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The 2018 Honda Accord Named the Detroit Free Press Car of the Year

When Motor City makes a proclamation about a motor vehicle, consumers should take note. This year, the 2018 Honda Accord has been named the Detroit Free Press Car of the Year.

Detroit Free Press Car of the Year

Despite the fact that many new car buyers are opting for crossovers, SUVs, and trucks over traditional cars, the Honda Accord has maintained strong sales numbers for over 40 years thanks to its well-known reliability, fresh styling, and overall high quality. This tenth generation of the Honda Accord model features a sleeker exterior aesthetic, a more spacious cabin for front and rear seats, the biggest trunk in its segment. Plus, it comes with a 192-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, a first for the Accord model line.

The winner of the Detroit Free Press Car of the Year award is determined after automotive experts thoroughly assess mainstream vehicles in seven categories: value, innovation, design, technology, safety, capability, and efficiency. The judging process is rigorous, but that did not stop the Honda Accord from scoring the top spot.

If you would like to see just what it is about the 2018 Honda Accord that has Motor City’s motor experts so excited, stop by Lee’s Summit Honda today and take it for a test drive!

10th Generation Honda Accord Leaves V6 in the Dust

As engine technology improves, cars can do a lot more with a lot less. That is why the 10th generation Honda Accord is saying goodbye to the V6 engine in favor of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. While some shoppers may be disappointed in this change, all indications show that this will be a thrilling update.

The base engine, though, will be a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder, which is the same engine found in the Civic and CR-V. It will be paired with a continuously variable transmission.

As for the 2.0T engine, it could very well be the most powerful one in its class. In addition, this engine will come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can also opt for a six-speed manual with either engine.

Along with a new engine lineup, the 2018 Accord will have sleek new styling. While the official design hasn’t been released, we have seen quite a few spy photos of camouflaged prototypes out on the road for testing. Based on the details we can see, the Accord will have more dynamic styling that will help it stand out more from the crowd.

The redesigned 2018 Honda Accord will be coming to Lee’s Summit Honda later this year.

10th generation Honda Accord Coming Soon
10th generation Honda Accord Coming Soon