The Sedan That Would Be King... And Probably Should Be
America's midsize sedan segment is one of the most crowded and fiercely competitive in the business. The Toyota Camry has long been our nation's best seller, while the Honda Accord has dutifully come in second place, like some sort of codependent Cal Naughton Jr. riding Ricky Bobby's back bumper.
There was never a chance for a pure electric vehicle to win the 2014 Green Car of the Year – that's because the editors of didn't nominate one. Out of the five-car list of finalists, the many variants of the Honda Accord drove away with the win at the LA Auto Show.
The most interesting numbers for the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid – official EPA fuel economy numbers and miles per gallon equivalent – are not yet available, but we did get a few more details on the corded version of Honda's mass-market sedan that should pique people's interests. Specifically, that the 6.7-kWh battery pack offers somewhere between 10 and 15 miles of all-electric range and can recharge in under an hour from a Level 2 charger, less than three hours from a 120-volt
It's always a dangerous time when an automaker redesigns a top seller. Not only are there legions of past and current owners who expect to be impressed, there are also a whole slew of new buyers the automaker is looking to entice. With that in mind, we present the brand-new 2013 Honda Accord.