While prices vary as trim levels increase, this sticker price sends a clear message to competitors that Honda aims to unseat rival sedans Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima in the 2013 model year.
The Accord LX features a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, though drivers can expect a price difference between the 6-speed manual transmission and the Honda’s optional continuously variable (CVT) automatic transmission;
The Sport model Accord offers a flashier look to the LX as well as a more athletically tuned suspension and steering. Drivers can expect to pay $24,180 for manual and $24,980 for the CVT.
The Accord EX trim level adds significantly more tech, like Honda’s LaneWatch Blind Spot Display system. Manual transmission will cost $25,395, while CVT will ring in at $26,195. The EX-L adds leather seats and a host of even more infotainment features; available only with the automatic transmission, the EX-L MSRP starts at $30,785.
The V-6 models reach true luxury status, offering leather seating and a seriously capable powertrain; the 3.5L V6 engine on the Accord is the same engine used in the Acura TL, and at 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque is barely outperformed. The V-6 starts at $30,860, and the V-6 Touring starts at $34,220.
While the Sedan model Accord is expected to start going on sale later this week, drivers still have many other Accord vehicles to look forward to for the 2013 model year; the Accord Coupe, which features its own complete trim lines, should begin arriving in dealerships mid-October, and a plug-in hybrid version of the Accord sedan is rumored begin going on sale early 2013. For more information on the latest Accords, Indiana drivers are encouraged to contact Team Honda’s sales department.