2013 Honda Accord: Explaining The Trim Levels



Buying a Honda traditionally has been an all-or-nothing affair. If the 2012 Honda Accord SE has everything you want except Bluetooth, that would mean paying an extra $3,000 for an EX-L to get that common feature … plus a bunch of other stuff you may not want. The ninth-generation 2013 Honda Accord retains the mostly all-or-nothing trim setup, but now many more features are standard, including the common Bluetooth and not so common standard dual-zone climate control.

2013 Honda Accord Review

We'll walk you through the 2013's trim levels, what they include and their pricing below.

The new Accord comes equipped with a 185- or 189-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission; there’s also a 278-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The four-cylinder gets an EPA-rated 27/36/30 mpg city/highway/combined, while the V-6 can achieve 21/34/25 mpg, according to Honda.

The 2013 Accord sedan is available in nine exterior colors; the coupe is available in seven.  

The 2013 Accord sedan starts at $22,470, including the $790 destination fee.

Sedan Pricing

  • 2.4-liter LX with manual: $22,470
  • 2.4-liter LX with CVT: $23,270
  • 2.4-liter Sport with manual: $24,180
  • 2.4-liter Sport with CVT: $24,980
  • 2.4-liter EX with manual: $25,395
  • 2.4-liter EX with CVT: $26,195
  • 2.4-liter EX-L with CVT: $28,785
  • 2.4-liter EX-L with navigation, CVT: $30,785
  • 3.5-liter EX-L with automatic: $30,860
  • 3.5-liter EX-L with navigation, automatic: $32,860
  • 3.5-liter Touring with navigation: $34,220

Coupe Pricing

  • 2.4-liter LX-S with manual: $24,140
  • 2.4-liter LX-S with CVT: $24,990
  • 2.4-liter EX with manual: $25,815
  • 2.4-liter EX with CVT: $26,665
  • 2.4-liter EX-L with CVT: $28,860
  • 2.4-liter EX-L with navigation, CVT: $30,860
  • 3.5-liter EX-L with manual: $31,140
  • 3.5-liter EX-L with automatic: $31,140
  • 3.5-liter EX-L with navigation, manual: $33,140
  • 3.5-liter EX-L with navigation, automatic: $33,140

All prices include a $790 destination charge


The Accord sedan goes on sale Sept. 19, followed by the coupe on Oct. 15. A plug-in hybrid model follows in early 2013. A non-plug-in hybrid Accord will also become available later in summer 2013. Pricing info for the Accord coupe and Accord plug-in hybrid isn’t available yet.

Here are the six trim levels and what they include.

Accord LX sedan and LX-S coupe:


Standard features on these trims and all Accords.

  • 16-inch alloy wheels (sedan) or 17-inch alloy wheels (coupe)
  • Automatic headlights with daytime running lights
  • Noise cancellation and engine noise cancellation systems
  • Body-colored folding side mirrors
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filtration system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power door locks and power windows with auto up/down driver’s window
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column
  • 160-watt AM/FM/CD stereo with  four speakers (six speakers in LX-S coupe)
  • USB audio input
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • 8-inch color display
  • Backup camera with guide lines
  • Pandora internet radio compatibility
  • SMS text message function
  • Illuminated steering-wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Speed-sensitive volume control
  • Maintenance reminder system

Accord Sport sedan


Adds these features:

  • Fog lights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Illuminated power window switches
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Accord EX sedan and coupe


Adds these features:

  • Fog lights
  • Side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals
  • Power moonroof with tilt feature
  • Passive keyless entry and push-button start
  • Camera mounted in passenger side-view mirror (sedan)
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support (sedan)
  • 160-watt, six-speaker stereo with 6-inch touch-screen (coupe)
  • Auto up/down front passenger window

Accord EX-L sedan and coupe

Adds these features:

  • LED brake lights (sedan)
  • LED daytime running lights (coupe)
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • 360-watt premium stereo with seven speakers (including subwoofer) and 6-inch touch-screen
  • HondaLink interface
  • Satellite radio
  • Compass
  • Driver’s memory seat
  • Four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat (sedan)
  • Heated front seats
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror (sedan)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Multiple-angle backup camera
  • Forward collision warning  
  • Lane departure warning

Accord EX-L V-6 sedan and coupe


Adds these features:

  • LED daytime running lights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels (coupe)
  • HomeLink remote system
  • Available navigation system with voice recognition, FM traffic and 15-gigabyte hard drive


Accord Touring sedan


Adds these features:

  • Automatic LED headlights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Navigation system with voice recognition, FM traffic and 15-gigabyte hard drive
  • Adaptive cruise control 

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