Jump to content

  •  

Latest Reviews


Honda Introduces The 2013 Accord Sedan, Coupe, and Plug-In Hybrid

2013 Honda Accord Sedan Coupe Plug-In Hybrid

William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
September 5, 2012

Last month, Honda unveiled the ninth-generation Accord sedan and coupe. At the time, Honda only talked about the design and that more information would come out in the fall. Well, fall has arrived and Honda has spilled more details on the new Accord.

Starting with the powertrains, most Accords will come equipped with Honda's EarthDreams 2.4L direct-injected four-cylinder producing 185 HP and 181 lb-ft of torque. If you get the Accord Sport, the power jumps to 189 HP and 182 lb-ft of torque. Transmissions will be either a six-speed manual or a CVT. Honda says the four-cylinder with the CVT will get fuel economy numbers of 27 City/36 Highway.

A new 3.5L V6 is also available producing 278 HP and 252 lb-ft of torque. The V6 sedan will only be available with a six-speed automatic with steering-wheel paddles. The coupe has the choice between the automatic or a six-speed manual. Fuel economy for the V6 is 21 City/34 Highway.

Other mechanical changes include electric power steering and a new strut front suspension.

Inside the Accord, the dash trades the stacked layout for a single wraparound piece with fewer center controls. Standard equipment on all models include dual-zone climate control, a touch screen audio system with Pandora radio and Bluetooth, rearview camera, tilting-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, automatic headlights, and active noise canceling. Move up the trims and you can get a moonroof, power seats, a navigation system, keyless access with push-button start and heated leather seats.

Safety features on the new Accord include side airbags, antilock brakes, and electronic stability control. Optional is a forward-collision warning which alerts drivers when they're about to hit something and LaneWatch which uses a camera on the side of the car to display what's in your blind spot on the screen.

The new Accord sedan will go on sale later on in the month, with the coupe following along a month after. Pricing hasn't been announced.





But that's not all!





  • 0


16 Comments

Awesome fuel economy for a V6.

This car looks a bit like the Hyundai Genesis from the back and the front has a bit of a VW vibe going on, but it still looks like a Honda. So even though it isn't very distinctive, it will probably be a strong seller because it will appeal to so many. Vanilla is the #1 seller after all.
    • 0
  • Quote
can't disagree with the EPA numbers if they hold up. congrats honda. 30 hp deficit from the gm 3.6... but that's not even 10% . is this the work of ivtec?
    • 0
  • Quote
Hyundai called and wants the Genesis' tail lights back.

Although it still looks like a refresh, the front and rear ends on the sedan come together to make it relatively handsome, if unexciting. I like it, better than the Malibu.

The coupe is okay, but I liked the pre-refresh last gen better.

The front end of the hybrid is pretty hideous though.
    • 0
  • Quote
Last one looked better...like the engine set up this time though....
    • 0
  • Quote

Last one looked better...like the engine set up this time though....


The coupe did, the sedan sure as hell didn't.
    • 0
  • Quote


Last one looked better...like the engine set up this time though....


The coupe did, the sedan sure as hell didn't.


Not a fan of the last coupe either...go back one more gen, and that one was pretty good. At least the sedan before was a little better....
    • 0
  • Quote
Hyundai or is it HyHondai
    • 0
  • Quote
Coupe and plug-ing hybrid are nice offerings. In this segment most have abandoned coupes, and I think only the Fusion is getting a plug-in hybrid. Honda looked pretty lifeless the past couple years, but I think they stepped it up with this new Accord. The masses will eat it up, just like they are buying the Camry in droves.
    • 0
  • Quote
WOW, better bland styling than the last generation, but still blah. The interior is freaking crazy and ugly to me. The cut up dash with layers and buttons all over just looks like an after thought.

Not a fan of this car at all, the MPG are impressive if they hold up in real world, but I doubt it. After all we do not live in a perfect society. All Car makers should have to have real world EPA figures not these perfect world EPA figures.
    • 0
  • Quote
Speaking of coupes in midsize FWD models..I think this is the only one for '13 (unless Nissan does a coupe version of the new Altima). A coupe version of the Fusion would look great, but I doubt if Ford would build it.
    • 0
  • Quote
weird interior, good mpg. i guess honda will still be blowing them out....

edit.....spent a lot of time looking at photos today. i have to admit, despite the dull exterior and seemingly weird interior at first, i think there is lots improved here and i think i might have to go drive one. overall way nicer than the camry.

really diggin the new fusion and mazda6 also. the new altima is not bad either.

the midsize segment is so competitive i think that what this does is knock even more niche models out of the market.
    • 0
  • Quote
Looks athletic and sporty in these shots. I like it.Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

The more I look at it, the more I see "2014 Impala" in the front end, sort of...Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image...Nice, imo

Posted Image
    • 0
  • Quote
Dash reminds me of BMW here....Posted Image
    • 0
  • Quote
Three pedals and a glorious stick shift... LOVE!!

Posted Image
    • 0
  • Quote
I'm not a FWD fan, but the coupe is really good looking...that roofline is what I think a Fusion coupe could look like...
    • 0
  • Quote

WOW, better bland styling than the last generation, but still blah. The interior is freaking crazy and ugly to me. The cut up dash with layers and buttons all over just looks like an after thought.

Not a fan of this car at all, the MPG are impressive if they hold up in real world, but I doubt it. After all we do not live in a perfect society. All Car makers should have to have real world EPA figures not these perfect world EPA figures.

WOW, better bland styling than the last generation, but still blah. The interior is freaking crazy and ugly to me. The cut up dash with layers and buttons all over just looks like an after thought.

Not a fan of this car at all, the MPG are impressive if they hold up in real world, but I doubt it. After all we do not live in a perfect society. All Car makers should have to have real world EPA figures not these perfect world EPA figures.


You and I are thinkin' along the same lines, Dfelt....
    • 0
  • Quote

or Sign In