The 2013 Honda Accord Receives High Praise
The experts at Orange County’s Middletown Honda will likely be the first to tell you of the virtues of the Accord, and so it is with great pride that they stand by the automaker in the announcement of the Accord’s victory in the Cars.com/USA Today/Motorweek Midsize Sedan Shootout.
The 2013 Honda Accord nabbed the top spot in the competition held by auto experts from these prestigious publications. Facing off against six popular vehicles, criteria for entry into the shootout was a base MSRP of under $26,000 and an EPA-estimated combined city/highway fuel economy of 28 mpg or greater.
This competition is designed to measure the needs of the modern car buyer, focusing on areas such as practicality, driving ability, comfort, features, and fuel economy.
The Accord was recognized for its “athletic and dynamic handling, comfortable driving experience, and ample standard features,” making this the fifth such victory for Honda in the shootout competition, with the Odyssey, Pilot, CR-V, and Fit all taking the lead of their respective classes. Editor-in-Chief of Cars.com, Patrick Olsen, praised the Accord, saying it is “one of the oldest and most trusted mid-size sedans on the market.”
In addition to acknowledgment from the shootout competition, the Accord has also become one of the first vehicles to earn another impressive designation: Top Safety Pick+. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crafted a new category of award for vehicles that go above and beyond what is typically required to win their coveted “Top Safety Pick” award, and it is of little surprise that the current Accord was one of the first to be designated as such.
The Accord was also recently announced as a finalist for the 2013 North American Car of the Year as well as making Car and Driver Magazine’s 10 Best Cars list for the 27th time.
For more information on the 2013 Honda Accord or to schedule a test drive, contact Middletown Honda. Readers can find their dealership at 520 Route 211 East in Middletown, New York. In addition to their selection of new and used vehicles available seven days a week, the dealership also features on-site financing and auto service for area drivers.