2013 Honda Accord

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Pros:  Efficient and powerful engines; styling, refined handling; spacious cabin; available coupe body style.

Cons:  Coupes firm ride; awkward center stack layout; no M/T available in sedans with the V6; gets expensive in a hurry.

Body Styles, Trims & Options
The all-new 2013 Honda Accord is available in a sedan and coupe body style. The sedan is available in six trims- LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring, while the coupe is available in four trims- LX-S, EX, EX-L and EX-L V6.

The entry level 4-cylinder sedan LX comes with standard 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior  door handles and exhaust tip, keyless entry, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth® and a 4-speaker sound system with an 8-inch high-resolution screen, an iPod/USB interface, an auxiliary input jack and Pandora® radio compatibility.

The new Sport trim adds more horsepower, 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a rear spoiler, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters are available on the automatic transmission.

The EX is similar to the LX where power is concerned and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, a one-touch power moonroof, keyless ignition and a six-speaker audio system.

Stepping up to the EX-L trim level will add leather upholstery with heated front seats, a power front passenger seat, an upgraded multi-angle rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 360-watt premium sound system with 7 speakers (including a subwoofer), an audio touchscreen, satellite radio and the HondaLink™ smartphone integration app. The EX-L with “Navi” simply adds a navigation system with voice recognition and FM traffic.

The EX-L V6 is similarly equipped to the four-cylinder EX-L sedan but as I am sure you already guessed, it adds a 278 horsepower V6 engine.

The top-of-the-line Touring features the powerful V6 from the EX-L V6 and tacks on LED headlights with auto on/off feature, adaptive cruise control, 16-GB audio memory and the navigation system featured in the EX-L with “Navi”.

The 2013 Honda Accord Coupe is similar to the LX sedan in terms of power and standard equipment.  EX trims for the coupe are also similar to that of sedan EX trim levels.

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Safety
Standard safety equipment includes dual-stage front airbags, SmartVent™ front side airbags, side curtain airbags, daytime running lights, stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, electronic brake distribution, brake assist and a tire pressure monitoring system. A forward collision warning system and a lane departure warning system are standard on upper trim levels.

Warranty Information
The Honda Accord is covered by a 3 year/36,000 mile New Vehicle Limited warranty; 5 year/60,000 mile Limited Powertrain warranty; Accessory Limited Warranty for 3 years/36,000 miles; Replacement Parts warranty for 1 year; a 5 year/Unlimited mile Limited Corrosion warranty; and a 15-year/150,000 mile emissions warranty.

To learn more about the Honda Accord and everything that it has to offer, visit your Honda dealer today to speak with an experienced professional and schedule a test drive.

MSRP:  

Available Trims MSRP
2013 Sedan LX $21,680
2013 Sedan Sport $23,390
2013 Sedan EX $24,605
2013 Sedan EX-L $29,995
2013 Sedan EX-L V6 $32,070
2013 Sedan Touring $33,430
2013 Coupe LX-S $23,350
2013 Coupe EX $25,025
2013 Coupe EX-L $28,070
2013 Coupe EX-L V6 $32,350
Similar Vehicles MSRP
2013 Hyundai Sonata $20,995
2013 Toyota Camry $22,055
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $24,250
2013 Nissan Altima Coupe $25,230

 Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings:

Trim

Engine

Drivetrain

Transmission

Fuel Economy (city/highway/comb.)

Sedan LX, Sport & EX

2.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed M/T

24/34/28

Sedan LX, EX & EX-L

2.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

Continuously Variable A/T with Sport Mode

27/36/30

Sedan Sport

2.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

Continuously Variable A/T with Sport Mode

26/35/29

Sedan EX-L V6 & Touring

3.5-liter V6

FWD

6-speed A/T

21/34/25

Coupe LX-S & EX

2.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed M/T

24/34/28

Coupe LX-S, EX & EX-L

2.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

Continuously Variable A/T

26/35/29

Coupe EX-L V6

3.5-liter V6

FWD

6-speed M/T

18/28/22

Coupe EX-L V6

3.5-liter V6

FWD

6-speed A/T

21/32/35

 

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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