|2019 Honda Accord||2018 Honda Accord|
|1.5L I4||1.5L I4|
For several decades, from one model year to the next, the Honda Accord has retained its position as the golden standard in the midsize sedan segment. And the 2018 and 2019 model years are no exception. Significant as being the first two entries in the best-selling and multiple-awarded nameplate’s tenth production cycle, there’s only one major difference between the iterations. While the 2018 Accord is a complete redesign for ushering in the vehicle’s tenth generation of production, the 2019 Accord loses the 1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine as an option on the top-level Touring trim. Otherwise, they are essentially the same vehicle. The 2018 and 2019 Accord entries share the following attributes:
Few midsize sedans have standard driver-assistance technologies to amp up safety. That’s not the case with the 2018 and 2019 Honda Accord. Regardless of trim, you will get a suite of Honda Sensing features that include adaptive cruise control with driver drowsiness monitoring, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking, traffic sign recognition system, forward collision warning, and lane keep assist. Also standard are eight airbags, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, hill start assist for preventing rollback when shifting from Park to Drive, vehicle stability assist with traction control for ultimate command of your driving path, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes for shortened stopping distance, electronic brake-force distribution for proper allocation of braking power, LED daytime running lights to increase conspicuity on the road, auto high beam headlights for accurate illumination, and brake assist for supplying extra stopping power when needed. On the 2.0-liter turbo I4-powered version of the Sport, the EX, the EX-L, and the Touring, Honda adds a blind spot information system with a cross-traffic monitor. Only the Touring has a head-up display, which is employed for reducing distraction on the road.
Thanks in no small part to its abundance of safety features, the 2018-2019 Honda Accord is considered a remarkably safe vehicle. This is confirmed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which designates the sedan as a “Top Safety Pick” ride. This is mainly due to the Accord getting an “Acceptable” rating in headlight effectiveness, the top-level “Superior” rating in front crash prevention, and the top-level “Good” rating in every IIHS crashworthiness test category.
Regardless of your preference between the 2018 and 2019 version of the Honda Accord, you can come to our Chicago-area dealership for a test drive. One of our Honda sales experts will be more than happy and willing to assist you with choosing your ideal vehicle.