New for 2018: Honda

Honda redesigns the Accord for 2018, undertaking what it calls “the most dramatic remake in 41 years.” The company’s Odyssey minivan is also all new, and loaded with family-friendly safety, infotainment, and convenience features. The Fit subcompact car is updated, too, and the Clarity lineup expands beyond fuel-cell and electric drivetrains to include a new plug-in hybrid model offering 47 miles of electric range and 340 miles of total range.

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2018 Honda Accord Touring front quarter right photo
Detailed changes for each 2018 Honda car, truck, and SUV model are shown below, listed in alphabetical order.

2018 Honda Accord

  • Honda’s popular midsize car is redesigned for 2018
  • Sedan survives, coupe is cancelled
  • LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels
  • Turbocharged, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard, making 192 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Available turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 252 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Most trims have a continuously variable transmission, but a 6-speed manual gearbox is available for the Sport
  • Hybrid model returns early in 2018, equipped with third-generation gas-electric hybrid powertrain
  • Larger interior, especially for rear-seat passengers
  • Standard equipment includes LED headlights and taillights, automatic high-beam headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, 7-in. programmable driver information display, Straight Driving Assist, and Honda Sensing driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies
  • All except LX trim have a touch-screen infotainment system with an 8-in. display, radio volume and tuning knobs, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone projection
  • All except LX and Sport trim have a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Newly available features, depending on trim, include automatic Bluetooth phone pairing, wireless device charging, next-generation HondaLink services including a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, remote engine starting via smartphone app, a 6-in. head-up display, and front/rear park-assist sensors

2018 Honda Civic

  • Honda makes no changes to the 2018 Civic lineup

2018 Honda Clarity

  • A plug-in hybrid version of the Clarity debuts, bringing the model lineup to three including the Clarity Electric and Clarity Fuel Cell
  • Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is available in standard and Touring trim levels, seats 5 people, and carries nearly as much luggage as a Civic sedan
  • Provides 47 miles of electric driving range, and total driving range of 340 miles
  • When driven as a hybrid, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid gets 42 mpg in combined driving
  • Recharging the Plug-in Hybrid’s battery takes 2.5 hours using a 240-volt home charging station
  • An HV driving mode conserves battery power for electric driving at specific times, such as in zones restricted to electric vehicles

2018 Honda CR-V

  • Honda makes no changes to the 2018 CR-V lineup

2018 Honda Fit

  • Honda freshens the subcompact Fit hatchback for 2018
  • All trims benefit from suspension, steering, and structural enhancements, while added sound insulation and acoustic-laminated glass quiets the cabin
  • New Sport trim level debuts with sportier front and rear styling, side sill finishers, gloss black 16-in. aluminum wheels, chrome exhaust outlet, and orange exterior and interior accents
  • Honda Sensing driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technology is standard on EX and EX-L trim levels, and optional on LX and Sport
  • Sport, EX, and EX-L trims get a new 7-in. touch-screen display infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • New colors: Helios Yellow and Orange Fury

2018 Honda HR-V

  • Revised wheel treatment for EX and EX-L trims
  • New paint color: Aegean Blue

2018 Honda Odyssey

  • Honda’s minivan is redesigned for 2018
  • Returns in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trim levels
  • 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 9-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard equipment for the LX trim includes aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, capless refueling, and numerous enhancements to quiet the interior
  • All versions except the LX get standard Honda Sensing driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies, blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, an 8-in. touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HondaLink Assist services, Magic Slide second-row seats, power-sliding rear doors, triple-zone climate control, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, second-row window shades, and more
  • New family-friendly features debuting for 2018 include a CabinControl app with Social Playlist capability, CabinWatch parental monitoring, CabinTalk in-vehicle communication, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with unlimited data plan, and a Blu-Ray rear entertainment system with streaming video capability
  • Touring and Elite trims gain a new hands-free rear liftgate
  • Elite trim adds a new heated steering wheel, wireless device charging, and LED cabin lighting

2018 Honda Pilot

  • Honda had not announced changes for the 2018 Pilot as this guide was published

2018 Honda Ridgeline

  • Sport trim offered in two additional colors: White Diamond and Lunar Silver