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December 7, 2012

Honda Accord

Overall Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: The 2013 Honda Accord doesn't change radically, but it proves its mettle as one of the best, most sensible American sedans.

The 2013 Honda Accord is all-new, and we can't say that it's changed radically. But the latest Accord Sedans easily keep up with the mid-size competition and outdo them in many practical respects. With a so-called “man maximum, machine minimum” philosophy, Honda mapped out the space needed for passenger space, then drew the exterior around that—yielding one of the best interiors in the business. Honda has also changed its attitude toward tech features and options, including Bluetooth and active noise cancellation on all models, while a great new LaneWatch Blind Spot Display is included on most of the lineup. Topping it off, Honda's new CVT is one of the best we've experienced, and they've managed to get 34 mpg on the highway from their V-6—four-cylinder numbers just last year. And there are new Accord Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid versions on the way for 2014.

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