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2018 Honda Accord vs 2017 Honda Accord

Whenever a car receives a redesign, the world holds its breath and anxiously awaits the arrival of the new model. How does it differ from the previous generation? Just how much has changed in the course of one production year? Is it the best reincarnation yet? All of these are great questions, and they will all be answered in the 2018 Honda Accord vs 2017 Honda Accord comparison.

Redesigned from head to toe, everything about the 2018 Honda Accord is new. An all-new chassis, a fresh body, next-generation features and technology as well as unprecedented comfort and style all culminate in the 2018 Accord. So, what does all of this mean for the 2018 Honda Accord vs 2017 Honda Accord comparison and what are some of the key differences between them? 

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2018 Honda Accord LX CVT vs 2017 Honda Accord LX 6MT
$23,570*1 Base MSRP $22,455*2
30/38 mpg*3 Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 23/32 mpg*4
192 hp, 192 lb-ft Power Ratings 185 hp, 181 lb-ft
Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® EX, EX-L and Touring
With a base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $23,570*1, the 2018 Honda Accord LX CVT 1.5T costs a bit over $1,000 more than the 2017 base Accord model*2. That said, the 2018 Accord is well worth the extra money. As estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the 2018 Honda Accord LX CVT 1.5T earns up to 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway*3. As outlined in the chart above, these 2018 fuel economy ratings are remarkable improvements over the EPA estimates of 23-city mpg and 32-highway mpg for the 2017 base model*4.

Also displayed in the chart above, the 2018 Honda Accord LX holds a new VTEC Turbo® engine that pumps out 192 horsepower as well as 192 pound-feet of torque. Sufficient to say, both of these ratings are significant upgrades over the base engine of the 2017 model, therefore leading to an even more responsive and spirited driving experience.

While the 2018 Honda Accord offers many of the same features from the 2017 model, it has made many of them more accessible than they were previously. In other words, several popular features are now standard on more trim levels of the 2018 Accord than they were on the 2017 predecessor. A shining example of this is the improved availability of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®. New for the 2018 production year, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® are now standard on every Accord minus the base LX trim. Finally, both of these state-of-the-art features are standard on the Sport trim. Needless to say, the 2018 Honda Accord has taken its standard and available features to the next level.


In short, the 2018 Honda Accord vs 2017 Honda Accord comparison is a great example of just how much can change in the course of one production year. For all of the reasons discussed above, many customers agree that the tenth-generation 2018 Honda Accord really is the most well-rounded reincarnation yet. With all due respect to the 2017 Accord, the 2018 model is simply one year newer, one year better, and one generation ahead.

2018 Honda Accord LX Champagne Frost Exterior Front View
2018 Honda Accord passenger side view of front cabin
2018 Honda Accord Side View of Rear Seats
2018 Honda Accord driver-seat view of front cabin including steering wheel, instrument panel, and more

*1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $890.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
*2 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $890.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
*3 Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
*4 Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.