Honda Accord Named 2018 North American Car of the Year
The 2018 Honda Accord has recently been named 2018 North American Car of the Year*. This marks the third year in a row Honda has won a North American “of the Year” award with the 2016 Honda Civic winning the 2016 North American Car of the Year and 2017 Honda Ridgeline winning the 2017 North American Car of the Year.
These prestigious awards have been offered since 1994. Recipients are determined by 60 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada who collectively decide which new vehicles are worthy of North American “of the Year” awards. Vehicles across multiple segments (car, utility, truck) are compared in terms of innovation, design, safety features, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value.
The 2018 Honda Accord marks the tenth generation of this exceedingly popular model. It has been completely redesigned and features a a lighter but more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis and a new upscale interior space. The new Accord’s exterior styling is sleek, athletic and more sophisticated than previous models. It is offered with a choice of two all-new high-torque VTEC® Turbo engines and the world’s first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-drive car. The new Accord is also available as a two-motor hybrid model. All new Honda Accord models are packed with new driver-assistive and safety features as well us upgraded connectivity features.
“Honda took a clean-sheet approach to reinventing America’s most popular car, and we couldn’t be prouder to receive this honor for Accord as the North American Car of the Year,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division and general manager of Honda Sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
American car buyers have made the Honda Accord the best-selling car in America with over 13 million models purchased over the last 41 years. Our Honda Dealership near Atlanta, Georgia offers a wide selection of these award winning models to choose from. We invite you to stop by and take a test drive soon.
The Ed Voyles Honda inventory now includes the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. This all-new five passenger sedan with an electrified powertrain is sophisticated, spacious and comprehensively equipped.
The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers zero-emissions all-electric driving for most daily driving situations with a 47-mile all-electric EPA range rating.* For longer distances, the hybrid powertrain allows for a a 340-mile combined gas-electric EPA range rating.* The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is powered by Honda’s two-motor hybrid technology and utilizes an ultra-efficient 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC® Atkinson-cycle in-line 4-cylinder engine, an ultra-quiet 181-horsepower AC synchronous traction motor and a 17-kilowatt hour (kWh), 168-cell lithium-ion battery pack.
With three options for different driving modes, new Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drivers can choose the best way to operate their vehicles depending on the driving situation. When in EV Drive Mode the Clarity relies solely on electricity generated from the lithium-ion battery pack and electric traction motor. The Hybrid Drive Mode engages both the electric traction motor and utilizes the gasoline engine and generator motor to produce electricity which is sent directly to the traction motor or to the battery pack. When in Engine Drive mode the Clarity operates as a parallel hybrid where the engine and traction motor send power directly from the gasoline engine to the front wheels.
New Clarity drivers will also have their choice of three operating modes; Normal, Econ and Sport allowing for a customized driving experience for maximized performance or efficiency. This new model is well equipped with convenience, connectivity and safety features. It includes LED exterior lighting, Smart Entry with push-button start, Honda Sensing® technology and an an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration.
The exterior design of the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid are unique from other Clarity models (Clarity Fuel Cell & Clarity Electric) with a distinctive chrome bar above the front grille, a chrome deck lid garnish and color-coordinated 18-inch alloy wheels. This model is also offered with an exclusive new exterior color: Forest Blue Pearl.
Our Honda Dealership serving Atlanta invites you to learn more about this exciting new Honda hybrid car. We are pleased to answer your questions, offer a price quote and arrange your test drive.
*Based on 2018 model-year EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPG/MPGe and range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery pack age/condition and other factors.
Both the 2018 Honda Civic and 2018 Honda CR-V have been named winners in AutoWeb’s Buyer’s Choice Awards*. The 2018 Civic was named “Best Car of the Year” and the 2018 CR-V received the award for “Best Utility Vehicle of the Year”. New Honda models also received AutoWeb’s Buyers Choice awards for the following categories:
Best Hatchback of the Year: 2018 Honda Fit
Best Sedan of the Year: 2018 Honda Accord
Best Van of the Year: 2018 Honda Odyssey
Best Small SUV of the Year: 2018 Honda CR-V
Best Compact Vehicle of the Year: 2018 Honda Civic
Results tabulated by AutoWeb officials measure vehicle popularity by price quote requests from more than 120 million consumers over a 12-month period. This year Honda led all automotive brands with their total of seven AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice awards.
The 10th-generation, 2018 Honda Civic is offered in several body types; sedan, coupe, hatchback, Si and Type R. It is the only Honda model to offer such a diverse range in its lineup. The all-new 2017 Honda CR-V was a top seller for Honda with sales of almost 378,000. The CR-V’s innovative design, comfortable seating for five, ample cargo room and advanced technology have surely helped to make this model a fan favorite in an ever growing segment.
Our Honda Dealership near Atlanta is always pleased to share updates and information about new Honda vehicles. We have a selection of award winning Hondas in stock and invite you to stop by and learn more.