When talking about style and power at the same time, Honda emerges as a formidable name in the automobile industry. This became even more pronounced when this Japanese automobile giant decided to revamp its stylish Accord in a sporty way. Set for release on July 14th, 2018 Honda Accord Sport is looking to step up the game with this new ace on its hand.
The CRV Platform:
Honda’s new Accord is likely to borrow the same platform from its elder CRV brother. This use of an SUV chassis on a sporty sedan is already igniting sparks of speculations among its enthusiasts. However, experts claim this inclusion is a thought out procedure on part of Honda. Transmission will be automatic in this sedan while the car will receive a higher ground clearance this time.
2018 Honda Accord Sport – Appearance of Exterior and Interior
Taking a glimpse at this car and one shall find the word sporty written all over it. 2018 Honda Accord Sport bears the traditional Honda grille that get precise complementation from its jewel-like headlamps on either side. Turning lamps take a ride on the perimeters while a large air intake houses itself on the curvy front bumper.
A pair of fog lamps complements the headlight with their jewel-like appearance; profile styling bears a streamline that render an aggressive stance to this vehicle.
Interiors of Honda Accord Sport 2018 will opt for complete leather to its interiors. Justifying the ‘Sport’ tag, it will provide D-shaped steering wheel that will escalate legroom for the driver. Infotainment will comprise of a 6-speaker surround sound system that will receive commands from a 7-inch diagonal touch screen. Other notable features of the vehicle include ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control and rear head up displays.
2018 Honda Accord Sport – Engine Specs
The 2018 Accord Sport is looking to justify its tagline with a bold engine setup. It will essentially come with four trims – LX, Sport, EX, and EX –L V6. The former 3 will receive a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that will churn out power values of 200 hp and torque values of 181 lb-ft. Revving capabilities clock at 6,800 rpm for all models that renders an 11:1 compression ratio.
In other words, these 3 variants shall clock a top speed close to 110 mph while 0-60 mph shall consume around 7-8 seconds.
To justify the ‘Sport” tag, the EX- L variant with a 6-speed CVT transmitted engine will make its way to the limelight. This is a 3.5-liter V6 that grinds out whopping power figures of 278 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Making things more athletic, this sedan shall reach top speeds of 145 mph making the 0-60 mph stride in less than 5 seconds.
However, such immense power does not compromise on its EPA ratings which stand at an impressive 21 mpg in cities and 32 mpg on highways.
2018 Honda Accord Sport – Safety and Price
The 2018 Honda Accord Sport looks to include every safety element of need. This Japanese automobile giant will ensure highway safety; with Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning and 6 way airbags.
City safety for this $30,000 car comes in the form of Pedestrian Alert System, Side Impact Beams, and 360-degree view cameras. With a conglomerate of packages on offer, only time will tell how this vehicle stands up to the test of time.