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 |  Aug 20 2013, 12:02 PM

Can HFP make the Accord a Performer?


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Taking something from ordinary to extraordinary is no easy task, and there might not be a better example of ordinary than the Honda Accord.

A solid family car that offers dependability and ease of use over all else, are the folks at Honda crazy for trying to make this family hauler perform on the track?

Starting with a V6-powered Accord Coupe, Honda tacks on new suspension and a full body kit in an attempt to take this car from bland to spicy. It costs $4,620 before installation. Will your money be well spent or are you better off buying something a little less obscure? Read on to find out.

 |  Jul 18 2013, 8:31 PM

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Honda announced today that it will recall 1,695 of its 2013 model year Accord sedans. 

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 |  Feb 14 2013, 8:27 AM

The Honda Accord has been awarded the 2013 Canadian Car of the Year.

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 6:02 PM

The all-new Honda Accord has been awarded a “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), one of two midsize sedans to earn an overall good rating on the new small overlap frontal crash test.

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 |  Dec 18 2012, 7:02 AM

After blasting Honda for the 2012 Civic, the Japanese automaker is once again in the good graces of the folks at Consumer Reports after a thorough test of the 2013 Accord.

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 |  Dec 13 2012, 11:59 AM

A testament to just how good it is, the final nominee for the 2013 AutoGuide.com Car of the Year didn’t just beat out the rest of the new models to make our short list, it bested three other cars in its own class.

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 |  Oct 02 2012, 10:31 AM

Four Reasons the Accord Coupe is better than a Camaro... and one reason it's not


It may surprise you to learn that the Honda Accord Coupe is one of the most cross-shopped cars with the Chevrolet Camaro. After all, one is a front-drive two-door version of a family sedan, while the other is a purpose-built Muscle car.

And yet the two stack up quite closely in many respects, though certainly not in all of them. Here’s a list of four ways the Accord is a better car… and one way it most certainly is not.

 |  Sep 19 2012, 7:45 PM

Through its multiple generations, the Honda Accord has always been the model that offered something for everyone. With its all-new 2013 Accord, the Japanese automaker has built on that premise, offering a vehicle with a blend of both elegance and sophistication.

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 |  Sep 19 2012, 6:13 PM

Honda just launched the online configurator to let buyers tinker with building their next purchase.

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 |  Sep 19 2012, 2:01 PM

Top 10 Memorable Honda Accords


The 2013 Honda Accord is now available and showing the whole automotive industry what the Japanese automaker can do. No longer content to sit in the shadows of the Camry and Altima, the new Accord features a huge list of standard features, a fuel-friendly CVT and is even available as a sexy coupe.

The Accord has always been somewhat of a halo vehicle for Honda, and we’ve picked out ten Accords which stand out in the car’s 40 year history. Unfamiliar with the new Accord? Then read the review right here.

 |  Sep 10 2012, 6:00 AM

The ninth-generation Honda Accord sedan will be heading to dealerships in America starting on September 19th, and those interested will be excited to hear that the starting MSRP will be $21,680 for the well-equipped Accord LX model.

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 |  Sep 05 2012, 6:00 AM

The first model to utilize Honda’s new Earth Dreams engine technologies, the redesigned 2013 Accord gets a long list of upgrades and a big bump in fuel economy.

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 |  Aug 29 2012, 6:43 PM

Despite the media test drive already having occurred, a standard information embargo is in place to keep details of the 2013 Accord’s inside bits modestly hidden. It’s just too bad someone left a brochure lying exposed on the floor in a Kroger supermarket.

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 |  Aug 08 2012, 7:00 AM

Calling it “the most sculpted Accord” ever, Honda has revealed the first official images of its 9th generation mid-size sedan.

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 |  Jul 18 2012, 3:06 PM

 

Honda detailed its new HondaLink infotainment strategy today, a new feature that will debut this fall in Honda vehicles, starting with the 2013 Accord.

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 |  Jul 16 2012, 8:01 AM

Late last month, an eager dealership leaked details on the upcoming 2013 Honda Accord, and now dealerships have received a memo with information on the 2013 Accord trim levels.

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 |  Jun 21 2012, 4:33 PM

New information on the 2013 Honda Accord is available thanks to one dealership with a “loose lips” marketing strategy that probably has the brand’s higher-ups on edge.

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 |  May 08 2012, 10:01 AM

The mid-size family sedan segment is one of the most competitive markets in the industry and with many of its rivals recently revamped, Honda is prepping an all-new 2013 Accord.

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 |  Jan 12 2012, 10:00 AM

10. Chevy Tru 140S Concept


For some of the more minor auto shows, a Top 10 list of the most important cars often covers most of the new debuts, but not so at the North American International Auto Show. Held each January in Detroit it’s the obvious launch site for major products by the Big Three domestic automakers and over the years has also become the venue for important new models by the rest of the auto industry.

Domestics made their mark at this year’s Detroit show, starting with one very different concept car revealed by Chevrolet. Called the Tru 140S it may look like some outrageously fast and expensive exotic machine, but it’s neither. Based on the same front-drive platform as the Chevy Cruze, it is powered by the same 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, which makes just 138 hp in that car. Designed, along with the Code 130R concept, as part of an initiative to attract youth buyers back to the brand, Chevy seems serious about the concept, even announcing that if it made production, the target price would be around the $20,000 mark.

 |  Jan 11 2012, 8:54 AM

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With a recently launched new Camry and Ford unveiling the production version of the new Fusion mid-size sedan at the Detroit Auto Show, Honda previewed its next-generation Accord with a stylish concept coupe. With no dramatic new styling changes, the 9th generation Accord will be the first Honda to receive the brand’s new lineup of powertrains, including direct-injection 4-cylinder and V6 engines as well as CVT transmissions. Plus, the Accord will get an innovative new hybrid system. To learn more about the next-gen Accord, watch AutoGuide’s first look video below.

GALLERY: 2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept

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 |  Jan 10 2012, 10:05 AM

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No one will accuse Honda of breaking the mold with the new Accord Coupe concept, revealed today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Then again, consistency is part of the Honda plan and has earned the company an excellent reputation. On hand for the car’s debut, American Honda Motor Co. Executive VP John Mendel pointed out the Accord’s unprecedented 26 times it has been named to Car & Driver’s Top 10 car of the year list.

Looking like a slightly stylized version of the current Accord, the new model is smaller overall and with a lower roofline, although Honda claims it has achieved the same interior space. It’s also a lighter vehicle, although Honda isn’t getting into specifics at this point.

The Accord will be the first model to use Honda’s new powertrains, featuring direct-injection among other technologies. Both a V6 and a new 2.4-liter 4-cylinder will be offered, with a newly developed CVT transmission for the 4-cylinder and a 6-speed automatic for the V6. Honda hasn’t announced specs but says it expects the Accord to deliver class leading fuel economy. Whether it can best the new Fusion’s 26/37-mpg rating will be, however, be tough.

In addition, Honda will offer an Accord plug-in hybrid which will offer three driving modes: electric, gas and gasoline/electric. The system will allow 10 to 15 miles of emissions free driving and let you choose when you want to use that electricity. Honda also promises a charge time of 1.5 hours on a 240 volt charger.

To help deliver improved fuel economy across the range, all Accord models will get Honda’s ECO Assist button.

As for safety, Honda will offer the accord with a lane departure warning system and a collision alert system. Plus, it will offer a unique blind spot monitoring system that will actually show, with video, what is in the car”s blind spot.

Look for the 2013 Accord to go on sale later this year.

GALLERY: 2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept

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Watch AutoGuide’s First Look Video of the new Accord Coupe Concept below:

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