When shopping for a used sedan, it is hard to go wrong with the Honda Accord. One of the most reliable and affordable sedans on the market, the Honda Accord is highly recommended by buyers and reviewers alike. If you are looking at the 2018 Honda Accord, do not be swayed by the first model year jitters. There is a configuration for everyone, with several engine and transmission options, safety features, and a classy interior. Although, if you are buying a used car nearing five years of age, what should you expect to pay for one?
Which Honda Accord is the cheapest?
Starting with the base model, Kelley Blue Book notes that the 2018 Honda Accord LX has an MSRP of $24,465. For this price, you get the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Standard interior features include things like dual-zone climate control and keyless entry. We would spring for the Sport trim if you are after a more exciting driver experience. The Sport trim gives you the standard six-speed manual transmission for an MSRP of $26,675. Even with the same 1.5-liter engine, the car is woken up with the manual transmission.
Skipping over the EX and EX-L, the most expensive model of the 2018 Honda Accord is the Touring trim. With an MSRP of $34,695, you gain all of the available features. However, about a dozen minor options are still on the table. A 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated and ventilated seats, leather seating, sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, and adaptive dampers add to the value of the nearly $10,000 more expensive package.
What technology does the 2018 Honda Accord have?
Coming from the previous generation Accord, the 2018 model year is a drastic technological improvement. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, the infotainment setup is quicker and more attractive. In addition, physical volume and tuning knobs returned for the new generation, as the touch controls from the previous generation were a big gripe with customers. The base LX trim gets a four-speaker system with a USB interface. Sport and EX models upgrade to an eight-speaker system, while EX-L and Touring trims enjoy a 10-speaker system.
Higher trims also enjoy HondaLink telematics, over-the-air system updates, 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, and a 6.0-inch head-up display. As for safety features, the 2018 Honda Accord is littered with technology. Equipment such as Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and Traffic Sign Recognition are all standard. Optional features include Blind Sport Information, parking sensors, a Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and a Driver Awareness Monitor.
Is the 2018 Honda Accord worth it?
While it may be hard to find even a base model 2018 Honda Accord for sub $20,000, it is still one of the best used cars on the market. However, since the announcement of the eleventh and newest generation of the Honda Accord, we should see a decrease in price for the tenth generation. The 2018 model year holds its value for now, with most base models hovering just above $20,000. Optioned Touring models of the Accord hold close to their MSRP of $34,000. Even in the range of 50,000 miles, the 2018 Honda Accord hasn’t budged much in price, but as we mentioned, it is still a top choice for a used sedan.