Honda Accord - Reasons to buy

Honda Accord - Reasons to buy
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Honda is a strong Japanese brand that never disappoints with its innovation. The Accord was redesigned and received a complete makeover for the 10th generation model launched in 2018. It had undergone a similar makeover five years back in 2013. Honda has ensured that the new generation Accord is the car for the future. The design, features, and specification have all been revamped making it one of the best cars in the segment. While the price may be higher than the competition, the premium features make it worth it. Let us look at some of the top reasons to buy a Honda Accord.

Honda Accord Exterior


The change in the design of Accord makes it completely different from its predecessors. The 2018 Accord is comparatively much lower and wider than the earlier versions. This change ensures that both the look and the drive are enhanced. The sporty design of the Accord is complimented with the bonnet design, and aluminium make of the same. You also get LED headlights with DRLs, Auto high-beam headlights, LED front fog lights, shark fin antenna, and dual exhaust pipe. The dual exhaust pipe is offered in all the models including the base variant.

Honda Accord Interior

The interior design is classy and furthers the sporty premium feel of the car. The cabin is spacious with improved leg room. The legroom has been improved by 48 mm, whereas the overall space has been increased by 70 litres. There is an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You also get the leather steering wheel and carbon effect detailing along with features like red dial illumination. The front passenger’s seats come with 4-way Power Adjustment. The active noise cancellation assures that a peaceful environment is maintained in the cabin. I-Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System ensures favourable climate inside the car.


Honda Accord Engine

The all-new Honda Accord comes with two new engines both of which are turbocharged. You can select either the 2.0L Turbo with a 10-speed Automatic gearbox or a 1.5-litre which is mated to CVT. The former is capable of delivering 268 Hp power and 370 Nm torque, whereas the latter delivers 198 Hp and 260 Nm of torque. Both engines are equipped with Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology which ensures the perfect balance between performance and economy. The engine may seem less powerful with a size of 1.5-litre, yet it delivers more power than the outgoing 2.4-L engine.

Safety features

Honda Accord Safety

The all-new Accord 2018 comes with the ‘Honda Sense’ safety suite of functions which make the car seem straight out of a sci-fi movie. While the vehicle does not become completely autonomous, it is as close as the technology today can get. The features include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS), and Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM). You also get a feature called “Follow Me” which delivers magic on activation. This feature ensures that the vehicle accelerates and decelerates on its own based on the traffic conditions.

Honda Accord Cabin

While these features may sound overwhelming, Honda has also provided the standard safety features. So, you get advanced front airbags, side and side curtain airbags, and driver as well as front passengers knee airbags. Features such as Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Braking Distribution (EBS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Electronic Brake Booster (EBB), Hill Start Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure, and Agile Handling Assist (AHA) are also provided by the company.

The basic variant of Honda Accord 2018 starts at a price of AED 94,900. The pricing is the only downside that one can encounter in this new car. However, the higher price can be justified with the plethora of updates that the Accord 2018 has received. The sporty design, spacious interiors, powerful engine, decent handling, and advanced features make Honda Accord 2018 on of the best car available in the segment.

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