The Odyssey and Accord are both award-winning Honda vehicles, and they’re receiving recognition from a wide range of venues and organizations. Good Housekeeping magazine recently gave these vehicles the 2018 “Best New Car” awards, each of which took first place in sedan and minivan segments, respectively.
According to Honda, the Good Housekeeping award works in tandem with Car and Driver in order to rate the top vehicles in the industry, which only adds to the prestige of these awards. Good Housekeeping is looking for new vehicles that have the best value, safety, reliability, handling, interior design, comfort, and technology. The judges for the award also look for “NVH,” or noise, vibration, and harshness. In short, Good Housekeeping is looking for an all-around, real-world experience.
The magazine was particularly impressed with the infotainment on the Accord, stating, “A winner of the second year, this car had a roomy interior, a large trunk and above-average standard safety features that our experts appreciated…You won’t find a better ride at this price.”
The Odyssey also has some smart design features that set it apart, as well as a roomy interior and tons of safety features. If you’re looking for a minivan that’s safe and reliable, the Odyssey is for you.
You can test drive the 2018 Odyssey and the 2018 Accord at Lee’s Summit Honda. See all of their features up close and in person during your next visit.
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.
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!
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.