Honda hasn’t got much love from Consumer Reports this year. Since its last review episode of the 2012 Civic, there were mixed emotions between the two. But the negative review from Consumer Reports is what needed for Honda to get out its comfortable cushion and start remaking itself to top position again.
With the redesigned of the 2013 Honda Accord sedan, Consumer Reports has given the opportunity to review Honda’s “bread and butter” once more. The new redesigned 2013 Honda Accord sedan is now roomier, even though it is about two inches shorter in length compared to last year model. With a frugal fuel economy, responsive engine and more refined cabin, it has convinced Consumer Reports to give it a “two thumbs up”.
“Honda missed the mark with other redesigned models in recent years, but it nailed this one”, commented CR Auto Test Center director Jake Fisher.
The new 2013 Honda Accord sedan can be had with either a four-cylinder or V6 engines. The four-cylinder engine is now leading the fuel economy in its class, beating out even the Hyundai Sonata and Camry. Even the V6 model dares to challenge the Camry Hybrid and V6 Camry sedans. The new, direct-injection 2.4-liter four-cylinder provides up to 30 mpg combined, with 40 mpg on the highway. If you opt for the 3.5-liter V6 engine, it is rated at 26 mpg combined.
In addition to the performance positive review, the 2013 Honda Accord sedan also earns a nod from Consumer Reports for its interior feel and driving dynamics. For a more in depth review, check out the video from Consumer Reports below.
The all-new 2013 Accord sedan has just arrived at dealerships across the country with an MSRP starting at $21,680 for the base LX sedan and all the way up to $33,430 for the V6 Touring model, excluding a destination and handling charge of $790.