2013 Honda Accord Starts at $22,470, Good for 36 mpg Highway
The new-for-2013 Honda Accord was revealed just a month ago, but already it has been priced and the EPA has approved Honda’s fuel-efficiency estimates. The base four-banger sedan starts at $22,470 ($200 more than a base 2012 sedan) and an entry-level coupe is $24,140 ($270 more than last year’s base coupe). The V-6–powered Accords also get inflated stickers compared to 2012: sedans start at $30,860 and the two-door will run you $31,140. Honda discontinued the EX-trimmed V-6 for 2013, so it’ll cost you $2690 more to get into a V-6 sedan than it did last year, while the new V-6–powered coupe is $320 more than last year’s entry V-6 model. A full pricing breakdown follows below.
- Accord LX: $22,470 + $800 for CVT ($850 in the coupe) + $1670 for coupe (LX-S). Standard features include rearview camera, dual-zone climate control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 16-inch aluminum wheels, USB and auxiliary input jacks, and Bluetooth connectivity.
- Accord Sport: $24,180 + $800 for CVT. Adds 10-way power driver’s seat, fog lights, 18-inch aluminum wheels, decklid spoiler, dual exhaust-finishers.
- Accord EX: $25,395 + $800 for CVT ($850 in the coupe) + $420 for coupe. Adds engine stop-start, 17-inch aluminum wheels, keyless entry, moonroof, six-speaker audio system.
- Accord EX-L: $28,785 + $2000 for navigation + $75 for coupe. Adds auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-trimmed seats, and heated front seats.
- Accord EX-L V-6: $30,860 + $2000 for navigation + 280 for coupe. Adds seven-speaker audio system with subwoofer, decklid spoiler, and hood struts.
- Accord Touring V-6: $34,220. Adds adaptive cruise control, navigation, and automatic LED headlights.
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The EPA has approved Honda’s fuel-efficiency estimates for the 2013 Accord. The sedan powered by the Earth Dreams 2.4-liter four-cylinder with the CVT is good for 27 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway; the six-speed manual drops mileage to 24/34. Both of the new transmissions are more efficient than the outgoing five-speed manual and five-speed automatic, which both achieved 23/34. The new auto-only V-6–powered sedan is rated for 21/34, an improvement from last year’s 20/30 numbers, while the six-cylinder coupe with a stick gets 18/28 and the six-speed auto–equipped two-door is good for 21/32.