The New Sports Sedan? – 2013 Toyota Camry V6 vs. 2013 Honda Accord…

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The New Sports Sedan? – 2013 Camry V6 vs. 2013 Honda V6 vs. 2013 Nissan Maxima SV

was a time not too long ago when was a very clear delineation what separated a humdrum sedan from a luxury sedan. Usually it meant to spend an exorbitant amount on a imported from a place Bavaria (BMW) or Stuttgart Then starting in 1986 Acura division entered the sport sedan market shortly followed by both (with the Infiniti brand) and of Toyota with Lexus.

But now the is 2013 and even Cadillac has a of fun to drive luxury sedans are as home on the interstate as they are on the track. But with all of this improvement has come steady and price hikes across the among all luxury brands and sport sedan offerings. So is the driving enthusiast with a and a mortgage and a desire to not wind up to live in their car due to exorbitant car payments?

Thankfully, even a 4-cyinder 328i can approach when loaded with you actually want there are a of newly redesigned (and one iconic) family sedans on the right now and even in their fully loaded iterations you have $20,000 left in pocket just by driving a BMW dealer.

Now we know that wheel drive sport don’t usually match the ability of a rear wheel car (like a BMW) but the gap is narrowing a big surprise being the fact a couple of the vehicles in this offered up more road through the steering wheel and therefore more fun and predictable in the Yes, we are talking now about a Toyota Camry SE-V6, a Honda Accord EX-L and a Nissan Maxima SV. May the best sedan win and remember that commutes and family duties in the car not be a chore but rather should be an experience. These cars can get you there.

Exterior Styling

None of three family sedans the mold as far as Avant grade goes, (that honor belongs to the Kia Optima ) but there is an obvious hierarchy a classically silhouettes among the 2013 Maxima and Camry. In last we chose the Maxima simply it has had more eyelid rejuvenations and light redesigns over the of this platform’s life that even plastic maven Joan Rivers say enough is enough. The Maxima’s looks like it has been so tight that the exhaust should come out the front of the

The Camry, on the other hand, have a slightly awkward quarter panel view but we the sporty looking front end in SE trim) as well as the uniquely rear tail lamp And as always, a Camry is never to offend anyone with the way it but it probably won’t set your racing either.

The winner is the Accord sedan whose tail lamp treatment perfectly into the side which boast subtle lines and lead to a front end that is both forceful and We especially like the long U chrome grille between the Dual exhaust tips on our V6 Accord tester sealed the (1 st Place: 2013 Honda V6, 2 nd Place: 2013 Toyota V6, 2013 Nissan Maxima V6)

Design, Layout and Quality

All of these vehicles came in top of the trim levels with the V6 arriving in leather lined form, the Camry as an XLE with the “maxing” out the three in sporty SV replete with rear and leather sport seats. Too bad the leather sport seats in the are so huge that they much relegate this “4 sports car” to the realm of just a “4 passenger sports The Camry and Accord can both five passengers even if it not be the most fun arrangement on a cross road trip.

Now, as for the battle of trunk the Maxima offers 14.2 feet, the Camry offers cubic feet with the for 2013 Accord sedan managing to still cram cubic feet for your that you keep in your All three sedans are equally at offering up sizable center cubbies, small bins for phones but we must admit the cup holders in the Accord could 64 oz. fountain drinks, square bottles and even a tiny Red with ease and no spilling. the little things that you love a car.

The Camry in and of has an interior that is such a quantum leap over the generation that it deserves a star just for that. We love that you can choose the leather and wood of the XLE mixed metal effect trim available in SE models. It really to give the Camry a more edge and we applaud Toyota for it with both the 4-cylinder and V6

But while the Camry truly its all, the Maxima felt too like an exact replica of the of a Moreno SUV. The tactility especially given its highest as price, didn’t help The 2013 Accord’s interior brings the class up a notch the highest grade leather and as well as a relatively easy to use layout despite its mind complexity. The Accord is the only car where you can listen to both Twitter and Facebook feeds the need arise. We aren’t when you might need to do in your EX-L V6 Accord but at you know you can. (1 st Place: Honda Accord V6, 2 nd Place Toyota Camry V6, 3 rd Place: Nissan Maxima SV)

Pricing, Value and Features

is another trim level EX-L V6 in the Accord line-up and is the Touring model which adaptive cruise control and bright LED front headlamps for While some gadget may deem those items we thought that the EX-L V6 navigation, dual zone control, 6-speed automatic audio system, USB/iPod Bluetooth, a power moon the Honda Link infotainment and much more for $32,070. the in-dash navigation system save about $2,000 the MSRP.

Our 2013 Toyota XLE came to a total MSRP of and included an in-dash navigation dual zone climate Toyota’s easy to use Entune sumptuous leather upholstery, the wood trim we have seen in a Camry, 17-inch wheels, a premium JBL audio a power moonroof, Bluetooth, automatic as well as stylish alloy wheels. The only lacking in our tester was a blind notification system which pointless to us as the car doesn’t really any.

It’s easy to see the is going to go down in flames in category as the SV trim starts at $35,000 but in order to get the car specified to the standards of the Accord EX-L V6 and XLE V6 the sticker price will right over the $40,000 And apologies to Nissan, the Maxima is not worth that kind of An Infiniti, maybe. Extra on the Maxima include Bose and a full length clear roof that only part way. But at least you can see (1 st Place: 2013 Toyota V6, 2 nd Place: 2013 Honda V6, 3 rd Place: Nissan Maxima SV)

The Toyota Camry V6 has EPA fuel ratings of 21 city/31 highway and a week of testing we averaged miles per gallon but we admit is most likely our fault due to the of the aggressive sounding 3.5 liter Toyota V6 which is severely rated in the industry. A 17 gallon tank and the fact that it regular unleaded all ease the factor of owning a Camry.

Our 2013 Honda Accord sedan admittedly is a long test vehicle so it isn’t as hard as some of our other and managed 23.5 miles per during a week with EPA of 21 city/34 highway. The Accord’s holds 17.2 gallons and the also runs on regular

Lastly, the 2013 Nissan is a bit of the laggard in the fuel economy with EPA estimates of 19 city/26 but we were still decently with the fact the this 3.5 290 horsepower motor still over 18 miles per gallon. the standard Nissan CVT automatic is a transmission type we usually noisy and obtrusive but with the it suited the motor perfectly. The also comes with a trip friendly 20 gallon tank and runs on regular.

(1 st 2013 Honda Accord V6, 2 nd 2013 Nissan Maxima SV, 3 rd 2013 Toyota Camry V6)

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In first place we the very first family car to the new, more stringent test ratings with the (Insurance Institute for Highway and be awarded the “Top Safety Plus” award—that nod goes to the Still commendable is the Camry is still named a “Top Pick” in all areas. Sadly, the did not fare so well in a few areas up with a frighteningly low “Poor” in the offset impact frontal Kind of makes you think about buying it as a family doesn’t it?

(1 st Place: 2013 Accord V6, 2 nd Place: 2013 Camry V6, 2013 Nissan SV)

Driving Impressions

Our 2013 Camry XLE Tester came with the 3.5 liter 268 horsepower/248 lb. of torque V6 that is largely from the last generation some small mechanical for emissions and freer breathing. thanks to an excellent new 6-speed transmission, power is easily and plentiful. You will never for more forward velocity this excellent powertrain that is both smooth and

Admittedly, you do feel more through the suspension when to the last generation model ride was clearly modeled the “Stay Puft Marshmallow from the movie “Ghostbusters. But in you get actual driver engagement. driving a Camry is actually now you can look forward to doing in the more comfort oriented XLE we tested. No, it may not be “cool” to say you really driving a Camry but we are unafraid to say it this 2013 variant the exemplary V6 motor. We even like we were driving a sporty car when we tested an SE earlier this year.

you would assume that the big here would be between the lithe, agile and nimble Acccord with the brutally Maxima replete with a 3.5 290 horsepower V6 which is related to the in the Z sports car. To our ears and our there isn’t a whole lot of in the intoxicating noise that the make and the amount of power it The CVT automatic transmission, thanks to the of power, never becomes or bothersome in this vehicle.

But is more to a driving experience just outright speed and noises, as the 3.5 liter 278 horsepower V6 is not smooth and fuel efficient but it an ominous growl when you the throttle and grows silent at speed. Steering feel is the of the bunch with wind and noise practically inaudible at than legal speeds.

The Maxima would have snagged second place if it wasn’t for the elevated road, and tire noise as well as the ride which made the seem like a limousine. The just felt a bit rough for a the Maxima was just rough a dominatrix holding a serious against you. (1 st. Honda V6, 2 nd. 2013 Toyota Camry V6, 3 rd. Maxima SV)

And the Winner is… (The 2013 Accord V6)

The truth of the matter is none of these three sport sedans will you as a daily driver. They all sufficient room for family and to pick up the in-laws and their at the airport. The offer varying of cruising comfort and all of the electronic an automotive engineer can dream up. But one is the most fun on the road? Which one you love ten years down the That’s easy. The 2013 Accord EX-L V6.

Now, if had provided an SE-V6 model might have been a closer test. So when you go out testing we recommend that you try out of those models. As for the Maxima, we say you either check out any deals at an dealer or wait until the generation Maxima rumored to be out year. (Winner: 2013 Accord EX-L V6)

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