2013 Honda Accord tops 10 Best New Sedans Under $25,000

Article by Anita Panait, on July 16, 2013

Auto experts at KBB.com have included the 2013 Honda Accord and Civic on their list of the 10 Best New Sedans Under $25,000. The 2013 Accord topped the list of new vehicles introduced in 2013 while Civic was the highest rated compact car. Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda, said both models deliver on all fronts like “value, performance, fuel efficiency, top safety ratings and a wide array of standard features “at a competitive price point.

The editors of KBB.com recognized the Accord’s sophisticated styling, excellent driving performance and innovative features like the available LaneWatch blind spot display to vote on tops of the site’s list.  The 2013 Accord also earned industry-leading safety scores.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the 2013 Accord as a Top Safety Pick+ while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the sedan a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.

On the other hand, editors at KBB.com applauded the 2013 Honda Civic for its revised interior and exterior styling as well as its remarkable list of standard features like the rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and Pandora internet radio capability. The Civic is the only compact car that earned Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS. NHTSA also rated the 2013 Civic with a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.

The Accord has long been the best-selling midsize car from Honda. With the release of the 2013 Accord Sedan and the 2013 Accord Coupe, this signals the start of the ninth generation of this excellent range. These 2013 versions have craftsmanship and luxury that are on a different level with the available equipment fitted as standard considered as one of the best in the segment.

Vehicle dynamics are on the highest of level as well. Going back to the 37-year history of the Accord, it is clear that the 2013 models have better equipment, more sophistication, and performs better. Compared to the previous generation, the new Accord models have shorter overall length with the wheelbase being more compact. Even so, the Accord Sedan and the Accord Coupe have certain interior dimensions enhanced like the trunk volume and the legroom in the rear.

Thus aside from having a more athletic look, driving dynamics is enhanced while handling is more responsive. In redesigning the Accord, Honda made sure to change everything from the end tip of the exhaust finishers and all the way to the edge of the bumpers in the front. Indeed, major components were modified like the aerodynamics, glass, sheet metal, and unit-body. The engines, transmissions, and parts of the chassis were revised.

Changed as well were the electronic systems, safety systems, and interior features. Honda revealed that despite all the modifications done, the 2013 models remain to focus on many qualities that have made this range a success.

These include unmatched mix of security and safety, handling and performance that is fun-to-drive, convenience and comfort for the passengers, and best of all, value for money. The 2013 Accord Sedan and 2013 Accord Coupe will be manufactured at two locations in the state of Ohio. The production and launching of these new versions will mark 30 straight years of the Accord being made in the U.S.

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Honda Accord Named as KBB.com's Best New Sedan Under $25,000

The 2013 Honda Accord and Civic were named to KBB.com's list of the 10 Best New Sedans Under $25,000. The Honda Accord was the top ranked vehicle on the list of new vehicles introduced in 2013 compiled by the auto experts at KBB.com. The Civic was the highest rated compact car on the list.

"Nothing beats the value Accord and Civic offer customers" said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda. "Both models deliver on all fronts – value, performance, fuel efficiency, top safety ratings and a wide array of standard features – all at a competitive price point."

As the top ranked model on the list, the Accord was recognized by the editors of KBB.com for its sophisticated styling, excellent driving performance and innovative features, like the available LaneWatch™ blind spot display. Additionally, Accord earns industry-leading safety scores, having been rated a TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and distinguished by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score1.

"While other mid-size cars have threatened its dominance, now we can definitively say that the Accord is back on top, with the completely overhauled 2013 model hitting No. 1 on our list of the '10 Best Sedans Under $25,000'," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. "The latest Honda Accord is as refined as any previous edition, but with a newfound sense of sporty style and cool new technologies that are as user-friendly as the car itself."

The 2013 Honda Civic was the top rated compact car on the list. KBB.com applauded the Civic for its revised interior and exterior styling along with an impressive list of standard features, which includes rearview camera, Bluetooth™ connectivity and Pandora® internet radio capability. The Civic also earns industry-leading safety scores; having been the only compact car rated a TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and distinguished by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.

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