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2013 Honda Accord Sedan - Rating Details

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Edmunds Rating
Vehicle Tested

2013 Honda Accord EX Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)

Driven On 8/28/2012

Ratings Summary

Honda's 2013 Accord is more than the sum of its parts -- smooth and comfortable yet never out of its element. Honda has once again hit its stride with a midsize sedan that does everything well and feels like something we'd be happy to drive every day for years.
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Performance Accord EX is among the best performing four-cylinder midsize sedans in dynamic tests. Fuel economy is on par for the segment.
Acceleration
B
CVT still feels weak off the line, but its 0-60 and quarter-mile performance is at the top of the segment (among 4-cyl models).
Braking
C
Customarily weak Honda brakes. No significant distance fade in our test, but an uninspiring pedal.
Steering
B
Nothing special, but electric power steering offers adequate feel and feedback.
Handling
A
Substantially better than old Accord despite the loss of double wishbone suspension up front.
Driveability
A
Superb here. Mindlessly easy to drive. Not fun, but not offensive, either. A terrific midsize sedan.
B
Comfort As comfortable as it needs to be -- comparable to Camry SE, which offers real damping. Never sloppy or soft in its suspension movements or creature comforts.
Seating Comfort
B
Vastly improved over 2012 Accord, which had awkward lower back support.
Ride Comfort
B
Comfortable, but the Accord does not live on the plush end of the scale.
Quietness
B
Average for the segment despite active noise cancellation.
B
Interior A step above the old Accord and on par with the best in the segment when it comes to usability and functionality.
Ergonomics
B
Fewer buttons than before is nice. Also, they're logical and well placed.
Ingress/Egress
B
Ingress and egress are never a problem in Accord.
Space/Room
A
Smaller outside but the same size inside -- an impressive engineering feat.
Visibility
B
Above average for the class. A low waistline aids visibility from the rear seat.
Cargo/Storage
B
An additional .8 cubes in the trunk is awesome considering this Accord's shorter overall length.
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Value More features, better handling and efficiency than before with only a mild price increase. Solid overall value.
Build Quality (vs. $)
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Better than many competitors. Looks and feels like a Honda again.
Features(vs. $)
B
Good safety features including LaneWatch. HondaLink, too, helps bring the Accord up to current feature-tech standards.
Cost
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A solid value. See above.
MPG
B
This is a very close race among midsize sedans. Accord is better than before, but so is everyone else.
Warranty
B
Nothing spectacular here. Middle of the road. 3-year/36,000-mile basic, 5-year/60,000-mile drivetrain.
B
Fun To Drive Better-than-average dynamics help the Accord be more fun than many competitors, but it's still a family car and not a sports car.
Driving Experience
B
CVT is rarely fun, but it gets the job done. The six-speed manual (base transmission) and the Sport package (optional) raise the bar for fun to drive.
Personality
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More Honda personality than many Honda products in recent years. Solidly built with good materials, good visibility and a powertrain that's adequately powerful, miserly and utterly smooth.
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