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Honda Accord presents 2-premium advanced safety features standard for 2018

With the auto industry embracing an automated driving future for the world, sooner than most can imagine, 2018 Honda Accord comes to market this fall with two advanced safety features, standard, a bold marketing move in the sub premium midsize sedan class.

Honda leads the auto industry in the early integration of advanced safety and driver assist technology in sub premium class cars and light trucks, the auto industry as a whole, now follows that trend. I drove this Honda across los Angeles with my foot off the brake in 2015.

Coming up against the likes of a much improved Toyota Camry in the ‘bread and butter’ family sedan segment, for 2018, Honda Accord comes to market with several safety features generally reserved for the luxury car class. Already a top seller in North America, Honda intends to hold Accord’s sales position, by including on all trim levels, 2 safety and driver convenience features, generally reserved for the likes of Acura RLX.

Advanced safety and driver assist technology

For 2018, all Honda Accords, regardless of trim level, come standard equipped with the award winning Honda Sensing ™ ; also, a 6 inch heads-up display with a variable information menu in the 1.5 L, 2.0 L, and Accord Hybrid Touring respectively.

When combined with Honda’s ACE body structure, ride stability, and ABS, electronic assist braking, we anticipate a 5-Star, Safety Pick + safety rating for Honda’s reinvented Accord 4 door sedan.

It’s all included with Honda Sensing

*For 2018, all Accords will feature the full suite of Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment. Honda Sensing includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and new Traffic Sign Recognition. Additional available driver-assistive technologies include Blind Spot Information, front and rear parking sensors, Cross Traffic Monitor and Driver Awareness Monitor; and all models feature a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with dynamic guidelines.

Standard advanced active and passive safety systems include Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), advanced front airbags, driver and front-passenger side airbags and new driver and front-passenger knee airbags. The Accord targets top U.S. government (NCAP) and IIHS collision safety ratings.

Read more about the performance side of 2018 Honda Accord here.

Source: 2017 American Honda Motors

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No V6 engine = no sale. Camry looking better and better - with Lexus V6, and comparable safety features.
Congrats on HUD. Now please make it display turn by turn navigation from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (Waze, etc).
Now that reviews are allowed to be released- they all say that the HUD is only available on the Touring model. You got my hopes up that it would be standard on all models!
Welcome GFong. My bad sir, you are correct. Looking to the specifications released today by American Honda, the heads up display is included in the Touring trim package only: 1.5 L touring, 2.0 L Touring and Accord Hybrid Touring. Thank you for the catch. P.