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2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Road Test Specs


Model year2013
StyleEX-L V6 4dr Sedan With Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Year Make Model2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 4dr Sedan With Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Base MSRP$32,860
Options on test vehicleBasque Red Pearl II Paint
As-tested MSRP$32,860
Assembly locationMarysville, Ohio


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected V6, gasoline with cylinder deactivation
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,471/212
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainSOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing and lift
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,750
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)278 @ 6,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)252 @ 4,900
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 3.36, II = 2.09, III = 1.48, IV = 1.06, V = 0.75, VI = 0.56, R = 2.27
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.94


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.3
Tire make and modelMichelin Primacy MXM4
Tire typeAll-season, low rolling resistance
Tire size215/55R17 94V
Wheel size17-by-7.5-inches
Wheel materialCast aluminum alloy
Brakes, front11.5-inch ventilated disc with single-piston sliding caliper
Brakes, rear11.1-inch solid disc with single-piston sliding caliper

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.5
0-45 mph (sec.)4.1
0-60 mph (sec.)6.1
0-75 mph (sec.)8.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.3 @ 98.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.7
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.7
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.3
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.3
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.8
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)14.4 @ 98.2
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)33
60-0 mph (ft.)128
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.5
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON62.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.82
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.81
Sound level @ idle (dB)39.1
@ Full throttle (dB)74.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)61.9
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,000

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsEffective traction control and pretty darned quick upshifts -- even in default Drive and whack the throttle to the floor. I only managed to beat this by a couple tenths with Trac off and modest pedal overlap. Upshifts are smooth and quick, right at redline. Unlike a droning Nissan VQ V6, this V6 sounds pretty snarly, sophisticated and sporty.
Braking commentsMore dive than I had expected, and as with most Hondas, the first stop is much shorter than the remaining runs. After that first, optimal stop, normal distance-creep and a little bit of odor, but no smoke or loss of pedal pressure.
Handling commentsSlalom: The Accord feels much faster in the slalom than it actually is, and as has been the case for some time now, its tires cannot cash the check written by its otherwise willing chassis. It's fun and willing, and there's even a tendency to oversteer with ESC shut off. And while that's all fun stuff, it's not the fastest way through. Best run was slow in, fast out, saving the slide for the exit gate. ESC is loud, but quick-acting and not a total buzzkill. It quickly does its corrections and then goes away. Skid pad: Tires limit the car's ability here, too. It mattered little if ESC was on or off, as the tires began to howl (loudly) at essentially the same limit. Steering heft is on the light side, but it still manages to relay infomation well. It's very precise and doesn't scream "EPS." It's electric-assist steering, but done right.

Testing Conditions

Test date8/28/2012
Test location1,121
Elevation (ft.)92.6
Temperature (°F)15.6
Relative humidity (%)28.66
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)1.1, crosswind
Wind (mph, direction)1,238
Odometer (mi.)87-octane gasoline
Fuel used for test33/33
As-tested ballasted trailer weight (lbs.)21 city/34 highway/25 combined

Fuel Consumptions

EPA fuel economy (mpg)28.7 (over 191 miles, all highway)
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.2
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)584.8
Edmunds estimated monthly fuel cost ($)AM/FM/CD stereo with 7 speakers, 360 watts

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionStandard USB and auxiliary inputs
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard, XM (90-day trial subscription)
Satellite radioStandard, 15GB
Rear seat video and entertainmentStandard, includes audio streaming
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard, 60GB hard-drive-based, 8-inch screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard
Smart entry/StartStandard back-up camera
Parking aidsStandard passenger-side rearview/blind spot camera (LaneWatch)
Adaptive cruise controlStandard
Lane-departure monitoringStandard
Night VisionStandard
Driver coaching display3,559

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,531
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)62.7/37.3
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)191.4
Length (in.)72.8
Width (in.)57.7
Height (in.)109.3
Wheelbase (in.)62.4
Track, front (in.)62.3
Track, rear (in.)38.1
Turning circle (ft.)42.5
Legroom, front (in.)38.5
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)37.6
Headroom, front (in.)37.0
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)58.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.5
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)5
Step-in height, measured (in.)15.5
Operation lockout3 years/36,000 miles


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/Unlimited miles
CorrosionAvailable for purchase via Honda Care contract