Last week, we gave you full details on the all-new 2013 Honda Accord sedan, as well as the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV). Now put your hands together for the sexy one in the family, the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe. “Accord Coupe” may be an alien concept here, but not in North America, where Honda has been selling two-door versions of its D-segment Accord for a long time.
Changes made to the latest-gen Accord sedan apply here as well, so the Accord Coupe gets a slightly more compact footprint while still providing improvements in key interior dimensions including rear legroom and trunk volume. The two-door comes in LX-S, EX, EX-L and EX-L V6 trim levels.
Two Earth Dreams powertrains (click here to read more about Honda Earth Dreams) are available, including a new 2.4 litre four-cylinder with Honda’s first use of direct injection in North America, and a 3.5 litre V6 with revised VTEC + Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) functions.
The four-pot, which makes 185 hp and 245 Nm of torque, is paired to a CVT, which replaces the old five-speed auto, or a new six-speed manual gearbox. The 278 hp/342 Nm SOHC i-VTEC V6 unit can be had with the same stick shift or a new six-speed automatic transmission.
Looks wise, besides the fact that it’s a different car aft of the A pillars, the Coupe’s front end is set apart with a large lower radiator opening and twin faux brake scoops, which double as fog-light nacelles on all models except the LX.