2013 Honda Accord Priced from $22,470
Without a doubt the most important vehicle Honda makes, the 2013 Honda Accord represents the ninth generation midsize sedan from the Japanese automaker. So far, we've had the opportunity to check out its engines and options, see what sort of fuel economy it achieves, and plot the improvements Honda has made to its most popular sedan and coupe. Now, we're getting to see how much it'll cost. For 2013, the Honda Accord will start at $22,470, including $790 for destination and handling—just $200 more than the outgoing base Honda Accord LX with a five-speed manual transmission. For 2013, however, the base Honda Accord is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and uses Honda's new EarthDreams direct-injected 2.4-liter four-cylinder that bumps horsepower to 185 or 189 depending on the model. It 24 city/34 highway mpg with the manual transmission. Moving on up, Honda offers its new continuously variable automatic transmission with the 2013 Accord for an additional $800 when equipped with the four-cylinder engine. But the money may be well worth it, as it helps bump fuel economy to 27 city/36 highway mpg in all four-cylinder models but the Accord Sport. Speaking of the Accord Sport sedan, it starts at $24,180. New to the Accord lineup, the Sport model features 18-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, a 10-way power driver's seat, a trunk-mounted spoiler, dual chrome exhaust pipes, paddle shifters when equipped with the automatic transmission, and a stiffer, sportier ride and steering. Rounding out the four-cylinder models are the EX, EX-L, and EX-L with Navi that come with a sunroof, a blind spot camera, the new HondaLink infotainment system, and a myriad of other features. Only the Accord EX with the four-cylinder engine is equipped with a standard manual transmission, starting at $25,395. From there, the EX-L starts at $28,785, and the EX-L with Navi that features, you guessed it, a built-in navigation system, tallies $30,785. V-6-powered cars start with the Accord EX-L at $30,860, the Accord EX-L Navi at $32,860, and the Accord Touring, which ostensibly supplants the Accord Sport but with more features at $34,220. Accord coupe models are similarly optioned but carry slightly higher prices. The base model is the LX-S that starts at $24,140 with a manual transmission and $850 more when equipped with the CVT. The 2013 Honda Accord then moves up to the EX ($25,815 for the manual and $850 more for the automatic), EX-L ($28,860), and EX-L Navi ($30,860). Unlike the sedan, the 2013 Honda Accord coupe is available with both a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission when equipped with the 3.5-liter V-6 engine. It comes in just two trim levels: EX-L ($31,140) and EX-L Navi ($33,140). Pricing for the 2013 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid will be announced at a later date. The 2013 Honda Accord will be available at dealers nationwide starting September 19. Source: Honda
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