With the rising cost of gas prices, consumers find themselves drawn to the smaller car segment. If you think back, there was a short period where everybody wanted a sport utility vehicle, mostly because they were so sleek and stylish, but these days SUVs just put a dent in the pocketbook when filling up at the pump. While this is fine for some, others are looking for most cost-efficient driving options. This is only one of the reasons why the 2012 Honda Accord Coupe is more popular now than ever.
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The LX, LX-P and SE trims come equipped with a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that produces 177 horsepower and 161 pound-feet of torque. That is plenty of get up and go for most drivers and it returns 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. A five-speed manual is standard on these trims, but a five-speed automatic is optional. This engine accelerates zero to 60 mph in 9.1 seconds, which in all fairness, is a little sleepy for this segment. The LX-S and EX get the same engine only it's upgraded just a little to produce 190 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque for just a bit more passing power. Those that opt for the EX or EX-L will have the option of a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that boats 271 horsepower and 254 pound feet of torque. Zero to 60 mph in accomplished in only 7 seconds. The aluminum alloy engine block and cylinder head allow for a longer interval between services, which means that 2012 Honda Accord Coupe owners can save money in the long run. This is an added bonus since the low cost of the vehicle already saves the buyer money from the start.
The 2012 Honda Accord Coupe is a top-pick as a family vehicle, primarily because it offers more room inside than you think, and it is packed full of safety features. It received a "Good" rating on both frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests and "Acceptable" on roof-strength test. It can break in 130 feet as well. Just a few of the many safety features that come standard on this super attractive vehicle include child seat anchors, four-wheel ABS, emergency braking assist, daytime running lights, engine immobilizer, stability and traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, emergency interior trunk release, tire pressure monitoring and a whiplash protection system found in the top head restraints of the front seats.