2013 Honda Accord Sport FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 Overview
2013 Honda Accord Overview
The Honda Accord has been one of the top selling sedan and coupe models during its three decades of production. Production of the Honda Accord began in 1976 and it is currently in its ninth generation of models, having been categorized compact, mid size, full size, and then midsize again, with coupe, sedan, and cross tour models all available. It has been noted for its dependability and low price, though the last couple of generation models have been placed in the midrange as far as price, features and powertrain options.
Current models all use a front engine front-wheel drive layout, and sedan or coupe body styles are available. The 2013 Honda Accord is available in ten different starting trim levels, each available with additional options. Four-cylinder trims include LX sedan, LX-S coupe, Sport sedan, EX sedan, EX coupe, EX-L sedan, and the EX-L coupe. Six-cylinder models include EX-L V-6 sedan, EX-L V-6 coupe, and the Touring sedan.
New for 2013
The 2013 Honda Accord was redesigned, marking the debut of its ninth generation models. New models are lighter and more fuel efficient than the previous generation of the Honda Accord. Fuel efficiency has increased somewhat as well for most trim levels. In addition, alloy wheels are now standard on models where steel wheels had been standard previously. The exterior received a handful of modifications as well, particularly in the grille area. It is 3.6 inches shorter in length for the sedan models, and 2.2 inches shorter for the coupe models.
The 2013 Honda Accord has a nondescript exterior design and profile, very similar to past models and many sedan and coupe models within its price range, but perhaps with even less attention to details in the grille area, headlights, and lines making up the body. It has a sharper front area and overall aerodynamic profile. It is available in a range of colors and finishes with accents like chrome available on different trim levels. The coupe models, with two-doors, are also a bit sportier with a more aggressive stance and sportier details.
Some features include sixteen-inch alloy wheels standard on the upper trim levels, with 18-inch wheels on the sport coupe model’s otherwise 17-inch alloy wheels. Other available features on models include LED rear lights and headlights, and a chrome trim for the exterior. A moonroof is optional on upper trim levels.
Interior & Cargo
The inside of the sedan models is roomy, seating five people with a rear bench seat which now folds down. The coupe seats five as well but may be a bit more cramped in the rear position. There are a number of trims and colors available. Features include climate control optional, air standard, noise dampening technologies standard, eight-inch dashboard screen for the audio system and, for the optional navigation system, a range of audio features including standards like CD and MP3 compatibility plus internet radio, audiobooks, streaming audio, and more.
Safety features on the 2013 Honda Accord include side airbags, front airbags, antilock brakes, and electronic stability standard. Some options include a backup camera, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning. A LaneWatch system can be added which allows the driver to see up to two lanes of adjacent traffic, covering what would be blind spots on many models.
The 2013 Honda Accord gets a boost in power at every level. Engine options include a 185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder; a 189-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder; and a 278-hp, 3.5-liter V-6. All models use regular gas. Available transmissions include a six-speed manual, automatic, and automatic with auto-manual, plus more fuel efficient two-speed CVT with overdrive and two-speed CVT with overdrive and auto-manual. The 2013 has increased its gas mileage somewhat since previous editions, rated at 18/28 to 27/36 mpg city/ highway.
The sport coupe models and the upper trim levels of the sedan get a more powerful V-6 engine, which offers good acceleration and power within its class. Four-cylinder models offer ample passing ability and acceleration. It offers a moderately comfortable ride on most surfaces and handles well compared to most competitors.
Key Competitors of the 2013 Honda Accord
- Chevrolet Malibu
- Ford Fusion
- Nissan Altima
- Toyota Camry
The 2013 Honda Accord has 19 models that range from $23,390 - $24,190. The 2013 Accord is a sedan with front wheel drive that gets between 24 mpg (city) - 34 mpg (highway) fuel efficiency using a 2.4L I4 engine. The 2013 Honda Accord has a seating capacity of 5/5, wheelbase is 109.3 inches, cargo capacity of 15.80 cu.ft., and ground clearance of N/R inches. Choose one of the trims like the 2013 Sport FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 to get specific details on prices, rebates, and warranties.