The Accord has been a stable vehicle in the Honda lineup for quite some time now, but there is a point where “stable” is just too boring and that’s when people turn to more exciting choices. Honda must’ve picked up on that though with the 2013 Honda Accord because this new model, while still stable, is far from boring. In fact everyone that gets behind the wheel mentions how “fun” it is to drive. While there are still complaints about what Honda can still improve on, this Accord is probably the best to date.
A 3.5 liter V6 engine is what’s standard for the 2013 Honda Accord and that will give you a pleasantly assertive 278 horsepower and 252 pound feet of torque. This engine is mated to a six speed manual transmission that sends power to the front wheels. This system is equipped with Variable Cylinder Management which works to shut down one of the two banks so the car will operate on three cylinders at a time when cruising at an idle until it’s time to accelerate and then all banks will fire back up. This creates better fuel efficiency. Speaking of fuel efficiency, you can expect to get about 21 city miles per gallon and 32 highway miles per gallon or 25 combined.
You can expect to pay $32,350.00 and up depending on which options your choice for your own 2013 Honda Accord. Whether that is going to help it remain in competition with the rest of the new sedans is hard to tell because this segment has a major players that are going to be tough to keep up with. The biggest complaint about this Accord is the infotainment system. This system has two color LCD screens with two different control schemes. The main screen is inconvenient for the driver to reach easily. Hopefully Honda will do something about that in future versions.
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