Changes for the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe:
Honda has redesigned the Accord Coupe for the 2013 model year, though the rakish 2-door retains familiar proportions and general appearances. A new 2.4-liter "Earth Dreams" 4-cylinder engine is standard, paired with a manual gearbox or a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters. A 3.5-liter V-6 engine bolted to a choice between a manual and an automatic transmission remains optional, now including Variable Cylinder Management technology to improve fuel economy. Additional upgrades include standard Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, standard SMS text messaging capability, and a standard reversing camera system. Several new safety-related technologies also debut for the 2013 Accord Coupe.
Honda sells the redesigned 2013 Accord Coupe in LX-S, EX, EX-L, and EX-L V-6 trim levels. The only factory-installed option outside of transmission selection is a navigation system offered for the EX-L models. Dealers can install additional extra-cost upgrades.
Engines and Transmissions:
All versions of the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe except for the EX-L V-6 model have a new 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard for the LX-S and EX models, while the EX-L is equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT is optional for the LX-S and EX, and is equipped with paddle shifters to give the driver greater control over transmission ratios.
A 278-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine is standard for the Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe. The engine is paired with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox, with a 6-speed paddle-shifted automatic transmission available as an option. The V-6 includes a Variable Cylinder Management system, which closes down three of the engine’s six cylinders under certain driving conditions in an effort to improve gas mileage.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
The sportiest Accord Coupe model, the EX-L V-6 with the manual transmission, is rated to get 22 mpg in combined driving. The most fuel-efficient models are the LX-S, EX, and EX-L with the CVT, which are expected to return 29 mpg in combined driving.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe is one of the safest cars you can buy, with 5-star ratings for every single crash-test evaluation, including rollover resistance. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) supports this position with a “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating for 2013, reflecting the car’s “Acceptable” performance in the new small overlap frontal-impact crash test combined with “Good” ratings for all other assessments.
The 2013 Honda Accord Coupe is available with several new safety-related features. A reversing camera, Bluetooth, and SMS text messaging capability is standard, and as buyers move up the trim level ladder they can access new Lane Watch, Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Warning system. The Accord Coupe is also available with new cloud-based HondaLink smartphone connectivity.
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