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Honda introduced an all-new Accord for the 2013 model year. Offered in coupe and sedan form, the 2013 Honda Accord has a bigger interior, more power, and more advanced technology than its predecessor. It also added a sporty driving experience to the Accord, giving it a leg up on its mainstream midsize competitors. A four-cylinder, or a robust V6 are available.
It’s the driving dynamics that set the Accord apart. It offers up a smooth and comfortable ride, but the steering and suspension combine to make the Accord genuinely fun to drive around corners. The roomy interior in the sedan comfortably seats a car full of tall people—in the coupe, the rear seats are on the tight side. Honda also added forward collision and lane departure warning in the Accord (EX-L and Touring trims), a rarity in this class of cars at the time. However, note that this Accord is on the older side now, and if you’re interested in the latest technology you may want to consider a newer model. Modern touches such as more advanced driver assist systems like adaptive cruise control aren’t available, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration weren’t even invented yet.
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Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 42.2"/R 33.7"
F 37.2"/R 37.2"
Driving: When it debuted, the 2013 Honda Accord’s strongest feature was the driving experience. Acceleration is excellent, whether you choose the four-cylinder or the V6, and the braking, steering and suspension combine for responsive and composed handling while still delivering a comfortable ride. The four-cylinder engine and CVT pair very well, responding quickly to the gas pedal.
Comfort: The Accord isn’t a luxury car, but it still coddles its driver and passengers. The leather seats feel firm and supportive on long drives, and if you opt for the cloth there’s an extra feeling of softness. In cloth or leather, the seats pair well with the Accord’s excellent ride quality, which is all the more noteworthy considering the Accord is fun to drive. About the only comfort downside is a climate control system that has trouble keeping up on hot days, and requires setting the temperature lower than you might expect.
Interior: If you’re a 6-foot-tall driver, and you like to carry your 6-foot-tall friends with you everywhere, the Accord will fit the bill. The wide doors make it easy to get in and out, and visibility is excellent all around. Even in the back seat, there’s enough room for tall passengers. Materials quality feels a cut above the Accord’s contemporary sedans from the mid-2010s.
Technology: Honda deserves credit for being an early adopter of forward collision and lane departure warning in its mainstream sedan, but the reality is that technology has advanced a lot since this car came out, and it lacks a lot of modern tech. For example, there’s a USB input for music (Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ didn’t exist at the time) and the Accord’s touchscreen interface is slow and clumsy to use.
4.6 out of 570 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the Honda Accord an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Honda Accord 4th out of 30 among Midsize Cars.View RepairPal's full rating of the Honda Accord
The 2013 Honda Accord is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The Honda Accord received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from RepairPal, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Honda Accord as 3 out of 30 among Midsize Car
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