2012 Honda Accord Review and Prices
About 2012 Honda Accord
The Accord series from Honda has been making waves in the market for the past few years. Therefore, it is quite surprising how the 2012 Honda Accord still manages to get the attention that many other series can only crave for after all these years. You can therefore look into the details of the vehicle features below to find out how this one is worth looking into.
Starting off with the exterior styling of the 2012 Honda Accord, fans can expect minor alterations because majority of the styling features will be carried over from the previous model. Some of the new styling features you can expect include alteration in the taillights. On the inside, this sedan will offer passengers more comfort with an increased interior room, but do not expect it to be one of the most visually appealing options within its class. There are several trim level versions to choose from though such as the LX, LX-P, SE, EX, and EX-L versions.
Onto the mechanical aspect, the 2012 Honda Accord will feature the same mechanical setting as with the 2011 model. However, as the eighth generation in the series, then the manufacturer are looking to add newer components. The base engine option is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that will bring in up to 177 horsepower and is available for the SE,LX, and XL-P models. There is also another version of the same engine for the EX and EX-L trims that bring in a higher 190 horsepower and paired with an option between five-speed automatic and five-speed manual transmissions.
The changes made on the design and engineering for the 2012 Honda Accord pays off in terms of fuel economy rating. This model therefore offers decent performance in EPA rating to give it better mileage. The ones equipped with a manual transmission is rated at 22 mpg on the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Those on automatic performed better at 23 mpg on the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
Pro’s of 2012 Honda Accord
*Decent fuel economy rating;
*Several trim level choices;
*Great overall performance.
Con’s of 2012 Honda Accord
*Lacks visual appeal.
The current estimate given for the price range on the 2012 Honda Accord model is somewhere between $23,000 to $33,000. Thus, it will remain as competitive as the past models have been to ensure that it will retain its sales performance despite the arrival of newer models. The base model equipped with a four-cylinder engine will start at $23,000. Meanwhile, the EX-L model is expected to reach no less than $30,000. The EX model, which is equipped with a 190-hp four cylinder engine and automatic transmission will start at a $26,000 price tag.
The Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda Accord is an excellent option for those who wanted to get a car that is generously sized with maximum capability, but would not mind if the cutting edge design and exterior styling is somewhat compromised in the process. This new release from the famous auto manufacturer will surely hit all the right marks as it makes a debut on the market in autumn of 2011.