Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#17820 of 20230 Re: Automobile magazine [explorerx4]
Mar 22, 2013 (5:54 pm)
Actually quite a few reviews have mentioned it. I have never been a fan of Honda partly because of the noise. This one is different. My previous car was a Nissan Maxima which we loved dearly.
#17821 of 20230 Re: Automobile magazine [suydam]
Mar 22, 2013 (6:23 pm)
I'm willing to learn. Post links to some of those reviews.
#17823 of 20230 Re: The Midsize Trifecta [m6user]
Mar 23, 2013 (5:01 am)
Source: AOL Auto's.
#17824 of 20230 Re: Autos.ca Comparison Test - Accord vs Mazda6 [benjaminh]
Mar 23, 2013 (6:27 am)
Honda engines purr and sound happy at work. Even when pushed hard they growl in a more refined and happy tiger-like way, rather than sounding like a tortured mechanical animal that's being hurt.
A spot-on description that I have experienced in Honda/Acuras over many years of ownership. Another very sweet sounding engine I had in the past was a V6 in a 97 Nissan Maxima SE.
#17825 of 20230 Re: The Midsize Trifecta [cski]
Mar 23, 2013 (7:06 am)
Again, if you're going to say someone is wrong you might want to check better sources.....like the manufacturer.
#17826 of 20230 Re: Automobile magazine [suydam]
Mar 23, 2013 (11:38 am)
Some of the Autoweek reviewers mentioned quiet, but I didn't see anything in the Edmunds written review or video (more like an infomercial).
I guess that can be construed as confirmation of quiet, since noise was not mentioned.
#17827 of 20230 Re: Automobile magazine [explorerx4]
Mar 23, 2013 (3:01 pm)
As an owner of a 2013 Accord EXL sedan, I can definitely say it's a quiet car now. It's significantly quieter than my 2008 EXL Accord. I don't think it beats the best of the competition when it comes to quiet, it just equals them, whereas before road noise one of the Accord's weak spots.
#17828 of 20230 Re: Automobile magazine [benjaminh]
Mar 24, 2013 (5:30 pm)
You are comparing to a 2008 Accord, so of course it's quieter. Comparing to anything else?
Mar 24, 2013 (5:59 pm)
The 2013 Touring compares very favorably to the 2005 S80, 2007 E350 & 2010 TL especially considering the battle scarred roads between NJ and Long Island.
I didn't push the throttle beyond low 60s on the way home though.
In my view, this car is a freakin' bargain!