TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 — The all-new 2018 Honda Accord lineup gets even more powerful and engaging with the launch of the Accord 2.0T, powered by a new 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo®engine offering the highest torque output ever for Accord. The Accord 2.0T goes on sale on Nov. 20with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 of $30,310 (excluding $890 destination and handling) for the Accord 2.0T Sport, available with either a segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission or a short-throw 6-speed manual.
The more powerful Accord 2.0T arrives virtually one month after the Oct. 18 launch of the new 2018 Accord 1.5T. Early next year, the pair will be joined by the Accord Hybrid, featuring the 3rd generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid technology.
Recently named “America’s Best Sedan” by Car and Driver magazine, Accord is on track for its fifth consecutive year as America’s No. 1 midsize car2 and the 10th-generation Accord looks to build on that legacy with its dynamic new styling, class-leading interior space, sports-sedan performance and leading-edge technology.
The 2018 Accord 2.0T’s VTEC Turbo® direct-injected DOHC inline-4 engine develops 252 peak horsepower (SAE net) and 273 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net). The Accord 2.0T is available in Sport, EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring trims, and in its most efficient guise (EX-L and EX-L Navi) earns EPA fuel economy ratings of up to 23/34/27 mpg (city/highway/combined)2.
The dramatically reimagined Honda Accord offers customers exceptional performance and refinement with its two new i-VTEC Turbo engines, its more rigid, lightweight and tightly sealed body and all-new chassis design, which was benchmarked against luxury-class D-segment competitors during development.
The new 2.0L VTEC Turbo shares its fundamental engine design with the 306-horsepower engine found in the 2017 Civic Type R. Compared to the Type R engine, the Accord utilizes a smaller, low-inertia turbocharger for improved low-end response.
The all-new Accord features the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including new Traffic Sign Recognition. The 2018 Accord is anticipated to earn top collision-safety ratings – an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICKrating from the IIHS.
New standard or available features on the 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T include wireless device charging, segment-first auto Bluetooth® phone pairing with Near Field Communication sensor technology, a 6-inch head-up display, customizable digital driver’s meter, 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and the next generation of HondaLink® Assist connected-car technology. An available new 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with sharper graphics and more user-friendly features including hard buttons for frequently used functions and both volume and tuning/list-scrolling knobs, takes center stage in Accord’s all-new interior.
2018 Accord 2.0T Trims, MSRP & EPA
Trim / Transmission
EPA Fuel Economy
(city / highway/ combined)
Accord 2.0T Sport / 6MT
22 / 32 / 26
Accord 2.0T Sport / 10AT
22 / 32 / 26
Accord 2.0T EX-L / 10AT
23 / 34 / 27
Accord 2.0T EX-L Navi / 10AT
23 / 34 / 27
Touring / 10AT
22 / 32 / 26
The Honda Accord is America’s best-selling car over the past 41 years5 with cumulative U.S. sales of more than 13 million. More than 11 million Accords have been produced in America.
All 2018 Accords for the U.S. market will be manufactured at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio auto plant*. Its three new engines – 1.5T, 2.0T and a 2.0L Atkinson cycle for the Accord Hybrid – will be produced at the nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant*, Honda’s largest engine plant globally. The new 10-speed automatic transmission in the Accord is manufactured by Honda in Tallapoosa, Georgia*. Honda has hired 300 new associates and invested more than $267 million in new manufacturing technology in its Ohioplants for production of the new Accord and its engines.
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2016, more than 95% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $890 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2 Based on Urban Science retail sales data for Midsize car segment for each year between 2013CY and 2017CYTD September.
2 Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
3 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $890 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
4 Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
5 WardsAuto data Jan. 1976 – Dec. 2015 and Autodata Jan. 2016 – Aug. 2017.
* Accord vehicles, engines and 10-speed transmission are manufactured using domestic and globally-sourced parts.
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