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article imageHonda Accord named Canada’s best for 2013 Special

By John Duarte     Feb 15, 2013 in Technology
Toronto - The Honda Accord sedan has been voted Canada’s Car of the Year for 2013 by the country’s automotive journalists after an extensive testing process.
“We’re thrilled to receive the great feedback that we’re continuing to raise the bar in the family car category,” said Honda Canada president Takashi Sekiguchi. “We are extremely proud to see the Accord recognized by so many of Canada’s top journalists.”
The announcement was made yesterday (Feb. 14) at the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS), in downtown Toronto. The 2013 Accord is powered by Honda’s “next generation” 2.4-litre, direct-injection, four-cylinder engine that offers great fuel efficiency. Honda says the sedan is the “most spacious and most fun to drive” Accord ever built.
“This new Accord had a lot of ‘new’ about it,” said Car of the Year program chairman Richard Russell after the award was handed out. “There’s a tendency for people to like family cars that become fun. That’s what this one has done.”
The Honda Accord sedan became eligible to win Car of the Year after being voted Best New Family Car (under $30,000) during the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada’s (AJAC) annual TestFest, in October. Eighty of Canada’s leading automotive journalists evaluated 180 all new or significantly new vehicles in intensive back-to-back testing in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Winners in the 11 individual categories were named after tabulating data from approximately 2,000 separate road tests.
The 40th edition of the Canadian International Auto Show runs until Feb. 24. Show hours are 10:30 am to 10 pm from Feb. 16 to 23, and 10:30 am to 6 pm on Feb. 24. Tickets can be purchased online through the CIAS website or at the door. Single adult tickets cost $22 at the door ($19.80 online) or $32 for a two-day pass ($28.80). Tickets for children 7-12 years of age cost $7 ($6.30), while a family pass for two adults and two children costs $44 ($39.60).
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