2013 Honda Accord EX Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Honda Accord - Road Test Specs

2013 Honda Accord Sedan

(2.4L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)


Model year2013
StyleEX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl CVT)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Base MSRP$25,405
As-tested MSRP$26,195
Assembly locationMarysville, Ohio


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,354/144
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing and lift
Compression ratio (x:1)11.1
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)185 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)181 @ 3,900
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typePulley-regulated continuously variable transmission with console shifter with sport/competition modes
Transmission ratios (x:1)4.123 - 0.631
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.238


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist rack-and-pinion steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.23
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, front215/55R17
Tire size, rear215/55R17
Wheel size17-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum
Brakes, front11.5-inch one-piece ventilated rotors with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear11.1-inch one-piece rotors with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.4
0-45 mph (sec.)5.3
0-60 mph (sec.)7.8
0-75 mph (sec.)11.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.8 @ 91.2
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.5
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.5
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.4
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.9
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)11.2
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.8 @ 91.2
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)128
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.2
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON65.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.81
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.83
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.2
@ Full throttle (dB)70.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)62.0
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,000

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBest launch with no brake torque. Feels weak off the line, but quickly makes the most of the new engine's power. Still, there's typical CVT behavior at WOT.
Braking commentsSoft pedal. Lots of ABS noise and feedback. Some lateral wander. Not the best in its class in this test, but distance is OK.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Light steering effort is obvious here, but steering still offers enough feedback to prudently guide the car. Good visibility makes placing it easy. Won't rotate off throttle, but what midsize sedan will? Slalom: Certainly not a sports car, but quite good for the segment. Feels light and changes directions readily. Excellent ESC tuning allows for rapid transitions without punishing driver.

Testing Conditions

Test date8/28/2012
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)84.3
Relative humidity (%)23.7
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.7
Wind (mph, direction)1.0, Tail/cross
Odometer (mi.)1,377
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)32/32

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)27 city/36 highway/30 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)26.3
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.2

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo description160-watt, six speaker AM/FM/CD with WMA/MP3 audio system
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack, standard aux jack
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition and doors
Parking aidsStandard back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionStandard right-side camera (LaneWatch)

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,192 (LX trim)
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,320
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)61/39
Length (in.)191.4
Width (in.)72.8
Height (in.)57.7
Wheelbase (in.)109.3
Track, front (in.)62.8
Track, rear (in.)62.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.5
Legroom, rear (in.)38.5
Headroom, front (in.)39.1
Headroom, rear (in.)37.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.6
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.5
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)15.8


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/unlimited mileage
Roadside assistanceAvailable for purchase via Honda Care contract

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