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#45 of 56 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6?
Apr 17, 2013 (6:36 pm)
I am very close to buying and have driven both the 4cyl Accord EX-L and v6. I am unsure if the extra 2K is worth it or not. IMO, upon test drive of both vehicles, I noticed a higher noise level with the 4 cyl upon acceleration. The v6 was more powerful, no doubt. My main focus is mpg savings which immediately makes me think I should get the 4 cyl but I have concerns about the complaints with the CVT. My commute is almost 2 hours each day. I also drive to FL with my 3 teenage kids and our "stuff" twice a year so the mileage adds up quickly. I am trading in my 2012 CRV. Loved the vehicle but disliked the gas mileage. If anyone can offer their 2 cents on which model I should select, I'd be extremely grateful.
#46 of 56 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6? [flgirl2]
Apr 18, 2013 (2:36 am)
We just made the change from a V6 Maxima to the 4cyl EX-L Honda, also for fuel economy. It does take a little getting used to a 4cyl after a V6. CVT not an issue for us. If you didn't know it was a CVT you would just think it was a regular 4 cyl car. We did exclude the Nissan Altima CVT because we thought it was annoyingly noisy with an unpleasant whine when you accelerate. Not so the Accord. It is a bit louder than a V6 but not excessively so, and only at first acceleration. It has plenty of power. Overall it's very smooth and surprisingly quiet. We felt the payoff in fuel economy is definitely worth it. We've had it over a month now and are very satisfied so far.
#47 of 56 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6? [flgirl2]
Apr 18, 2013 (5:42 am)
I recently purchased the EXL V6 and am very happy with it. I bought the V6 for several reasons. 1st, I don't like CVT transmissions, even though the one in the Honda is probably the best of the bunch. 2nd, I like having the extra power and the V6 is significantly more powerful than the 4cyl and it is also much smoother, in my opinion. My gas mileage has been impressive, at least to me. I average about 23 MPG in town, and on my one road trip on the interstate, I got just over 35 MPG. Great numbers for a V6. I realize the price difference and it is sizable. That was a huge consideration for me, but in the end, since I plan on keeping the car 8 to 10 years, I felt the extra power, smoothness, and the excellent gas mileage offered by the V6 was worth it.
#48 of 56 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6? [flgirl2]
Apr 18, 2013 (5:45 am)
I am trading in my 2012 CRV. Loved the vehicle but disliked the gas mileage
The loss you'll take trading in a car to gain some MPGs is kind of like cutting off your nose to spite your face isn't it? You're spending money to save money. Obviously I don't know specific numbers, but both vehicles being equal in your eyes (liking them both), you're going to be on the losing end of the financial equation for several years most likely.
#49 of 56 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6? [thegraduate]
Apr 18, 2013 (5:12 pm)
thegraduate...true but since the dealer is a personal friend...I think I'm going to make out pretty well...after 5 cars with him, referrals that I bring him, and our freindship...it better be!
#50 of 56 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6? [suydam]
Apr 18, 2013 (5:15 pm)
suydam....thank you for the input. I'm leaning toward the 4 cyl. I don't plan on holding the car for very long. (2 to 2 1/2 years max is what I average) I'm looking forward to getting it soon. Now my question is WHAT COLOR? I like the white, black and red. What do you have? Thanks!
#51 of 56 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6? [flgirl2]
Apr 22, 2013 (12:45 pm)
Good to hear. I do like both the CR-V and the Accord (I've had both a '96 and an '06 Accord 4-cyl)!
#52 of 56 Bluetooth issue.
Apr 26, 2013 (8:32 am)
Hi guys, 2013 Honda Accord V6 here, just hit over 1K.
I swear when I first synced up my iphone and used bluetooth, it would mute my music and give me verbals directions when I used the iphone map app. Now, it says my iphone is linked via bluetooth, but I don't hear the directions verbally. To deal with this, I have to change it every single time I get into the car so the verbal directions come through my iphone directly.
Same deal - I thought my music would mute when a new text in, but it no longer does it. I never got the opportunity to try the text reading function.
I tried to reset to factory default settings in hopes that it would fix this problem but it hasn't. Help?!
#53 of 56 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6? [thegraduate]
Apr 26, 2013 (2:37 pm)
Update on my purchase....I decided to go with the Accord 4 cyl in black and don't regret it one bit. I have had no issues with the CVT after driving it since Tuesday night. Happy to have made the switch from the CRV...saving on gas was key and I'm definitely doing that! Thanks for the input!
#54 of 56 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6? [marcus216]
Apr 28, 2013 (10:16 am)
I too was in a dilemma and could not decide to purchase the 6 cylinder or 4. After driving them both several times, I decided to go with the 4. One of the deciding factors was that the highway mileage estimate on the 6 is based on cylinder deactivation. This feature only works when cruising up to 75 MPH. Once you hit 75, all 6 cylinders stay on constantly. Drivers have reported a steep decrease in MPG. Our state speed limit on the highway was increased to 75 MPH, which means 75-80 in normal driving.
If you have any real-world mileage when driving over 75 MPH for a good length of time I would be interested to know what your average is. The V6 is a terrific car.