The 2012 Honda Accord still enjoys a rank at the top as a top family sedan. It has a big interior which is typically considered by EPA standards to be among the “large cars”, but the external dimensions put it squarely in the mid-size category. Accessories make it possible to have the vehicle well-appointed, as well as, the ability to purchase the V6 model which offers speed and agility. The standard issue is the sedan, but you can opt for the coupe instead. The coupe comes with a 6-speed manual transmission while the sedan has a 5-speed manual transmission with the option to have a 5-speed automatic.
The pricing range for the 2012 Honda Accord ranges from the LX trim at $21,380 to the well-appointed EX-L V6 at $29,630. The price goes up with the addition of certain amenities like engine size, navigation system, and satellite radio.
When choosing your vehicle, you will be able to choose from the different models which include: LX, LX Premium, EX, EX-L Premium, EX V6, EX-L V6 (sedans). LX-S, EX, EX-L, and EX-L V6 (coupes).
The 2012 Honda Accord LX trim is the base level and includes 16-inch wheels and full power windows, locks and other accessories. The iPod docking station integrates with the 6 speaker sound system complete with CD player.
Upholstery is cloth unless moving into the SE class which allows leather seats. The LX-P adds 16-inch alloy wheels and a driver seat that is power-adjustable in eight different ways. The LX and LX-P produce 177 horsepower through the 2.4L inline four cylinder engine that goes from zero to 60 in 9.1 seconds, while the EX was able to achieve this a little faster time.
The EX trim level offers upgrades from the LX trim. Such things as 17-inch alloy wheels, six disc CD changer, sunroof, a more powerful four cylinder engine, and heated mirrors. The EX models have upgraded engines which allow for 190 horsepower from the same engine.
Moving into the Honda Accord EX-L class provides you with additional accessories including Bluetooth, upgraded sound system with seven speakers, leather upholstery, satellite radio, auto dimming rearview mirror, four-way power adjustment on front passenger seat, rearview cam, and navigation system with voice control. The EX-L adds driver seat memory and a V6 engine.
The 2012 Honda Accord LX and LX-P produce 177 horsepower through the 2.4L inline four cylinder engine. The LX-S and EX models have upgraded engines which allow for 190 horsepower from the same engine.
The 2012 Honda Accord is a perfect car for those looking for a ride suitable for a small family. Options and upgrades make it preferable for those looking for something a little sporty as well. Those who liked the 2012 Honda Accord also have enjoyed the Toyota Camry and the Hyundai Sonata. If power is something that you need, make sure that you are gravitating towards the LX-S or EX models. While these do have some road noise, they still offer huge interior and options to make you happy.
The braking power of the 2012 Honda Accord uses antilock disc brakes for stopping power of 130 feet from 60 mph. Side curtain airbags along with front airbags allow for additional safety. Stability and traction control help to keep you on the road. Active front head restraints maintain your head steady in case of an accident.
Crash tests for the vehicle offered a “good’ rating for front impact tests which is the highest rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The second best rating of “acceptable” was given for side impact tests. The car was awarded a total of five stars from the government for both front and side impact crash tests.