2011 Honda Accord Overview
The 2011 Honda Accord remains one of the gold standards in the auto industry, combining flexibility, style, and reliability into one package. For 2011, there are several new improvements that help the Accord to stay at the head of the pack.
Starting under the hood, the 2011 Accord is available with three engine options, depending on trim. A 177-horsepower, 2.4-liter four cylinder engine is available on LX and SE sedans. The engine gets a bump to 190-horsepower on the LX-S coupe and EX trimmed sedans and coupes. Also available is a 271-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 for added power and a more dynamic driving experience. Selecting the V6 along with a six-speed automatic transmission features Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management system, which deactivates cylinders in the engine when they are not needed to help save fuel.
The 2011 Accord receives a boost in fuel economy due to improved aerodynamics, reduced engine friction, and a tweak in the transmission gearing ratios, despite power and displacement numbers equaling the engines from 2010. Fuel economy is now rated at up to 17-23 mpg in the city and 26-34 mpg on the highway. Competition for the Accord includes the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Ford Fusion.
Exterior changes for the 2011 Accord include revised front and rear styling, as well as the improved aerodynamics noted previously. Available as a coupe or sedan, the Accord has a new bumper and grille design up front, and updated wheel designs. The sedan comes standard on 16-inch steel wheels, while 17-inch alloys are available. Those 17-inch alloy wheels are standard fare on the sportier coupe, with new 18-inch alloy wheels as an available option.
Moving inside, the 2011 Accord also features a slightly reworked interior, with good fit and finish and high-quality materials usually reserved for luxury makes. With seating for five and standard features like air conditioning, cruise control, stereo with auxiliary input jack, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, all Accords come well equipped. The new SE sedan trim level comes with leather seating, heated front seats, and a leather trimmed steering wheel. Also new for 2011, all Accords with the optional navigation system now receive a backup camera.
Safety features on the Honda Accord include side-impact and side curtain airbags, an electronic stability system, four wheel disc and antilock brakes, and active front head restraints.
The 2011 Honda Accord is available in a variety of trims and forms to fit whatever automotive needs you have. Check one out today and see why the Accord’s mix of luxury, fuel economy, and reliability is tough to beat.