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2012 Honda Accord
2012 Honda Accord
Available Price Range $8,974-$16,830 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 21-28 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Honda Accord

Our Take

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.New ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Road noise
  • Somewhat firm ride
  • Backseat doesn't split-fold
  • Relatively pricey

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Sedan or coupe
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available navigation system


Our Expert Reviews

Most everybody knows somebody with a Honda Accord. It's with good reason; after all, the Accord has a reputation as a trusty, versatile car. You can see college kids commuting to school in an Accord just as easily as you could picture a new family with a baby in the backseat. The 2012 Honda Accord remains a solid bet, but with all the other options available in the midsize sedan market t... Read full review for the 2012 Honda Accord

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2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6

by J Griff from Scott AFB, IL on October 11, 2011

2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6 is an outstanding vehicle for the money first off. This car fits in nicely with the rest of the vehicles Honda has to offer with its legendary standing with the casual ... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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