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Honda Accord 2013 sedan
Trim Shown: Sedan EX-L V6
The well-rounded Accord is among our top-rated affordable family sedans. The new 2.4-liter four-cylinder works well with the CVT and got an impressive 30 mpg overall. The unobtrusive CVT acts like a conventional automatic. The 3.5-liter V6 is punchy and refined, and with the six-speed automatic gets a very good 26 mpg overall. Handling is quite agile and secure, and the ride is supple and controlled. The cabin is comfortable, with supportive seats, but the rear bench is snug for three. A backup camera is standard. Top-trim models have a fussy radio. A plug-in hybrid, with an EV range of 10 to 15 miles, is available in selected states.

See Reliability page for the latest 2013 Honda Accord recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2003. Side air bags available from 2000, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags available from 2003, standard from 2005. ESC available from 2006, standard from 2008. FCW optional from 2013, AEB optional from 2016. FCW and AEB standard from 2018.

Road Test

This version of the Honda Accord stands out as a comfortable, roomy, and efficient midsized sedan. It's also nice to drive and easy to live with. When matched with the smooth continuously variable transmission, the standard Accord's 2.4-liter four-cy...


  • The cabin is very accommodating, with supportive seats and generous driving position
  • An impressive mix of fuel economy and performance


  • The LaneWatch side camera system is gimmicky and distracting; no conventional blind-spot monitoring system is available

Best Version to Get

To get the best feature set at a reasonable price, consider the EX version. And most buyers should be pleased with the four-cylinder engine.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (185 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (278 hp)