At the beginning of August, Honda released the first details about the North American 2013 Accord lineup and now they have provided full info concerning the Sedan and Coupe versions. The first one will go on sale later this month while the latter hits the dealerships this October, before the Accord HPEV which is scheduled to reach the showrooms early next year.
Both the Sedan and Coupe can be ordered with a 4-cylinder, 2.4-liter Earth Dreams engine that produces 185 hp (138 kW) and can be linked to either a CVT or a new six-speed manual gearbox (on selected models). The same engine can be found under the hood of the Accord Sport Sedan but in this version it generates 189 hp (141 kW).
Customers can also opt for the larger V6 3.5-liter unit that pumps out 278 hp (207 kW) and can be mated to a six-speed automatic while the Coupe receives a six-speed manual transmission. In terms of fuel efficiency, the versions fitted with the 4-cylinder return 36 mpg on the highway and the V6-powered versions can do 34 mpg.
It has a MacPherson strut front suspension and an independent multi-link rear configuration, while the stopping power is provided by the standard four-wheel brake discs with EBD, ABS and Brake Assist. In addition, also as standard equipment is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Hill Start Assist.
Honda says that the refreshed Accord Sedan is going to be offered in six versions: LX, LX Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring, while the Coupe will be available in four trim levels: LX-S, EX, EX-L and EX-L V6. There are nine exterior paints to choose from, while the inside is offered with black, gray and ivory cloth or leather.
Standard on all versions of the 2013 Accord is Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and six airbags, while optional safety equipment includes the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW).
Full details are available in the press release below.