2012 Honda Accord: Video Road Test and Review
The Honda Accord is a four door five passenger midsize sedan powered by a range of four and six cylinder engines that get as much as 34 MPG. The Japanese automaker offers the popular four door Accord in a variety of trim levels, starting with the: LX, LX Premium, SE, EX, EX V6, EX-L and the top of the line EX-L V6.
The entry level Accord LX starts at $21,380 and is powered by a 2.4 Liter i-VTEC four cylinder engine that produces 177 HP and 161 lb-ft of torque while returning an estimated 23 MPG in the city and as much as 34 MPG on the highway. Being the base model Accord, the LX rides on a set of 16 inch steel wheels with covers and comes with a six speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 capabilities and USB input jacks for digital media devices as well as front and side curtain airbags. The LX Premium adds an eight way power adjustable driver’s seat, 16 inch alloys and power accessories with one touch up/down front windows; starting at $23,180. The $23,930 Honda Accord SE includes everything that makes the LX a hit, and gets leather wrapped goodies like the heated front seats and steering wheel as well as bespoke Special Edition badging.
The Honda Accord EX steps up the power train package with a 190 HP version of the i-VTEC four cylinder and adds a set of sporty 17 inch alloys and a chassis stiffening front shock tower bar to handle the extra ponies; while a one touch power moonroof and a six disc in dash CD changer spruce up the interior. Starting at $24,305. The more luxurious EX-L gains leather upholstery and a premium stereo with XM Satellite radio compatibility and Bluetooth hands free wireless connectivity, for $27,555, with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation with voice recognition and backup camera bring the price tag up to $29,755.
The Accord EX V6 gains even more go thanks to a 3.5 Liter six cylinder engine that produces a total of 271 HP and 254 lb-ft of torque that gets an estimated 20 MPG in the city and up to 30 MPG on the highway, and is easily identified by a set of chrome door handles and a duel exhaust starting at $27,280; and the $29,630 EX-L V6 gets all the same lavish upgrades as the four cylinder version, just with a bigger engine. A popular package for the EX-L V6 is the satellite navigation with rear view camera that takes the top of the line Accord all the way up to $31,830.
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