2013 Honda Accord SedanThat’s right, reviews of the 2013 Honda Accord are coming in, and we at Detroit area Honda dealers are pretty happy to share them with you. If you guessed that this means they are good reviews, you guessed right. US News just recently released their list of affordable midsize cars, and we are proud to say that the 2013 Honda Accord placed ahead of the 2013 Nissan Altima.

Now, there can be quite a few reasons for this, but we think that Honda’s push to redefine standard features is a pretty big factor. Don’t know about the initiative? Don’t worry, we’re here to tell you all about it!

The Accord Sets the Standard

So, what’s with this “redefining standard features,” you ask? Well, for the 2013 lineup, Honda decided to include modern technology amenities as standard equipment across their lineup. And that means great things for you—and quite possibly devastating things for automakers like Nissan, whose Altima just doesn’t compare to the Accord.

Here are some of the features that come standard on the Accord:

  • Bluetooth phone and audio streaming
  • SMS text messaging capabilities
  • Pandora internet radio
  • Honda’s i-MID infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen
  • Built-in rearview camera with guidelines
  • Expanded view driver’s mirror

So, each of these amenities—and more—come standard on the entry-level Accord LX. We’re confident that Nissan drivers could add similar features onto their sedans, but each add on typically adds on to the price tag as well, while Honda doesn’t charge anything extra for these modern auto features.

You can get a closer look at our comparison between the Accord and Altima, but the short of it is that we’re not very surprised at the results from the US News list.

Test Drive an Accord Today

If you want to see what all the hubbub is about, visit a Detroit area Honda dealer and take the 2013 Honda Accord for a test drive. See if you think US News got it right—we think they did!

 

Detroit Area Honda Dealers includes Tamaroff Honda, Jeffrey Honda, Cawood Honda, Troy Honda, Germain Honda of Ann Arbor, Fischer Honda, Ferndale Honda, LaFontaine Honda, Victory Honda of Plymouth, Victory Honda (in Monroe), Suburban Honda, Jim Riehl’s Friendly Honda, Brighton Honda, Honda Bloomfield, and Bruce Campbell Honda.