The new 2013 Honda Accord sedan may sport some serious changes inside and out, but the car's pricing isn't budging too much over its predecessor's MSRPs. The least expensive Accord -- an LX model with a six-speed manual transmission -- will sticker for $22,470, and a V-6 model will have a $30,860 MSRP. New Accords will be priced at about $300 above the 2012 model, on average – we’ve collected full Accord sedan and coupe pricing information here.
The Honda Accord has a set of new transmissions and revised engines for the 2013 model year. The volume four-cylinder model is powered by a direct-injection 2.4-liter I-4 making 185-189 hp, mated to a six-speed manual or optional CVT. The Accord's 3.5-liter V-6 returns for 2013 with a bit more horsepower, at 278, and 252 lb-ft of torque -- both figures just barely under those of the 2013 Acura TL that uses the same engine. For more on the 2013 Honda Accord, don't miss our First Look here and our drive impressions here.
2013 Honda Accord LX sedan: $22,470-6M, $23,270-CVT
The entry-level 2013 Honda Accord LX trim is $200 more than the 2012 model. Unlike previous Accords, all 2013 sedans get alloy wheels, including the LX with its standard 16-inch wheels. The LX also includes dual-zone automatic AC, trunk liner, automatic on/off headlights, Bluetooth, a single-view rearview camera, and a USB outlet. The Accord LX's $23,270 price with the CVT puts it above the 2012 Toyota Camry and 2013 Nissan Altima by $420 and $990, respectively.
2013 Honda Accord Sport sedan: $24,180-6M, $24,980-CVT
The new Sport model has revised suspension and steering tuning but, let's be honest, plenty of buyers will choose this one for its 18-inch alloy wheels. Other Accord Sport features include a rear spoiler, 10-way power driver's seats, paddle shifters on the CVT model, and dual chrome-tipped exhaust pipes. Unlike the Accord LX, the Sport model's 2.4-liter I-4 makes 189 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque and fuel economy on the CVT model dips from 27/36 mpg to 26/35 mpg.
2013 Honda Accord EX sedan: $25,395-6M, $26,195-CVT
The EX trim is the highest-level Accord that's available with a manual transmission; the Accord EX-L and EX-L with the navigation system are CVT-only. The EX trim adds a smart key and push-button start as well as the Honda LaneWatch Blind Spot Display, which the automaker says gives an expanded rear view of the car's passenger side on the center stack's eight-inch screen. The side mirrors have integrated turn signals.
Add $2590 to the EX CVT for the Accord EX-L sedan, which has leather seats, LED taillights, a lane departure warning system, and Honda's Forward Collision Warning system, which alerts the driver to obstacles ahead (but doesn't slow the car down). The 2013 Accord EX-L with the navigation system retails for $30,785.
2013 Honda Accord V-6 sedan: $30,860-CVT
Since the 2013 Accord V-6 can no longer be had without leather (at least, at launch), the price of a V-6 Accord starts at $30,860. Add $2000 for the navigation system, while the 2013 Accord Touring V-6 model starts at $34,220. Aside from leather seats and a navigation system, the Touring model adds LED headlights and adaptive cruise control. Midsize sedan buyers who want a V-6 sedan at under $30,000 will have to look to others like the Toyota Camry SE V-6 and Nissan Altima V-6.
2013 Honda Accord coupe
If you're set on getting a 2013 Accord with the V-6 engine mated to the six-speed manual transmission, you'll have to head for the coupe model. Whether you choose a six-speed manual or automatic, the 2013 Accord coupe EX-L V-6 will cost $31,140, plus $2000 if you want navigation. The real cost may be at the pump: the V-6 6M coupe is expected to get 18/28 mpg while the V-6 6A coupe will receive an EPA rating of 21/32 mpg.
Of course, the 2013 Honda Accord coupe can be had with the four-cylinder engine, as well. The 2013 Accord LX-S starts at $24,140 with a six-speed manual and $24,990 with a CVT. For those keeping track, that's about $1700 more than the base Accord LX sedan. A manual transmission is still available on the Accord EX coupe, which has an MSRP of $25,815; add $850 for the CVT model. At the top of the Accord coupe I-4 lineup is the EX-L (with leather and a few other features) at $28,860; add $2000 for the model with a navigation system.
The 2013 Honda Accord sedan goes on sale in the U.S. on September 19 while the 2013 Accord coupe officially reaches dealerships on October 15. Expect details on the 2014 Honda Accord plug-in hybrid at a later date.
All prices include a $790 destination charge.