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Author Jeff Palmer
Categories Dyno Testing, Accord
Create Date March 07, 2013 11:50
Last Update April 30, 2013 15:50
2013 Accord EX 6MT

We are slowly working our way through every iteration of the 2013 Accord. Prior to testing this EX model with Honda's Earth Dreams 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder and 6-speed manual transmission, we have tested the 189hp Sport model (with CVT), the 278hp Accord V6 Touring (6AT) sedan, and the 278hp Accord V6 Coupe (6MT).

Technically there are two more distinct 2013 Accord configurations that we could test (6MT Sport, and the 185hp K24W1 engine hooked to a CVT), but with this fourth test we feel like that for all practical purposes we've covered the bases pretty well.

Honda offers this 6-speed 4-cylinder combination exclusively in the LX/LX-S (Coupe), EX, and Sport trim levels of the sedan or coupe, so if you want leather and/or the factory navigation system in a 4-cylinder Accord with the 6-speed manual transmission, unfortunately you're out of luck.

That's too bad, because Honda's smooth shifting 6-speed manual transmission and the torquey and eager-to-rev nature 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine are quite a pleasurable combination to operate. We spent a week (and over 1100 miles) driving this particular Accord and found acceleration to be quite good (with our VBox Driftbox, we measured 0-60 in 6.6 seconds) while delivering excellent fuel economy, particularly at suburban/in-town speeds (upper 20's). Fuel economy was also pretty good at highway speeds (right at 35mpg average at 70-72mph), but as the average cruising speeds increase, we noticed that the Accord's mileage sags a bit. On a long trip where we cruised at a fairly steady average of around 78-80mph, we observed fuel economy averages in the 31-32mpg range. That's still not bad, but the much more potent Accord V6 Touring model we sampled several months ago delivered better fuel economy at these higher cruising speeds, but it wasn't nearly as thrifty as the 4-cylinder model around town.

Continue to the next page to see how this Accord performs on the dyno.



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02-15-2015 22:14
Dyno run   (Score: 1, Normal)
Lmprace_1
03-20-2013 20:17
Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
Paul Maryland
03-21-2013 09:36
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
atomiclightbulb
03-22-2013 02:01
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
_Alex_
03-22-2013 09:56
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
Paul Maryland
03-22-2013 13:45
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
Paul Maryland
03-23-2013 01:39
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
_Alex_
03-23-2013 21:12
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
Paul Maryland
03-24-2013 23:29
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
jero
03-26-2013 10:47
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
Paul Maryland
03-27-2013 09:30
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
jero
03-28-2013 20:41
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
Paul Maryland
04-15-2013 00:38
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
TXsalesguy
04-26-2013 15:02
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
Paul Maryland
05-07-2013 21:33
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
A77X
05-21-2013 16:08
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
SH-AWD10
07-02-2013 19:21
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
Paul Maryland
05-02-2013 14:58
Re: Terrible Color and Trim Choices for Manual Transmission Honda Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
gofast182
03-07-2013 19:48
Good comparison...   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
03-08-2013 16:44
Re: Good comparison...   (Score: 1, Normal)
40mpg
03-08-2013 18:41
Re: Good comparison...   (Score: 1, Normal)
outersquare
03-08-2013 18:50
Re: Good comparison...   (Score: 1, Normal)
outersquare
05-07-2013 19:41
Re: Good comparison...   (Score: 1, Normal)
mp4/5
03-09-2013 11:34
Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
mobis21
03-09-2013 13:33
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
03-09-2013 14:15
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
mobis21
03-09-2013 19:07
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
03-10-2013 01:52
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
JP
03-20-2013 14:41
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
03-10-2013 19:40
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
atomiclightbulb
03-11-2013 02:09
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
03-11-2013 13:13
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
JP
03-11-2013 14:59
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
atomiclightbulb
03-13-2013 21:41
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
owequitit
03-14-2013 09:29
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
S600=Dream
03-17-2013 01:03
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
s2ktaxi
03-17-2013 22:08
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
S600=Dream
03-20-2013 14:43
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
04-06-2013 17:11
Re: Replace all K24s with the DI version   (Score: 1, Normal)
ClementZ
03-07-2013 16:46
Meanwhile in Canada   (Score: 1, Normal)
chconline
03-10-2013 22:38
Re: Meanwhile in Canada   (Score: 1, Normal)
Harvey Jr
03-11-2013 12:32
Re: Meanwhile in Canada   (Score: 1, Normal)
Hondarulez
03-11-2013 13:24
Re: Meanwhile in Canada   (Score: 1, Normal)
JP
03-11-2013 18:01
Re: Meanwhile in Canada   (Score: 1, Normal)
chconline
03-12-2013 12:04
Re: Meanwhile in Canada   (Score: 1, Normal)
Hondarulez
03-14-2013 11:40
Re: Meanwhile in Canada   (Score: 1, Normal)
TL_06
03-17-2013 11:03
Re: Meanwhile in Canada   (Score: 1, Normal)
DanCivicSi
03-17-2013 11:07
Re: Meanwhile in Canada   (Score: 1, Normal)
chconline
03-20-2013 16:20
Re: Meanwhile in Canada   (Score: 1, Normal)
A77
03-20-2013 18:00
Re: Meanwhile in Canada   (Score: 1, Normal)
Paul Maryland
03-08-2013 10:47
Vindication for the K24W1   (Score: 1, Normal)
atomiclightbulb
03-16-2013 12:00
Re: Vindication for the K24W1   (Score: 1, Normal)
bluefz22
03-12-2013 13:26
How much of the gains are in the gearboxes?   (Score: 1, Normal)
atomiclightbulb
03-12-2013 18:11
Re: How much of the gains are in the gearboxes?   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
03-12-2013 22:38
Re: How much of the gains are in the gearboxes?   (Score: 1, Normal)
atomiclightbulb
03-11-2013 19:34
Takeda Cat Back for 2013 Accord Sport.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Hondatalover
03-11-2013 20:27
Re: Takeda Cat Back for 2013 Accord Sport.   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
03-11-2013 21:39
Re: Takeda Cat Back for 2013 Accord Sport.   (Score: 1, Normal)
atomiclightbulb
03-11-2013 21:52
Re: Takeda Cat Back for 2013 Accord Sport.   (Score: 1, Normal)
JP
03-12-2013 10:26
Re: Takeda Cat Back for 2013 Accord Sport.   (Score: 1, Normal)
outersquare
03-07-2013 17:10
What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
Hondatalover
03-07-2013 17:45
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
atomiclightbulb
03-07-2013 18:01
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
Hondatalover
03-07-2013 19:51
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
03-07-2013 20:14
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
03-07-2013 20:23
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
atomiclightbulb
03-08-2013 00:22
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
towncaptain
03-08-2013 12:01
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
Hondarulez
03-08-2013 12:56
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
_Alex_
03-08-2013 13:20
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
03-08-2013 13:34
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
_Alex_
03-08-2013 18:01
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
Hondarulez
03-08-2013 19:09
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
_Alex_
03-08-2013 20:59
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
Hondatalover
03-11-2013 12:37
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
Hondarulez
03-11-2013 14:01
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
_Alex_
03-11-2013 14:11
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
_Alex_
03-11-2013 16:11
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
KMG1219
03-07-2013 22:05
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
jshaw
03-07-2013 18:05
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03-07-2013 18:31
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03-07-2013 19:30
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
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03-07-2013 20:43
Re: What the K24W1 looks like..   (Score: 1, Normal)
Fan Koni
03-08-2013 11:52
Traded '04 RX-8 for '13 6sp Sport Sedan   (Score: 1, Normal)
_Alex_
03-07-2013 15:34
What's the diff?   (Score: 1, Normal)
2001AccordEX
03-07-2013 15:42
Re: What's the diff?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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