Published on December 19th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda Accord 2013 Model Tops North American Charts
The all new Honda Accord sedan has topped the North American ‘Consumer Reports’ with its class best 4 cylinder engine, its V-6 engine and also for its overall product. Jake Fisher, director of Consumer Reports Auto Test Center, said in the statement that while Honda missed the mark with other redesigned models in recent years, it “nailed this one,” referring to the 2013 Honda Accord. According to the magazine, Accord’s appeal was a product of good combination of interior room, high fuel economy, ride and handling, features and price.
Consumer Reports optimistic assessment of the 2013 Honda Accord coincides with the Japanese carmaker’s big rebound in its biggest market, the United States. In 2011, Honda’s sales in the US suffered a 6.8 percent drop due to the natural disasters in Asia that partially maimed its output for months.
For the January to November period, Honda posted a 24-percent increase in sales. The carmaker released in November its modified 2013 Civic, which features a restyled interior, new front hood and grille new rear taillights and quieter cabin.
Honda also strengthened the car’s front-end to boost crash safety. Fisher said in November that the new version of the best-selling U.S. small car is a “major improvement.