DETROIT — The Honda Accord, a midsize automotive that underwent a revision that has critics raving, was named Monday to the auto business’s most extremely sought honor, North American Automotive of the Yr, on the North American Worldwide Auto Present right here.
The Lincoln Navigator gained Truck of the Yr and the Volvo XC60 is SUV of the Yr. The Navigator can also be an SUV, however in a yr through which there have been no new robust rivals amongst pickups, it gained.
Although the Accord has been round for many years, it is a new breed that caught the eye of the judges, auto critics from across the nation.
The brand new, tenth era Accord’s glossy strains promise an involving and satisfying driving expertise, whereas additionally enclosing accommodating and cozy passenger compartment and the most important trunk in a phase crowded with wonderful automobiles just like the Chevy Malibu, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry and VW Passat.
The 2018 Accord is constructed on a lighter, stiffer platform that contributes to excessive gasoline effectivity and nimble dealing with.
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The car features the first turbocharged engines in an Accord. A 192-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder motor that delivers 38 miles per gallon on the highway and 33 mpg in combined city and highway driving. It’s teamed with Honda’s effective continuously variable transmission. For drivers who like their fuel economy with a double-shot of performance, there a 252-horsepower, 2-liter four-cylinder engine scoring 34 mpg on the highway.
The comprehensive Honda Sensing suite of safety features is standard, including adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, traffic sign recognition, lane keeping assist, forward collision alert and automatic braking
Finally, Honda replaced the annoying flat-panel controls for audio and climate that marred its cars for year with easy to use buttons and dials. A touch screen controls many other features.
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