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2013 Honda Accord Sedan - Overview

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$21,680 – $33,430 MSRP

$19,849 – $30,567 Invoice

21 / 34 MPG City/Hwy

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Overall Quality 3.0

Overall Performance and Design 4.0

Predicted Reliability 4.0

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2013 Honda Accord Sedan

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Overview

What's New for 2013:

  • Redesigned for 2013
  • 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Optional 3.5-liter V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management
  • Optional continuously variable transmission
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with V-6 engine
  • Improved fuel economy
  • Standard Bluetooth with music streaming
  • Standard reversing camera
  • HondaLink connectivity service
  • Safety technologies
  • Sport and Touring trim levels

Exterior Features
Honda sells the redesigned 2013 Honda Accord Sedan in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V-6, and Touring trim levels. The base Accord LX Sedan is equipped with 16-inch aluminum wheels, auto-off headlights, and an expanded-view driver side mirror that reveals vehicles in the Accord's left-side blind spot.

The new Accord Sedan is 3 inches shorter in length and 1 inch shorter in wheelbase than the model it replaces, but provides more rear-seat leg room, more shoulder room for all 5 passengers, and a larger trunk than the outgoing version at 15.8 cubic feet (15.5 cubic feet for EX-L and Touring trims).

Interior Features
All 2013 Accord models are equipped with Active Noise Control and Active Sound Control, features designed to provide a quieter cabin. The 2013 Honda Accord Sedan has room for up to 5 passengers on the redesigned front and rear seats, which are wrapped in cloth upholstery on the LX, Sport and EX trims.

The 2013 Honda Accord LX Sedan includes standard power windows, power door locks, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and floor mats. Dual-zone automatic climate control is also standard, along with a height-adjustable driver seat, 8-inch color multi-information display, reversing camera, and a 160-watt audio system with 4 speakers and a CD/MP3 player. Honda also provides every 2013 Accord Sedan with Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, USB port with iPod connectivity, SMS text messaging capability, and Pandora Internet radio.

Optional Features
To upgrade a 2013 Honda Accord Sedan in terms of features, buyers must choose a more expensive trim level.

The first upgrade in the Accord Sedan lineup is aimed at those who enjoy driving. The new 2013 Accord Sport Sedan is based on the LX trim, and adds 18-inch aluminum wheels, P235/45R18 tires, fog lights, rear decklid spoiler, and a 10-way power driver seat. A strut tower brace is installed under the hood, and for this model the optional continuously variable transmission includes paddle shifters.

The next upgrade is the Honda Accord EX Sedan. In addition to LX Sedan equipment, the EX Sedan adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, 6-speaker sound system, satellite radio, and a Smart Entry keyless entry and push-button ignition system. Additionally, the Accord EX Sedan includes a power sunroof, 10-way power driver seat, 4-way power front passenger seat, and a LaneWatch blind-spot information system that monitors traffic on the right side of the car.

Honda Accord EX-L Sedans include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, outside temperature indicator, 360-watt premium sound system, leather seats, and heated front seats. New HondaLink connectivity technology is also included on this trim, as well as lane-departure and forward-collision warning systems. A touch-screen navigation system is available on this trim level.

The Accord EX-L V-6 is the least expensive path to a more powerful engine, installed beneath a hood supported by gas struts rather than a prop rod. Additionally, the EX-L V-6 includes a universal garage door opener and a memory system for the driver seat positions. A navigation system is optional on this trim.

Under the Hood
A new direct-injection, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard on most versions of the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan. The engine makes 185 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 181 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,900 rpm (189 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft. of torque in the Accord Sport).

A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, driving the front wheels. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is optional, equipped with G-Design Shift Logic for "a connected feel" and "more immediate acceleration response," according to Honda. When installed in the Accord Sport Sedan, the CVT features paddle shifters.

A 3.5-liter V-6 engine is standard in the EX-L V-6 and Touring trims. It creates 278 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 252 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,900 rpm, and is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The V-6 engine includes Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology, which improves fuel economy by shutting off up to half of the engine's cylinders under low-load and coasting driving conditions.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan are:
  • Accord Sedan 4-cylinder with manual transmission: 24/34/28 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Accord Sedan 4-cylinder with CVT: 26/35/29 mpg
  • Accord Sedan 4-cylinder Sport with CVT: 26/35/29 mpg
  • Accord Sedan V-6 with automatic transmission: 21/34/25 mpg

Safety
In addition to dual front air bags and side curtain air bags, the redesigned 2013 Accord Sedan includes a new SmartVent side-impact air bag design that eliminates excessive air bag deployment force. Additional standard features include a reversing camera, traction and stability control system, hill-start assist control system, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.

Honda also designed the new 2013 Accord's body structure to its Advanced Compatibility Engineering standards, and the company expects this model to excel in the new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small overlap frontal impact crash test.

Additionally, the Accord Sedan is available with a new LaneWatch blind-spot information system, which monitors traffic on the right side of the Accord, and both lane-departure and forward-collision warning systems. The Touring trim level also adds an adaptive cruise control system.

Available Trims for the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
LX 6 speed manual $21,680 185-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl 24/34
Sport 6 speed manual $23,390 189-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl 24/34
EX 6 speed manual $24,605 185-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl 24/34
EX-L continuously variable automatic $27,995 185-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl 27/36
EX-L V-6 6 speed automatic $30,070 278-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 21/34
Touring 6 speed automatic $33,430 278-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 21/34

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