Though the Accord is all-new for 2013, it has continued honoring its’ tradition of stuffing the trophy case. Selected to Car & Driver’s 10Best list for a record 27th time, the midsize Honda also received 5-stars from the NHTSA and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. Yet the Accord comes with more than just accolades, including selection when choosing body-style and powertrain.
While the Accord sedan is more popular with consumers, the other available body-style sheds two doors in favor of a sporty coupe design. The base trim for the sedan is the LX, coming with a four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission. Building from the base model, the Sport, EX, and EX-L trims all feature four-cylinder engines; although the Sport engine has an additional four horsepower and the EX-L gets a standard Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which is optional on the other four-cylinder Accord sedans.Read more »
With the amount of standard equipment included, Honda has significantly increased the value of the base model Accord. The 2.4L 4-cylinder has both a Hill Start Assist to help the Accord with unintended rollback and an Eco Assist to maximize efficiency. 16” alloy wheels help put power to the ground while chrome found on the door handles and exhaust gives the LX a not-so-basic look. Included interior features are an automatic dual-zone A/C system, rearview camera, and Bluetooth capability. Honda’s i-MID system lies within the eight-inch color screen and can be used to control audio fed to the four speakers within the LX. Besides a USB interface and MP3/Auxiliary input jack, the Accord’s entertainment portfolio also boasts Pandora Internet radio compatibility.
While having three other trims available (EX, EX-L, EX-L V6), the base model of the two-door Accord coupe is the LX-S. Excluding the top-level EX-L V6, all coupe trims come with a direct-injected 2.4L i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that puts out 185 hp. Customers can choose to stick with the six-speed manual or go with the shiftless CVT. Exterior features include a strut front suspension and multi-link rear, electric power-steering and 17-inch alloy wheels. Daytime running lights ensure other drivers will see you, no matter the time of day, and a tire pressure monitoring system helps keep tires efficient. Inside, an eight-inch display screen in the center stack can be customized with owner preferences and also monitors the standard rearview camera.
Building upon or replacing features part of the LX, the Sport trim consists mainly of additions dressing up the Accord sedan. However there are differences in the performance area as well. Still using a 2.4L i-VTEC 4-cylinder, the Sport increases horsepower output from the standard 185 to 189. Available transmissions include a six-speed manual and now a CVT with paddle shifters. Along with the Sport engine’s minor power increase comes a fuel-mileage decrease when compared to the standard 4-cylinder; the Sport getting one mpg less with 26/35 mpg city/highway when paired to the CVT. Appearance upgrades include 18-inch alloy wheels, body-color spoiler, fog lights and a dual exhaust finished in chrome. The steering wheel is leather-wrapped and the Accord’s model-standard power windows receive illuminated switches. Another interior feature, the driver’s seat is equipped with lumbar support as part of a 10-way power adjust feature.
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2012 Honda Accord Sdn$19,094 | 26,492 mi
2012 Honda Accord Sdn$19,372 | 25,710 mi
2012 Honda Accord Sdn$19,874 | 14,742 mi
2012 Honda Accord Sdn$20,594 | 11,133 mi
2012 Honda Accord Sdn$21,184 | 12,135 mi
2011 Honda Accord Sdn$16,874 | 35,688 mi
2011 Honda Accord Sdn$18,572 | 26,041 mi
2010 Honda Accord Sdn$16,384 | 34,915 mi
2010 Honda Accord Sdn$16,494 | 30,875 mi
2010 Honda Accord Sdn$16,591 | 26,364 mi
2010 Honda Accord Sdn$16,972 | 35,104 mi
2010 Honda Accord Sdn$17,594 | 28,385 mi
2010 Honda Accord Sdn$17,921 | 29,719 mi
2010 Honda Accord Sdn$17,972 | 16,866 mi
2010 Honda Accord Sdn$19,894 | 46,016 mi
2009 Honda Accord$14,907 | 76,749 mi
2009 Honda Accord$16,990 | 66,121 mi
2009 Honda Accord$16,990 | 59,485 mi
2009 Honda Accord Sdn$18,920 | 33,123 mi
2008 Honda Accord$13,500 | 73,822 mi
2008 Honda Accord$16,990 | 43,210 mi
2007 Honda Accord$10,990 | 91,334 mi
2007 Honda Accord Cpe$13,982 | 71,810 mi
2004 Honda Accord Sdn$8,991 | 123,556 mi
High fuel-mileage but not as many high-tech standard features.
Reliable and proven yet has uninspired performance.
Nice choice of powertrain options but the infotainment system can be frustrating.
Exciting and fuel-efficient diesel engine option but bland sheet metal.