2018 Honda Accord Owes The Civic Big Time!
The latest iteration of the Honda Accord will be adopting a couple of cues from the Civic. This includes its architecture as well as the Civic’s 1.5T mill worth 174hp.
However, Honda did not reveal if this new mill would be supplanting its existing 3.5L V6 engine worth 278hp. Although the turbo block has a smaller output, it will aid in recording great fuel economy for the Accord.
But, we can’t refute that the V6 engine is vital for the mid-size sedan as it would be one of the main difference between it and the Civic – considering the fact that the Accord is slated to be sporting the same kind of design with the Civic.
The Accord isn’t alone in this though as Toyota’s Camry is also expected to supplant its 268hp 3.5L V6 for a new turbo-four mill.
And similar to the Accord, the Camry will be leveling up to a whole new platform, the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). Only the Prius and the upcoming C-HR subcompact crossover have used this particular platform, till date.
As the new architecture is lighter, it will help the Camry to achieve much better driving dynamics along with aiding to enhance its fuel efficiency, just like how the Prius did.
The main difference between the latest Accord and its competitor is the transmission used. The Accord sticks with its six-speed auto and manual transmission while the Camry is said to adopt a CVT.