For those in the market for a new family sedan (or coupe), Honda has announced pricing and detailed fuel economy numbers for the 2013 Accord range. Base MSRP for the 2013 Honda Accord LX sedan is set at $21,680, while the Coupe carries a base MSRP of $23,350 (*)not including $790 for destination. This represents a price increase of less than $300 for the sedan and $200 for the coupe versus the outgoing model.

Accord LX sedan models with Honda's new continuously variable transmission start at $22,480, the upmarket EX will set you back $24,605, and the Accord EX-L with navigation rings in at $29,995. These models are all equipped with a 2.4-liter inline-four making 185 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Six-speed manual-equipped models achieve 24 miles per gallon city and 34 mpg highway while vehicles with the CVT put up 27/36 mpg city/highway.

Opting for a Sport model will get you a 189-horsepower version of that same inline-four, and doing so will set you back $23,390 for a six-speed manual model, which returns the same fuel economy numbers as the non-Sport 6MT models. A Sport model with a CVT achieves 26 city and 35 highway mpg with a base MSRP of $24,190.

Anyone seeking the 278-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 will have to shell out $30,070 for an EX-L V6 sedan, while a the range-topping Accord Touring V6 starts at $33,430. These models are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and deliver 21/34 mpg city/highway.

The Accord Coupe EX-L V6 starts at $30,350, and can be had with a six-speed manual, which drops fuel economy to 18/28 mpg city/highway (six-speed automatic models achieve 21/32 mpg). No pricing or fuel economy numbers have been announced for the Accord Plug-In Hybrid.

The sedan will hit dealers on Wednesday, September 19, while the Coupe will arrive Monday, October 15. Click below to check out the press release for complete pricing and fuel economy information.
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2013 Honda Accord Adds Thousands of Dollars in New Standard Features with an MSRP Starting Under $22,000

09/10/2012 - TORRANCE, Calif.,
The dynamic all-new 2013 Honda Accord Sedan will debut at U.S. dealers nationwide on September 19, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) ranging from $21,680 for the well-equipped Accord LX to $33,430 for the luxurious Accord Touring model, plus a destination and handling charge1 of $790 per vehicle. The Accord Coupe will go on sale October 15 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $23,350 for the sporty LX-S model plus a destination and handling charge1.

The all-new Accord adds thousands of dollars worth of standard features and technologies with average pricing across the sedan lineup increasing by less than $300. The price of the most popular Accord LX (4-cylinder) trim is up by only $200.

The 2013 Honda Accord has been fully redesigned from the ground up to deliver new levels of refinement, sophistication, fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance in the midsize segment. Every new Accord is equipped with alloy wheels, and standard features now also include a rearview camera, an Expanded View Driver's Mirror, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, USB/iPod® integration, Pandora® internet radio compatibility, SMS text message function, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system.

"The 2013 Accord excels in all areas with sophisticated design, a luxurious interior, world-class dynamic performance, class-leading standard features and legendary Honda quality, all at a tremendous value for the customer," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales, American Honda Motor Co. Inc., "2012 is the year of the midsize sedan, and the new Accord will once again solidify Honda's position at the head of the pack."

New to the Accord Sedan lineup for 2013 are the Sport and Touring models. The Accord Sport targets younger buyers with the addition of 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights,10-way power driver's seats, a decklid spoiler, dual chrome exhaust finishers, paddle shifters (on CVT models), a stiffer tower strut bar and exclusive suspension and steering tuning. Positioned between the Accord LX and Accord EX, the Sport model is equipped with the 2.4-liter direct-injected all-aluminum VTEC® engine paired to either a 6-speed manual or Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Sport model is value priced with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $23,390 plus a destination and handling charge1.

The luxurious and technology-packed Accord Touring is equipped with a powerful V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with Honda's first application of LED headlights and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), the Accord Touring sedan is priced with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $33,430 plus a destination and handling charge1.

The 2013 Accord lineup is powered by a wide array of new Earth Dreams™ powertrains, which includes the first U.S. application of Honda's next-generation 2.4-liter direct-injected VTEC 4-cylinder engine. The 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe will also offer a more powerful and efficient Earth Dreams VTEC V-6. Three transmissions are available, including the first-ever application of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on 2.4-liter 4-cylinder models, a six-speed automatic on V-6 models, and 6-speed manual transmissions on 2.4-liter 4-cylinder models and the 3.5-liter V-6 Coupe.

The 2013 Accord successfully balances fun-to-drive performance with fuel efficiency. Accord Sedan 4-cylinder models paired to the CVT earn an impressive 27/36/30 mpg2 city/highway/combined EPA fuel economy ratings (an increase of 3/2/3 mpg compared to the previous model) and the V-6 models achieve class-leading EPA fuel economy ratings of 21/34/25 city/highway/combined mpg2 (an increase of 1/4/1 compared to the previous model) making it the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered vehicle in the V-6 midsize sedan class.

Other new Accord technologies include the first application of the all-new cloud-based HondaLink™ system featuring Aha™, which lets drivers put away their smartphones and still stay connected to the people, music and social media they love. Also debuting on the 2013 Accord is Honda LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, which uses a camera integrated with the passenger-side mirror and the vehicle's 8-inch color display to provide for an enhanced view of the passenger-side roadway. LaneWatch is standard equipment on EX and above versions of the Sedan, and EX-L versions of the Coupe.

Celebrating 30 years of Accord production in the United States, the all-new 2013 Honda represents the expanding capabilities of Honda in North America. The Accord is produced by Honda of America Mfg. Inc. in Marysville, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Its engines are produced at Honda plants in Anna, Ohio and the transmissions are produced at Russells Point, Ohio, and in Tallapoosa, Georgia. The Marysville Auto Plant earned a Silver Plant Quality Award from J.D. Power and Associates in its 2012 Initial Quality Study.

The 2013 Honda Accord is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile Limited Vehicle Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-mile Corrosion Limited Warranty.


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      Wolf
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      "These models are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and deliver 21/24 mpg city/highway." I do hope that means 21 / 34.
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        Zoom
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        Could you really be stretching to rant in a completely unrelated thread. Give it a frickin' rest. Further, Toyota lost money on every Prius for years, and look where they are now.
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        The Truth
        • 2 Years Ago
        Give it a rest. The Government Motors thing isn't nearly as witty or funny as you make it out to be. And anyone that thinks the government shouldn't have bailed out GM and Chrysler is a fool.
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      ilmhmtu
      • 2 Years Ago
      This article is in serious need of a chart. Just have 4 columns: Trim/Model, Engine (HP/TQ), Transmission, MPG.
      The Wasp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sport model gets 4 extra horsepower. Nice job, Honda.
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        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        You are talking about this Accord like it is E Class money.
          Michaele
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          Yeah, he didn't read the part where they said you can get one for $21K ... hahahahahahahaha!
      CaddyV8
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think Honda is becoming the new Toyota with all of these boring cars. Yawn.
        frank
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CaddyV8
        One that will still sell thousands of these at all trim levels. Look, we can do this all day...but the car sells, in volumes that the competition would kill for.
        Roger
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CaddyV8
        Boring sells in this segment. Besides, you see 'boring', others see 'clean and uncluttered design'.
          Xantia10000
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Roger
          I see a car company that's losing its former magic.
      ilmhmtu
      • 2 Years Ago
      This article really just needs a chart. This is just ridiculous. 4 columns: Trim/Model, Engine (HP/TQ), Manual or Auto, MPG Autoblog, please, stop making these announcements impossible to read.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, that rear end is right off a Genesis sedan, I guess they are copying Koren cars now.
        Michaele
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KAG
        I don't know about Koren cars, but it does look a little like a Korean car.
      bullitt2605
      • 2 Years Ago
      I looked at both the Accord and Camry and was very disapointed neither comes in avocado. Also neither can make toast a mean if you are going to make an appliance it might as well sheeesh.
        Roger
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bullitt2605
        I'm glad you thought of that one. I'm pretty sure no one else has referred to Hondas as appliances.
      markverre
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow ! How very.... underwhelming. Certainly not Fashion Forward. Perhaps if the Interior Design Team would have designed the exterior, they might have had something. Surely it will be a good, quality automobile, but soooo boring. Take a look at the fantastic designs from Hyundai. Sorry too, to Camry. Those taillights are gawd awful. Attention Japanese automakers. If you let the European Design Studios develop your cars, you will have a real winner.
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        disngaj
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        @markverre
        "Take a look at the fantastic designs from Hyundai." Personally, I find it refreshing to see a design with good outward visibility in all directions (yeah, that's SO boring). And, being a Honda (or Toyota), you can count on all the hundreds - or thousands - of parts below-the-skin being spec'd to last much longer.
        superchan7
        • 2 Years Ago
        @markverre
        I don't think Honda has ever prioritized being fashion-forward with mainstream models like the Accord. The fact that it's conservative will sell it to its intended audience.
          superchan7
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          @superchan7
          Sorry, I meant to say the fact that it's conservative and NOT UGLY like some of its recent designs.
      zizixx89
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks better than the 2013 malibu and honda, nissan and toyota are keeping the V6 tradition alive thumbs up for them
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        frank
        • 2 Years Ago
        I think you hit the nail on the head. The Accord doesn't really look that good until you sit in one and start really cross-shopping it in the real world with other cars. Someone on here a couple weeks ago said it best-the Accord will reward its owner over & over again, even when time to sell, years down the road - and you can never go wrong owning one. I feel like the Accord is the 'smart' choice - not necessarily the glamorous or sexy choice - but the best one, overall, weighing everything into account. I also feel like my IQ goes up 20 points just sitting in one (which admittedly only puts me in imbecile territory!). Good post, and the Accord (either new or a used 8th gen) will definitely be on my short list of cars when it's time to buy in a year or so.
        Xantia10000
        • 2 Years Ago
        Looks like you really limited your competiton set. The new Altima looks competitive, and the new Passat has an understated elegance to it plus TDI availability. Another direction is a Jetta GLI - thought it's technically more a Civic competitor, it's still fairly large, comes with the awesome 2.0T & DSG (or 6MT), and has a much nicer instrument panel than the cheaper Jettas. The new Fusion looks very stylish, and I'd also look at a Focus Titanium (same logic as Jetta GLI).
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