2013 Honda Accord Consumer Review: First Impressions / Last impre

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First Impressions / Last impressions
By tintinmilou on


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


It's a Honda.
And despite the slap of the 2011 and 2012 models, the 2013 Honda is back.
My mom had a Honda 600, a CVCC Civic, and a CRX.
Dad had an '87 Accord.
We have an Odyssey, a Civic, and now we have a brand new Accord.
I'm not married to Honda.
We looked at Toyota, Mazda, Subaru, and Volkswagen.

Our new Accord is not even through its first tank of gas.
My first impressions:
Highway, 38MPG with the "Econ" button pushed.
26MPG in town.
We have the EX-L 4-cyl with all the nice gadgets.
The rear-view camera with three modes is great.
The lane departure and distance warning are pretty weak and unreliable.
Fit & Finish are excellent.
Power is great.
Ride is a little firm
Follow-up Impressions:
Driving down the central valley from Davis, CA to Mission Viejo, CA, I got 42.5 MPG for the first 300 miles. Getting into hillier country at the end reduced the overall 450 mile average to 40 MPG. I still made the entire drive with a little less than a quarter of a tank of gas left.
Last Impressions: My Accord may have saved my life. It certainly saved me from injury. I was stopped, and got rear-ended by a Hyundai sedan going about 40 MPH. At least it push my Accord about 40 feet, and accordioned the rear end right up to the back of the passenger seat. The car was totaled after only two years of ownership. I walked away with a skinned knee.

Best Features

  • Outward visibility
  • Active safety
  • Headlights
  • Parking aids
  • Climate control
  • Entertainment
  • Usb ports
  • Bluetooth

Worst Features

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