Honda Accord 2013


Look for more options with the Honda Accord 2013


Honda has become a shrinking company as its old engine designs continue to get passed up by others as more turbos and direct-injection is being used. The 2013 Honda Accord has more competition as it takes on a growing market of mid-sizers. With the introduction of the very good looking 2013 Ford Fusion that offers such perks as AWD, Turbo, Hybrid, and plug-in dual purpose gas-electric PHV capabilities means that Ford definitely wants to take this section over. Then you have the 2013 Hyundai Sonata and 2013 KIA Optima that are continually drawing in new buyers that were previously reluctant to look at any of these brands just a year or two ago. So what does Honda plan to do about these tightening times? Well first they are still getting their operations back to pre-tsunami period as it has just been over a year. The Honda name has become synonymous with reliability so they do have that advantage over Hyundai and KIA but Honda is usually the slow and steady as they are reluctant to make the most horsepower or have several gears with their automatics or go with the most contemporary weird styling (Hyundai).


Honda Accord 2013 Insight


It looks like the Honda Accord 2013 will have several new vehicles in the Accord corral. The first change seems to be the introduction of direct injection cylinder heads as we see the 2.4 Liter 4 cylinder get 181 Hp and 177 Ft torque. This 2.4 Liter gets a CVT transmission and therefore should be set to get around 35-38 MPG’s Hwy. For the 6 Cylinder Accord we are told that it will be mated to a Honda 6-speed Automatic and although the HP ratings have been published expect a conservative 240-260 HP and will get 30 Mpg’s Hwy. The cars will have a more aggressive grille design as they take some hints from other manufacturers to make the coupe look like its ready to race.

Honda Accord 2013

Honda Accord 2013 Hybrid Reintroduction


Honda looks to bring back the 2013 Accord Hybrid with a twist as this one looks to be a plug-in making it a 2013 Accord Hybrid PHV that will have a 15 mile all electric drive modes then switches to hybrid electric power. This looks to be a strong selling point for the 2013 Honda Accord and hopefully we will see it placing some city MPG levels close to that of the 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid and the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid design.

Honda Accord 2013

Honda Accord 2013 Final Thoughts


For me I have been a Honda fan boy and have owned four of them so I hope that they can impress with the looks and the abilities of the 2013 Honda Accord. The company needs a resurgence and this can be a strong stepping stone for them as it looks like the other auto manufacturers are more than willing to gobble up their share of the market. Honda Accord 2013