Some Helpful Tips on How to Choose Your 2018 Honda Accord Trim

January 18th, 2018 by

If you’re in the market for a mid-size sedan, you might have your eye on the 2018 Honda Accord. However, with five trim levels to choose from, you might not know which one is right for you. Keep reading to discover the differences in each trim level so you know which Accord to choose.

The LX is the starting trim in the Honda Accord lineup. It comes standard with exterior features that include power side mirrors, shark fin antenna, automatic headlights, and LED headlights, brake lights, and turn signal indicators. Like every other Accord model, it comes with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque.

Inside you’ll find an infotainment system with a 7–inch screen that includes Bluetooth connectivityand a four-speaker audio system. Other conveniences include dual-zone automatic climate control and push-button start. The driver-assistive technology that comes with the LX includes lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, and the traffic sign recognition system.

Next in the Accord lineup is the Sport. Choose this model and your exterior features will take everything from the LX and add LED fog lights and chrome exhaust finishers. It’s also the only vehicle in the lineup that has a spoiler. Additionally, you can also upgrade the engine to an available 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Inside your infotainment system gets upgraded to an 8-inch touch-screen display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an eight-speaker audio system. Other interior features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and exclusive sport pedals.

The EX follows the Sport in the Honda Accord lineup. On the outside of this vehicle, you’ll enjoy a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature, heated side mirrors, and a smart entry system with Walk Away Auto-Lock. Inside the vehicle, you’ll find heated front seats and HD radio. The EX also adds a blind spot monitor and cross traffic monitor to the driver-assistive technology system.

After the EX trim level comes the EX-L. This model adds integrated turn signal indicators to the side mirrors. On the inside, it upgrades the audio system to include 10 speakers and a subwoofer. It also adds leather-trimmed seats, an automatic-dimming rearview mirror, and an integrated HomeLink remote system.

The last trim level in the Honda Accord lineup is the top-of-the-line Touring. On the outside, this trim comes with rain-sensing windshield wipers and side mirrors that have courtesy lights and automatically tilt down for better visibility when you put the vehicle in reverse. Inside the vehicle, exclusive features to the Touring trim include mobile hotspot capabilities, a wireless phone charger, heated outboard rear seats, ventilated seats, and ambient lighting in the door handles. For added safety, the Touring also comes with a head-up display that shows gear position, speed, compass, turn-by-turn directions, adaptive cruise control mode, incoming calls, and more.

With this information, you now know the important differences between the five 2018 Honda Accord trim levels so you can ultimately choose the trim that suits your needs the best.

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