New for 2018 – Noteworthy Redesigned Models

The end of the year brings colder weather, holiday fun, and the release of new car models. Although some 2018 models have already been released, the next few months are sure to bring some new and improved surprises. If you're budgeting for a new car, you will want to take a peek to see what's in the pipeline or score a deal on a current-year model. Here are some noteworthy 2018 redesigned models to keep an eye on.


A favorite among consumers, the Honda Accord aims to keep its status with the release of the 2018 model. The interior is simple and elegantly designed with comfort in mind. The additional wheelbase provides ample room for the rear seats to accommodate extra passengers with ease. Every model comes standard with HondaSensing, which includes adaptive cruise control with low-speed following, lane departure warning and mitigation, collision mitigation and braking, and new traffic sign recognition. Accord buyers can choose from three powertrains, all driving the front wheels.


The 2018 Hyundai Accent reveals a more sculpted body, enhanced technology, and sophisticated dynamics to wow potential buyers. Offered in the 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback, the Accent's enlarged cabin features a more modern look and feel with redesigned front seats that provide enhanced long-term comfort and support. The new model will come standard with or offer Proximity Key, push-button start, and seven standard airbags. Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Change Assist, and a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines are all available features.


With its hatchback utility, SUV-like ground clearance, AWD, and sedan-like handling, the Subaru Crosstrek is an actual crossover. The 2018 design is slightly bigger in size and offers more interior room than the current model. Using the Subaru Global Platform, the Crosstrek has been engineered for better driving manners, more comfort, and a higher degree of safety. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are standard, along with AWD, which is why Subarus have long been a favorite in cold-weather states. With good visibility and a small footprint, the Crosstrek is just as easy to drive in urban dwellings as it is on the highway.


The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is tastefully updated with color and trim to make it appealing to both genders. With ample space for eight passengers and cargo, the Traverse is a winner for families or large groups. Load up the shopping bags or sports equipment behind the seats and store what doesn't fit under the floor. Even though it's a big SUV, the Traverse is easy to maneuver with a tight turning radius, good sight lines, and the available around-view camera, which makes it easy to park. The infotainment system uses a standard 7-inch screen, incorporating a backup camera, and Chevy's MyLink system.


In the compact SUV market, the GMC Terrain is making its presence known. With a bolder look, more refined platform architecture, enhanced safety features, and a trio of new turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, the Traverse is ready to compete in one of the hottest market segments. The refined exterior boasts edgier fascia treatments and more sculpted body panels, while the interior has an upscale appeal with impressive technology. New features include a 360-degree Surround Vision camera, Automatic Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Low-speed Automatic Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and Front Park Assist. The Rear Seat Reminder feature is now standard across the GMC lineup.

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