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2012 Honda Accord 2012 Ford Fusion 2012 Chevrolet Malibu
     
LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Manual Coupe
  • LX Premium Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Coupe
  • SE Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX V6 Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Manual Coupe
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Coupe with Navigation
4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SPORT FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn SPORT AWD
LS
  • LS
  • 1LT
  • 2LT
  • 3LT
  • 1LZ
  • 2LZ

Prices

MSRP $22,280 $20,705 $22,110
Invoice $20,397 $19,381 $21,115
Avg. Paid $15,480 $12,758 $13,326

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 8.5 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.1 9.2 9.1
Performance 7.8 8.3 8.0
Interior 8.2 8.4 8.0
Operating Cost 8.0 8.0 8.0
Safety 10.0 8.6 9.3
Reliability 4.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious cabin
  • Fun to drive
  • Excellent safety score
  • Powerful available V6
  • Crisp handling
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Large trunk
  • Attractive interior design
  • Composed handling
Cons
  • Interior materials disappointed some critics
  • Base engine drones during hard acceleration
  • Poor fuel economy with available V6

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas 4-Cyl 2.4L/145
MPG 23 City / 34 Hwy 22 City / 29 Hwy 22 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.2 107.4 112.3
Length, Overall (in) 194.9 190.6 191.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 72.2 70.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 56.9 57.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3279 3285 3432

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 106.0 100.3 97.7
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 38.7 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.3 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 57.4 55.9
Front Hip Room (in) 56.6 54.0 53.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.8 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 37.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.5 53.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 53.3 52.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.7 16.5 15.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152 2.4L/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 6500 175 @ 6000 169 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 161 @ 4300 172 @ 4500 160 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Turning diameter 37.7 39.0 39.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 29 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.5 16.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Short-Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard