The Good The 2013 Honda Accord EX benefits from a new, economical direct-injection engine and continuously variable transmission. Pandora integrates seamlessly with the stereo, and a new blind-spot monitoring system shows a camera view out the side of the car.
The Bad Neither navigation nor the new HondaLink connected car feature is available at the EX trim level. The cabin tech interface lacks intuitive controls.
The Bottom Line The 2013 Honda Accord EX employs well-engineered drivetrain technology, but Honda reserves most of the electronic gadgetry for the Accord's higher trim levels.
New Accord runs on 21st-century tech (at last)
Past generations of the Honda Accord may have become lost in the competitive shuffle, but the 2013 model faces off well with the likes of theand . The 2013 Accord comes out as the ninth generation of a nameplate in existence since 1976.
More than just an update, the 2013 Accord represents a very necessary leap ahead for Honda, a company previously locked in a technology pit stop while other automakers raced ahead.
I could not help but think of the 2013 Honda Accord EX as another boring midsize sedan when I saw its name written on our schedule. My preconceptions began to fall apart when I saw it gleaming in the sun during our photo shoot.