2013 Honda Accord hits 36 MPG highway

by SpeedLux

2013 Honda Accord-Honda redesigned the Accord for 2013, debuting the ninth generation of its popular family car amid a hotbed of competition.

With the new Accord of 2013, Honda hope to get back its low running sales figure with introducing the 2013 Accord, which in compared to the 2011 model is much lighter, more fuel efficient and better equipped.

Honda has released official Environmental Protection Agency ratings for the 2013 Accord.

The Accord marks the first of Honda’s new Earth Dreams drivetrains, with a direct-injection 2.4-liter four-cylinder serving as the base engine. It makes 185 horsepower in the Accord sedan and coupe. An Accord Sport, which is just above the LX, makes 189 hp, thanks to a dual exhaust system.
Above that is Honda’s 278-hp 3.5-liter V-6. Gas mileage for the automatic sedan is 27( city ) 36( Highway )MPG with the four-cylinder and 21( city ) 34 ( Highway )MPG with the 278-hp 3.5-liter V-6.
The four-cylinder ditches last year’s five-speed automatic for a new continuously variable automatic transmission, while the V-6 gets a six-speed automatic.
A six-speed manual is available on the four-cylinder sedan and four- or six-cylinder coupe.
Major mechanical changes include new electric power steering, which replaces the outgoing Accord’s hydraulic setup, and a strut front suspension.

On the outer,thin headlights mated with a familiar grille, with optional fog lights below, rectangular on the sedan, circular on the coupe. The tail sees the biggest shift, dropping clear-lens lights for white and red ones that recall the Hyundai Genesis sedan. The Accord coupe, meanwhile, gets vertical bumper reflectors.

The sedan loses 3.6 inches of length, while the coupe drops 2.2 inches. The smaller size combines with higher-strength steel, a lighter front suspension and other weight-saving measures that shave 57 pounds off the sedan. Coming to wheels,16inch alloy wheels are standard, with 17s or 18s optional. Uplevel trims have LED brake lights, while V-6 versions get LED daytime running lights.The top-of-the-line Accord Touring adds full LED headlights,a first for Honda.

The interior replaces the last Accord’s stacked dash panels for a single wraparound piece with fewer center controls.Inlayed materials run from silver in the base Accord LX to a woodlike brown in the leather-lined EX-L. Coupes have beige or black interiors. Cabin volume decreases slightly in the sedan, but trunk room grows to 15.8 cubic feet,up 1.1 cubic feet from last year. In the subwoofer-equipped EX-L, it shrinks to 15.5 cubic feet.
Cabin room increases in the Accord coupe, meanwhile, and trunk room increases to 13.7 cubic feet from last year’s 11.9.

An 8-inch dashboard screen runs the standard audio system, which includes USB/iPod compatibility, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming and an app for Pandora internet radio. Topline cars add a touch-screen below with the HondaLink system; it streams podcasts, audiobooks and more via your smartphone and internet radio provider Aha.

Standard Features-
Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control and various power accessories,you get a moonroof, power seats, a navigation system, keyless access with push-button start and heated leather seats. Accord coupes have bolstered front seats and red accents on the gauges and center displays, but a power passenger seat remains unavailable.

Talking about safety, we see head-protecting side airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard. So is a backup camera. Safety options include lane-departure and forward-collision warning systems. The latter alerts drivers to oncoming obstacles, but it doesn’t engage automatic braking. Honda’s new LaneWatch system mounts a camera on the passenger-side rearview mirror to show two lanes of adjacent traffic. Honda says it displays a view that’s about four times wider than the mirror alone.

Efficiency numbers for the plug-in version are not yet available, as well as the details covering price range also aren’t available, but we expect them around the time of the Los Angeles Auto Show. As of now, click through the Pictures and let us know your views.

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cidpusa September 6, 2012 - 11:48 pm

Still catching up with to the Hyuandi should have gone at least 45 MPH to beat them


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