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2013 Honda Accord: A True Winner

2013 Honda Accord: A True Winner

Did you know that the 2013 Honda Accord recently bagged the top award for the 2012 Midsize Sedan Showdown? Well, this is actually nothing new since this is the fifth time a Honda car managed to bring home such an award in the said event. So, what makes the 2013 Honda Accord a clear-cut winner in this competition? Here is what the judges have to say about it.

The Midsize Sedan Showdown – What Is It All About?

Before we get into what made the 2013 Honda Accord win the title, let us take a closer look at what the event is all about, shall we? The Midsize Sedan Showdown is an event organized by USA Today, Cars.com and MotorWeek that aims to pit the bestselling nameplates against each other to see which one offers the best features for a certain price range. For this year, the organizers decided to set their criteria at $26,000 and 28 mpg combined city and highway driving.

In a three-day testing in and around Germantown, Maryland, which included a day of test driving the cars by the consumers, a 185-mile round-robin mixed city and highway gas mileage test, and a fixed course testing by the five experts from USA Today, Cars.com and MotorWeek, the jury came back with their verdict. After tallying the points from all of the judges, the all new 2013 Honda Accord scored higher than its competitors, thereby paving the way for it to be named as the best midsize sedan for 2012.

The 2013 Accord likewise landed the number 2 spot in the fuel efficiency category while bagging the Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). As an added recognition, the 2013 Accord was also named as one of the strongest contenders for the 2013 North American Car of the Year. Isn’t this quite a feat?

The 2013 Honda Accord – Exploring Its Best Features

So, what did the judges like about the new Honda Accord? Here are the features that contributed to its success:

Undeniable power. The Accord’s continuous variable transmission serves undeniable power the moment you step on the accelerator.

Superior handling. The judges found the Accord to be “athletic and light on its feet” and were quite impressed with its well-weighted steering.

Impressive high-end standard features. The Accord’s impressive array of standard features added valuable points to its credit. The judges specifically pointed to its lower beltline, backup camera and dashboard controls as some of the finer things incorporated with the all new Accord.

The 2013 Honda Accord is a true testament that a midsize sedan can incorporate superior driving ability, excellent fuel efficiency and high-end standard features into the package without being too pricey. And that’s why it ended up bringing the title home.