For its sleeker profile the Coupe gives up rear seat room, access, and the trunk is about the same size that of the 2012 Accord sedan. The Sport trim includes 18-inch wheels, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, a leather wrapped steering wheel and a bit more power. Using the audio system controls, the driver can choose to have the message read aloud, can select among the preset reply choices, or can call the sender — all without touching the phone. The antenna can utilize up to 12 satellites from a network of 24 global positioning satellites. Response to the helm is quick, and it's not rubbery just off center when you begin to turn or make minor corrections. Built into the overhead module, HomeLink can be programmed with the remote-control codes of up to three devices, such as a garage-door opener, a remote lighting system, or a home security system.
Dash trim may be a vertically oriented dark woodgrain, metallic mesh, or a sparkly black, but all have a big chrome ring around the cupholder. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. The upper instrument panel is now one seamless piece of soft-touch material, the product of a new in-house Honda manufacturing process. Wallpaper display and customizable settings are also included. Prime targets for the Accord include the Camry and the Altima.
Only front seat hiproom is down, by one inch, which shouldn't be an issue. Viewed from behind, the front wheel opening is inset above the sill and shows some tire, an image we associate more with sports cars than family sedans: It adds to appeal though we didn't get to see any potential dirtying effect it will have in rain or snow. Most handsome are the 18s used on some coupes and the Sport sedan, and just the wheel upgrade, small rear spoiler and dual exhaust outlets make the car much more attractive in our eyes. It isn't about being the fastest in a straight line or flattest around the corners but rather being well-rounded and doing everything better than average. The automatic-recording default setting can be changed to manual if desired. A digital version of the Zagat Survey® restaurant guide provides detailed information and reviews on select restaurants in the database. Bluetooth HandsFreeLink is designed for easy use.
The V6 engine is mildly revised from 2012 and available with a new 6-speed automatic or, on Coupe only, a 6-speed manual. Instrumentation The Accord has elegant analog instrumentation with a sophisticated and technical appearance. More important, torque is up by 20 lb-ft, again lower in the rev band, giving the car more usable power. Honda's early estimate put electric-only range at 10-15 miles, with another 8 miles available after 30 minutes on a 240-volt charger. Fees and programming subject to change. The speedometer is flanked by an analog tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel level gauge. Once selected, the chosen cruising speed is shown on the Multi-Information Display in the center of the speedometer.
It is slightly smaller and lighter than outgoing Honda Accord models and has softer exterior lines. A list of compatible phones can be found at handsfreelink. The wheels are also gloss-black, with forward-climbing metal spokes, a sinister look more rapper than tree-hugger. A single-piece dashboard is dominated by a huge speedometer the average patrolman can read from his car. In a generous nod to the enthusiast, Honda allows the V6 Accord coupe to come equipped with a proper 6-speed manual transmission for maximum fun and driver involvement.
Front seats proved comfortable and supportive, not at all flat and spongy; adjustability degrees vary by manual or power, driver or passenger. Manual-gearbox V6s are a favorite of Accord speed-freaks but their rarity caused the last generation to occasionally garner a premium price at dealers who had them. There is plenty of room. We provide the highest quality Honda Accord performance parts that are currently available. Some slender types wished the door wasn't so far away though few will complain about reaching the seat adjusters with the door closed. Fuel economy for the 2013 Accord 3. Roomy and accommodating, the front seats are designed to help reduce the likelihood of neck injuries in rear collisions and have pronounced lateral support to help secure the occupant when cornering.
Stalk controls are simple, the interval wiper setting still industry-best, and the steering wheel switches quick to master. Users can choose among their stations and listen via computer, and can also download a free smartphone Pandora® app, which allows users listen to the same list of personalized stations via their compatible phone. The 2013 Honda Accord will debut new available features such as Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and LaneWatch blind spot display. Most available engines make more power over last year. This allows the driver to make or answer cell phone calls without removing hands from the steering wheel.
Both the Accord Sedan and Coupe interiors offer spacious accommodations for five passengers, upscale style and high-quality fit and finish. The one to four-mpg bump in fuel economy ratings comes with no loss in performance and they are nicer to drive than the last two generations of Accord. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. A button on the lower left portion of the instrument panel allows the system to be switched on and off. We find the new wrapper far more attractive than the last one. The Honda Accord is a highly customizable car that has room for performance improvements.
The trunk is carpeted and lined, and a temporary spare tire is located in a well under a removable section of the cargo-area floor. We have partnered with trusted dealers in your area to give you a great price on the new Honda Accord. Fuel economy was a priority yet performance is more than adequate and better than that of the previous versions. Also unlike the sedan, the rear reflectors are vertically oriented and the tail pipes are semi-inset in a deeper bumper; you actually see fewer mechanical parts from behind the coupe than from behind the sedan. The only complaint came from a tall rider who found thigh support lacking because the cushion wasn't far from the floor and the passenger's footwall seems closer than the driver's. Walkaround The 2013 Accord is clearly better looking than the 2012 model, in our opinion. The system also includes Bluetooth® streaming audio and Pandora® internet radio compatibility with compatible iPhone and Android devices.