2018 Honda Accord 1.5T vs 2.0T Engine and Performance Specs
Buying a new vehicle comes with many choices. For example, if you’re in the market for a new midsize sedan and have your eye on the Honda Accord, you’ll find that the Accord does not offer just a one-size-fits-all option. Instead, there are many options, each one tailored to meet the unique demands and desires of individual drivers. For example, one of the bigger decisions you’ll need to make when getting your new 2018 Honda Accord is the 1.5T vs 2.0T engine options. Allow us to walk you through the engine and performance specs for each.
Before we do that, however, it’s important to know which models offer which engines. Some models are engineered to come equipped with just the 1.5T option, while others are suited to offer either the 1.5T or 2.0T. Here is how it breaks down:
- 2018 Honda Accord LX – 1.5T
- 2018 Honda Accord Sport – 1.5T/2.0T
- 2018 Honda Accord EX – 1.5T
- 2018 Honda Accord EX-L – 1.5T/2.0T
- 2018 Honda Accord Touring – 1.5T/2.0T
There are a few differences between each engine option, with overall power being one. But, for those who really like the details, we’ll note that the 1.5T option has a boost pressure of 20.2 psi and displacement of 1498 cc. Meanwhile, the 2.0T powertrain has a boost pressure of 20.8 psi and a displacement of 1996 cc.
2018 Accord 1.5T and 2.0T Horsepower and Torque Figures
If you’re like most drivers, you really just want to know about the output for horsepower and torque. Well, the 1.5T will be your milder option, but still plenty thrilling, with 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Part of the benefit here is in the fuel economy department, where the 2018 Honda Accord LX can manage up to 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway* with the 1.5T engine.
Then there is the 2.0T engine option, which is what many driving enthusiasts will be looking to power their new car. If you want a sporty and exhilarating drive, you’ll find it here with the engine’s output of 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
Last but not least is the transmission, which may also be a deciding factor when choosing between these two powertrains. The Accord Sport model is the only one that is available with a 6-speed manual transmission, and that can be paired to either the 1.5T or 2.0T. Otherwise, your options are a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with a Sport Mode available across the lineup or a 10-speed automatic that is available on the Sport, EX-L and Touring models for the 2.0T engine.
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Of course, we can talk about engine and performance specs and figures all day. In the end, it’s no replacement for actually getting behind the wheel, so let us know if you’re interested in a 1.5T or 2.0T model and we’ll set you up with a test drive here at Atlantic Honda.
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.