2013 Honda Accord Consumer Reviews

Consumer Reviews

suydam writes:
2013 Honda Accord EX-L Review
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Loving my Accord - I bought my EX-L 4 cyl. CVT 3 months ago. The more time I spend with it the more I love it. Everything about it is effortless -- it drives well, it's comfortable, all controls are a breeze to operate. It's amazing how many features are included for the price -- leather, backup camera, lane watch, right turn camera, bluetooth, XM, Ipod interfaces. Have taken it on two long trips and it is extremely comfortable even on bad roads. A very quiet Honda too! I love the fuel economy and the fact that it takes regular fuel. Time will tell how it holds up but at this point it is a truly wonderful car.

Suggestions: 1. Homelink transmitter!! Why is this not included? 2. It is not a large car but could be a tad smaller. 3. Have a nice blue color available -- right now the only choice looks black with blue flecks. 4. Small arm rest that doesn't hold much. Put a USB port in there so the ipod wouldn't be visible from outside. I like the arm rest/cupholder layout of the Altima better. 5. Remote start would be a plus.

lokerola writes:
2013 Honda Accord Sport Review
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Sport Manual Rocks! - I bought a 2013 Accord with the 6 speed manual and it's fantastic. It drives with precision, yet isn't twitchy. the manual is just one of the best I've ever used - snick, snick like butter into each gear. I also love the car isn't bogged down with too much technology. It seems like every mfg. is trying to outdo each other with tech goodies, when what most people want is a basic, good, easy, yet fun to drive car. I fear this Accord may be the last of those honest, easy to drive, basic cars. If you like to shift yourself, and like a bit of sport with you r dive and don't want a ton of tech goodies - it doesn't get much better than a 2013 Accord Sport with a manual.

Suggestions: Not much here. Split folding rear seat would be nice.

american writes:
2013 Honda Accord EX-L Review
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instrument display problems - Picked up my ex-l on Monday,everything was as good as Honda advertized, EXCEPT for the instrument display daytime brightness.the dealer salesman and their tech played around for an hour or more trying to adjust it.They called Honda corporate tech support who says it is set at the factory and can not be adjusted any better.i'm not a happy camper spending a lot of money on a faulty display.I called the Honda customer service who took note of the problem. I think I'll have to keep after them to see if anything can be improved.

Suggestions: seats need improvement(I had a maxima great seats),folding outside mirrors electrically controlled would help getting into my garage.Of course improve lighting on the daytime instrument display is a must, larger door pockets.I'm sure i can find more room for improvement after i have the car a while.

np070209 writes:
2013 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Review
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Horrible milage - The car itself is a fun car to drive. Looks and drives great. My complaint is that it come nowhere close to the mileage they claim in the city, at least not yet. Honda claims you should receive about 20 MPG in the city. These calculations are also based without the Econ button you can use which also, is supposed to increase mileage. My first tank of gas I got around 13.4 MPG, this was mostly city driving. Of coarse I called the dealer and I was told the car needed to be broke in, the computer needed to learn my driving habits. This would take 5000 miles for the car to be broke in and learn my habits. so far, not even close to claimed mileage. Look forward to buying another Infiniti.

Suggestions: Make the whole Phone/Navagation/Audio system easier to use. Also the voice comand for storing numbers is a absolute joke. It can't recognioze shory words like Mom. So when you attach a Voice Tag to a stored number your saying Mom's home phone. Bills cell phone. Kinda a pain in the rear.

mxi81 writes:
2013 Honda Accord Sport Review
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Glad I selected the Sport model - I purchased my first Honda after trading in my 2003 Mazda6s and so far I have been pleased. It lacks the performance of my old V6 mazda, but still performs well overall. The mpg has been around 30 combined on 50/50 mixed highway/local driving. I tested the Altima, Accord, & Fusion and ultimately the Accord won for the value and what I'm hoping will be long term reliability. The interior is nice and spacious, though the front headrests are a little uncomfortable unless you position the seat appropriately. I haven't noticed wind noise with my vehicle as other reviews stated, so maybe it is not present on the Sport models. Take a hwy test drive if you can to test for the problem.

Suggestions: The headrest is actually the most bothersome part of the car. The inward tilt can be a little uncomfortable given the stiffness. It was sort of disappointing to see that an otherwise comfortable interior had this issue as head/neck comfort makes long drives easier. The brakes are a little too sensitive for me, which is more a driver preference thing than anything. Not a fan of the split driver side mirror. A mute button on the steering wheel audio controls would be a nice addition. Having only black cloth available on the sport model limited my options to a degree since I would have preferred tan just so it didn't get quite as hot in the summer.

william621 writes:
2013 Honda Accord EX Review
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Great Car! Review after 8 months ownership - I'm extremely please with the car. I've got about 22,000 miles on it and it's nicely broken in. On a recent trip to the Outer Banks, NC, I got over 600 miles on a tank of gas, averaging 38.2 mpg! Driving on NC 12 up Hattaras Island at 55-60mph, I averaged 46.3 mpg for the hour drive north to get off the island. Amazing!! I agree that the CVT will not be for everyone, but I like the fact that I get awesome mileage in a very well built, good looking car. Speaker quality is excellent with a digital device, so dont judge sound system until you plug in your own device!

Suggestions: I could do without the divided driver side mirror, as I think it distracts more than helps. I wish there was some way to stop the "beeping noise" when you leave the car running but step out to get something and close the door. I understand its suppose to remind you that it's running, but I dont need the reminder. Honda should give the owner some way to diable that thing

sporttracz writes:
2013 Honda Accord LX Review
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2013 Accord is a Great Buy! - We bought a 2013 Accord about a month ago. After 1600 miles I have found that the gas mileage is phenomenal. I have averaged a high of 41 on the highway. In mixed driving I average 33. The power is as good as you would want. Who needs a 6 cylinder. The car rides firm but is very comfortable. It handles right sporty. I have owned many Honda's and this one is a great car.

modalton writes:
2013 Honda Accord EX-L Review
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Good car--outstanding MPG - I've owned an Accord from each of the last 3 generations, with some other makes mixed in. This car seems to address any of the "misses" from the previous generation. If you are a car person, the CVT takes some getting used to, but Honda has executed it well and it does its job. On my very first tank of gas, with mixed 2 lane and freeway driving, I got 37 mpg! Acceleration is very good, comparing with some 6 cylinders and surpassing most of the 4 cylinder turbos. Quality seems to be solid. Audio is nothing special, but is adequate. I am adding the wheels from the Sport model to my car for looks and handling, but most will be satisfied with the wheel/tire combo that Honda uses.

Suggestions: Audio system, 18 inch wheel option

ptg2001 writes:
2013 Honda Accord EX Review
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good car - I bought our accord about 3 month age after our 2005 honda oddssey was rear ended and totaled we got the accord tor replace the above vech. we have approx 6500 miles on it and love it. it not only gets more mpg around town then on the hwy at its best with the odd. we have been going between modsto ca. and martinez ca. approx. 160-180 roundtrip and getting no less then 33 mpg and up to 36 it not only is very quiet and smooth but we love the cameras it make getting over to the right very nice(I wish they had it on the left also) we just love the carwe paid over 24000 .and I have read where people have had prob. we have not and we are going down south this weekend and look for to the drive.

Suggestions: split rear seat and driverside camera

frogee writes:
2013 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Review
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The V-6 Vibrator--Don't Buy! - After five months with the extremely annoying vibration from my Accord, I traded it on a 2010 Infiniti G37, taking a big financial hit. Honda says the vibration is "normal", as in normal for a 3-cylinder car, that is. Unfortunately, this condition was not apparent on the test drive, so be forewarned if you are considering purchasing the V-6. Variable Cylinder Management may yield very good MPG, but at the expense of a terrible drive experience. I have requested compensation from American Honda, but am not optimistic.

Suggestions: Either get rid of the Variable Cylinder Management feature or make it less aggressive. It was not noticeable at speeds over 65mph but was terrible around town at 45mph.

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It's fun but the mileage isn't close to what they claim. - I went from a Infiniti M35 to the 2013 Accord Coupe. I love the design of the car and it's a blast to drive. My complaint is this. I'm not getting anywhere near the mileage they claim to get in the city. I've even drove like a little ole man from Pasadena just to see if I could get it to improve. I'm getting like 13 or 14 MPG in the city, WITH THE ECON BUTTON ON. I've called the dealer and they claim that the car needs to break in, have at least 5000 miles on it. Well I sure hope this is true because as it stands now, I'd have kept my Infiniti and am counting the months until I can drop this Honda off at the dealer and go get another Infiniti.

brymil2 writes:
2013 Honda Accord LX Review
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Mixed Review - I have a fairly long commute and after narrowing down mid size cars by gas mileage, the 2013 Accord was one of few choices. After drive tests and seeing what the car offered for the price, I thought is was a great bargain. It's sharp looking and has a great interior and lots of features for the price. And, the gas mileage has been phenomenal! I am averaging around 35mpg in approximately 65/35% highway/city driving. There is one issue that is ruining my new car experience. The CVT transmission is jerky at low speeds. It is quite noticeable and irritating in my stop and go commuting. I recommend test driving the car quite a bit before making your choice to see if the trans is jerky.

Suggestions: Honda needs to address the CVT jerkiness issue as there are enough complaints out there on the web indicating it may be a widespread problem. Even MotorTrend commented on the "jerkiness at parking lot speeds" in their review of the Accord. This may not be a deal killer for all drivers. But when I drop thousands on a new car, I don't expect any jerkiness from the trans, CVT or regular automatic!

sss39 writes:
2013 Honda Accord Sport Review
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13' Accord Sport all the way!!! - Just bought the Accord Sport less than two weeks ago and so far its met all of my expectations. This is coming from a Ford family. Just got tired of Ford products falling apart and feeling cheap, and you know its time to move on when the rest of the family doesn't want to drive/sit in it. Test drove the Sonata, Optima, Altima, Fusion, and Accord, and the Accord just felt right from the get go. Honda isn't the flashiest but that's ok, what it does do is build good, solid, reliable cars and the 13' Accord Sport, to me looks sportier than the other cars in its class. For all the standard equipment in the Accord Sport, I am sure the other vehicles in its class would be quite higher.

Suggestions: Wish it had a 50/50 or 60/40 fold down rear seats instead of the entire seat coming down and have push button start standard on Sport model.

janey81 writes:
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Lovin' my new Accord!!! - Wow - I absolutely love my new car! Honda has really done an outstanding job with the new styling and features! I have always loved their cars and this is my 4th one. I just traded in my Civic that I bought brand new 10 years ago and drove over 161K miles with never any problems! The new Accord is such a smooth ride and I haven't experienced any of the road noise that some of the other reviewers have commented on. For the price and value, I don't think any other car can beat this one! Love love love!

Suggestions: My car is still brand new so I still need some time to break it in! Sound system is good, but perhaps they can add some more speakers!

raymond2013 writes:
2013 Honda Accord EX-L Review
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Do NOT buy the Navi option - Overall this car provides what you might expect. It's a little higher priced for what you get when compared to competitor offerings, but I wanted the reliability of a Honda. What I did not expect was the horribly designed user interface of the navigation system. Test drives and showroom floor interactions do not allow enough usage to fully grasp the awkward layout and slowness of the system. Not only that, Honda confirmed today that is not and will not be possible to turn off the 'beep' that occurs every time you click. Huh? This is a software change (deficiency). You've got to be kidding me. Using the system is akin to conditioned response from electric shock. You learn to avoid it.

Suggestions: Let me turn off the beep. Do not tell a customer that a software change is not possible. This experience has been an example of customer service at its worst. Hard to believe that such a company does not accept nor solicit feedback from the field to development with regard to software. This Honda is my last Honda. The bridge has been burned by their corporate processes. As a frequent business car renter, I can say without question the Honda navi system user experience is among the worst available, and it appears they are fine with it.

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Excessive wind noise at drivers window - New 2013 Accord seems well built. Had two issues from day one. Cloth on seats are not pulled tight. The big issue is the wind noise coming from the drivers side window at high speeds. The dealer has tried to fix twice with no success. The Honda America rep (who was the rudest, most condescending person I have ever met) said he did not hear the noise. I read tons of other people on Accord web-site with same issue. Honda has yet to rectify problem. Dealer drove another Accord off the lot to see if that car had the same problem and sure enough it did. I would not but this car unless you can test drive on a highway to check the wind noise.

Suggestions: Upholstery installation needs better QC. Honda engineers need to fix wind noise issue.

baltimorebill writes:
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Are you Unsure between the 4 or 6 Cylinder? Read on for why the 4 is Awesome - I seldom write reviews but given how much I was unsure about whether to lease the 4 or 6, and how much I LOVE the 4, I thought a review might be helpful to those in the same boat. I drove both the 4 and the 6 and am coming from a 1999 Accord with 178,000 miles that had a powerful V-6. I drove both the 2013 EX-L with Navi 6 and 4 Cylinder. The 6 Cylinder just seemed kind of heavy and I felt as if I had to keep my foot on the pedal all the time. On the other hand, the 4 is very smooth and has plenty of power when needed. And the gas mileage so far that I am getting on the highway (in eco mode) is slightly over 36 on the highway and around 25 in the city. It's an awesome car.

Suggestions: It still could be a little quieter, especially concerning wind noise. It's not bad, but at higher speeds a can hear noise that I wouldn't hear in a Lexis...

samson70 writes:
2013 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Review
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Vibrations - When I hit the 1800 to 2000 RPM's there is a vibration I feel in the steering wheel. I also may feel it in the gas pedal. I brought the car back for it first oil change and told them at the dealership. I was told it maybe the wheel alignment, which they did. The problem was still there. I brought the car back again and this time the mechanic drove the car. He told me that it is a six cylinder car that changes to a lower cylinder number that's what causes the vibration. I think they are lying and don't know what the problem is. I will ask to talk with the factory representative. The car is a leased vehicle with approx. 8200 miles.

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Almost Great - The only thing about this car I don't like is the slightly stiff suspension - and I can live with that. The mileage is good - 27/28 mpg in all city driving and 35/36 at freeway speeds. On a trip from Florida to Minnesota we got 35.4 mpg on the on-board mileage gauge and a little higher calculating the old fashioned way. Very nice! The interior is comfortable and roomy. Friends have commented that the back seat is also quite roomy. Driving this car is a pleasure - it drives and handles very well. It has very good acceleration considering the 4 cylinder engine. The only time we hear the engine is on hard acceleration.

Suggestions: Softer suspension.

benjaminh writes:
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Wow. Great car. - We also own a 2008 Accord EXL navi sedan, and so we can tell how big a jump Honda has made in several areas of this car. First, the 2013 Accord is *quiet*—which is a first for the Accord. Second, the new engine is more powerful, faster, and yet gets better mpg. Finally, the interior quality is almost Acura-like.

Suggestions: Hard to make suggestions when so much has improved. The new Accord is now the top car in the very competitive midsize market imho.