2018 Honda Ac­cord

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Hon­das were once as bland as rice in a bowl, then the au­tomaker stepped up its fash­ion game be­gin­ning with the cur­rent Civic. Now the larger Ac­cord gets its makeover. A wide stance and fast­back pro­por­tions are ac­cented by LED head­lamps and fog­lights. More sculp­tural body­work and unique rear window line add visual in­ter­est while soft-touch ma­te­ri­als, avail­able head-up dis­play, wire­less phone charg­ing and 4G WiFi trick out the in­te­rior. It could just as eas­ily be an Acura. Choose be­tween 192-horse­power, 1.5-liter tur­bocharged four-cylin­der, 252-horse­power 2.0-liter turbo-four and 50mpg hy­brid pow­er­trains.

$23,570

BASE PRICE: Dodge Chal­lenger GT AWD

Be­fore you dis­miss this mas­sive Dodge swag­ger as old-school machismo, take a les­son in what it is. The Chal­lenger’s ba­sic ar­chi­tec­ture dates to the ‘90s Mercedes EClass, while the 305-horse­power 3.6-liter V6 is pure Chrysler. Add in all-wheel-drive and an 8-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion for an all-weather mus­cle car that achieves 18/27-mpg city/hwy. Plus add in 19-inch wheels, pro­jec­tor foglamps, rear spoiler and heated/cooled Nappa leather seats. Throw in Alpine au­dio, bright ped­als and Ap­ple CarPlay/An­droid Auto com­pat­i­bil­ity too. It’s the con­tem­po­rary mus­cle car with few com­pro­mises.

BASE PRICE:

$33,395

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