The More Efficient 2013 Honda Accord
Honda has trimmed off some of its fat. The tendency to make the Honda Accord line heavier and plusher has reversed itself to concentrate on economy. Its new slightly streamlined version gives a satisfying 27 mpg in the city, and 36 mpg on the open highway, making it one of the best fuel-economical family sized sedans on the road, even beating out its smaller brother, the Honda Fit.
The trimmer size adds to greater maneuverability as well as adding a power boost to its standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. While it’s honed down its sportier lines, the cabin is state of the arts, with more pleasing color coordination and higher quality materials for the interior. Also new at Honda is a conductivity system that offers full integration of audio streaming, social media applications and cloud-based content through iPhone and Android apps. However, it doesn’t sacrifice convenience for the family oriented driver. There is plenty of legroom for front seat occupants while retaining a roomy back seat and large trunk for storing those necessary items while on the go.
The 2013 Honda Accord is available in two styles; the midsize sedan and the coupe. There is also the option between the standard four cylinders or boosting power up a little too easy handling six cylinders. Each new Honda Accord is packed with safety features, which include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.
The Honda Accord has consistently held up as one of the longest running, ten best winners. While many of its competitors have dropped its six cylinder models, Honda has revised its 3.5 V-6 with cylinder deactivation, boosting its power. Direct injection fires up the 2.4-liter four-cylinder model, giving it at least 181 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, with improved fuel economy.
Interested in going green? Honda enthusiasts might be interested in the four-cylinder hybrid with a 161-hp electric motor. This technology uses an A 6-kWh lithium-ion battery, giving 10 to 15 miles of city driving range. The battery-operated system will recharge in less than four hours using a standard 120-volt outlet. Honda is certainly raising the bar of the new and evolving car market.