Three 2018 Hondas Honored with MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Awards

Year after year, Honda produces high-quality vehicles that impress auto experts and satisfy consumers, and 2018 is no different. This February, the 2018 Honda Accord, Civic, and Odyssey were chosen to receive MotorWeek’s 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards. At Floyd Traylor Honda, we’re thrilled to provide these top-of-the-line Honda vehicles to our customers, guaranteeing their satisfaction for years to come.2018 Honda Accord was named the Best Family SedanFor the Drivers’ Choice Awards, the auto experts at MotorWeek perform a thorough review of all vehicles within a segment, picking a range of models that perform well. From this already narrowed pack of vehicles, they choose the overall best car of the segment for the given year. They carefully consider factors such as price, practicality, performance, and fuel efficiency, which are the factors that tend to matter the most to potential car buyers. After these reviews, three 2018 Hondas stood out from their competitors: the 2018 Honda Civic was deemed the Best Small Car, the 2018 Honda Accord was named the Best Family Sedan, and the 2018 Honda Odyssey was judged to be the Best Minivan.

With two impressive high-performance variants, the Civic received the Best Small Car award for a third consecutive year. The Accord’s Best Family Sedan award was secured by its luxurious approach to the mid-size sedan segment. Meanwhile, the Odyssey’s Best Minivan award recognized both its longstanding appeal to families and its feature-packed, all-new approach for 2018.

Honda Redesigns 2018 Accord, Shifts Production Facilities

Currently, midsize sedans aren’t fairing too well in an automotive market that favors larger vehicles like the Honda Pilot. But, Honda recently revealed the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord, a family-sized sedan, which might offer the right formula to entice drivers of all ages. More space and a longer wheelbase may just put the four-door car on par with its crossover competitors.

2018 Honda Accord

Standing out from the crowd isn’t something that Honda is historically known for, but its styling is quickly moving in that direction. The Honda Civic brought a sharper, sportier design than the outgoing model without compromising what drivers love: quality, efficiency, and space.

Much like the Civic’s redesign, the 2018 Honda Accord looks to make the same move. Sportier styling comes hand-in-hand with the features that drivers love about the midsize sedan. Reliability and quality come standard.

Drivers will also enjoy a few new engines, including a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder that replaces the outgoing V6 engine. The upcoming model also brings a longer wheelbase and more interior space, making it the perfect model for families.

As though that isn’t enough, Honda has another surprise in store. The Honda Accord Hybrid, a model known for offering all of the same qualities as the standard sedan with higher efficiency, will shift production facilities. The hybrid model will officially move from Japan to the United States for the 2018 model year.

We here at Floyd Traylor Honda can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord.

What You Need to Know About the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

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Once you drive the Accord Hybrid, you’ll fall in love with it!

There was a good reason Honda took a year off with the Accord Hybrid model. Now back from its hiatus, the all-new 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has some updated features and improvements that are surely going to impress.

Better Fuel Efficiency

The new Accord Hybrid is exceptionally efficient and received an EPA rating of 49 mpg city and 47 mpg highway. These figures give it the best ratings in its class of mid-size hybrid sedans.

Improved Performance

With the amazing efficiency comes improved overall performance. Inside the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, giving it an output of 212 horsepower, which is an increase from the 2015 model (which peaked at 196 horsepower).

Updated Technology and Safety

The new Accord Hybrid is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, making it incredibly easy to stay connected while driving. There are also new safety features that come standard on the updated model, including Active Cruise Control, which generates a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.

We are very pleased to have this hybrid vehicle back in our lineup and we look forward to seeing it continue to improve in the future. Stop by Floyd Taylor Honda for more information and to test drive the all-new 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid.

2016 Honda Accord Gets Technology Update

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A peek inside the 2016 Accord!

The Honda Accord is due for a mid-cycle facelift for 2016, and while there are a few minor adjustments to the exterior, most of the new goodies are on the inside. That’s to be expected, though – current sales numbers say Honda sells over 300,000 Accords a year, so there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken. Most of the changes were made to the 2016 Honda Accord technology.

The exterior changes include minor details such as an additional accent strip along the nose and narrower headlights. To give the 2016 Accord a more modern look, LED fog lamps and taillights were added, plus a newly remolded rear and 18-inch alloy wheels.

However, technology updates include a brand new entertainment system. The system offers a USB port that allows you to easily sync your smartphone. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are compatible. To top it all off, the menu is accessible via a 7-inch touchscreen display. Other new technology features are more safety-oriented. Driver Assist tech such as emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning come standard with the new Accord.

The ongoing success of the Accord is nothing to scoff at, and the 2016 Honda Accord technology update updates to keep the car up-to-date and modern will ensure that it continues its popularity will continue into the next model year.