The only change to the 2012 Accord is the addition of a USB audio interface that is now standard on all models. The base Accord is powered by a 177-hp 2.4L four-cylinder, while EX models get a 190-hp 2.4L and the Accord V6 models are powered by a 271-hp 3.5L V6. The four-cylinder engines can be mated to either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic, while the V6 is mated to a standard five-speed automatic transmission. The four-cylinder mated to a five-speed automatic gets 23/34 mpg and the V6 gets 20/30 mpg.
The all-new 2013 Accord is expected to debut next spring. It’s reportedly going to be a little smaller than the current model. The new Accord will also get a new hybrid version that will be sold alongside the four-cylinder and V6 powered models.