Consumer Reviews Summary
69 of 80 (86%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Honda Accord Overview
One of the best-selling midsize cars ever, the 2012 Honda Accord marches on.
The Accord is one of the two cars in the midsize segment to be offered as both a sedan and a coupe (the other being the Nissan Altima). This gives the Accord great flexibility depending on what you’re looking for as a car buyer.
From the outside, the two models look very different and don’t share any body panels. The coupe slinks lower and meaner, with a more forward stance and a rear that ends abruptly and slopes backwards. On the other hand, the sedan opts for a more balanced look and a less dramatic beltline.
Under the hood, there are three engine options. The base engine is a 177-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder, while an upgraded 190-horsepower four-cylinder of the same displacement makes its way into LX-S and above coupes and EX sedans. If you’re looking for even more power, an optional 271-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 offers plenty of it and also has cylinder-deactivation technology for increased efficiency.
Speaking of efficiency, the Accord offers up to 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg in the highway with the four-cylinder engines equipped. Those numbers fall with the V-6, down to 20/30 mpg in the sedan and 17/26 for a coupe with the manual transmission.
Inside, the Accord has always had an interior that looks and feels a class above and the latest model is no exception. For 2012, a USB input joins the standard features list which also includes air conditioning, auxiliary audio input, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls. If you want to spruce up the Accord even further, choose from options like leather upholstery, Bluetooth® connectivity, premium audio system, and a navigation system that accepts voice commands. Both the sedan and coupe seat up to five passengers, although the sedan offers superior passenger space and easier entry with its four doors. In fact, the sedan offers so much interior space that the EPA actually classifies the Accord as a full-size car, even though its other dimensions and price suggest it is a midsize car.
Safety features include six standard airbags, active front head restraints, stability and traction control, and antilock brakes.
Having long been a mainstay in the midsize segment, one might think that the 2012 Honda Accord has grown stale but that is far from the truth. With both coupe/sedan versions, a class-above interior, and competitive fuel economy, the Accord is worth a hard look from new car buyers.