What do we know so far about the next Honda Accord?

How many powertrains will the 2018 Honda Accord have?

Honda has been rolling out a variety of different automobiles for generations, and among the more well-known models is the Accord. This popular midsize sedan is a common sight on roads all across the country, and it is a viable option for drivers from a variety of walks of life. As 2017 reaches the halfway point, it is time to look ahead to what the next model year has in store. Honda has released some information about the next iteration of the Accord, particularly about which powertrains will drive it. How many powertrains will the 2018 Honda Accord have? Read on for what we know so far! 

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Three powertrains to choose from

The 10th generation Honda Accord, which will be released later this year, will offer three potent and efficient powertrains. These powertrains will include two direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, plus a new Honda-developed 10-speed automatic transmission and a six-speed manual transmission that will be made available for both turbo engines for a sportier ride. We will also see the latest version of the automaker’s two-motor hybrid powertrain.

“With these three advanced new powertrains, the tenth-generation Accord will be the most fun-to-drive, refined and fuel-efficient Accord yet.”

– Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of America Honda Motor Co., Inc.

On the 2018 Accord, drivers can expect two available high-torque and high-efficiency turbocharged powerplants, a 1.5-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC) that can be mated to either a Honda continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) or a six-speed manual transmission. Also available is a 2.0-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with I-VTEC® valvetrain that can be mated to an industry first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-wheel-drive passenger car, or a six-speed manual transmission.

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2018 Honda Accord 10-speed automatic transmission

10-speed automatic transmission

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2018 Honda Accord DOHC Turbo transmission

2.0-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with I-VTEC® valvetrain

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The 2018 Honda Accord is also expected to be completely redesigned for the new generation, although Honda has only released a few teaser images at this point. More information is expected as the year rolls on, so keep it here at the Honda of Victoria blog for more updates as they are available!