We bought the Honda accord knowing that its reliability and quality build would not let us down. We commute 180 miles daily, to and from, all highway miles. In the first year we put 50K on the vehicle with zero issues. The vehicle gets great gas mileage as advertised. The down fall....Not only are the seats hard, they have a c type curve design with no lumbar adjustment. For shorter individuals as my wife, the head rest would constantly keep her head leaned forward. She eventually began suffer from back and neck pain. At this point we decided get rid of the vehicle. Other than that, a great vehicle.
exterior design, handling, gas mileage and CVT tranny
Just picked up an LX-S manual. It has every feature I want and nothing I don't. Incredible fit and finish, incredible refinement and sportiness, and incredible beauty. I can't believe that more people aren't buying these. After 20,000 miles, still great. No repairs, everything works great, and the driving feel and gas mileage keep getting better and better. Cruises quietly on the highway, goes around corners with authority, plenty of cargo space, comfortable seats for long drives, and surprisingly good audio. Not sure why anyone would want to spend more money on a car.
I love my 2013 Accord LX CVT. Probably the best looking Accord to date. Plenty of power for city driving or the freeway. CVT is a first for me but anytime you can cruise 70 mph @ 19-2000 rpm in a 3200 lb car is a win. Great interior, comfortable seats, great stereo. I managed 38 mpg on the highway today and the car has only 5k so I'm sure it will loosen up a bit once its broken in and gets synthetic oil inside
I have never seen such a heavily optioned Honda for a base vehicle (LX) The EX has a ton of added safety features that would really be nice as well. Really like the i-MID screen/Rear view cam, the stereo is amazing great low frequency (bass) for a stock stereo
CVT does shudder at low speed usually when slowing to a stop or accelerating from a stop. Not sure if this will adversely effect the service life or not. To me it feels more like a manual in those instances and doesn't really bother me. But, Sport mode should be the first drive gear selection NOT second! I made the mistake of shifting down into Low at 55 mph for a brief moment. Do that in an automatic and its probably toast. I would like to see bigger wheels or a lower sidewall ratio but cant complain about a car that has alloy wheels stock. Center console could be a bit longer like my 2010 Civic had that would give you a little more storage space but this is all nit picking
My girlfriend lives in Upstate NY, hadn't driven her car for three days, and decided to go shopping. Returning home after a roundtrip of about five miles, she turned off the vehicle for about five minutes and it would not restart. AAA was called and provided a jumpstart, but said their tester indicated the battery would not hold the charge. She them drove the car to the dealer for their assessment. Their answer was that these Accords need to be driven every couple days at least and if not, the owner should buy a trickle charger. A trickle charger? If the car is not driven every couple days? It's a 2013 car, not a 1913. Honda needs to address this issue.
Not the battery.
If you live in the northern half of the US
or in any cold climate,
you apparently need to drive your 2103 Honda Accord
every couple or three days whether you need to or not or suffer the consequences.....calling AAA regularly OR buying a trickle charger.
My suggestion? Honda should admit their mistake and replace the weak batteries upon request of the owners. And Consumer Report should note this issue when they review the 2013 Accord.