Honda has officially announced that they will drop their lauded Honda Accord V6 in favor for a turbocharged I4 they currently use in the Honda Civic R. There will be other powerplants including a hybrid with dual electric motors. While some may lament the passing of the V6, others will rejoice that Honda will have a six-speed manual transmission available in certain configurations.
Honda is introducing a new 10-speed automatic transmission with its new Accord. It will be one of the first vehicles in its class with a 10-speed. According to Honda, the 2018 Honda Accord will be new from the ground up.
As of this writing: Honda has yet to debut the 2018 Honda Accord.
Meanwhile, Toyota just introduced its all-new 2018 Toyota Camry. Not only does it keep its V6, it’s an all-new powerplant that’s capable of 301 horsepower. A 203/206 hp (the extra power is available if you get the quad exhaust) I4 is available on all trims. Toyota is banking on naturally aspirated engines while many other automakers are looking at I4 turbos.
Time will tell which one of these two immensely popular midsized cars has the edge in sales.
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