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, but diminished cornering and braking performance. Road noise remains pronounced, and cabin features are sparse compared with many competitors.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Has a peppy 4 cylinder engine and excellent gas mileage. Low maintenance costs."

David F., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"good acceleration"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda Accord)

"Could use a larger engine. Can't climb a hill with the AC on. Handling OK"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Honda Accord)

"steering"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Sluggish acceleration, handling is slow"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"Excellent acceleration and handling, a Drivers car"

Lawrence K., PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is good. Handling and suspension should be tighter, more certain."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"poor beginning acceleration, disappointed in MPG"

James W., DE (2012 Honda Accord)

"Smooth, confident driving. Good acceleration. Very nice ride."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Accord)

"Great transportation and fairly economic to operate."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Small engine powers the car with grace and acceptable passing speed."

Mike R., AL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Very responsive, plenty of power with the V6."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord)

"The car is slow to accelerate, especially when it id needed such as getting on a highway."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"it is firm and easy to handle on the highway."

Rene G., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is very good. Smooth and quiet ride."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"It goes way faster than a stupid Prius."

Anonymous, IA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Outside noise is a problem, reliability is a plus."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Accord)

"excellent acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"This is a very fast car. It's the V-6 !"

H F., WV (2012 Honda Accord)

"I bought the V6 for additional acceleration and made the right choice. This car has the get up and go of a V8 and altho I seldom turbo - it is there if I need it. The handling is superb and responsive - no complains there either."

Gilbert S., IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Does just fine on both counts"

Chas C., IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Handling and acceleration are very good BUT the level of road noise both audible and through the steering column and vehicle are much too high. Depending on the road surface (which is most types) the audible noise may interfere with conversation. The sense of vibration and actual vibration at times within the car as a whole is more than any other vehicle I have driven."

Leonard D., CT (2012 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is okay, nothing wonderful. Handling also a bit above average."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Accord)

"Smooth ride and fast pick up"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration could be improved. I would prefer a V-6."

Harry S., PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Great acceleration and handling is very responsive."

David C., WI (2012 Honda Accord)

"The V6 is smooth, quiet, and responsive. Handling is very good with good feel of road."

James H., MS (2012 Honda Accord)

"Great acceleration, excellent cornering and handling."

Brian H., MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"We drive this car in Florida where the traffic on some roads is pretty congested. It's handled very well."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"The 4 cycle accelerates smoothly, but not quickly. The ride is firm and sporty. Fun to drive!"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"handling"

Lloyd S., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"great acceleration and easily handling"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"accell not great, but satisfactory. handling precise and easy."

Anonymous, NH (2012 Honda Accord)

"Very happy with handling and acceleration (very peppy engine). You get the extra power when you need it."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"excellent response when needed and handles very nicely in all conditions. A lot of winter driving//"

Anonymous, MT (2012 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration isn't always as smooth as I would want. When the car needs to change gears at highway speeds, or merging on to highway speeds, there is often hesitation before shifting."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Good handling. Poor acceleration."

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda Accord)

"Good road feedback"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Accord)

"Quite quick (V6 EX-L) and agile."

Kevin S., MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Good acceleration for a 4-cylinder engine. Tight steering. No roll in corners."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is great, the car is very responsive and hugs the road well."

Melissa C., NC (2012 Honda Accord)

"The V6 is quick and has excellent acceleration. Handling is smooth and responsive"

Bill H., NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"It is quick and responsive. "Hugs" the road on turns. V6 engine gives it plenty of power to accelerate in any gear"

James A., CT (2012 Honda Accord)

"The car accelerates well for passing and handles well on hills and curves."

Mark L., SC (2012 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is great, but I liked the 1999 better for feeling more tightly connected to the road. The 2012 just feels "loose" or too easy, so I tend to feel like a sloppy driver at times."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"Road noise. Outside of that we like the car."

Jeff S., OR (2012 Honda Accord)

"Smooth and dependable. Great 'passing gear'."

Keith M., IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"the 2012 Accord was the last to have double wishbone front suspension. it works fantastic. turns are flat and squeal free when one is hustling to make up for lost time. acceleration could always be better, but the engine has plenty of torque and gets the job done right away."

Jerome R., IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"both accleration and handling are excellent"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Really responsive, fun to drive."

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Accord)

"It’s a stick shift and has some get up and go"

John G., WA (2012 Honda Accord)

"It is a 2.4L engine, it performs well for what it is. Reliable and decent performance."

Jeremy L., MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Excellent acceleration to get out of trouble! Excellent road handling around corners and quick response to change in direction easy and safe to control in all conditions"

Isobel E., MI (2012 Honda Accord)

"It is a solid driving experience that is so buttoned down and forgiving it almost takes away from the experience."

Anthony A., TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"Car rolls backward about 3 feet before it will pick up and move forward when it is stopped on a hill and you try to accelerate to take off."

Kathy R., TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"vehicle has good pick up speed for a small engine."

John M., MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"V6 model very powerfull and easy to drive in trafic"

Anonymous, QC (2012 Honda Accord)

"It is responsive to the acceleration, and the breaking system is excellent for handling traffic. It Drive well & is very comfortably. I feel good driving it."

Russell M., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is very smooth and strong"

W M., SC (2012 Honda Accord)

"good handling, audio system okay, ride noise a little loud, good fuel mileage"

Dreux D., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"great acceleration! has the feel of 6 cylinder though it is only 4."

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda Accord)

"Easy to drive reliable Th design allows great visibility for keeping track of adjacent vehicles"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Accord)

"When accelerating, sometimes hesitates before fully moving forward."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Accord)

"The Accord has good road feel, but the ride is comfortable. I find the car nimble and it corners well. Although i have the 4-cylinder engine, acceleration is good and fuel economy can approach 34 mpg on a highway trip."

Dennis R., PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"We get excellent mileage and the overall handling is outstanding. Since we have the V6, it really gives us the acceleration we need, when we need it it."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"The Accord accelerates and handles very nicely. It's a fun car to drive."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"V-6 engine has pop."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord)

"For a 4 cylinder car, my Honda has a lot of get up an go , but it can bog down a bit on steep roads. It is amazingly good on rough roads and can climb up curbs with no problem. The biggest problem are the blind spots that aren't covered even with the side mirrors. They are big enough to hide a semi truck. It is not as bad as most of the new small and midsize cars and SUVs that have a narrow slit of a rear window that sits high relative to the drivers head. I do not see how the driver can see anything out the back. When I see those cars, especially black ones, they remind me of a big old Stink Bug."

Sharon W., CO (2012 Honda Accord)

"car seems to wanderwhen going straight ahead noisy tires"

Bruce W., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Handles well. Acceleration good for four cylinder."

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration and handling are outstanding. I feel comfortable in whatever driving situation I am placed in because I can depend on my Accord to deliver."

Tom W., OK (2012 Honda Accord)

"Mentioned ride in prior box as good but not the highest standard. Acceleration is good with the Honda 4 cyl quicker than my 1999 Saab Turbo 4 cyl. Gives what I need in traffic."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"handles great. engine has a lot of power."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord)

"It corners beautifully. I feel as if I am in complete control when I go around curves."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Accord)

"This car is one of the best handling cars I have ever owned and driven. Quick and sure maneuvering, great acceleration when needed."

Roberta M., OR (2012 Honda Accord)

"While I don't drive aggresively, there is too much understeer. The turning radius is terrible, making parking head-in difficult, and the long nose overhang means plenty of unsprung weight."

John F., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"Its fun to drive. Its acceleration and handling are terrific for a moderately priced car."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"The acceleration is fine and it handles quite well like most Japanese vehicles I've owned"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"good pick up and handles well"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Lacking in acceleration handles well but not strong"

SCOTT W., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"It has a manual transmission, so it is more fun to drive and has good acceleration for the engine it has."

JON R., IA (2012 Honda Accord)

"The V6 accelerates fairly well, better then my old 1993 and 2000 4-cylinder Accord, but worse then the 2005 V6 Accord. Handling is not as agile as any of my previous Accord. I have been rode in every single generation of Accords except the current generation."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"There is some acceleration hesitation that happens when speeds are in a stop and go condition. The hesitation lasts for a couple of seconds before throttle response begins. This does not happen always so it is unexpected and I must exercise care when involved in congested traffic situations."

RALPH B., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"It accelerates when I am merging into traffic very well. It also handles well especially on wet roads."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Accord)

"For a 4 cylinder car it has good acceleration and very responsive handling at all speeds"

PERRY P., ON (2012 Honda Accord)

"I'm unhappy with the acceleration when trying to merge into highway traffic"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"very Good"

JACK C., TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"Drives very well even in bad weather. But acceleration is sometimes a little groggy but it works"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Accord)

"Smooth and responsive, drives and handles with ease. Honda could do more to reduce the road noise."

KAREN W., CT (2012 Honda Accord)

"great acceleration, useful in many ways, and good handling to keep us safe"

ART M., PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Maybe it's because it's a 4 cylinder, but my only complaint is when I take off there's definitely a lag between when I push the gas and when it goes. I think it's size of car mixed with the smaller engine. I would get a v6 next time."

MEAGAN S., TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"Excellent road manners and great acceleration."

DON P., TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"I LOVE the performance of this car! The V6 is very quick and responsive. I always feel like I can get out into traffic quickly and safely without worry, and that I have the power and responsiveness to get me out of tight situations. I will say that the suspension could be more "sporty" or performance-oriented. The ride definitely leans more toward a family car, but I didn't want to pay the large premium for the Sport version, so I got what I bought."

DANIEL H., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"V6 engine is great. Short, stop & go driving gives lousy mileage.(13) Highway is great(31)! Handling & braking are great, that's why I buy Hondas. Not as sporty as my 2007 V6. More comfortable, more & better features."

JEROME R., IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Car acceleration hesitates and in traffic that lack of responsiveness risks accident."

ALFRED N., VA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Moved to the country and definitely has tougher times on the hills when running air conditioner. Acceleration that is."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"It has saved my like by accelerating when I needed it. It kept me from being t-boned, I was able to speed out of the way"

DON A., OR (2012 Honda Accord)

"good handling"

YIFAN W., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"Would be better with less spongy breaks"

FW H., IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"The noise level. The accord needs more sound proofing."

RICAHRD G., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"Has good acceleration and is easy to handle."

PHILIP B., WI (2012 Honda Accord)

"The handling is great and so is the ride. The car is a little sluggish off the line and when you need to punch it to pass on the freeway."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Accord)

"I am a former miata owner so a FWD sedan will never come close in handling to that but I am most happy with the acceleration of the accord and the handling is pretty good. I would give it a B minus for this class of car especially when coupled with regular fuel and 30 plus mph on the highway."

DOUGLAS B., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"The transmission has a somewhat hard shift when going from 2nd gear to 3rd gear. It's almost as if it wants to downshift. The dealer, during the warranty period, indicated nothing was wrong with the transmission."

HUGO G., TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"price was right and ihave had no problems with car.."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"Handling on the highway is outstanding. MPG city only = 22, hwy. only 36 - 38. Horrible road noise. In-dash controls demand you take your eyes off the road to view the LCD screen to make selections. Screen very difficult to read with polarized sun glasses."

MARGUERITE O., OR (2012 Honda Accord)

"One of the last larger sedans available with a manual transmission in the price segment. Pretty exciting to drive. Awesome powerful engine and tight suspension. Somewhat noisy. Could not get my phone to play audio through the dedicated port."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Good acceleration and smooth drivetrain with 2.4L 4 cylinder engine. Solid handling, steering and firm braking. Brakes, although firm and sure, do vibrate under hard downhill braking."

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda Accord)

"Lots of power"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Accord)

"This car handles exceptionally well for being a family sedan very happy"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"Very tight steering & good acceleration for 4 cyl. engine."

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Accord)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Reliable"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"The accord is roomy and comfortable. The leather seats are roomy and well padded."

Anonymous, RI (2012 Honda Accord)

"comfortable, little road noise, good ride."

Anonymous, AL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Since buying this car, the ride had declined more than typiclal"

Dennis G., TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats are great for long drives and although not an econobox, it's a great around town car. Quiet but responsive ride, but slightly hard."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"terrible road noise"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"too much road noise, seats not comfortable for long rides"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"The road noise is very annoying. Compared to other sedans I have owned this Honda accord is very noisy."

Ronald K., TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"The ride is very noisy. If the windows are open, it is hard to hear the radio. The ride is hard and bumpy. It is not smooth. The driver's seat does not go back far enough for my legs."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"When on the highway with the windows closed you still receive noise and this is bothersome"

Rene G., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"like the quickness of this and the steering"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Noisy (mostly tire noise) on all but smoothest pavement."

D P., MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Comfortable but seats seem low or dashboard is high"

Bob C., OH (2012 Honda Accord)

"very comfortable seats; ride is comfortable, although interior road noise is a little high"

Ron D., IA (2012 Honda Accord)

"for the size of the vehicle it's very comfortable ( room wise)"

John M., MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Stiff ride is very controlled. Seats are not comfortable for long distances. As a man, certain nether parts begin to feel uncomfortable after about 20 minutes."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"driver seat is much less comfortable than 1999 Accord; feels restrictive due to sides that wrap around you, forming bump to get past when getting in and out of car, and feels like my butt is jammed down into the back of the seat"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"I don't like the interior noise at high speeds"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"Needs more room for drivers legs"

Marlene B., ID (2012 Honda Accord)

"Road noise especially on interstates is terrible. It's so bad there is no use of using the radio as on interstates because you just can't hear it unless you turn the volume way up. By the time you reach your destination you're practically deaf between the road noise and loud music."

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Accord)

"what can I say? comfortable seats, ride good, noise no problem"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Honda Accord)

"Road noise"

Anonymous, LA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Comfortable ride. Seats good. Visibility good. Handles well."

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Excellent steering,braking, low end torque. Road noise at cruising speed is loud"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord)

"The drivers seat is uncomfortable , after driving for a while."

H F., WV (2012 Honda Accord)

"Honda used to make really great cars. It now seems that they are riding on their earlier glory. I bought a new 2012 Accord as a replacement of 2002 model. The new car seemed exactly the same as the old one. Which was fine with me since I was used to and loved my old car before it was rear-ended and died. The biggest problem I had with the 2012 Accord is comfort. The seats are really stiff. I cannot drive it for over an hour before I have to get out and walk around. A few years back I did a cross country drive in this car and ended up with a sciatica nerve pain that took a few doctors visits and a few months to heal. I think if you value your health, this car might not be a good option for you."

Saransh C., TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"The seat has lumbar support and the vehicle is overall quiet, inside and out."

Anonymous, NV (2012 Honda Accord)

"comfortable drivers seat."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Such a comfortable car! Always my favorite car to ride in."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Harsh ride for a family sedan. Noisy on the road with a lot of tire and wind noise."

David H., TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"The passenger seat has only power forward and back. It should have had the full power options."

Thomas F., WY (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats are a little too firm."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"The seats are very comfortable and low road noise."

Hubert S., NC (2012 Honda Accord)

"fully adjustible"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"The seats are good, but the car itself is pretty low to the ground, and getting in and out, especially in tight parking spaces, can be a challenge. The ride is noisier than I would like, but the car is very responsive and handles great."

Melissa C., NC (2012 Honda Accord)

"The road noise level is extreme, Sitting in the rear seats one can barely hear dialog from the front seat. We are most unhappy with the high level of road noise."

Ronald K., TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"Comfortable seating and ride is smooth. Would prefer less road noise, especially when rear windows are down."

David C., WI (2012 Honda Accord)

"The leather seats are too hard. The ride is way too firm. My old Ram truck has a smoother ride!!"

James G., TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"I think the car is a littles noisy and could take bumps better."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"road noise"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"Very uncomfortable seating. I'm not the only one to note this as any passengers I have also complain."

John H., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"Super noisy!! Serious road noise! After a 30 mile commute I feel as if I should have used hearing protection. Running on factory tires."

Jeff S., OR (2012 Honda Accord)

"seats are comfortable ride has improved with Michelin Premier a/s tires noise in the cabin is excessive(although the new tires helped a bit)"

Jerome R., IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Visibility when looking back over shoulder should be better."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats pretty comfortable, adjustable fore and aft, up and down, back tilt, heated leather. Noise is ok, could be less. Ride is ok but not up to the level of a heavier car such as my 1999 Saab, as it gets thrown around a bit on rough roads."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Accord)

"Road noise intrudes into cabin. Seats and ride are excellent."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"The car has a comfortable interior and plenty of power, but the ride is teeth jarring over ruts/potholes."

John F., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"The noise level when driving. The loud hum."

Harvey G., MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"The cloth seats ate basic and functional. I wish it had an adjustable lumbar support."

Michael O., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"not real comfortable seats for distance driving and somewhat too noisy"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Road noise is very bad..."

Donald L., TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats are still very comfortable and the ride is quiet."

Tom W., OK (2012 Honda Accord)

"A very roomy sedan for a mid-level class. Electronically adjustable driver's seat vastly improves the comfort level."

Scott A., WI (2012 Honda Accord)

"Road noise is excessive in my opinion"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"the accord is very quiet, and handles very well.....more like a sports car feel"

George D., TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"For urban commuting, the seat comfort is good, but for long road trips it can be very tiring and become very uncomfortable for a tall person, i.e. my son is 6'-3". Even with the windows up, there is a lot of road noise on the highway. There is an amazing amount of space in the trunk if you know how to pack-- a plus."

Sharon W., CO (2012 Honda Accord)

"The inability to adjust the driver's seat to a more horizontal setting is a problem. A long trip in this vehicle is not very comfortable for driver or passenger."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"The seats are competent but not very comfortable. The ride is good but the road noise is higher than most sedans."

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Feels like sitting in a comfy living room chair. A bit more road noise than desired. Ride is acceptable, but not as smooth as some newer cars."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Simply the most comfortable car I've ever driven, due mostly to the power seat controls in LX-P model and the actual seat design"

John T., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"As older folks, seat comfort is important. Though acceptable, we add cushions, especially on trips of an hour or more. If there was a "swivel seat" option, we'd consider buying it."

Harry S., PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"The 2012 Honda Accord SE has leather seats. These leather seats are no where near as comfortable as the leather seats I had in my 1994 Honda Accord. The lumbar area is not properly shaped and is not able to be adjusted properly with the lumbar adjustment feature built into the seat."

Dennis K., MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"good visibility, comfortable and accessible seating, too noisy"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats have adequate lower back and lumbar support. Easily adjustable to comfort. Cabin noise from the outside could be better"

Jasper D., NC (2012 Honda Accord)

"The seats are very comfortable compared with other cars I've ridden in. They have good lumbar support. Even the rear seats are comfortable and roomy. I've noticed that is not the case in other cars."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats are fairly comfortable, but the road noise is much louder than you'd expect on an otherwise well designed car. Both wind noise & pavement noise are louder than average."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats are mostly comfortable, could use more adjustment capability. Noise is average. Ride is better than average."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Accord)

"The front driver's seat has an excess of lumbar support which makes the seat uncomfortable in any position; particularly, on longer drives. There is also not enough seat padding."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"It's comfortable enough, it's not the greatest for very long drives."

Jeremy L., MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"The seating is very comfortable, and the front seats are easily adjustable for anyone. As a smaller car, it does have a lot of road noise. This makes it difficult for a person with some hearing deficits to have a conversation while driving."

Roberta M., OR (2012 Honda Accord)

"The position of the seat is fine, but it is much to hard even just for driving short distances. I would trade it to get more comfort."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats are very good but in my case we need more adjustments in front passenger seat that is manual. Road noise is a problem in 2012SE for lack of insulation."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Accord)

"I’m tall and it’s comfortable"

Anonymous, IA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Interior road noise is significant. Difficult to see out to avoid curbs etc."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"The seats are low and if you have back issues it's more difficult to get in and out than the CRV"

Barbara B., NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"Driver's seat is uncomfortable. Road noise is loud."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Accord)

"Thigh support on driver's seat too high. Seat angle too far back and can't be tilted down in front. Ride noise maddening."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"One of the reasons I purchased the car was that it had power seas for driver and passenger. After purchase, we were surprised to learn the driver seat's power had many adjustments, but the passenger seat could adjust only (a) back and forth or (b)recline of back support. It did not have the ability to go up or down - my wife is extremely uncomfortable riding in the car."

L M., CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Driver's seat has too much lumbar support even in lowest setting"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Accord)

"very noisy navigation is the worst"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"The only thing I dislike are the front seats. They are not comfortable."

PAUL M., PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Very noisy road noise. Lack of adjustment options on front seats."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"The air conditioning off and on indicator is very small and hard to read from the driver' seat"

HARVEY S., BC (2012 Honda Accord)

"Too much road noise."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"way too noisy inside even with quit tires and the air blows way too hard on the lowest setting. Everything is great except for these two problems and I consider these to be major, deal breaker problems."

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Accord)

"I don't find the seats particularly comfortable. They aren't terrible, but they become less comfortable after long drives. The ac is strong, which is great in Texas heat. It cools fast. It is difficult to regulate however; I find it hard to keep a balance between cold and hot. The ride is great. My biggest complaint is probably road noise. The ride is loud, to the point of making it hard to hear conversation from the backseat on occasion."

PHILIP J., TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"Leather seats are a bit stiff. Test drive was with cloth seats, and they were definitely more comfortable."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"Road noise is noticeable at freeway speeds. Heated seats are very comfortable in the winter. The ride is firm, but responsive. More sporty to drive than the Toyota Camry."

TIMOTHY B., OR (2012 Honda Accord)

"The front seats for a larger person are very uncomfortable"

DREUX D., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"The heat/AC are too far away you need to take eyes from the road"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Accord)

"The driver seat had a hole poke through the back do to not having enough padding between the metal & the seat cover, I had it repaired & also has to have a section repaired that was starting to wear thin. I take very good care of the vehicle & thought I should haven gotten more than 55000 miles on the seat before a repair, the seat type is fabric."

HARTGRAVES T., IN (2012 Honda Accord)

"Most uncomfortable front seats of any vehicle I have ever owned! Car seat designed with safety and little regard for the person using badly designed product."

MICHAEL E., MN (2012 Honda Accord)

"I like that it doesn't have all the electronic devices. Only thing I don't like much is lack of storage inside and the back seat comes forward but it only a small area added from the trunk"

DON A., OR (2012 Honda Accord)

"Even though it's an EX-L, the passenger seat has very few seat adjustments. It should be the same as the driver's seat. The car is very noisy. It's even difficult to talk in it."

THOMAS F., WY (2012 Honda Accord)

"The accord is meant to be basic, reliable transportation. The front seats are very basic but like the fact that they go way back for tall drivers. The ride vastly improved after changing the factory installed Dunlop tires to Michelin X radials."

MICHAEL O., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"I am 6 foot tall and the seats and everything in the front inside of the car needs to be pushed back about 3 inches. Uncomfortable to drive for extended periods, use cup holders, arm rests etc"

KELLY W., MI (2012 Honda Accord)

"Comfort and heating of the front seats."

NEWTON W., TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"Lots of road noise, worse with a window down. Seats and headrest uncomfortable."

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats are okay but not great. some fatigue after an hour on the road. Considerable road noise (a common Honda issue)."

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda Accord)

"Leather seats front both uncomfortable, stiff."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"Getting in and out of the Honda is irritating - the dashboard projects too far into the vehicle and I constantly hit my know on it - most often when getting into the vehicle. Its not well designed."

IAN H., CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Unadjustable lumbar support is not right for my back. Driver's side is OK, but passenger side front seat is not comfortable, especially when reclined."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord)

"Lumbar support is not great."

RENEE L., CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats seem a bit hard. Need more lower back support. Somewhat hard ride."

TOM B., CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"A/C could be a little stronger More sound deadening"

GORD W., ON (2012 Honda Accord)

"Noise, as CR had noted from road and wind are high."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"comfortable interior, but lots of road noise"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Honda Accord)

"Very comfortable but significant road noise."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Accord)

"The 2012 Accord allows for a high level of road noise to the point it makes it difficult to hold conversations and to listen to the radio."

RALPH B., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Extremely noisy inside"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"My only two complaints about the car are turning radius (which is terrible) and the ride over joints/potholes is very hard."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"The 2012 Honda Accord is an LX and we also have a 2005 Honda Accord EX. The 2012 Honda LX is significantly nosier (road not wind) than the 2005."

IAN C., CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"2012 Accord insulation is no good and road noise is high also the AC is not very powerful"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Vehicle is very comfortable except road noise is very pronounced. not acceptable on a vehicle in this price range."

Anonymous, MB (2012 Honda Accord)

"I do not care for the sport tires. They make for a hard ride, something I wasn't aware of when I bought the car."

DIANE D., CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats are very comfortable during long trips. a very quiet ride. AC does an excellent job of keeping the car cool."

TOM W., OK (2012 Honda Accord)

"The seats are uncomfortable for my neck, head, and back. The longer the drive the more these areas of my body hurt. For this reason alone I am not planning to buy another Accord again (the gas mileage is dissapointing too)."

LYNNELL S., WI (2012 Honda Accord)

"In this basic model, the height of the front seats and the comfort of the seat cushions do not adjust."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"The seats are supportive and comfortable, and the ride is very good"

JAMES L., CT (2012 Honda Accord)

"Car is very comfortable but I do feel the road noise is somewhat high."

DALE-ALTHEA R., MN (2012 Honda Accord)

"I'm 6'8" tall. The driver seat does not go back far enough,"

SHELBY R., PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"The car is not as comfortable nor as quiet as my 2004 Honda Accord. The seats are too firm and the adjustment is performed differently than my 2003 making it less comfortable on long drives."

ALFRED N., VA (2012 Honda Accord)

"I am very satisfied with this category except for one little thing: the minimum setting of the A/C is still too cold."

Anonymous, NH (2012 Honda Accord)

"The driver's seat needs more support. I refuse to take this car if the trip takes more than 1 hour."

JAMES V., RI (2012 Honda Accord)

"Noisy ride. Honda scrimps on insulation and sound deadening."

BRUCE W., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"The car is noisy on the highway."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"For the most part the ride is ok but the road noise is higher than I like. The back up camera is fairly useless in most daylight conditions."

Anonymous, DE (2012 Honda Accord)

"Road noise is a problem, particularly in areas where the highway maintenance has fallen behind. Otherwise is very comfortable."

ROBERTA M., OR (2012 Honda Accord)

"I doubt any vehicle in the class would be able to perform better than my 6 cylinder Accord, except in the area of ride comfort, as you feel the road when driving. ."

STEVE A., GA (2012 Honda Accord)

"noisy on the road and rougher riding than I expected"

ROBERT B., VA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Way too noisy - tolerable in town - unbearable on highway - even drowns out the radio - What a shame for such a beautiful car..."

TIMOTHY M., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats are a little too firm for a long trip."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"Does not have tilt control. Seatbelt anchor is uncomfortable. Seatbelt does not adjust at top to low enough position."

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda Accord)

"seats adjust - but lumbar support is lousy"

RICHARD A., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Cabin noise is greater than anticipated at highway speeds."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Seats are not as comfortable as our previous car - a Camry"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"Cannot raise the seat high enough, and I feel like I am sitting in a bucket - cuts off circulation in my legs"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Air conditioning is either too strong or off - no in-between, Seats look great but are very uncomfortable - I have to use a 3rd party seat cushion,"

JOHN H., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Very nice cat, competitively priced for other manufacturers counterparts. Has held up well."

Fw H., IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Exceptional value. Amazing low maintenance, good gas mileage."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Reliable..few repairs needed"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda Accord)

"My accord is loaded with all the goodies at the time near the end of the model year. Great price and value. The six cylinder engine is fantastic, plenty of power when needed, smooth acceleration, noise level is not perfect but again this car when actually owned is much better than CU gave it credit for."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Great value as we purchased after the 2013's came out so we were able to negotiate a fantastic price. Reliability is fantastic"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"A typical Accord edition. Reliable transportation. Good value."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"It has been trouble free and maintenance costs are low"

Bob C., OH (2012 Honda Accord)

"The cost to acquire and maintain this car has been better than I expected"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Accord)

"EX-L had features you would expect on luxury cars."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Honda makes a wonder car. I have owned many. They last for years, and give good dependable service!"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Accord)

"I'm a good negotiator; I do my research and then get the price I've targeted, realizing the dealer is entitled to a small profit. Never use dealer financing and always pay cash."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"Great purchase; however the 6-way seat won't adjust to a position to be comfortable during a long trip. Plus, the seats are a bit narrow."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"reliability"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda Accord)

"Relatively good vehicle/performance/quality, but expensive compared to comparably ranked vehicles in safety/features/class which also carry a 100K miles/10-yr warrranty. Honda warranty severely lacking, local Raleigh Leith Honda dealership untrustworthy for service fees, repair estimates (blatantly overcharging, not honoring 8-yr/80K miles Federal Emissions Warranty documented on Honda's own website with complete parts lists."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord)

"Very good performance overall. Very satisfied with our Accord."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda Accord)

"We got a good price for it and other than routine maintenance we have had very little trouble"

Chas C., IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"I installed a better set of tires to improve the ride. It now has a quieter ride. It is easy to drive and park. It has been very reliable."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Accord)

"gas mileage 36 highway, 4 cyc with plenty of power, stereo is great with CDs, will purchase another sometime"

Frank E., VA (2012 Honda Accord)

"We bought the top-of-the-line EX-L and enjoy all its features. The car is fun to drive, handles well, is comfortable and economical. The 4-cylinder engine provides all the acceleration we need to get out of situations. The audio system doesn't interface as well with our iPhone as newer cars, but we live with that because the car is totally reliable and has a lot of years left in it."

Dennis R., PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Good ride, comfortable and great fuel economy"

Brian H., MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Very dependable and reliable car for the purchase price. Used Honda financing for 3 years at 0.9% interest"

Jasper D., NC (2012 Honda Accord)

"it's been a very reliable car. A very good investment. Had considered buying something used. So glad we did not."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"reliable, cost more"

Dennis D., MD (2012 Honda Accord)

"Horrible value. Paid extra to buy a Honda and now has a bad oil consumption problem. Never again."

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda Accord)

"Good value for the money. Mechanically sound, good acceleration and generally nice body styling for a fair price"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"This car has been outstanding when it comes to reliability and durability."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"Acceptable gas mileage, limited service and repairs make the Accord inexpensive to own and operate."

Fw H., IL (2012 Honda Accord)

"simply a great car, price, styling, and quality"

Kevin S., ME (2012 Honda Accord)

"The LX-P trim model gave me all the features I required (primarily power driver seat) without having to purchase additional features only available in higher priced trim models"

John T., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"It’s a comfortable, reliable car at a reasonable price."

R B., DE (2012 Honda Accord)

"I don't think anyone really wants to pay $26,000 for a car."

D S., PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Comparable to other vehicles in its class. We bought it for dependability."

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda Accord)

"I just experienced a greater than $1,000 failure in the VTEC 4 cylinder engine. The VTEC solenoid and VTEC actuator assembly failed. I have never had problems with Honda 4 cylinder engines prior to this engine. I do not believe the complexity of the VTEC engine is worth the small gain in MPG gained with this engine variable timing complexity."

Dennis K., MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Dealer gave a special hospital employee discount. Good gas mileage. Low maintenance costs. Low repair needs."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Accord)

"Wish it had outside temp indicated.otherwise very happy."

Kenneth M., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"The car was fully loaded leather, sunroof and separate temp controls for about $2700. off of list"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"This car has been very good and is very good value."

CHARLES R., NM (2012 Honda Accord)

"Excellent high quality car for the price."

DON P., TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"Runs without issues."

DON K., PA (2012 Honda Accord)

"In 2 yrs oil change is only expense other than adding air to 1 tire every 4 months. Re-seal will fix"

GORD W., ON (2012 Honda Accord)

"Great reliable transportation. Good value for the dollar."

RONALD T., VA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Nothing has gone south on this car."

BRUCE W., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Car is super reliable, works well, designed well, reliable, what we expected and more. Great mileage for the size of car."

JUAN MARCOS L., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"This was the last model before the addition of several standard features to the Accord line (Bluetooth, rear view camera, blind spot sensor, etc.) It was also the last year for its design. I bought it a few months before the new one was released, and did not get a substantial discount. This gave my feeling of value a dent. The car is low on features for what I paid. Non-luxury features, however, the car has delivered what I need very well."

PHILIP J., TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"The car has 60k miles on it and has always been washed on a regular basis. On inspection of the underside of the car recently, there is rust starting on every under body seam. I can fix mechanical or electrical issues but once rust starts, the body integrity is compromised."

DOUGLAS L., OH (2012 Honda Accord)

"Wanted manual transmission, had to settle for automatic because manual was not available at this dealership"

CRAIG P., NM (2012 Honda Accord)

"value priced, reliable"

RON D., IA (2012 Honda Accord)

"I was able to get an excellent deal on the new car. It is a manual, and is more fun to drive."

JON R., IA (2012 Honda Accord)

"The overall interior and handling is great"

NICK H., CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"Have had 4-5 Accord, all driven 18 - 20K miles per year and always been very favorably impressed with monetary, reliability, cost per mile, and quality of manufacturing and service, and resale values."

O C., MS (2012 Honda Accord)

"Purchased Ap.2016 with 12000 mi. Like new inside & out. Best hwy. handling car since my 1960 Austin Healy 3000. Has terrible road noise."

MARGUERITE O., OR (2012 Honda Accord)

"Driven 30k miles a year with nothing done but maintenance ."

RANDY L., OK (2012 Honda Accord)

"I bought this vehicle, an Accord EXL, this April with 110,000 km on the odometer for $15,800 after having it inspected by my mechanic. It is in excellent condition. A new EXL (which I would not have bought) would have cost me twice that price."

R T., ON (2012 Honda Accord)

"My 2012 Honda Accord EX L/Navi is the last model year in its generation, all the bugs were out of the car. It has great acceleration, handling and comfort for the price I paid as I bought it at the end of the year, got a great price. Leather seats are fantastic, the power the car has comes in handy especially merging on the freeway and passing. The highway fuel economy is 30 to 31 mpg even at consistent speed over 75 MPH. If you going to purchase a large heavy sedan you are better off with a v-6"

DOUGLAS B., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Very reliable"

RICAHRD G., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"Very dependable car. Smart looking. The color of leather trim, tan, help keep the car cool in California summers. No major repairs.serviced at regular intervals. Handles well on mountain roads. Lond distance driving gets 30 miles to the gallon."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Accord)

"good handling"

YIFAN W., NJ (2012 Honda Accord)

"This is my 4th Accord and they continue to be great cars. Very reliable, not flashy but steady and the best car in the market."

BILL D., MS (2012 Honda Accord)

"Has been good investment holding trade-in value"

STEVEN C., TX (2012 Honda Accord)

"Nothing really bad. Car has a safety feature that it will not accelerate if there is any pressure on the brake. I'm a 2 footed driver. This feature almost killed me until I figured it out."

RONALD J., MD (2012 Honda Accord)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The styling of this Honda is a clean and attractive look with an interior very well laid out."

KAREN W., CT (2012 Honda Accord)

"It is very slick looking. I love the look."

CAROL S., OH (2012 Honda Accord)

"Exterior styling is sleek and modern. Interior is comfortable and stylishly modern."

THOMAS C., FL (2012 Honda Accord)

"Looks more like a sports car (2-door)"

PHILIP B., WI (2012 Honda Accord)

"The overall styling is excellent and should remain ahead of others in that area for some years to come."

GERALD B., MN (2012 Honda Accord)

"about 4-5 cars in this class from the profile they all look the same, you can't tell them apart. i guess thats the nature of car design."

WILLIAM A., NY (2012 Honda Accord)

"Many friends have used the phrase, "nice car"."

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda Accord)

"The 2011 and 2012 Accord has a better grille then any recent Accords. It is definitely better then the current 2016 Accord grille, which is just as ugly as the Acura beak shield grille. Would never consider an Acura because of its ugly grille design. Long time Honda owner, but with the ugly grille, I may consider a Toyota next time. The rear of the 2012 Accord just doesn't look right. As a whole, the 2012 Accord is at least pleasing to the eye. Better then the 2003 to 2005 Accord styling a"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Accord)

"I almost didn't buy this used car because of the ugly and impractical interior. It has very light tan upholstery."

LYNNELL S., WI (2012 Honda Accord)

"The coupe has great styling"

LAURA S., MI (2012 Honda Accord)

"Interior look is luxurios. Outside is chunky."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord)

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