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2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Review

The new 2012 Honda Accord moves the world of traditional transport in the sense of refined, dynamic and sophisticated with a wider range of innovative technologies designed for more power, greater efficiency and enhanced safety across the entire range of sedans and coupes.

2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6

Completely redesigned for 2012 with increased dimensions for a more spacious interior, sedan-style theme expresses a powerful presence with sharp lines and strong character. The coupe is further individualized with an aggressive stance and unique proportions that create a muscular performance, athletic.

"The new Honda Accord has become more sophisticated and refined with a new level of engineering sophistication," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "As the Honda brand's flagship automobile, the Accord is designed to exceed the expectations of a premium technology, a broader and more power, while maintaining the fun-drive character and innovative feel that has always characterized the agreement. "

2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6

A provision of 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine producing 268 horsepower - the highest ever for any agreement - while introducing a new generation of fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management � (VCM �) technology and achieving a partial zero emission vehicle (PZEV) rating. VCM system operates in six-cylinder power mode and 4 - and 3-cylinder modes for efficiency, resulting in an EPA city / highway fuel economy of 19/29 miles per gallon.

Internal

Quality with a simple, modern design and spacious describes the philosophy behind the Accord interior. The largest indoor Accord Sedan total volume of 120.0 cubic feet (3.3 cubic feet compared to 2007) moves the EPA classification from the midsize sedan class to the class of large sedans. The additional space is intended to provide comfort "equal" seating for passengers front and rear. Rear legroom of 37.2 inches (0.4 inches) approaches the legroom impressive second row of Honda Pilot SUV (37.4 inches). The wider interior (+1.5 cm) allows the front seats to be positioned further away to permit a wide center console more commonly associated with the most luxurious cars.

2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6

Accord interior is designed for a dynamic, intuitive, and the presence of high level from easy to read on-screen display in each vehicle. Design approach is distinguished from the document area of ??activity (top) and the information document (below). At night, the controls are still separated by color to distinguish individually controlled air conditioning (green water) and audio controls (white). Classic style speedometer and tachometer gauges are perfectly round (instead of cutting down). Steering wheel audio controls are standard on every Accord. Particular attention was paid to the symmetry of the exterior and interior of the vehicle - including sight lines related the dashboard height and the visual presence of the hood to the driver.

Redesigned front bucket seats are larger and have a strong lateral support to complement the sporting side agreement. The folding lockable rear seat-back increases the versatility of loading; sedan includes a lockable pass-through.

2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6

Three audio systems are available impressive - all with a capacity of MP3 and Windows Media � Audio playback (WMA) and audio auxiliary input. The standard system features 160 watts, a CD player and six speakers. A Radio Data System (RDS) displays information broadcast by participating radio stations that often includes call letters, station type and programming information.

Accord Sedan EX and Coupe LX-S add a 6-disc in-dash changer. Premium Sound System, which is standard on EX Accord Coupe and Sedan EX-L models are equipped with six-disc CD changer, 270 watts total amplifier and seven speakers including an 8-inch subwoofer. � XM Satellite Radio is standard on all Accord EX-L models.

2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6

The latest generation of Honda's satellite navigation system with voice activation (available on EX-L) uses an 8-inch screen and user interface called for user input. Features include the Zagat Survey � guide for restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and attractions. Navigation-equipped models also Bluetooth

Outside

Designed to give a prestigious presence Accord sedan features a traditional three-box shape that emphasizes both a dynamic and athletic feel with the sophistication of a timeless sedan form. Dimensional, the total length of 194.1 inches Accord Sedan (4-cylinder models, V-6 models add 0.2 inches for front spoiler lip) is 3.0 inches longer than the 2007 model. The width of 72.7 inches is 1.1 inches wider and the height of 58.1 inches is 0.9 inches higher. Although the size is larger in all dimensions, the torsional rigidity of the car increased by 20 percent due to the advanced body construction that uses 48 percent high strength steel - steel highest tensile strength by volume of any agreement to date. A major advantage of the advanced body construction is that total vehicle weight increased only by about 5 percent, despite the larger size, greater rigidity and added features.

2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6

The Accord Coupe style radical break with the sedan a single image aggressive. Its long hood, sleek roof and muscular lines suggest power and greater flexibility compared to the sedan. Dimensional, the overall length of 190.9 inches Accord Coupe is 3.2 inches longer than 2007 model, its width of 72.8 inches is 1.2 inches wider, and its height of 56.4 inches is 0.6 (LX-S) to 0.7 (EX, EX-L) inches higher. Compared to 2008-Accord Sedan, the Accord Coupe is 3.2 inches shorter in length, 1.7 cm shorter in height and 0.1-inches wider.

Chassis

A performance-inspired double wishbone front suspension and a multilink suspension at the rear is designed to provide the dynamics of world-class chassis. The Accord Sedan wheelbase of 110.2 inches is 2.3 inches longer than the 2007 model, while 62.2-inch front / rear track is 1.1 and 1.0 inches wide, respectively. The Accord Coupe wheelbase of 107.9 inches is 2.8 inches longer than the 2007 model (track is identical to the Sedan). Finally, the suspension design with wider tire sizes, standard ABS and Vehicle Stability Assist is intended to enhance driver confidence and handling.

2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6

2012-Accord Sedan also comes standard with steel wheels with covers 16-inch or 16 aluminum wheels or 17 inch depending on model. (The Accord Coupe is equipped with aluminum wheels 17-inch standard aluminum wheels with 18 inch available on the Coupe V-6). The 17-inch wheels are the first for a four-cylinder Accord and the Goblet of available 18-inch wheels are the largest ever for a Honda car.

History

Honda Accord was first Japanese-nameplate car assembled in the U.S. and the calendar year 2007 represents 25 years of its production here. The Japanese built the first Accord was introduced in 1976 model, and in 1982 was produced in Japan and the brand new car assembly plant in Marysville, Ohio. Accord set a path to success for Honda, and, finally, has shown that the composition of the cars in America was a viable proposal. Seven more Accord generations later, this eighth-generation 2012 Accord.


 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6

 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6

2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6
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