2018 Honda Accord  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#24 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#61 of all 2018 vehicles


The Accord, part of Honda's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2016. The Honda Accord has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 Honda Accord is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2018 Honda Accord has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Honda Accord has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0429% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9049%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0429% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9049% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Honda Accord is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Honda Accord is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8470Nissan AltimaHyundai SonataVolkswagen PassatAcura ILXToyota CamryHonda AccordFord FusionNissan RogueKia OptimaV. Golf SportWagenChevrolet EquinoxMazda 6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Honda Accord with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 84. The 2018 Honda Accord is safer than the 2018 Nissan Altima, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, the 2018 Acura ILX, the 2018 Mazda 6, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, and the 2018 Kia Optima. It is about as safe as the 2018 Ford Fusion.

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