Earlier last month, Honda dropped the first images of the new 2013 Honda Accord and Coupe – today the Japanese automaker released a bunch of new images along with all the details on the new-geneartion models.
The 2013 Honda Accord Sedan will be available in six model choices, including an all-new Touring trim (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6, and Touring), along with the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan arriving early in 2013 (read more about it here). The 2013 Honda Accord Coupe will be available in four model choices including LX-S, EX, EX-L and EX-L V6.
The powertrain lineup includes the first U.S. application of Honda’s Earth Dreams engine with the 2.4 liter direct-injected 4-cylinder making 185-hp. The engine can be mated to a CVT or a 6-speed manual transmission. EPA estimated fuel-ecnoomy for the 4-cylinder models comes in around 36 mpg highway. The 3.5 liter V6 engine pumps out 278-hp and can be mated to a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. EPA estimated highway fuel-economy comes in at 34 mpg.
The interior on the 2013 Honda Accord has been complete upgraded with new standard features including dual-zone automatic climate control and simplified controls and instrumentation. The 2013 Accord is also the first Honda in the U.S. to use the company’s new cloud-based HondaLink system, which lets drivers put away their smartphones and still stay connected to the people, music and social media. Also debuting on the 2013 Accord is the exclusive available Honda LaneWatch blind-spot display, which uses a camera system mounted on the passenger mirror for an enhanced view of the passenger-side roadway. The all-new 2013 Honda Accord also receives a rearview camera and an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror as standard equipment.
Pricing on the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe will be announced closer to launch date.
Hit the jump to learn more about the new Accord technology.
New Accord Technology
- Honda’s first use of direct injection (DI) in North America contributes to the 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine’s excellent fuel efficiency and low emissions.
- A new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), available with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, contributes to the Accord’s improved fuel efficiency. Honda’s unique G-Design Shift logic creates a connected feel and provides a more immediate acceleration response than conventional automatics or other CVT designs.
- New MacPherson-strut front suspension improves ride and handling qualities, while also reducing interior noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). The new lighter aluminum and steel front subframe also uses a proprietary Honda friction-stir welding process.
- Three features highly coveted by consumers are now standard on every new Accord: Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, USB/iPod® integration and rearview camera. No other manufacturer provides this level of standard equipment. Honda’s Expanded View Driver’s Mirror is also now standard equipment on every Accord.
- All Accord models feature standard Econ button with Eco Assist™
- Included on Accord EX, EX-L and Touring Sedan models and EX-L Coupe, Honda LaneWatch™ Blind Spot Display provides an expanded rear view of the passenger side roadway through the intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID).
- All-new Smart Entry & Push Button Start included on Accord EX, EX-L and Touring models.
- Included on EX-L and Touring Sedan and EX-L Coupe models, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) alerts the driver when a potential collision with another vehicle ahead is detected.
- Included on Accord EX-L and Touring models, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) alerts the driver when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use.
- New SmartVent™ side airbags mitigate the risk of excessive airbag deployment force while eliminating the need for the prior Accord’s Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS). SmartVent also allows improved heating of the passenger seatback on EX-L and Touring models.
- The Accord Touring Sedan offers Honda’s first light emitting diode (LED) projector headlights for improved visibility. In addition, LED daytime running lights (DRLs) are found on V-6 powered models, while LED brake lights come on all EX-L and Touring models.
- Exclusive to the Touring Sedan, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) allows the driver to set a desired speed and a distance interval behind the vehicle ahead.
- The all-new available HondaLink™ connected-car system allows owners to put their smartphones away and still stay connected to their favorite digital content.
– By: Omar Rana