The 2013 Honda Accord Named Finalist for North American Car of the Year

December 29th, 2012 by

At Middletown Honda we’re excited to see the 2013 Honda Accord receive such attention and praise. The Accord has made the final round in the competition for one of the most coveted awards in the auto industry: “North American Car of the Year”. The Accord is also a finalist for the Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year award, and both of the engines available on the current Accord were recognized on Ward’s prestigious “10 Best Engines” list.

The Accord Garners Critical Acclaim

The latest version of the Accord certainly deserves the admiration it’s been getting. 2012 marked the thirtieth anniversary of production of the Accord at the Marysville, Ohio plant, and Honda gave the Accord a full remodel as a birthday present. As critics can attest, the redesign was a massive success.

The Honda Accord is pitted against the Ford Fusion and the Cadillac ATS for the “North American Car of the Year” award. A panel of 49 automotive journalists will make the final decision over the next month, and the announcement will be made at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month.

The Honda has impressed critics with the new design, features, and performance. One of the biggest changes is the use of the all-new Honda Earth Dreams direct injection engines that offer very impressive power and fuel economy. The engines are available in both a four-cylinder and a V6, and Honda has also rolled out a line of continuously variable transmissions that were designed to pair with the Earth Dreams engines for maximum efficiency.

Other changes that resulted in critical acclaim included a bigger cabin despite a 3.5-inch reduction in total length. The cabin is also quieter and more comfortable, and includes an improved next generation of the Honda i-MID information and entertainment system. What hasn’t changed is the famous precise handling that has become a trademark feature of the long running Accord.

Take Home One of The Best Cars of The Year

Visit Middletown Honda today to test drive the latest Accord. At Middletown Honda we really hope that the Honda Accord will take home the Car of the Year award. We think it deserves it, and a win would give us another reason to celebrate! Come to our Middletown dealership and let our friendly staff show you the new Accord today.