Posted Jul 11th 2013 10:43PM
Is the 2013 Honda Accord will be able to defeat a variety of mid-size outstanding competitors?
2013 Honda Accord Sedan is the best and the longest 10 winners for the ninth generation. It’s not like most mid-size competitors, the Accord will continue to offer models such as coupe and sedan. However, completely redesigned Honda Accord to return to the family-sedan class with a mixture of excellent packaging, even if it has not changed radically, fuel economy and outstanding beneficial performance. Slightly smaller and lighter than the current Accord, the new version will also have soft lines and styling that is more cohesive.
Accord this year it has changed a great thing, in almost every metric and dimension, to be better than their competitors, the Honda Accord was still wearing V-6 engine, then while increasing mileage and repairs also focuses on interior space, in rotation of the philosophy of the brand new features, now offers connectivity and tech safety features on some models of volume, not only trims the top-of-the-line only.
Honda aims to impress luxurious and modern, and the somewhat lower instrument panel pushed far forward, and out in corners, to maximize the space-but the important controls are placed high enough in it. Honda also introduced some new powertrains all these years. First, Honda’s direct-injection technology brings to North America for the first time in four-cylinder models with engines. Helped direct injection 2.4-liter four making at least 181 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, with improved fuel economy. A six-speed manual gearbox will be offered, will be a CVT automatic. A version of the plug-in hybrid will pair a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 161-hp electric motor. A lithium-ion battery 6-kWh will offer 10 to 15 kilometers from the city driving range and will recharge in less than four hours using a standard 120-volt outlet. Three selected mode will allow the driver to choose between fully electric hybrids, hybrid, and “direct drive,” which decouples the electric motor for more efficient cruising.
All models are equipped Econ button that involves a series of steps such as the use of fuel-efficient and more conservative accessories soften throttle response. Both engines run on regular unleaded gasoline and has a fuel economy ratings are impressive: EPA-estimated 27 mpg city, 36 highway with the four-cylinder engine and CVT, and up to 21/34 with the V-6. Four-cylinder Accord EX sedan with the CVT accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, an excellent time for class. V6 is particularly strong, an EX-L V6 sedan we tested ran to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds.
All 2013 Accord models are equipped with four-wheel disc brakes, includes Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist, plus stability control, and hill start assist. And in addition to all the expected airbags, Accord has SmartVent new technology to eliminate the need for side airbag occupant-detection system for position fuss.
Honda has received much criticism because of the lack of features, but this is no longer the case with the 2013 Accord. Bluetooth connectivity is included throughout the lineup, not only in the top trim, and all agreement includes iPod / USB audio interface and functionality Pandora, rearview camera, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, manual height-adjustable driver’s seat, folding rear seats and four-speaker sound system with CD player, audio auxiliary jack. 2013 Honda Accord Sedan will be offered in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, V6, and Touring trims, the Coupe is available in LX-S, EX, EX-L, and EX-L V6 models. Adaptive Cruise Control is exclusive to Touring Sedan, which also includes Honda’s first LED projector lamp, LED brake lights while including the EX-L and Touring models. All V6 models come with LED daytime running lights.
Then, for the safety, every 2013 Honda Accord is equipped with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. Blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure and forward-collision warning system is available on the trim level. Worthy of particular mention is the blind-spot system LaneWatch (EX trim and above), which directly switch 8-inch display screen to display a low and wide of the passenger side of the car when the right turn signal is engaged.
In testing, a 2013 Accord sedan braked to a stop from 60 mph in 128 feet, a distance slightly longer than the average for medium family sedan. It’s very important, because most of the vehicles have scored poorly in this test.
There are several competitors in 2013 Honda Accord, some of which are the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat.
Estimated Arrival and Price: Two-and four-door Accord arrives this fall. Prices are expected to remain in the range of $ 20,000 to $ 30,000-range for most of the lineup. A hybrid complete and loaded V-6 models will Crest $ 30,000.