Honda Earth Dreams Engines Make Ward’s Top Ten

December 19th, 2012 by

Middletown Honda is excited to announce that the sophisticated new Earth Dreams engines from Honda have been named on Ward’s prestigious “Top Ten Engines” list for 2013. The Earth Dreams powerplants are the next generation of the Honda i-VTEC engines, which are being recognized for their impressive power density and efficiency in the new 2013 Accord and Accord Sport.

The Earth Dreams Four Cylinder

Ward’s had a lot of good things to say about the new Earth Dreams engines. The two winners from the Accord included a 2.4L four-cylinder with Direct Injection, double overhead cam, variable valve time, and electronic lift control (that’s what DOHC VTEC stands for). This engine also used the Atkinson cycle to conserve fuel, and friction was also radically reduced in order to improve efficiency. This engine comes on the Accord and is paired with either a six-speed manual or a wonderfully smooth Continuously Variable Transmission.

The Earth Dreams V6

The bigger engine that Ward’s recognized is also available in the Accord. This V6 employs many of the same technologies such as variable valve timing and direct injection, but is a single overhead cam powerplant. The Earth Dreams V6 also comes with the sophisticated Variable Cylinder Management system that allows the engine to run on only four cylinders during light loads to save fuel, and activates the whole engine during acceleration to maximize performance.

Earth Dreams Offers Both Efficiency and Power

Both engines are marked improvements in efficiency for the flagship Honda Accord. With the V6 and the continuously variable transmission the Accord is rated at 34 mpg on the highway while the four-cylinder gets a very impressive 36 mpg on the highway by EPA estimates*. Ward’s also praised the engines for offering plenty of performance. With 185 hp from the four-cylinder and 278 hp from the V6, either powertrain will offer spirited acceleration and plenty of passing and merging muscle.

Drive the new Earth Dreams Engines at Middletown Honda

Middletown Honda, the local dealership for Mechanicstown drivers, is proud to be able to offer the new 2013 Accord with award-winning Earth Dreams engines now. Come test drive the 2013 Honda Accord today. We’re located at 520 Route 211 East, in Middletown, New York, just minutes from anywhere in Mechanicstown.


*24 city/34 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 4-cylinder Sedan 6MT models. 27 city/36 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sedan CVT models. 26 city/35 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport Sedan CVT models. 21 city/34 highway/25 combined mpg rating for V-6 Sedan models. Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.