With significantly improved fuel efficiency for a midsize automatic-equipped sedan, the 2013 Accord 4-cylinder can save you money at the pump. Even though the 2013 Honda Accord has more equipment and features than ever before, and it has a new 4-cylinder engine with more horsepower and considerably more torque than the engine it replaces, the vehicle is substantially more fuel-efficient.
What are the main reasons? More use of lighter, stronger steel, a new direct injection system and the available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). With an essentially infinite range of available gear ratios, the CVT has just the right gear for every situation, maximizing efficiency — and gas station drive-bys. Lemon Grove drivers will love the freedom of fewer fill-ups.
The new Accord 4-cylinder has over 181 horsepower (more than the current Accord LX 4-cylinder). How’d they do that? The all-new 2.4-liter Earth Dreams™ engine generates a clear performance improvement compared to the 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine it replaces — an increase of 4 horsepower.
Remember direct injection technology? It’s the main reason the new Accord 4-cylinder can gain power and fuel efficiency at the same time. The secret is ultra-precise delivery of fuel into the engine — to get more power out of less fuel. Quite a slick trick.
The 2013 Accord 4-cylinder’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) has more gear ratios than you’d care to count. Conventional automatic transmissions typically have five or six gear ratios to choose from, so the shift logic selects the gear that is the closest to ideal for the situation.
Accord’s CVT, on the other hand, has two variable-width pulleys connected by a metallic belt. The belt can circle the angled pulley faces at varying diameters, depending on the pulley width. The change in effective diameter alters the ratio between the pulleys.
What does that mean in plain English? Instead of approximating the correct ratio for the conditions like a conventional automatic does, Accord’s CVT can precisely select the optimum ratio from moment to moment without conventional shifts or slippage. So if you need power, efficiency — or both — there’s a gear for that (and hundreds more). What more could you ask for when cruising the area around Lemon Grove? Honda enthusiasts will love how the new Accord can fit in any locale.
Accord V-6 has increased horsepower and torque from a re-engineered 3.5-liter, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® engine. Accord’s newly reworked and more powerful available V-6 can be paired with a new 6 speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Normally, greater power cuts into fuel efficiency, but not in the 2013 Accord. With features like i-VTEC®, Variable Cylinder Management™ and the available 6-speed automatic transmission, Accord V-6 is targeted to achieve top-of-class fuel efficiency. More performance, less fuel costs; what’s not to like?
Earth Dreams™ direct injection technology stretches fuel and pumps up performance in the 2013 Accord 4-cylinder. Conventional engines using multi-port fuel injection squirt fuel into the air that’s flowing into the engine — right before it enters each combustion chamber and goes "boom." The mixture gets where it needs to go, but not always in the most efficient balance of fuel and air.
With Accord’s Earth Dreams™ 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine, direct injection delivers fuel right into each combustion chamber. Just the right amount of fuel in just the right place means better combustion and greater efficiency. That helps power and fuel efficiency and reduces emissions. The driver is pleased — and so is the Earth. Not to mention Honda dealers like us!
The all-new Accord takes Honda’s exterior styling in a fresh, athletic direction. Accord has always been known for delivering the virtues that owners are after — things like comfort, roominess, features and proven value. With the arrival of the all-new Accord, though, those virtues are wrapped in athletic and expressive new styling.
Accord Sedan’s body sides are dramatic, with a character line flowing upward and rearward across the door surfaces, and a deep contour strategically positioned at the lower door panels. Bright window-surround trim adds a luxury feel, while in back, the tops of the rear fenders curve inward toward the C-pillars like flexed muscles. The EX-L and Touring models offer chrome door handles and additional trim on the rear panel for added elegance.
To give the cabin an open, airy feel for both front and rear passengers, Accord has a relatively low beltline, large glass area and thin A-pillars.
The new Accord Coupe is the most dramatic 2-door Accord yet. Its front end is set apart with a large lower radiator opening. The large front wheel arches flow into deep character lines that sweep across the doors and back to the muscular rear wheel arches, while the flowing roofline draws the eye up and over the windswept cabin.
Careful sculpting on the lower door sides helps to direct airflow around the rear tires. The roofline, body side character lines and rear wheel arches all converge at the deck-lid, drawing the eye to the rear spoiler on the V-6 models.
For customers, the newfound style gives Accord an added dimension.
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