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2018 Honda Accord To Be Unveiled July 14

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I'm not feeling this Accord. It looks like a larger Civic and that's not a good thing. I don't like how the front grille goes into the car like a bad interpretation of the current Mazda 6. The rear taillights look like a slanted version of Toyota's Camry from 2012. The middle of the car looks like a Chevy Malibu and overall, it doesn't have the same aggressive stance as the 2018 Camry. I'm sure people who don't care about the above but prefer Hondas will buy this car similar to how buyers who want an easy to live with mid-size sedan that prefer Toyotas will get the LE Camry.
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Takada wrote:
Jul 15th, 2017 9:05 am
I disagree about the Civic, which I think looks fantastic for its segment (along with Mazda3 and Elantra), but the front end on this Accord is hideous and the current rear looks way more sophisticated than this new one. I think it has to do with how the chrome doesn't really work for the shape of the front of the new Accord.
Looks similar enough to the Civic to me, and both are ugly as sin. And yes Chrome in 2017 (or even 2005) is cheese-whiz...in the microwave, 2 minutes on high power, lol. Same goes for wood trim (or fake wood trim)--chee-ee-se.
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So where does the front license plate go? In the middle of the grill. That will make it look even more fugly.
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Why Did Honda De-tune the Civic Type R’s 2.0T for 2018 Honda Accord Duty?
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/0 ... cord-duty/

the Accord’s 273 lb-ft of torque plateaus 1,000 rpm sooner than the Civic Type R’s 295 lb-ft. Besides, the Accord’s torque figure is now 21-lb-ft stronger than the 2017 Accord V6’s, and it peaks at 1,500 rpm rather than 4,900 rpm.

With curb weight falling by 110-176 pounds in the new generation, the 2018 Accord 2.0T will undoubtedly accelerate with even greater force than the outgoing Accord V6.
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BluePhirePB wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 10:09 am
The middle of the car looks like a Chevy Malibu and overall, it doesn't have the same aggressive stance as the 2018 Camry.

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I have this practical question for the Accord's front: if you have so much open space (on the lower side), have they thought that all kinds of debris, stones, and crap would get into it?
I think this is a poor design - a lot of stuff will just smack into that inter-cooler or radiator there.
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Camry > Accord

This one reminds me of that fugly accord crosstour just not as high. Both are ugly regardless.

Honda wtf are you thinking these days.
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In suport of the above here's a good comparison photo:
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I think indeed Camry wins...
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tk1000 wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 9:56 pm
Why Did Honda De-tune the Civic Type R’s 2.0T for 2018 Honda Accord Duty?
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/0 ... cord-duty/

the Accord’s 273 lb-ft of torque plateaus 1,000 rpm sooner than the Civic Type R’s 295 lb-ft. Besides, the Accord’s torque figure is now 21-lb-ft stronger than the 2017 Accord V6’s, and it peaks at 1,500 rpm rather than 4,900 rpm.

With curb weight falling by 110-176 pounds in the new generation, the 2018 Accord 2.0T will undoubtedly accelerate with even greater force than the outgoing Accord V6.
So basically boils down to them saying, hey not as powerful as it could be because guess what turbos get crap gas mileage but hey, it's better than what we got right? People wanted just pure power not smooth power right? Right? Buy our accord please and not the camry
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I don't understand why Honda is using all these "turbine" rims. They are ugly.
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I cannot decide which front end is more horrible, but I'm leaning towards the Camry being worse. At least I can shave in the parking lot with it before going into the office if I forget to at home.
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i think a better comparison is the Camry SE/XSE front to the above posted Accord 2.0T
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Ya I'm not a huge fan of the XLE Camry, but love the aggressive XSE styling.
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