The Honda Accord consistently ranks among the top-selling new cars in America. So the introduction of an all-new model, while not necessarily the most exciting, is of vital importance – not only to its manufacturer, but to the North American market altogether.
At this point, we’ve already seen the new Accord, and even driven it. But now Honda has released the preliminary pricing information that so many customers have likely been waiting for, and with it, a whole mess of new photos.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the all-new 2018 Accord starts at $23,570 (plus an $875 delivery charge) for the base LX model with the CVT and the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Step up to the Sport model (with either the CVT or a six-speed manual) and you’re looking at $25,780. The EX starts at $27,470, the EX-L at $29,970 (or $30,970 with nav), and the top Touring trim at $33,800.
Go for the larger 2.0-liter engine with the ten-speed automatic transmission and you’ll be looking at $30,310 for the Sport model (still available with the stick as a no-cost option) or $31,970 for the EX-L (plus another grand for nav). The top-of-the-line 2.0 Touring caps the range at $35,900 – but we’ve yet to see pricing for the hybrid version.
Honda hasn’t released fuel economy ratings for either the hybrid or the 2.0 at this point, either, but the EPA rates most versions of the 1.5-liter/CVT model at 30 miles per gallon in the city, 38 on the highway, and 33 on the combined cycle. The Sport and Touring models take a slight hit, though, at 29/35/31 for the Sport CVT, 26/35/31 for the Sport 6MT, and 29/35/31 for the Touring CVT.
Those figures represent a fairly consistent improvement in fuel economy over the outgoing model, which is rated as low as 27/36/30 for the base 2.4-liter model with the CVT, and as high as 18/28/21 for the V6 manual.
For all those improvements and more, Honda is charging a little more for the 2018 model than it did for the 2017, which started at $22,455 in base LX trim and topped out at $34,930 for the six-cylinder Touring model.