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Doing some research on the 2018 Accord Hybrid, it turns out that this time around we will be getting 'Normal' and 'Sport' driving settings which combined with its wider stance and longer wheelbase could mean that this will be an even more exciting hybrid to drive around than its closest competitor, the Camry Hybrid. Aside from the Accord Hybrid, the next best step up it seems if you want some truly sporty characteristics, it will be the more expensive Q50 Hybrid.

With how good this years hybrid spec is, who's planning to get it?
 

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I'm still on the undecided fence. A hybrid Accord's fuel savings would help with the gas bills over a long period of time, but it also weighs more than a traditionally powered Accord and that will affect its performance.
 

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Their new 2.0L engine is one of the reasons why I want to buy Accord, so for me, that's an easy choice :D I was so happy to see that the new 2.0-liter turbo with the 10-speed automatic is actually quicker to 60 mph than the previous V-6 model with the six-speed automatic, getting there in 5.5 seconds!!
 

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The 2.0L is tempting as well, but if the hybrid has some of the Type-R's driving characteristics, then the increase in price may be worth it. Though I doubt we'll be seeing its torque steer tech and a wider body can only do so much.
 

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AWD should be one of the things that will benefit it, sort of like what we seen with the SH-AWD system that Acura's have. Acura sedan's haven't done so well with sales but Accords have, so the more they can do to improve on the Accord, the better it could be for Honda and Acura overall.
 

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I assumed the new Accord was offered in AWD? Paired with an automatic gearbox and that's pretty much the golden combination these days.
That would definitely help them sell more Accords in colder climate when it's all about the AWD during winter.
 

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I assumed the new Accord was offered in AWD? Paired with an automatic gearbox and that's pretty much the golden combination these days.
That would definitely help them sell more Accords in colder climate when it's all about the AWD during winter.
You see quite persistent on AWD. How did you come up with that assumption? I would like to have AWD but found no supportive information that suggest if and/or when it will happen. Hopefully you're right. In for seeing the sources to what you're reporting.
 

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Mostly due to snow, of course the most important equipment needed is a set of good winter tires, but all-wheel drive still does provide some benefit if you get stuck.
 

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I remember seeing some SH-AWD Accord prototypes but aside from that it has been bigger models running AWD like he HRV and that other big Honda SUV. With Acura seemingly slow with sedan sales, some more Acura exclusive stuff like SH-AWD needs to find its way in the Accord.
 
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