Does the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan Have a CVT?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Accord on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 5:31 pm
red 2018 honda accord sedan driving on empty highway road

Are you interested in the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan but are looking to learn more? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got the scoop on everything you need to know about the Honda Accord Sedan, including its transmission! For instance, does the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan have a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)? 

Yes and no. The 2018 Honda Accord Sedan does come standard with a CVT on select trims, but not all. On the 2018 Honda Accord LX, EX, EX-L and Touring (with Paddle Shifters), a CVT is the standard transmission. A CVT is also available with Paddle Shifters on the Sport trim but is not available on the Honda Accord Hybrid. 

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So, most trim models of the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan come standard with a CVT, but not all. Make sure you read the fine print and do the research on whichever trim you choose! 

front interior of 2018 honda accord sedan including steering wheel and infotainment systemWhat is a Continuously Variable Transmission? 

Perhaps you’re not as familiar and are wondering what exactly is a CVT. Don’t worry, it’s a very common question! A CVT is an alternative to the more regular automatic transmissions on most cars, like a 6- or 8-speed automatic transmission. 

For the most part, operating a CVT is the same as operating a regular automatic, you simply shift from park to drive and you’re on your way! What’s different about the CVT, you may notice, is that you don’t feel it shifting from gear-to-gear when you’re accelerating because it doesn’t have multiple gears! 

A CVT has only one gear that is variable across all driving situations whether you’re accelerating or cruising along. The only change you’ll notice comes in the form of engine speed (RPM). All in all, it makes for a more comfortable, easy-going and efficient drive.  

Want to learn more about the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan and its CVT? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at West County Honda for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 

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