Honda is a storied automaker, but that doesn’t stop the company from innovating. The recently unveiled 2018 Honda lineup offers brand new additions to the lineup and new updates to old favorites. Here are the 2018 Honda models you need to check out.
2018 Honda Civic
The 2018 Honda Civic offers four models for you to consider. Each variation has the same basic structure as the last but comes with an increased range of features:
- LX – Starting at $18,840, the standard model comes with 158-hp, 2.0L I-4 engine, electric parking break, and capless fuel tank.
- EX – Starting at $21240, it adds heated side mirrors, Honda LaneSwitch safety feature, and the SMS Text Message function to reduce texting and driving.
- EX-T – Starting at $21,600, it has a 174-hp, 1.5L I-4 engine, dual-zone climate control, and fog lights.
- Si – Starting at $24,100, the most advanced model includes a spoiler, sport seats exclusive to the Si, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
This new automobile provides a sleek look through aggressive styling and the option to install a jet-black grille. Its exterior includes versatile functions as well, with windshield wipers that activate automatically by the rain along with LED headlights. The LED taillights are a styling statement of their own with their “C” shape that unique to the Civic.
In addition, the 2018 Civic is engineered durably to achieve convenient use of an agile vehicle. For the EX-T model and above, a turbocharged engine of 1.5 liters is included for increased power and efficiency. It achieves a fuel efficiency rate of 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway.
The new Honda Civic attempts to make adapting more convenient than ever for the driver by providing the option of a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission. It carries an impressive five-star crash rating as well.
2018 Honda Accord
The 2018 Honda Accord comes in four different models:
- LX – Starting at $23,570, standard model comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED low beams, and push-to-start technology.
- Sport – Starting at $25,780, it adds two inches to wheels, a deck-lid spoiler, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
- EX – Starting at $27,470, it includes remote engine start, one-touch powered moonroof, and a blind-spot information system.
- EX-L – Starting at $29,970, this most advanced model adds HomeLink remote system, leather-trimmed seats, and a premium audio system.
Contrary to the Civic, the Accord has the option of a coupe or a four-door sedan. The two-door coupe, which still includes a backseat, serves as a preferable option for drivers in need of less space who desire extra fuel efficiency. The four-door sedan offers a more spacious option for a similar driving experience.
The vehicle’s exterior comes with multiple new aspects. Its low-beam LED headlights and precipitation-sensing windshield wipers provide advanced and reliable driver safety that performs automatically. Plus, the Accord has a five-star crash rating.
The latest Accord includes multiple new engineering features. Now available with this vehicle is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, a step up from the 1.5-liter engine of the Civic. Concerning fuel efficiency, it achieves 30 mpg in the city and a 38 mpg on the highway. Moreover, you have the option to install the 10-speed automatic transmission for added leisure. Its Eco Assist technology ensures proper treatment of the environment as a component of quality performance.
2018 Honda Clarity
The 2018 Honda Clarity is a plug-in hybrid car. Unfamiliar to some, plug-in hybrid technology allows you to drive using only electric power or to tap into the gas tank for a lengthy excursion. This system is meant to allow drivers to combine environmentally friendly values with a pleasant driving experience.
The standard plug-in hybrid is offered at a starting price of $33,400, as opposed to the $36,600 starting price of the Touring edition. The Touring edition includes all the features of its counterpart plus remote climate pre-conditioning, leather-trimmed seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a Honda satellite-linked navigation system.
The exterior of the Clarity comes with a handful of innovations. The appearance of the vehicle is defined by its aerodynamic exterior lines and LED Daytime Running Lights. These design lines enhance the Clarity’s overall efficiency as a vehicle. Its shape directs the flow of air to the top, sides, and underside of the vehicle to reduce unnecessary noise and allow for quiet comfort. Its structure gives it a crash rating of four stars.
The benefits of the Clarity extend to its interior as well. The interior details include environmentally friendly features such as bio-fabrics and ultra-suede produced through recycling technology. The vehicle also has a very sizable trunk that permits for 15.5 cubic feet of cargo storage.
2018 Honda Fit
A different approach toward eco-friendly driving is the 2018 Honda Fit. Just like the Accord and Civic, the Fit offers four models that progress in price and function:
- LX – Starts at $16,190, the standard model comes with running daytime lights, multi-reflector halogen headlights, and a direct injection engine.
- Sport – Starting at $18,160, it adds 16-inch gloss black wheels, chrome exhaust finisher, and side under-body spoilers.
- EX – Starting at $18,160, it includes one-touch powered moonroof, Honda LaneWatch, and Smart Entry software.
- EX-L – Starting at $20,520, this model enhances previous models with leather seats, heated front seats, and power side mirrors with integrated turn signals.
For the EX and EX-L models, the exterior includes the useful Smart Entry feature, which adds the convenience of skipping a step when entering the vehicle. In both variations of the Fit has a one-touch powered moonroof, giving you quick and easy access. For increased safety, fog lights have been implemented in the Sport model and above. The Fit’s exterior earned it an impressive crash rating of five stars.
The interior of the Honda Fit includes audio integration for Apple or Android mobile devices. The EX-L has heated front seats. Plus, both EX and EX-L come equipped with push-to-start technology. Four separate functions also exist for varying needs in space and cargo loading:
- Utility Mode – for maximum overall space in the vehicle
- Long Mode – for loading of items of increased length such as tables
- Tall Mode – for loading items of increased height
- Refresh Mode – maximal space of leisure-based situations in the vehicle
In addition, the Honda Fit offers new features pertaining to its engineered function. It achieves a fuel efficiency of 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. The automobile’s 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine achieves power through direct injection that some hybrids lack.