If the 2018 Honda Accord tickles your fancy, you can head to your local Honda store and plunk down some cash on the hood (figuratively, of course â€“ cash on the hood would just blow away in the wind).
Weâ€™ve driven the new Accord, which drops the V6 and coupe models, and we came away liking it but wishing for a little more sport.
Regardless, with the rival Camry also being all-new for 2018, Honda has made sure it has a fresh, new generation on hand to continue the rivalry. All this despite concerns about the mid-size sedan segment as a whole â€“ concerns Honda has dismissed.
A quick specs refresh â€“ Honda now offers two turbo four-cylinder engines with the Accord â€“ one 1.5 liters and the other is a 2.0-liter mill. You can still get a six-speed manual transmission if you still choose. Otherwise, the smaller four pairs with a CVT and the larger one mates to a 10-speed automatic.
In addition to new duds, the car is longer and offers the Honda Sensing suite of safety tech as standard. A hybrid is forthcoming next year.
This is starting to read too much like a press release. Sorry about that. The point is that the if youâ€™re a mid-size sedan buyer and are therefore not concerned by words like â€œdeathâ€� and â€œwatchâ€� being placed together after â€œmid-size sedanâ€�, well now is a good time for you.
As I mentioned, I drove the Accord and mostly liked it, but wished for more sportiness. Iâ€™ve also driven the new Camry (too briefly for a review) and found it to be appealing. With the two heavyweights in the class, a heavily refreshed Hyundai Sonata, and a new Altima coming soon, the roster of choices has been updated.
Or you can keep buying crossovers like everyone else. You do you, itâ€™s your money, but if the Honda is your thing, itâ€™s now on lots.