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Monday, February 14, 2011

2011 Honda Accord


Car. This SE model, for one thing. It’s the fifth and middle trim level for the Accord sedan, essentially an LX-P that adds heated leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power lumbar on the driver’s seat, and SE (Special Edition) badging. The auto-equipped four-cylinder sedans are the coffee achievers here, jumping 2 mpg in the city (to 23), 3 mpg on the highway (34), and 2 mpg combined, for a best-in-class blended rating of 27 mpg. Careful observers and slushbox defenders will note that auto-trans Accords get better fuel economy than manual-equipped ones. That’s because Honda rightly amps up the gearing on its manual models for performance.

What midsize sedan should I buy?" The answer to this question has long been "Honda Accord." With impressive new competitors, the 2011 Honda Accord now has more serious rivals to compete against.

Unfortunately, the Accord's interior hasn't changed much for 2011. The Accord also comes in a sporty coupe body style, something that few other automakers offer in their midsize models. So we still recommend the Accord. The 2011 Honda Accord is available as a midsize sedan and coupe. The sedan comes in LX, LX-P, SE, EX and EX-L trim levels, while the coupe comes in LX-S, EX and EX-L trims.

The LX-P trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels and an eight-way power driver seat. The SE adds leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable driver lumbar and heated front seats. The coupe's LX-S trim is equipped similarly to the LX sedan, but gets 17-inch wheels and a six-disc CD changer. The EX coupe does not include the power-adjustable driver lumbar, but does get the EX-L sedan's upgraded stereo without satellite radio. The 2011 Honda Accord LX trims and SE are powered by a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that produces 177 horsepower and 161 pound-feet of torque. With the automatic, EPA-estimated fuel economy for both LX and EX versions is 23 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined. The Accord EX and EX-L can be equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 good for 271 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque (251 with the manual-equipped coupe). Every 2011 Honda Accord comes with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags.

With the 2011 Accord, Honda is upping the ante yet again. With two different 4-cylinder engines available, and one souped-up V6, the 2011 Honda Accord should please those with a need for speed. Five-speed automatic and manual transmissions are available, and all Accords feature front wheel drive.

Pricing: prices of the new Accord range from $21,180 to $31,730 MSRP; no invoice data available
Fuel economy:23 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway, 27 mpg combined

Engine: two four-cylinder engine options, one offering 180 horsepower, the other 195 horsepower. Drivetrain: four-cylinder engines can be paired with a five-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission; V6 Accord coupes are available with a six-speed manual

Acceleration: V6 2011 Accord completes 0-60 mph in about 7.5 seconds

Model lineup: no changes are expected to the current lineup of Accords despite rumors of a resurrected gas-electric hybrid Accord.

The brakes in the 2010 Honda Accord were sub-par, so Honda may tweak them for the new model year.

Although it performs admirably on the freeway, the "2011 Honda Accord" does suffer from slightly elevated road noise that may bother some drivers.

The light, assured handling of the Honda Accord, combined with its fuel efficiency and punchy horsepower, makes it a true pleasure to drive. The 3.5-liter V6 engine produces a whopping 271 horsepower. In initial photos of the 2011 Honda Accord, you’ll see an extremely futuristic-looking car with high body lines and pulled-back headlights.

When combined with climate control, riding inside of a Honda Accord is an immersive, pleasurable experience.

Drivers have come to expect quality from Honda vehicles; the 2011 Accord does not disappoint. There are plenty of perks involved with the 2011 Honda Accord. Honda has
comprehensive warranty policies that give drivers significant peace of mind. For those individuals with families, the "Honda Accord" is the best choice in terms of maximizing comfort for multiple passengers.

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