2018 Honda Accord Wins Car of the Year Award
The all-new 2018 Honda Accord, the 10th generation of America’s most popular car, has earned the prestigious 2018 North American Car of the Year award. The Accord’s win marks the third consecutive year that a Honda has received top honors from the North American jury of automotive journalists. The Honda Civic won the car award in 2016 and the Honda Ridgeline won the 2017 North American Truck of the Year (NATOTY).
“Honda took a clean-sheet approach to reinventing America’s most popular car, and we couldn’t be prouder to receive this honor for Accord as the North American Car of the Year,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division and general manager of Honda Sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
About the Award
The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards honors excellence in innovation, design, safety features, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value. Initiated in 1994, winners are judged by 60 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for independent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and industry websites.
The award is presented each year at the opening of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
The 2018 Honda Accord
After 10 generations and 41 years, American car buyers have made the Accord the best-selling car in America, with more than 13 million Accords purchased. The 2018 Honda Accord is all-new and completely redesigned, featuring the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels.
It features a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis design wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek and athletic design with top class interior space and comfort. The drivetrain options include two all-new high-torque VTEC Turbo engines and the world’s first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-wheel-drive car. Finally,the Accord also includes a number of new safety, driver-assistive, and connected-car technologies.