While SUV prices are rising, now is an excellent time to consider a mid-size sedan. It’s hard to find a more satisfying deal than a used Honda Accord. An icon of practicality, the 2012 Honda Accord features streamlined looks, legendary reliability, and confident-inspired fuel-hung performance in any traffic.
The most satisfying 10-year-old mid-size sedan
The 2012 Honda Accord made Consumer Reports’ list of the most satisfying 10-year-old midsize sedans with an average retail price ranging from under $11,000 to $12,500 depending on model and condition. It’s no surprise that the 2012 Accord made Consumer Reports’ list with its perfect reliability score, near-perfect road test performance scores, and better-than-average reported owner satisfaction. Additionally, Consumer Reports reviewers enjoyed the 2012 Accord’s “spacious interior, comfortable seating, and smooth ride.”
Honda Accord 2012 specifications
The front-wheel drive Accord seats five and features three engines and three transmission options. There are two versions of the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, one with 177 hp and the other with 190 hp. Transmission options include either a five- or six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic transmission.
The 2012 Accord is structurally unchanged from 2009, which received a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2012 Accord also received a 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, the NHTSA lists eight 2012 agreement subpoenas and 336 complaints. The most common complaint and all recoveries involve issues with the airbag systems. Additionally, advanced driver assistance safety features are not available on the 2012 Honda Accord.
The 2012 Honda Accord received perfect or near perfect scores for its comfortable seats, quiet ride, accessibility, and climate control systems. However, the boot space and its cargo capacity received the only mark close to average.
Honda Accord 2012 reliability
The 2012 Honda Accord received an excellent score in Consumer Reports reliability rating. The most common sources of owner-reported trouble spots centered around the braking system, particularly the brake calipers.
Older Honda engine versions received high praise for reliability and longevity, but the newer VTEC engine received some criticism, with owner-reported failures at less than 100,000 miles in some cases.
Is 2012 a good year for the Honda Accord?
According to car complaints data, the 2012 Honda Accord appears relatively trouble-free for a 10-year-old car. Interested parties should look for a 2012 Accord with low mileage, preferably less than 120,000, which is in good general condition and well maintained. During the test drive, pay attention to seating comfort, and watch whether the car is cruising in its lane, and any hesitation when accelerating; These are the most common car complaints from 2012 Honda Accord owners.
Do a simple VIN lookup on the NHTSA website to make sure all necessary recalls are completed. Or you can do it on your time and have your brake system checked at a trusted mechanic shop. This will bring peace of mind before considering the 2012 agreement.
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