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Old 13 Dec 2012, 03:31 pm
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Default 2013 honda accord RPM, is this normal?

my accord 2013 when I press the gas all the way in the car runs fast but the RPMs stays in the 7 close to the red line, isn't that suppose to go down like if the transmission change gears? it looks like one big gear instead of changing gears. when I am driving normal the gears change plus its a new car so its not broken i guess


i did this operation like 5 times, it would not damage the car right?!
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Old 13 Dec 2012, 03:46 pm
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Yes it is normal.

The more you step on the gas pedal, the longer the transmission waits to shift.

It is faster at 6000-7000 rpm. That is where the power is at. When you floor it, it assumed you want to go fast so it lets the rpm go up to redline before shifting.

When it shifts, it will go down just a little, assuming you are still flooring it.
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Old 13 Dec 2012, 04:02 pm
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A short answer...Yes, this is normal.

If you want the details, you and read my short story below.

I've looked at the video.

It looks like other commenters have gave you the answer.

One of the (bad) things that Honda did for the new 2013 Accord was that they switched from a 5 speed automatic to a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission). Now, this new transmission is essentially, one gear. And when it accelerates, the RPM is pegged at peak torque and hp. CVTs are generally faster in a straight line than traditional automatic transmissions because it doesn't have to go through all the gears to achieve a good power band. They are generally much more efficient than automatics and manual transmissions as well.

On the bad side...They sound horrible.

The RPM is pegged at a high RPM that doesn't sound very nice.

Which is why I have always praised on the optional manual transmissions.

On the bright side..It is said that the Accord's CVT is better than the Altima's which was been around for years (Nissan was actually one of the first to mass market it).
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