2012 Honda Accord Manchester NH
The Honda Accord plays in one of the auto business's most competitive categories, full of cars created to appeal to the largest number of potential buyers. In this make-everyone-happy world, few do it better than Accord. All Accords are roomy, comfortable and very easy to live with. The 2012 Honda Accord remains relatively unchanged from the previous model year, when it received extensive updates. The Accord is offered in sedan and coupe body styles and has room for up to five people. Competitors include the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion.
Powering the '12 Accord
Safety is enhanced on all Accords with six standard airbags, including side-impact air bags for front seats and side curtain air bags. Four-wheel disc, anti-lock brakes, Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, Brake Assist and active front head restraints also come standard. The 2012 Accord is nicely mannered, polished, pleasant and steady regardless of model, engine or transmission. It's comfortable, and perfectly predictable. The front-wheel-drive Accord offers a choice of two 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines or a 3.5-liter V-6. The four-cylinder engines are available in five-speed manual or automatic transmission for both styles of the Accord, while the V6 sedan is only available in five-speed automatic. The V6 coupe is available with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic.
2012 Honda Accord Interior
Accords equipped with the navigation system come with a back-up camera, and it's valuable. The information display or navigation screen is inset under a shade at the same height as the gauges, so glare is controlled, and the screen can be viewed with polarized glasses. The 2012 Accord cabin is spacious, light and airy, with a thoughtful layout and plenty of elbow room. Everything you touch feels right for the price. Everything you need seems to be where you want it, and everyone on board rides in comfort. There's a clear view of what's all around outside the Accord, and of the proven, extra-crisp dial-and-needle gauges inside.
Honda Accord Trim Levels 2012
The Accord LX Sedan comes with cloth upholstery, air conditioning, power mirrors, windows and door locks, a tilt-telescoping steering column, folding rear seats and a 160-watt sound system with single CD and an auxiliary jack. The Accord LX-S Coupe is the entry-level two-door version, powered by the 190-horsepower version of the four-cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual or automatic. The Accord coupes are generally equipped comparably to sedans with the same letter designation.
The Accord SE builds on the LX-P package with heated front seats, leather seating and driver's power-lumbar support
The Accord EX gets a higher-revving, 190-horsepower version of the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, with standard 5-speed manual and no leather. It also adds a six-CD changer, 17-inch alloy wheels, power moonroof, heated mirrors and premium interior accents.
The Accord EX V6 eatures a 271-hp, 3.5-liter V6 with 5-speed automatic; fog lights come standard.
The Accord EX-L adds leather on the seats and steering wheel, while the four-cylinder EX-L comes standard with the automatic transmission. The EX-L models also come with 270-watt audio, XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, heated front seats, compass and exterior temperature indicator, automatic on/off headlights and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
'12 Honda Accord Design
The Accord for 2012 is offered in sedan and coupe forms, and the two body styles share no body panels. The 2012 Accord maintains its contemporary yet notably conservative design, highlighted by a strong character line that slopes down and forward like that of the Acura TL, though the Hondas are much less angular than the Acuras. All Accord variants maintain the Honda hallmarks of narrow windshield pillars and a low cowl that promote good forward visibility. The sedan's rear door pillars have a pronounced kink popularized decades ago by BMW, and the four-door Accord might be mistaken from a distance as a BMW 5 Series or some other European luxury sedan.
For more on this model, visit the official 2012 Honda Accord website. The 2012 Honda Accord comes as a four-door sedan and two-door coupe. The Accord continues with minimal changes for 2012. For this model year a USB port is newly standard. Accord offers a range of four- and six-cylinder engines, with extra cargo capacity and optional all-wheel-drive in the Crosstour. 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.
Some information for this review was obtained from NewCarTestDrive.com