2012 Honda Accord Sedan
There are 3 user reviews for the LX 5-Spd MT trim shown below
- class leading interior spacing, fuel economy, standard safety features
- no 6 speed standard, no trunk or hood liners, no optional sun/moon roof, no trip computer,
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It seems like Honda has really done some major budget cuts.
-What really gets me is how Honda doesn't offer 6 speed manual trans for all their models. They only offer the 6 speed transmission for the V6 Accord Coupe.
Honda is even having all these talks about how they improved fuel economy from the 2008-2010 models onto the 2011-2012 models but they have yet to throw in a 6 speed transmission which would greatly increase fuel economy. You should also note that the other mid-sized competitors like the Camry, Sonata, Mazda 6, Optima, and the Fusion all have a 6 speed transmission standard on all their models, high trim or low trim but Honda has yet to do so.
-Well I'm not too satisfied with the technology because after researching the Hyundai Sonata has a trip computer standard on all their models. This trip computer allows you to monitor trip distance, fuel economy, max speed, average speed, etc. The Accord doesn't have this feature at all (Unless you opt for the Acura luxury brand, I believe the TSX model offers the trip computer). But not even the higher EX-L package. Which would be good value if you are considering base model vs base model (LX vs GLS).
-What I liked (sort of) is how Honda gave the Manual Transmission a slight performance boost, which is noticeable how the Manual Transmission has a lower fuel economy rating than the Automatic transmission.
Even with the slight performance over the automatic transmission, it seems like it still can't compete with some of the Korean auto makers.
-The base Accord is only offered with a 2.4L 177hp engine, while you have to pay more money out of your pocket for the 190hp higher trim model.
Now you may wonder why I might be bothered by that.
The reason why I'm bothered by that is because the Sonata offers a 6 speed standard with 198 horsepower 2.4L engine with BETTER fuel economy and I believe the Optima has similar numbers.
-Appearance is fair though the exterior is debatable whether it's a good looking car or not.
-The Accord LX doesn't offer those trunk and hood liners, which could help reduce road nose (Although some say it is unnoticeable) you would have to opt for the higher trim model for those liners which adds elegance and appearance.
-The 8th generation Accord no longer offers those LED tail lights. (Yes, no longer, the 7th generation Accord did have them)
-The Complex Surface Halogen Headlights is getting out dated, I don't see why they don't have Projector Beam Halogen Headlights (A Camry Standard).
I've owned a 3gee (3rd Generation) Accord back in the late 80s and I loved it. Honda used to be well known for their excellent value. Unfortunately, that isn't the case today.
As far as value goes, for what it is, you are essentially paying for the Honda track record and it would be your decision whether that is good value or not. I'm being slightly generous for giving it a 4/5, I'm leaning right down the middle with a 3.5/5.
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