Road Test: 2013 Honda Accord EX

By Jacob Brown | September 13, 2012
The Honda Accord has always been one of the best midsize sedans in America. It's at worst average where it needs to be and excels in other areas where few other vehicles do. To quote editor Blake Rong as he paraphrases a comedic maxim: the Accord is like pizza; even when it's bad, it's still pretty good. We spent a week with a 2013 Honda Accord EX four-cylinder, learning about all of its nuances and upgrades. Perhaps the most noticeable are HondaLink, which integrates smartphone functions into a large, centrally mounted screen, and a new camera system that displays the would-be righthand blind spot on the monitor. But more than that, the 2013 Honda Accord is quiet—very quiet. And like the Accords of yore, it feels well-built, except so much so that we might believe it was in direct response to just how lousy the plastics in the 2012 Honda Civics interior became with its new redesign. Truth is, while Blake got to spend the night in the hoity toity Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, he would have been just as happy spending the night at a Motel 6. It wouldn't changed his opinion of the car.
Follow the link to our Road Test of the 2013 Honda Accord EX to see why.