We’ll get to the appearance changes and great special features, but first let’s talk under the hood.
The 2013 Honda Accord has a new 4 cylinder CVT transmission. CVT is becoming more and more popular because it gives an engine better fuel economy by enabling the engine to run at its most efficient RPM for a range of vehicle speeds.
Honda says the 2013 Honda Accord gets up to 36 mpg, an improvement over previous models.
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Now let’s talk about tech and standard features. Items you use to shell out thousands for are now standard on Honda Accords.
On every 2013 Honda Accord, standard features include rearview camera, Bluetooth, duel climate control, alloy wheels, automatic headlights and chrome door handles.
On EX trims and above, you’ll get a push button ignition, something new for the Honda product.
But the best feature of the 2013 Honda Accord is the blind sport camera. This is similar to the backup camera, but it takes it to an entirely new level. Now when you initiate the right turn signal a camera pops up on the center console, showing you what’s happening in the right hand lane.
When you saw the backup camera for the first time, you thought they couldn’t come up with anything better, but Honda has found a way.
Honda updated the style of the 2013 Accord. First you’ll notice the thinner, swooping headlights and redesigned front grille out front. You’ll also notice more sculpted sides and extended taillights. It gives the Honda Accord a wider, lower appearance.
Overall, between the new features, the standard features and the new style, we love the 2013 Honda Accord. This was an important car for the manufacturer, and we think they hit this one out of the park. Contact 330-478-0821 if you want to test it for yourself.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“Honda didn’t disappoint with the new Accord and has delivered a fuel-efficient vehicle lineup that caters to a wide audience without compromising in key areas such as interior quality. The new direct-injected four-cylinder is powerful enough and when paired with the new CVT should please the heart of the market, while the potent V6 remains at the top of the range for sedan shoppers willing to give up a bit of fuel economy for more power.”
Insideline.com, in comparing the 2013 Honda Accord to the 2012 Toyota Camry
“But we’ll pay a bit more for the 2013 Honda Accord’s tastier brew. For the moment, it’s the car to have in the four-cylinder midsize sedan class.”
Our favorite option is a clever blind-spot camera that Honda calls LaneWatch. Mounted at the bottom of the passenger mirror, the camera switches on whenever you activate the turn signal or push the manual control button at the end of the turn-signal stalk.