With news that the Honda Accord Euro will live on to see another generation, we’re starting to wonder again whether the rebadged Acura TSX will also be redesigned for the U.S. market. Previously, we’d heard that the TSX and TL lineups will be merged into a new TLX model to fight the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and others. Now that Honda CEO Takanobu Ito has confirmed to CarAdvice that Honda is working on a redesigned Honda Accord Euro, could the Acura TSX survive to a third generation after all? Ito was quoted as saying the company was working “really, really hard” on developing the Honda Accord Euro, but stopped short of revealing potential launch timing. As the U.S.-market Acura TSX and Acura TL near the end of their lives, though, we’ll find out soon enough whether the ILX will continue to be offered alongside a TSX and TL, or whether a TLX model will crowd out the TSX. A next-gen TSX could help Honda justify the engineering costs of a new Accord Euro. In … [Read more...] about Confirmed: Honda Accord Euro to Live On – Will a New Acura TSX Come to the U.S.?
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"Honda unveiled tenth-generation of its successful midsize sedan with more power options, impressive design, and stronger yet lighter body. The 2018 Accord will be also be offered with hybrid powertrain, and will be built here in the U.S. For more info on the next-gen Accord check out the press release below:" Ed. The 10th-generation Accord is new from the ground up and features a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis design, two all-new, high-torque direct-injected and turbocharged engines, the world's first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-drive car and a new generation of Honda's two-motor hybrid technology, along with a host of new safety, driver-assistive and connected-car technologies – all wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek and athletic design with top class interior space and comfort. "We are redefining the Honda Accord for a new generation of buyers by bringing something unexpected that challenges the idea of what a mainstream … [Read more...] about 2018 Honda Accord
From the November 2017 issue Here we are, 17 years after the millennium, creeping toward a driverless future discussed elsewhere in this issue. Robocars will ask very little of us, only that we sit there and wait. After a few years of this, our driving skills are likely to atrophy like leg muscles in a cast. We’ll all become as helpless as Miss Daisy, reliant on a robotic Hoke to drive us around. Except maybe that’s not what’s going to happen because we just hopped into the cabin of a redesigned 2018 Accord and there’s a manual gearbox with a leather-wrapped knob between the seats. That shifter shouldn’t be there, not this far into the driverless century. It’s almost like finding out that Cadillac offered a hand-cranked starter in 1959. Of course that didn’t happen, but if the robots win and the computer-driven car dominates mobility, this family sedan with a manual will certainly confuse the fossil record. Naturally, we love … [Read more...] about 2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T Manual
Redesigning the second best-selling midsize sedan in America is no easy task. It’s also one that doesn’t happen very often for fear of getting it wrong. Still, even with all the bad press the new Civic received, sales have been booming. By all appearances this has not made Honda sit on their hands however when it came to the new Accord. Honda invited us to Santa Barbara to sample the all-new, smaller, 9th generation Honda Accord. This is a bold launch event with not just a new engine and transmission under the hood, but an all new hybrid technology on offer as well. If you want to know how it drives, or how much it costs, our Honda overlords have decreed our lips must be sealed until the 10th at 6AM Eastern. Set yourself a reminder then click-through the jump for part one. ExteriorThe previous generation Accord suffered from some slightly cartoonish styling flairs, like “bulging” headlamps and a “Jaguaresque” sloping trunk. For 2013 Honda went back … [Read more...] about Pre-Production Review: 2013 Honda Accord, Part 1
The auto industry has rushed to adopt downsized, turbocharged engines in recent years, but two of the biggest nameplates in the U.S. car market have thus far stayed on the sidelines: the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. That won’t be the case for much longer, according to a report in Automotive News.Both models will be getting turbo four-cylinders in the near future. For its part, the Camry will get the 2.0-liter unit just announced for the 2016 Lexus IS200t and seen first in the Lexus NX200t crossover. While the IS still offers a 3.5-liter V-6, the turbo four is expected to supplant the V-6 in the Camry as the step-up engine from the normally aspirated four. The engine is rated at 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft for its transverse application in the NX, which is more germane to the Camry than the longitudinal installation in the rear-drive-based IS. While we don’t yet know what the output will be in the Camry, it easily should surpass the standard … [Read more...] about Turbo Fours Coming to Toyota Camry, Honda Accord
Lots of changes are in store for the newest generation of the Honda Accord. The two-door coupe has bitten the dust, as has the previous iteration’s optional V-6 engine and standard naturally aspirated inline-four. Thus the sedan-only Accord enters 2018 with two new turbocharged four-cylinders, a 1.5-liter and an optional, V-6–replacing 2.0-liter. And have you looked at the new Accord? Same isn’t a word to describe it. What hasn’t changed much, though, is the Accord’s price, which rises by $315 to $1265 depending on the model, or its trim-level structure, which still includes the familiar LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring versions.The Accord’s base price now sits at $24,445 for an LX model with the turbo 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), $315 higher than the 2017 model. Standard features on the LX include dual-zone automatic climate control, a backup camera, push-button … [Read more...] about 2018 Honda Accord Starts at $24,445, Offers Manual Transmission with Both Engine Options!
It made perfect sense. In 2009, when Hyundai wanted customers to view its new Genesis luxury sedan as a premium bit of kit, Hyundai did not compare the Genesis to the Sonata. In an early marketing campaign, Hyundai’s voiceover said the Genesis is “as spacious as a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, yet priced like a C-Class.”When the time came to market the Genesis R-Spec, Hyundai reached way upmarket to compare 0-60 mph times with the Porsche Panamera. Hyundai wasn’t under the mistaken impression that the Genesis would steal thousands of sales from $100,000 Benzes and Porsches. But Hyundai was crafting an image. Hyundai didn’t require you to believe that the Genesis was a viable S-Class alternative — the company just wanted you to understand that this is premium-oriented S-Class-sized sedan at a C-Class-like price.Long before the Hyundai Genesis tried to cultivate a premium persona, Acura was failing to keep up with Lexus in the quest to be … [Read more...] about Which Acura TLX Competitor Scares Acura Dealers? Apparently, the 2018 Honda Accord
Let’s get this out of the way up front – I’ve always had a soft spot for the Honda Accord. I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a fanboy, but I am a former owner of an ‘90s-era Accord coupe (I bought it used in 2005 or so and sold it in 2012) and I always felt that the Accord was sportier, generally speaking, than most other mid-size sedans.Sure, the Mazda 6 has been the best driver’s car in the class for a while, and the Ford Fusion is fun to drive, but I’ve long thought the Accord had a sporting character the Camry and others lacked, at least until recently. Honda seemed to get more vanilla with the Accord in the past generation or two, even though the car still presented a strong package overall. Would the newest Accord, which comes with a choice of turbocharged engines and is available with a three-pedal setup, bring back the flavor of yore? Full disclosure: Honda flew media to New Hampshire, put us up in a historic hotel, left tasty … [Read more...] about 2018 Honda Accord First Drive – Like It or Not, Honda Will Sell a Lot
The 10th generation of Honda’s venerable Accord will debut for 2018 without a V6 engine option.A few months later to the all-new midsize party than the next-generation 2018 Toyota Camry, the new Accord will not follow the Camry’s entrenched path of providing customers with a base four-cylinder and a V6 upgrade.Instead, Honda will make do with the 1.5-liter turbocharged four already under the hood of the 10th-generation Civic and the fifth-generation Honda CR-V. As an upgrade, Honda will offer the 2.0-liter turbocharged unit from the 2018 Honda Civic Type R. In both cases, Honda has not yet revealed the power output. Honda will continue with an Accord Hybrid, as well.But the V6 is a goner.The outgoing Honda Accord’s optional V6 engine was a 278-horsepower 3.5-liter with 252 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy, according to the EPA, measured 21 miles per gallon in the city; 33 highway with the six-speed automatic.In the all-new Accord that Honda says will debut later … [Read more...] about 2018 Honda Accord Kills the V6, Adds Type R Engine
The refreshed, mid-size Acura Honda Accord will start at $22,925 and run all the way up to $35,400, according to Car and Driver.That represents a mild increase from $150 to $950, depending on trim, and a continued price war with its lifelong, bitter and everlasting rival, the Toyota Camry.Apples-to-apples on the high end: The Accord will cost $635 more than a comparably equipped Camry (2016 Camry XLE V-6 with Technology and Navigation vs. 2016 Accord Touring V-6). Apples-to-apples on the low end: The Camry is $170 more (2016 Camry LE Automatic vs. 2016 Accord LX w/CVT).Shedding two doors will add anywhere from $1,670 to $545 to the bottom line. The coupe will run from $24,595 for the base LX with a manual to $35,945 for the V-6 Touring model.The redesigned Accord was unveiled last month in California and boasts integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a slew of other small changes for its mid-cycle refresh.The Accord also comes available with a suite of safety … [Read more...] about You Can Buy a 2016 Honda Accord for $22,925