Honda has just confirmed that the estimated fuel economy ratings of the 2013 Honda Accord are better compared to what the outgoing model has achieved. In fact, the ratings that the latest version of the Accord is expected to achieve almost matched those that are provided by the 2013 Nissan Altima. However, it was later found out that the Accord’s estimated mileage ratings weren’t able to match the figures that the Altima have obtained.
Based on the evaluations conducted by Honda’s personnel, the 2013 version of the Accord which is powered by a 2.4-liter direct-injected 4 cylinder engine which is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) could possibly attain the ratings of 27 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway.
Such figures are obviously better than the 23 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway mark that the 2012 Honda Accord which is powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission has achieved.
Unfortunately, the 2013 Honda Accord’s estimated mileage ratings are quite inferior compared to the 27 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway that the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and 6-speed automatic transmission-equipped 2013 Nissan Altima has established.
But despite of the fact that the 2013 Honda Accord has failed to match the ratings of the 2013 Nissan Altima, Honda is still hopeful that the former would still be able to attract more buyers in the US since the Accord’s estimated fuel economy figures are better compared to what its closest competitors such as the 2012 Toyota Camry and the redesigned version of the Ford Fusion have received.
The 2012 Toyota Camry which is propelled by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission provides the EPA-estimated ratings of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2013 Ford Fusion on the other hand is expected to provide the ratings of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway.
The 2013 Honda Accord sedan was scheduled to hit the company’s dealerships in September 19 and this will also be offered with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine which is expected to return about 34 miles per gallon on the highway. The coupe version will also be released in the month of October.