It is now time to rate my 2013 Honda Accord EX-L, 4 cyl CVT. The car was purchased on 4 Jan 2013 from my salesperson Sharon G. at Dick Brooks Honda in Greer, SC. Suffice to say the entire experience was outstanding in all areas.
I now have 9,500 miles and it is a flawless product. I just finished a 430 mile trip on 12 July from my home in Columbus, NC to Canton, GA
in the same day. The total consumption of gas was 13.4 gallons. Driving included interstate, city, A/C and heavy traffic plus heavy rain. I could not be more satisfied in the handling of the car.
The outstanding parts of this 2013 Accord are the design both interior and exterior. The leather seats are very comfortable and highly adjustable for the driver. The CVT transmission is smooth and meets every demand. I use a Garmin nuvi 50 lm and it is highly accurate and easy to program. There are no extras on the car other than splash guards and body side molding which were dealer installed. The XM Satellite radio is a constant when driving. I really appreciate all the standard electronic safety features like lane departure warning and rear camera. Trust me, Honda has done everything they could to make this car a true driving pleasure.
As I have stated above I am completely satisfied with every aspect of this car. The only suggested improvement is a feature my wife really needs and hopes will change very soon in future designs. She really needs power seat height adjustment with lumbar support. Please give this serious and positive consideration.
2013 Honda Accord Touring V-6 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Too many bells and whistles that don't work.
This is my 4th Accord in 20+ years, and by far the worst, most annoying experience.
Delivered with an inoperable CD player so the entire audio unit had to be replaced from the factory.
Then the audio had to
be repaired under a recall because the sound would fade in and out and be drowned in buzzing static.
Virtually no bass/subwoofer - my 1999 and 2006 Accord had better sound.
Will be going back to dealer for the third time in less than 6 months I've owned it to find out why all speed dial settiings are sporadically erased but the voice tags remain.
Also speed dial numbers aren't always accessible even when they're displayed/
Eco and Sport settings, wide rear view camera, adaptive cruise control.
Purchased the car about a week ago and i've received nothing but compliments from people that have seen it.
The car looks and feel's sporty (i especially like the LED headlights and dual exhaust) and i'm getting a combined 29MPG on an even mix of city and highway driving over the first 200 miles with ECON not enabled.
I plan on using the ECON feature on my next tank of gas to compare the difference.
The inside is roomy and comfortable.
The technology features are great, there is just so much you can do with all of the bluetooh enabled options.
The NAV screen is large and has a crisp resoltuion and the rear and side camera's are a nice addition.
Overall, a great experience so far.
Great technology features, excellent MPG for a V6, sporty look and feel, comfortable and roomy, great acceleration
I only have one small complaint and involves when the car is slowing to below 20MPH, at times you can feel a very slight grab when its downshifting, i've read it has to do with the VCM.
The car is able to operate on 3 cylinders as well as 6.
It's really barely noticeable and i think i'm just being a little picky since i noticed it on all of my test drives with different models as well.
Just got the 2013 Accord sport white and loving it. Plenty of power, great mpg on first tank 28.6
some fooling wityh the shifters. I am looking forward to giving a better review in the coming months.
Also Herb Chambers Seekonk Ma. is my dealer 6 cars in 6 years they do it right !!
2013 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The car seems to have a stiffer ride than I would expect. Seems about right for the Sports edition but not a four door.
Within two hundred miles the transmission had to be replaced. I am trying to work something out with American Honda for compensation for having a brand new car with a factory remanufacture transmission. I asked for a different car but they will not go for that.
I like the back up and blind spot cameras. The interior as well as the stereo system are nicely done. I'm averaging 36 MPG on the freeway and with the air conditioning off I get about 37.5 MPG. Push button start and not having to reach into my pocket for keys are also great features.
The blind spot camera is great during daylight use but I think a sensor system that many other models have for blind spot detection may be a better idea because at night the camera is not so great. I also find that the placement of the lane departure warning light & forward collision avoidance light need to be moved. Where I happen to like the steering wheel positioned it covers either one or the other. They should move the Lane Departure light closer to the center of the display.
The lane departure alarm should have a volume adjustment . When I have the radio up I have a hard time hearing the alarm. Besides some people are harder hearing and may need to adjust the volume of the alarm.