On September 19, the all-new 2013 Accord sedan will arrive in U.S. showrooms with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $21,680 for the base LX sedan and rising to $33,430 for the V6 Touring model, excluding a destination and handling charge (*) of $790.
The two-door 2013 Accord Coupe will go on sale about a month later on October 15 with prices ranging from $23,350 for the four-cylinder LX-S model to $32,250 for the V6 EX-L with Navigation, again not including a $790 destination and handling charge.
Both the sedan and the coupe are offered with a choice of two gasoline engines, the new Earth Dreams 2.4-liter direct-injected four-cylinder VTEC unit delivering 185HP and 177 lb-ft in standard guise and 189HP and 182 lb-ft in Sport trim available on the sedan only, and a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 278HP and 252 lb-ft.
There are three available transmissions, including the first-ever application of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on 2.4-liter 4-cylinder models, a six-speed automatic on V6 models, and 6-speed manual transmissions on 2.4-liter 4-cylinder models and the 3.5-liter V6 Coupe.
The Accord Sedan 4-cylinder models paired to the CVT earn EPA fuel economy ratings of 27mpg city, 36mpg highway and 30mpg combined (up 3/2/3 mpg respectively compared to the previous model), while the V6 models return 21mpg city, 34mpg highway and 25mpg combined (an increase of 1/4/1 mpg respectively over the older model).
All Accords come equipped with standard alloy wheels, a rearview camera, an Expanded View Driver's Mirror, Bluetooth, HandsFreeLink, USB/iPod integration, Pandora internet radio compatibility, SMS text message function, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system.
New for the 2013 Accord Sedan are the Sport and Touring trim levels. The Sport comes fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights,10-way power driver's seats, a decklid spoiler, dual chrome exhaust finishers, paddle shifters (on CVT models), a stiffer tower strut bar and sportier suspension and steering tuning plus a small power increase. Prices start at $23,390 plus a destination and handling charge.
The Touring model adds several amenities such as Honda's first application of LED headlights and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and is priced from $33,430 plus a destination and handling charge.
Next year, Honda will expand the range with two more sedan models, the 2014 Accord Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV).