2012 Honda Accord Sdn  -  $22,270


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,270
Base Invoice: $20,457
Destination Charge: $790
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr I4 Man LX
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 27 | City: 23 | Hwy: 34
Body Style: LX Manual Sedan
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve i-VTEC I4 engine

Pros

Sporty driving feel; stylish coupe styling; plush interior appointments on EX trims


Model News

Following an extensive update in 2011, the 2012 Honda Accord returns with few changes. The most notable addition is a standard USB port, now included across the model line.


Value Writeup

For those who want more of a performance feel, the Accord sedan is one of few to offer a manual transmission with a V6 engine. All three of the engines are refined and powerful, while base LX and LX-P models look like a remarkable bargain for those who want a reasonably stylish sedan with low running costs. The Accord maintains an enviable reputation for longevity, reliability and excellent resale value, which makes it hard to beat for those hoping to keep their car for many years.


Model Highlights

The Honda Accord remains available in a wide range of models and in two different body styles--a 4-door sedan and 2-door coupe.

The powertrain lineup in the front-wheel-drive Accord consists of three different engines and three transmission possibilities. Standard on the base Accord sedan LX and SE is a 177-horsepower, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, while sedan EX, EX-L and Accord coupe LX-S, EX and EX-L get a 190-horsepower version of the same engine. EX V6 and EX-L models get a 271-hp, 3.5L V6 engine. Four-cylinder engines are paired with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox or optional 5-speed automatic, while most V6 models get the automatic; a 6-speed manual is available.

Either of the two 4-cylinder engines in the Accord provides reasonably fast acceleration and a peppy, responsive feel overall, especially with the manual transmission. The combination of manual transmission and V6 is a relative rarity in a mid-size sedan, bringing more of a performance feel to the Accord. All three engines use Honda's i-VTEC system, which helps keep the engine smooth and responsive both at low revs and during high-speed passing. The V6 gets Variable Cylinder Management, which cuts off half of the cylinders when cruising to aid efficiency.

The 2012 Honda Accord is one of the better-handling mid-size sedans, thanks to a well-tuned double-wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear setup, along with rack-and-pinion steering that's very precise and responsive.

Along with performance and smoothness, interior appointments are one of the Accord's strengths. The instrument panel features a curvy, distinctive design and controls are quite intuitive; upper trims include steering-wheel controls. Upper trims also come with plush-looking, leather-upholstered 2-tone themes and rich materials. While base models have the same design themes, they are done in stylish, but simpler plastic. Across the board, seating is comfortable and supportive, with a back seat that's large enough to fit three adults across in a pinch. In all models, the rear seatback folds forward to expand trunk space and there's also a lockable pass-through.

Coupe models are several inches shorter and a couple of inches lower than the sedan, so they come with a slightly different seating arrangement, with a smaller back seat and more restricted headroom. Access to the back seat is easier than most coupes thanks to the long doors, but those doors might prove difficult in tight parking situations.

Honda's navigation system has voice-activation functions and has an attractive high-contrast color screen. Zagat guidebook information and ratings is integrated. Other features on top models of the Accord include a 270-watt premium sound system with XM satellite radio, a 6-disc changer and subwoofer, driver's seat memory and paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

From the base Accord LX sedan to the top-of-the-line Accord EX-L V6 coupe, the Accord spans a wide range in price and equipment. The LX sedan comes with all the basics and a bit more, including air conditioning, cruise control, power accessories, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel and keyless entry. The new mid-level SE features leather-trimmed seats and steering wheel, heated front seats and power adjustable driver's seat. At the top of the Accord range features include such items as power adjustable passenger seat, seat memory, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control, big 18-inch alloy wheels and upgraded trim.

The 2012 Honda Accord comes with all the requisite safety features, including electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, front side airbags, side curtain bags and front-seat active head restraints.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7

EPA Classification
Large

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG

Cruising Range - City
425.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
629.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4300

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.26

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
106.0 ft³

Front Head Room
41.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.2 in

Front Hip Room
56.6 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
37.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.4 in

Second Hip Room
54.3 in

Wheelbase
110.2 in

Length, Overall
194.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.7 in

Height, Overall
58.1 in

Track Width, Front
62.6 in

Track Width, Rear
62.6 in

Trunk Volume
14.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3217 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.04 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.51 in

Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16

Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V030000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 31, 2012

Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Potential Number of Units Affected
347

Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 ACCORD AND CROSSTOUR VEHICLES. THE DRIVER-SIDE OR PASSENGER-SIDE SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG INFLATOR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED ACCORDING TO CORRECT SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG MAY FAIL TO DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

HONDA WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER'S SIDE OR PASSENGER'S SIDE SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG AS NEEDED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 10, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V030000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
977,708

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2012 Acura TSX, 2011-2012 Acura TSX Wagon, 2010-2012 Acura ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2012 Honda Accord Crosstour and Honda Insight, 2009-2012 Honda Fit, 2009-2012 Pilot, 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2012 Honda FCX Clarity and 2006-2011 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid, Civic NGV vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2009 Acura TSX, Honda Fit and Pilot, 2008-2009 Honda Accord, 2006-2009 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, and 2007-2009 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KE1 and KE2.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
9.5%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve i-VTEC I4 engine

Drive-by-wire throttle

Direct ignition system

5-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

Double wishbone front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Variable pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

Chrome exhaust finisher

16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P215/60HR16 all-season tires

Body-colored bumpers

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off

Body-colored pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

160-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, auxiliary input jack, USB interface, radio data system (RDS), speed-sensitive volume control (SVC)

Integrated rear window antenna

Cloth front bucket seats -inc: driver manual height adjustment, active head restraints

Fold-down rear seatback

Fold-down rear seat center armrest w/trunk pass-through

Center console w/sliding armrest, storage compartments

Floor mats

Tilt & telescopic steering column

Steering wheel-mounted illuminated audio controls, cruise controls

Instrumentation -inc: backlit gauges, tachometer, digital odometer, (2) digital trip meters

Warning lights -inc: door & trunk open, fuel, coolant temp, low oil pressure, low brake fluid, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) on, passenger-side airbag shut-off

Maintenance Minder system

Pwr windows w/driver auto-up/down

Pwr door locks w/programmable auto-lock

Remote entry system w/pwr window control, pwr trunk release

Cruise control

Remote trunk & fuel filler door release

Air conditioning w/air filtration system

Rear window defroster

Lockable glove box

Front & rear cup holders

(2) 12V pwr outlets

Side door pockets

Sunglasses holder

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Map lights

Dual front seatback pockets

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)

Brake assist

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure

Side-impact door beams

Daytime running lamps

Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags

Dual-chamber front side airbags w/passenger-side occupant position detection system

Side curtain airbags, front & rear

3-point seat belts in all seating positions -inc: front automatic tensioning system

Outboard lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Rear center child seat tether anchor

Child-proof rear door locks

Emergency trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
TAFFETA WHITE
$0

 
ALABASTER SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
ALABASTER SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
POLISHED METAL METALLIC
$0

 
POLISHED METAL METALLIC
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
BASQUE RED PEARL II
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
IVORY, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$0

 
18" RGR-16D HFP PAINTED FINISH ALLOY WHEELS W/TIRES
$0

 
18" PSX-9 HFP CHROME-LOOK FINISH ALLOY WHEELS W/TIRES
$0

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$0

 
DECK LID SPOILER
$0

 
WING SPOILER
$0

 
BODY SIDE MOLDING
$0

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$0

 
DOOR SILL TRIM
$0

 
CAR COVER
$0

 
DOOR VISORS
$0

 
FULL NOSE MASK
$0

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$0

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$0

 
FOG LAMPS
$0

 
MOONROOF VISOR
$0

 
ALL-SEASON FLOOR MATS
$0

 
DOOR POCKET GRIP
$0

 
AUTO-DIMMING DAY/NIGHT REARVIEW MIRROR W/COMPASS
$0

 
CUP HOLDER ASH TRAY
$0

 
CARGO HOOK
$0

 
CARGO MANAGEMENT
$0

 
CARGO NET
$0

 
TRUNK TRAY
$0

 
INTERIOR ILLUMINATION
$0

 
BACK-UP SENSORS
$0


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