2012 Honda Accord Review
The benchmark for midsize sedans.
The Honda Accord is big on efficiency, whether that means getting the most power and range from a gallon of gas, delivering the most interior space for the exterior dimensions or providing the smoothest, quietest ride and highest level of crash protection with the least weight. Accord offers a range of four- and six-cylinder engines Every Accord is easy to operate, well-engineered and well-mannered. Moving four people comfortably or enjoying the long way home, any Accord is up to the task.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent G.R. Whale filed this report from Santa Monica, California. J.P. Vettraino contributed from Detroit, and John F. Katz from south-central Pennsylvania.
Model Line Overview
|Model Lineup:||Honda Accord LX Sedan ($21,380); LX-S Coupe ($22,980); LX-P Sedan ($23,180); SE Sedan ($23,930) EX Sedan ($24,305); EX Coupe ($24,655); EX V6 Sedan ($27,280); EX-L Coupe ($27,305); EX-L Sedan ($27,555); EX-L V6 Sedan ($29,630); EX-L V6 Coupe ($29,930)|
|Engines:||2.4-liter dohc 16v Inline-4 with i-VTEC variable valve timing|
|Safety Equipment (standard):||two-stage front airbags, front passenger side-impact airbags, full cabin head-protection curtains, active front head restraints, electronic stability control, traction control, antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, tire pressure monitor|
|Safety Equipment (optional):||rearview camera|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Assembled In:||Marysville, Ohio; Sayama, Japan|
Specifications As Tested
|Model Tested (MSRP):||Honda Accord EX-L Sedan ($29,755)|
|Standard Equipment:||leather seating; air conditioning; heated front seats with power adjustment; leather-wrapped steering wheel; active noise cancellation; power heated mirrors; power windows and door locks with illuminated window switches and express up/down for driver and front passenger; power moonroof; tilt-telescoping steering column; folding rear seats; 270-watt audio with USB port and XM Satellite Radio; Bluetooth connectivity; automatic on/off headlights; auto-dimming rearview mirror; driver and passenger vanity mirrors; navigation with rear-view camera; security system|
|Options As Tested (MSRP):||none|
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|Price as tested (MSRP)||30525|
|Horsepower (hp @ rpm):||190 @ 7000|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):||162 @ 4400|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||23/34|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||39.0/56.6/42.5|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||37.2/54.3/37.2|
|Suspension, f:||independent, upper and lower wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar|
|Suspension, r:||independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar|
|Brakes, f/r:||vented disc/disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist|
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