Re-engineered into a well-rounded sedan
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The 2013 Honda Accord

Re-engineered into a well-rounded sedan
The Accord is a well-rounded vehicle that starts at $22,470 and is sure to give a pile of headaches to competitors. The Accord EX-L V-6 Sedan is shown here. (Honda)
Re-engineered into a well-rounded sedan
For a mere $800 on Honda’s Accord LX and EX models, you can get a continuously variable transmission, or CVT, that has all the fuel-friendly habits of its peers, with none of the vexing side effects.

The Accord EX-L V-6 Sedan is shown here. (Honda)
Re-engineered into a well-rounded sedan
The button-heavy approach to the Accord’s dashboard remains, but the controls for the climate control and stereo are now arranged in a more logical format. Above this congregation of switchgear is an 8-inch color screen standard on all Accords. It displays a backup camera (also gratis), stereo functions, trip information and, if equipped, the navigation system.

The Accord EX-L V-6 Sedan is shown here. (Honda)
Re-engineered into a well-rounded sedan
The Accord’s cabin furthers the near-luxury inclinations. Road and wind noise are held at bay by active sound canceling via the stereo and thick, heavy doors that swing open wide in an earnest welcome.

The Accord EX-L V-6 Sedan is shown here. (Honda)
Re-engineered into a well-rounded sedan
A nifty new safety feature Honda calls LaneWatch uses a small camera on the passenger’s side-view mirror to display two lanes of traffic to your right on the dashboard screen. The system activates automatically whenever the driver uses the right turn signal, and it proved to be an eminently useful tool when changing lanes. Don’t be surprised if other automakers adopt similar systems.

The Accord EX-L V-6 Sedan is shown here. (Honda)
Re-engineered into a well-rounded sedan
Space in the cabin and trunk are average for this class.

The Accord EX-L V-6 Sedan is shown here. (Honda)
Re-engineered into a well-rounded sedan
The outside bears little resemblance to the previous Accord, as it does away with that model’s bulbous features and ill-chosen lines. This model is also 3.5 inches shorter despite interior dimensions staying nearly the same. The new look is cleaner and has a handsome, if somewhat generic, confidence to it.

The Accord EX-L V-6 Sedan is shown here. (Honda)
Re-engineered into a well-rounded sedan
Safety on all Accords comes in the form of six air bags, stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and a tire pressure monitoring system. This content and price matches the Accord squarely with its competitors.

The Accord EX-L V-6 Sedan is shown here. (Honda)
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