I knew about this because I have had several Honda Accords. Compared to the 2012 Camry's four-cylinder, the Honda delivers one less horsepower and a bit less torque. If soft ride is your thing look at a different car. The fact that the Accord is no longer the hands-down class leader it once was is testimony to how far family sedans have come in recent years. The system is completely automatic and unnoticeable to the driver except for two things: an Eco light that illuminates on the dash when the system is on, and a slight hunting sensation as it switches back-and-forth between four and three cylinders at certain speeds.
It's a maxim that Honda takes to heart. This vehicle comes in 4 different trim levels but, the one driven from my experience was the V6 model. I had to also add a outside thermometer reading which was not offered in any of the Hondas. I guess I was fortunate the it was just the 1 - 4 spark plugs and not a ring job. It's no sports car, and I wouldn't have pinned this up on my wall back when I was an almost-teen, but it tries really hard to be a sports car and the way it seems to do everything right makes it very likable. The sedan's front bumper and grille, wedged between angular, jewel-like light clusters were re-shaped.
The Accord sedan and coupe were last redesigned for 2008, when they grew in exterior dimensions and offered improved occupant safety. This is no longer the case. Its king-sized cabin dimensions mean that there's plenty of room, and indeed the Accord has one of the roomiest rear seats in the family sedan segment. The door locks, for example, have multiple functions on all models. I love that I can hook up my cell phone using Pandora and I comes through the speakers, amazing!. Inside, you get a classy, if not very adventurous, design that's highlighted by a tasteful amount of silver-painted trim.
The trunk is amazing huge. The climate switches were among the improvements made for 2011, with more frequently adjusted fan and temperature control positioned on the left side, closer to the driver, and less-frequently used buttons on the right side. If the answer lies between never and seldom, then the 177-horsepower four will prove quite satisfactory. Not happy with the dealer. In Edmunds performance testing, a V6 sedan went from zero to 60 mph in 7 seconds, whereas a manual-equipped coupe did it in 6.
It's softer and less edgy than the Nissan Altima. With everything off and the windows and roof closed, tire and road noise flow in first, but it's never anything more than background. We normally only use Google maps on our iPads. Dealer said it was the tires and refused to do anything. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. Road noise remains pronounced, and cabin features are sparse compared with many competitors. Neither with remote or in-car use of the button.
Accords equipped with the navigation system now come with a back-up camera, and it's valuable. The centre console's array of buttons look fussy and confusing, but after you spend some time getting used to the layout there is some logic to the design. I need to shut off the ignition, wait a minute and then restart the engine, which reboots the computer and everything works again. A change of tires would make a big improvement. So far so good except for two items. No one will be stricken by sudden claustrophobia. Many friends some Honda loyalists told me to go with a Honda for my next used car purchase.
Every dimension, save width, is two to four inches shorter than the sedan. Then again, maybe I'm just getting old. My fuel consumption over the course of the test week averaged 11. The car is very comfortable to drive with the leather interior, though the back seat is smallish for big people. With effectively five trim levels, the Accord can fit a wide range of budgets. However after saying all of the negatives, my wife and I thoroughly enjoy the ride, comfort, control, and the power from the V6 engine. The target buyer isn't springing for the sportiest model to save gas by letting pistons coast along for the ride.
The wheel mounted paddle shifters in this model that the earlier 8th Generation 2010 did not have pretty much, though not completely, makes up for lost sense of control that goes with moving from a manual transmission to an automatic transmission. With the key inserted, the lock cylinders can raise and lower the windows and open or close the sunroof by turning clockwise for up and counter-clockwise for down. Unable to seal windows properly! Primary Use: Commuting to work Perfect Red Honda Accord — This Honda is a true beauty! We still weren't overwhelmed with the effect. Across the many Accord trim levels, the ride-handling balance varies over a narrow but distinguishable range. Introduction If you want to make a successful product, you have to know your audience.
The navigation system is operated via a king-size multifunction knob which works well. The Honda Accord is big on efficiency, whether that means getting the most power and range from a gallon of gas, delivering the most interior space for the exterior dimensions or providing the smoothest, quietest ride and highest level of crash protection with the least weight. Bottom line: The Accord is smooth and quiet with or without noise cancellation technology. It was a little underpowered but an improvement over the 2009 Honda Accord. The Accord has a hint of sportiness that adds appeal.
Took to the dealer and the botched the first repair. The top-of-the-line leather seats generate responses on both ends of the spectrum. Driving Impressions The 2012 Honda Accord's nicely weighted and communicative steering is one of its strong points. There's nothing particularly fancy in the back of the Accord: adjustable air vents on the back end of the center console, decent cupholders, but no rear reading lamps. Hopefully, it will improve in the 2013 Accord, which will be totally redesigned.