BY H. THROTTLE
I was fueling up the 2018 Honda Accord touring sedan at a 7/11 and a construction worker climbs out of his truck and walks over to tell me how attractive the sedan was. “Really a nice-looking car,” he said. This Honda Accord is very attractive and was ranked as the “North American Car of the Year.”
It isn’t only the appearance, but this Accord Touring model has a 252-hp. turbo-charged four-cylinder engine that really performs with no turbo lag in performance. The engine is complimented with steering wheel paddle shifters and a 10-speed automatic transmission. This is just one outstanding automobile with final assembly in Marysville, Ohio. with a U.S.A. engine and transmission.
The Honda Accord series comes with different lines and prices, starting around $23,000 and moving to the touring model that is the top of the line at a suggested retail price of $36,690, loaded with special equipment and Eco and Sport modes.
The fuel economy is rated at 32 highway mpg. and 26 city and during the week the average was 34 mpg overall using the eco choice, but sport mode for short bursts of power.
The Accord has the highest overall safety rating of Superior, that is very meaningful for today’s drivers with the ever-increasing amount of traffic on streets and highways.
Safety equipment includes the forward traffic alert warning that gives instant warning of an impending collision with a forward vehicle called “forward mitigation braking system.”
The touring model has many extra features from leather-trimmed seats and steering wheel. The interior is plush with paneling and a 10-speaker system that is easy to operate along with an array of electronic and navigation systems and voice recognition.
The best part of all is just the drive, the firm suspension system that is precise on curves and corners, the instant acceleration, and overall agility of the vehicle. So easy to drive and very responsive.
Only suggestion would be the addition of an all-wheel-drive model rather than the stock front-wheel-drive on most lines.
This moon-roof, sleek designed Honda Accord is one of the finest cars driven during any auto testing.
Honda is a world-class company, and this is an award-winning Accord line of vehicles and consumers will find these cars highly rated by all reports, including this one.
This is a very competitive market for these midrange sedans and many sales in progress.
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