The new 2013 Honda Accord will have a redesign for its fall release. The Accord will have a shorter overall length, new engine family, and a continuously variable valve transmission. It will also weigh less than its current design; have daytime led running lights, and more passenger/cargo room. Seems as though it will be a lot more comfortable for taller passengers.
The accord will have a lane departure warning, forward collision warning technology, blind spot detection, and a standard rearview back-up camera. Great options to come standard on a car like this. Options that some people shop for and want!
The base model car will have a 2.4L engine with more than 181 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. This gives the new accord a slight horsepower jump and a considerable torque increase. The engine will also have a 10% increase in fuel economy. Most of these base model Accords will have a CVT transmission, which is alright as long as the car isn’t plagued with CVT problems like other models were.
Honda also reworked the new 3.5 Liter V6 engine that will also be an option for the new accord. The V6 will also put out more horsepower than it’s current V6 engine, the V6 will have better fuel mileage than its current model. This engine option will be paired with either a 6 speed automatic transmission or a 6 speed manual transmission.
Last but not least Honda will offer a Hybrid model Accord. The two motor system will run continuously through three modes, all electric gasoline-electric and direct-drive. These modes will maximize fuel economy and driving efficiency.
The interior of the Accord hasn’t really been shown, so far we have to use our imagination and hope that the interior isn’t all plastic and cheesy looking like the current accord. Honda did comment on it by saying the interior will be reworked and look a lot better.
What kinds of things are you hoping for with the new Accord? What kinds of options would you like to see in the new Accord? Do you prefer the coupe or the sedan? Would you buy a CVT transmission or the regular transmission? Would you want a 4 or 6 cylinder engine?