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2012 Honda Accord EX

2012 Honda Accord Review

(0 Stars)  Just call it "Mister Dependable."

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Overview
The market for mid-size sedans has turned into an all-out brawl: upstarts sparring with old favorites, domestics trying to match imports, Honda and Toyota warring for Japanese supremacy. But one model soldiers on as dependably and reliably as ever: the Honda Accord. The Accord had a mid-cycle face-lift just a year ago, but its last major redesign was in 2008. Still, it continues to serve customers well. The Accord is available with either two or four doors, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter V-6, and a choice of three transmissions -- a five-speed manual, a six-speed manual, or a five-speed automatic. The Crosstour drops the Accord nameplate for 2012 and is now its own model. On its own, the Accord has few obvious flaws: its VTEC engines are famously reliable, its interior build quality is very good, it handles well, and to top it off, its famously high resale value makes it a good automotive investment. Where the Accord might come up a little short is in comparison with its competition from Hyundai (the Sonata) and Toyota (the Camry), both of which have been redesigned recently. Still, it's hard to find fault with the Accord, which is still a solid choice in its segment.

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2012 Accord EX Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L i-VTEC in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 23 MPG city, 34 MPG highway, 27 MPG combined and 500 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 190 hp @ 7,000 rpm; 162 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

'12 Honda EX Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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