First Drive: 2013 Honda Accord
2013 Honda Accord: Introduction
On November 1st of 1982, the very first U.S.-built Honda Accord rolled out of the Marysville, Ohio assembly plant. That car was the first second-generation Accord, and the first Japanese car manufactured here in the States. Now the calendar has spun forward thirty years and Honda is ready to roll out the latest iteration of one of America’s most popular mid-size sedans.
The 2013 Honda Accord is an all-new model, which represents the ninth generation of the Accord family tree. Over the course of the last thirty years, the Accord has always been a top seller, but the mid-size market has only gotten more crowded meaning competition for the car buyer’s bucks is tougher than ever. Honda believes it’s designed the latest Accord so that it excels in all areas of a customer’s needs.
For those of you looking for either a mid-size sedan or coupe, that just might be true. Additionally, there’s something here for those considering purchasing a Toyota Prius or other such fuel sipper, because Honda is also going to build a plug-in hybrid version of the 2013 Accord.