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2018 Honda Accord EX vs 2018 Honda Accord EX-L

Driver side exterior view of a 2018 Honda Accord EX on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a 2018 Honda Accord EX-L on the right

It is really easy to understand why you are interested in the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan, it’s athletic body lines and coupe-like contours give it instant exterior appeal. Honda has always been known for delivering fuel-efficient vehicles and the 2018 Accord is no exception. Offering five trim levels to choose from and a hybrid drivetrain, the 2018 Honda Accord can be completely customized to your taste and driving habits. Noticing the differences between the base trim level, the LX, and the top trim level, the Touring, is pretty easy, but seeing the differences between the Accord EX and EX-L is a bit more difficult. So, to help you determine the differences between the EX and EX-L trim levels of the 2018 Accord we bring you this breakdown of their individual specs and features.

2018 Honda Accord EX


2018 Honda Accord EX-L

1.5T In-Line 4-Cylinder Available Engine 2.0T Turbocharged In-Line 4_Cylinder
192 HP/ 192 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 252 HP/ 273 LB-FT
Continuously Variable w/ Sport Mode Standard Transmission Continuously Variable w/ Sport Mode
30 MPG City/ 38 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 30 MPG City/ 38 MPG HWY
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery package/condition, and other factors.

What is the Difference Between the 2018 Honda Accord EX & EX-L Trim Levels?

Both the 2018 Honda Accord EX and EX-L get the 1.5T 4-Cylinder engine standard and have an option for the hybrid drivetrain, but the EX cannot be equipped with the 2.0T Turbo engine. The hybrid drivetrain consists of a 2.0L In-Line 4-Cylinder engine working with a Lithium-Ion powered AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Electric Motor to deliver 212 total system horsepower and 47 MPG* City/ 47 MPG* HWY.

On the interior, the 2018 Honda Accord EX and EX-L have seating for five people and provide them with 102.7 cubic feet of total passenger volume. Each trim level also offers 16.7 cubic feet of standard cargo space in the trunk as well as a 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback to easily expand cargo space into the back seat.

The interior amenities between the 2018 Honda Accord EX and EX-L don’t differ too drastically, they both get adorned with an 8” Color Touchscreen Display, Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™, SiriusXM® Radio, and HD Radio™. The two major differences are that the Accord EX-L gets loaded with Leather-Trimmed Seats and the EX does not and the EX-L has a 10-Speaker Stereo System with Subwoofers while the EX only has an 8-Speaker Stereo. Take all five trim levels of the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan for a test drive today at Davenport Honda in Rocky Mount, NC.