The 2018 Honda Accord will be nothing without a little help from its sibling, the Civic. The latest version of the Accord will be employing some cues from the latter beginning with its architecture along with the Civic’s 1.5T engine that is capable of churning out 174 horsepower.
That said, the automaker did not clarify if this new engine will be replacing the current 278hp 3.5-liter V6 engine. Despite the turbo block coming with a smaller output, it will help the Accord in hitting impressive fuel economy.
However, it’s hard to argue against the fact that the V6 is important for the mid-size sedan. This is because it will be main differing aspect between it and the Civic, especially since the Accord is expect to gain the same kind of styling as the latter.
Well, Toyota’s Camry joins the Accord in this as the Toyota is also slated to replace its 3.5-liter V6 mill that is capable of 268 horsepower for a brand new turbo-four engine.
Just like the Accord, the Camry will be upgrading to a new platform, the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). Prior to this, only the Prius and soon-to-arrive C-HR subcompact crossover have utilized this platform.
Since the new build is much lighter, the Camry will be able to achieve better driving dynamics at ease. That’s not all – it will also help the Toyota in enhancing its fuel efficiency.
One of the major differences between the all-new Accord and the Camry is their transmission. While the Accord retains its six-speed self-shifter along with its manual tranny, the Camry has ventured into the CVT territory.