio, a sunroof, and heated mirrors and front seats. It doesn’t cost much more than the LX, and you’ll love the extra luxuries whether you keep your Accord for two years or 20.
2018 Honda Accord Sedan
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The Honda Accord is redesigned for 2018.
Thanks to the increasing popularity of crossovers, midsize sedans are no longer the default vehicle of choice for small families. Automakers aren’t giving up the fight, however, with a number of traditionally popular models significantly refreshed or fully redesigned this year. Headlining the list is the 2018 Honda Accord, and its improvements are dramatic.
It starts on the outside. The new Accord’s fastback profile and pronounced styling lines make it look more luxurious and European than the norm. Inside, Honda has thoroughly reworked the interior, and it’s now one of the nicest cabins in the class. On the top Touring trim, there’s a pleasing mix of soft-touch plastic, leather upholstery, faux-leather door inserts, and convincing open-pore wood trim on the dash. Even on lower levels such as the Sport, the cabin is decked out with carbon-fiber-look trim and faux-leather-trimmed seats.
Front and center is a new touchscreen that is much easier to use than the old system. Unlike the last Accord — which featured a touchpad-only interface that was slow and often maddening to use — the new screen is thoughtfully laid out and uses physical buttons and knobs for tuning and high-level navigational functions. The touchscreen, which is standard on all but the base LX model, also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Pleasingly, the Accord also offers plenty of advanced driving features. Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and lane departure warning and mitigation are optional on other Hondas, but they are standard on every Accord. Top-notch crash test safety scores give you added peace of mind, too.
Overall, the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord significantly moves the needle forward in the midsize sedan segment. Its many strengths and lack of major drawbacks make it an easy recommendation for anyone looking for a spacious, comfortable and upscale four-door.
Notably, we picked the 2018 Honda Accord as one of Edmunds’ Best Midsize Sedans for 2018.
What’s it like to live with?
The Accord has a lot of strengths on the road. The drivetrain responds quickly and provides sufficient power. The car corners well, sticking to the road with no drama, and the brakes feel natural and strong. Only the steering falls short: While it’s accurate and easy, it also feels artificial.
What sets the 2018 Accord apart isn’t the raw numbers, it’s the rapid response to driver input. Our as-tested 0-60 mph time of 8 seconds is average for a base engine in this segment. Around town, though, the engine feels similarly adequate. Power delivery is smooth.
The Accord’s brake pedal is firm, and it’s easy to judge and get consistent stopping; the brakes never feel grabby. Our panic-stop braking distance from 60 mph of 122 feet is average, but the Accord’s brakes instill confidence thanks to good feel and arrow-straight stops.
The steering is accurate, but the feel in your hands is a bit artificial. There’s a lack of feedback from the front wheels, and resistance doesn’t noticeably build through turns — it’s pretty much just on or off. There’s also a little vagueness where true on-center is.
Our test car was the Touring, which has the multilink adaptive suspension. So fitted, it was impressively stable, planted and confidence-inspiring around turns. The car changes direction eagerly. Less expensive Accords won’t be quite as good, but this is still one of the best-handling sedans around.
Honda’s smartly tuned CVT automatic helps make the Accord a good companion on the road. It will try to «upshift» as much as possible to improve mpg, but it responds quickly and smoothly to requests for power when you need it. The Accord also feels more maneuverable than its size suggests.
The new Accord is quiet and comfortable in most situations. It insulates against traffic noise particularly well, though tire noise is noticeable on the highway. The ride smooths out small imperfections and absorbs larger bumps. Front-seat comfort is adequate.
Overall seat comfort is good, with well-placed headrests and nice back support, especially with the adjustable lumbar. But the leather-wrapped seat cushions don’t have a lot of padding, so finding the right adjustment is important to staying comfortable on longer drives.
The Accord Touring comes with an adaptive suspension that provides an excellent ride for this class. The car feels solid and easily irons out smaller imperfections and absorbs larger hits. You don’t feel sharp edges in this car.
Around town, the Accord is impressively quiet, isolating you from traffic and feeling almost like a luxury car. Once you get up to freeway speeds, there’s some wind noise, but tire noise is much more noticeable. It’s not enough to intrude on conversation, but it’s not as quiet as some rivals.
All climate settings can be adjusted with straightforward and clearly labeled manual controls, and the system regulates cabin temperature easily. The temperature knob lights change colors as you adjust up or down, which is a fun touch. Seat cooling in the Touring trim is only moderately effective.
Getting in/getting out
The doorsills are high and wide, creating a noticeable stepover, but access is otherwise easy. The rear doors open wide, and access is good even in tight spaces. The low seats mean you have farther to stand up than in competitors, and taller passengers will have to duck exiting the back seat.
The interior feels large, which makes sense because, by EPA interior volume measurements, this is a full-size car. The driver’s kneeroom may feel cramped to long-legged drivers, but otherwise the cabin feels airy and open. Rear legroom is excellent, though taller passengers will run out of headroom.
Forward visibility is excellent, and well-placed rear windows mean there’s a good rear three-quarter view. No problems looking out the large rear window on the road, though the high decklid means you’ll rely on the camera when reversing in tight spaces. We found no serious blind spots.
The Accord’s interior design is modern and upscale. The touchpoints are covered in soft-touch materials and the fit tolerances are tight. Only a few of the textured surfaces reveal themselves to be somewhat tacky-feeling, hard plastics. We had some glitches in our TPMS and the infotainment system.
With excellent trunk volume, plenty of spots for small items in the cabin, and generally more space than you’ll know what to do with, the Accord offers about as much utility as is possible for a sedan.
The Accord’s trunk is absolutely huge, with a capacity of 16.7 cubic feet. The opening is wide, if a little narrow, but it’s easy to maneuver objects in and out. The 60/40-split folding rear seats open up even more room for long objects.
Child safety seat accommodation
LATCH anchors are located under clearly marked flaps and are close to the surface with no seating material impinging on access. Considering how large the rear seat is, even bulky car seats shouldn’t pose a problem. The new, lower roofline might require more bending over to situate seats and kids.
Honda’s new infotainment system is a huge step up from the last generation, and it’s integrated nicely with the gauge cluster screen and head-up display. A lot of active safety and driver aids come standard, and they work well. Voice commands fall short, and we generally relied on manual controls.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay work well and are integrated with the infotainment system, so smartphone navigation appears in the head-up display and music appears in the media screen. The near-field Bluetooth pairing is neat, but setting up a connection is easy enough that it’s mostly a novelty.
Only blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert aren’t standard on lower trims; otherwise you get a lot of aids. Adaptive cruise mostly works well, but it sometimes picks up neighboring lanes in curves. Forward collision alert doesn’t deliver false alerts but is very sensitive.
Voice commands are a mixed bag. While the system’s not prone to misunderstanding, specific phrasing is required and it often takes many steps. Luckily there are on-screen prompts. You can’t switch to Bluetooth audio streaming with a command, but there are extensive USB music and navigation commands.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 Honda Accord in North Dakota is:
$68.00 per month*
2022 Honda Accord Touring 2. 0T 4dr Sedan
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11.2 л/100 км
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Honda stands above the rest with its Accord sedan. The stylish four-door has excellent powertrains aplenty, oodles of space for everybody, drives way better than expected and is generally devoid of weaknesses.
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