What other services could be included in a warranty? Our industry leading standards and countless years of combined experience make us the obvious choice for premium pre-owned vehicles. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. The Coupe really isn't much shorter about three inches , but the curvier roofline makes it look so. The Accord rides well enough to please most passengers; it's not luxury-car smooth, but very quiet and well-isolated--especially in upper V-6 trims, where Honda adds active motor mounts and an active noise canceling system. A smooth ride also helps cement this model's status as a great long-haul car for driver and passengers.Next
The Coupe has styling that's bolder, with a smoother downward curve of its roof, more sculpted flanks, and what appear to be slightly different proportions. The nav system has a big eight-inch screen and now includes Zagat restaurant ratings, voice recognition, and a rear-view camera system. Strong brakes and good body control round out a package. From the side or back, the Accord sedan has a softer, more conservative appeal than its Coupe cousin. Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. A robust list of safety features as well as a nearly perfect set of safety ratings point to the 2012 Honda Accord as one of the safest mid-size sedan choices on the market.Next
Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties. Vehicle Overview The 2012 Honda Accord remains relatively unchanged from the previous model year, when it received extensive updates. A number of other rivals, including the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat, offer higher-mileage hybrid or diesel variants. When the Accord was last redesigned, for 2008, its styling received mix reviews, with the more chiseled and voluptuous simply too conservative to some eyes. We have extensive relations with many lenders for all levels of credit.
The Accord is just as well equipped as any of its rivals, with one significant red flag: It can be frustrating if you want some essential tech features, like Bluetooth hands-free, but don't want 'the works. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations. Even six-footers will find a quite natural seating position, with none of the crunched, knees-up position you might resort to in smaller sedans. With it, you get leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power seat for the driver, leather trim, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Four-cylinder models are gutsy enough, and very smooth; you won't need the V-6 unless you plan to haul lots of people or cargo. The Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima, fully redesigned last year, remain the 2012 mileage champs for this class among base engines , at up to 24 mpg city, 35 highway. Competitors include the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion.Next
But you can make the most of it with a split-folding rear seatback. The 2012 Honda Accord is no longer the freshest mid-size sedan--it's due for a full redesign in another year or two. Unfortunately, you won't find that in the Accord. Overall, the suspension is tuned for a great compromise between responsiveness and ride comfort, and there's a sporty personality that comes out when you push the Accord hard into corners. Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms if you have to wait for repairs. I am assuming it is the difference in the suspension.Next
. The fan is noisy; the steering wheel, once again is very uncomfortable. Whether you choose the sedan or coupe, four-cylinder or V-6, the Accord offers satisfying overall performance and is among the better-handling vehicles in this class. But the current version remains one of the top choices in this class for interior space, styling, ride comfort, performance, and features--all with a sensible, economical, value-minded feel. While those looking at the Accord Coupe should pay attention to outward visibility on the test drive, it's not nearly as much of an issue in the Accord sedan.Next
It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, there's plenty of legroom in back, and the trunk is huge. The Accord's rakish instrument panel looks great from a distance, but the placement of the buttons and controls sometimes feels as if it was done more for style than ergonomics. We've listed all relevant models here. Four-cylinder models can be equipped with a manual transmission five speeds in sedans, six in Coupes ; it's enjoyable, though the automatic is particularly responsive and smooth.Next
Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Did not want a new Accord, because they cheapened the suspension. Overall, the 2012 Honda Accord stacks up pretty well against most rivals with respect to features. What is included in Roadside Assistance? Zagat restaurant ratings, voice recognition, and an integrated rear-view camera system are all packaged with the navigation system.Next