2013 Honda Accord: On sale this fall

This midsize sedan, once Once the industry's benchmark, this midsize sedan could alter the growing perception that Honda has lost its way. "It looks like they've arrested the product decline," Hall said. "They haven't been doing Honda's usual thing, which is to make each new car much better than the previous one," a problem that became particularly obvious when critics lined up to bash the last Civic like a pinata. The new Accord's features include a plug-in hybrid model that should be able to go at least 10 miles on battery power.