Honda Accord & Civic Type R Named “2018 AUTOMOBILE All-Stars”
Both the new 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Honda Civic Type R have recently been named by editors at AUTOMOBILE magazine as “2018 AUTOMOBILE All-Stars”. The well respected automotive magazine awards All-Star honors only to vehicles that are all-new, heavily revised or have newly significant model variants. These vehicles must also have been for sale in the U.S. within 12 months of All-Stars testing.
This year the 2018 Honda Accord was recognized for its spacious interior, intelligent engineering, efficient powertrain and nimble driving dynamics. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R was selected for its outstanding performance value, even compared to more expensive sports cars and was the only unanimous selection by AUTOMOBILE editors.
The new Honda Accord has recently been redesigned from the ground up with a lighter, more rigid body structure and a new chassis design. This model has new sleek and athletic body styling, new safety, driver-assistive and connectivity features. It is offered with a choice of two all-new high-torque VTEC® Turbo engines mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new Accord is also available with a new generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid powertrain.
As the most powerful Honda ever sold in America, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected VTEC Turbo® engine with a peak output of 306 horsepower (SAE net) and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net). When fully equipped this model has a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission, limited slip differential, Adaptive Damper System and a dual-axis strut front suspension design.
“To receive two All-Star nods in one year speaks to how special we think Honda’s recent offerings have been,” says Mike Floyd, AUTOMOBILE Editor-in-Chief. “The new 10th-generation Accord is a meticulously engineered sedan with soul, especially in Sport trim, and the Civic Type R is arguably the greatest performance car for the money available today. From family haulers to hauling butt, Honda continues to blow us – and the competition – away.”
Our Honda Dealership in the Atlanta area proudly offers a selection of new 2018 Honda Accord and Civic models to choose from. We invite you to stop by and test drive one of these new All-Star vehicles soon.