The 2013 Honda Accord seems to have accomplished exactly what the automaker was striving for, having once again won over the same Consumer Reports which well and truly panned the outgoing model. In fact, the influential publication confirmed that the 2013 Accord outperformed both the Hyundai Sonata and the mighty Toyota Camry.
According to Consumer Reports, the 2013 Accord is officially top of the table for four-cylinder midsize sedans in the US. A tip of the hat was also credited to the six-cylinder version of the new Accord, which is up against competition in the form of the V6 Toyota Camry.
The conclusions of Consumer Reports will be officially publicized in a few weeks, when the 2013 Honda Accord will be listed in February’s magazine as returning “to the front of the pack” and changing “the midsize sedan landscape.” The group highlighted various factors contributing to the revamped Accord’s new prowess, including its larger interior, excellent overall driving experience and superb value for money.
They noted that recent Honda redesigns have been way off the mark and cost the company dearly, but the 2013 Accord represents a comprehensive return to strength for the brand.
The new 2013 Accord’s 2.4-liter engine is capable of delivering 30MPG combined, while the larger V6 models was found by the magazine to outperform those of some full-on sports cars. The reports are a far cry from those of outgoing 2012 Honda models including the Civic, which received quite the battering from critics and consumers alike for the company’s apparent corner-cutting and use of substandard, cheap-looking materials.