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2013 Honda Accord

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Honda Accord highlights

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Roomy and stylish cabin
  • Comfortable ride on bumpy roads and on the highway
  • Engines provide impressive acceleration and fuel economy
  • Fun and sporty handling for a midsize car

Cons

  • Optional touchscreen interface is a source of constant frustration
  • Driver aids are overly sensitive, especially forward collision warning
  • Fewer available luxury features than some in its class
  • Accord Coupe short on rear-seat space

Mileage (EPA estimate)

27 city, 36 highway, 30 combined

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Redesigned 2013 Honda Accord coupe and sedan up the ante on power, comfort, features, and adds fun to drive character

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.

All Honda Accord years

New for 2013

  • The Accord is available in a variety of new trims, including the Sport and Touring.
  • The LX-P and SE trims have been discontinued for 2013.
  • Accord trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Automated Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, and Smart Key as standard equipment this year.
  • The LX trim now comes with Rear View Camera, Alloy Wheels, and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The LX-S trim now comes with Rear View Camera, Rear Spoiler, and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The EX trim now comes with Rear View Camera and Rear Spoiler as standard equipment.

Explore Honda Accord details

EX-L 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Satellite Radio Ready

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

2.4L

Horsepower

185

Torque (ft-lbs)

181

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

17.2

Wheelbase

107.3"

Overall length

189.2"

Width

72.8"

Height

56.5"

Leg room

F 42.2"/R 33.7"

Head room

F 37.2"/R 37.2"

Front tires

P215/55VR17

Rear tires

P215/55VR17

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

5 reasons to buy the 2013 Honda Accord

What We Like

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.

What Needs Improvement

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.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating

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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.

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