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The well-rounded Accord family sedan is falling behind some newer and better competition. High points include roomy accommodations, an excellent driving position, great driver visibility, and mostly simple controls. The base 177-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and five-speed automatic are smooth and refined, and return 25 mpg. But that combination does not make the Accord very quick. The responsive 271-hp V6 engine is very smooth and powerful. A manual transmission is available. Tire grip and braking performance have fallen off a bit. Responsive handling and a supple, well-controlled ride remain, as does pronounced road noise.

See Reliability page for the latest 2012 Honda Accord recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2003. Side air bags available from 2000, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags available from 2003, standard from 2005. ESC available from 2006, standard from 2008. Forward collision warning optional from 2013, automatic emergency braking optional from 2016.

Road Test

The well rounded Accord's strong points include a compliant ride, responsive handling, and a roomy cabin. The driving position and visibility are excellent. The 2011 freshening improved the refined four-cylinder engine's performance and fuel economy,...

Highs

  • Fuel economy, steering, ride, rear seat room, driving position, visibility, controls, crash-test results.

Lows

  • Road noise, sparse amenities.

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (190 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (177 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (271 hp)