Honda again offers a 2-door version of the Accord, available with 4-cyl. or V-6 engine. Unlike in the sedan, the V-6 can be mated to a manual transmission in the coupe.
The Accord coupe still boasts a unqiue rear treatment, lacking the sedan's upper license plate holder and chrome strip spanning the taillights.
Honda's new LaneWatch camera, mounted on the underside of the passenger exterior mirror, takes an 80-degree view of the lanes next to the car and broadcasts it on the interior screen.
The LaneWatch camera, on EX grade and higher trims, projects a real-time image of the right side of the car. It can be always on, always off, or activated via a stalk-mounted button.
The new Accord plug-in hybrid has a unique front fascia, with many energy-saving LEDs.
Accord's 2.4L 4-cyl. "Earth Dreams" engine is an all-new design and is Honda's first U.S. engine with direct injection.
The Accord keeps a 3.5L V-6 engine but Variable Cylinder Management, available only on 6-speed automatic models, has just 3- and 6-cyl. modes, losing the previous-gen Accord's 4-cyl. setting.
The engine bay of the Accord plug-in hybrid. The car can travel 10-15 miles in EV mode, and in Hybrid mode its 2.0L 4-cyl. engine can generate electricity to drive the motor.
The Accord sedan's new Touring grade, with V-6 engine and 6AT, starts at $33,430 and has standard leather seating, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning.
Another new sedan trim level is the $23,390-$24,190 Sport grade, which has a rear spoiler, 18-in. alloy wheels, dual exhaust and paddle shifters in CVT-equipped models.
Soft-touch materials on Accord's door panels have receded from '12 to '13 models.
The interior of '13 Accord coupes boasts red lighting to distinguish the inside of the car from blue-lit sedans.
The EX-L V-6 sedan has two interior screens, the lower one for Honda's new HondaLink app-centric, cloud-based telematics system.
Honda has gone to a one-piece, seamless, soft-touch upper dash across all '13 Accord grades. Shown is the Sport sedan without the lower touchscreen.
The Accord PHEV has unique interior trim and bio-based seat fabric, the latter similar to the fabric in the new Honda Fit EV.
The Accord PHEV's cluster has a meter on the upper right to show battery state-of-charge. No EV range is given numerically, although overall range is available.
The cavernous back seat of the new Accord, with plenty of head and leg room.
The '13 Honda Accord boasts high levels of interior comfort and many techy features across its grades, LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V-6, Touring and PHEV, and subtle exterior design differences.
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