- (2) 12V pwr outlets
- **ALL STANDARDS ARE 2011 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED**
- 1-touch pwr moonroof w/tilt manual sunshade
- 17' alloy wheels
- 270-watt premium AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: (6) speakers subwoofer MP3/WMA playback auxiliary input jack USB interface
- 3-point seat belts in all seating positions -inc: front automatic tensioning system front adjustable anchors
- 3.5L SOHC MPFI 24-valve i-VTEC V6 engine
- 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
- 5-speed automatic transmission
- Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
- Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror
- Blue ambient console lighting
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
- Body-colored bumpers
- Body-colored heated pwr mirrors
- Brake assist
- Center console w/sliding armrest storage compartments
- Child-proof rear door locks
- Chrome dual exhaust finisher
- Compact spare tire (2010)
- Cruise control
- Daytime running lamps
- Direct ignition system
- Double wishbone front suspension
- Drive-by-wire throttle
- Dual front seatback pockets
- Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors (2010)
- Dual-chamber front side airbags w/passenger-side occupant position detection system
- Dual-stage dual-threshold front airbags
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Emergency trunk release
- Floor mats
- Fog lamps
- Fold-down rear seat center armrest w/trunk pass-through
- Fold-down rear seatback
- Front & rear cup holders (2010)
- Front & rear stabilizer bars (2010)
- Front wheel drive
- HomeLink garage door opener
- Honda satellite-linked navigation system w/voice recognition
- Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
- Independent multi-link rear suspension
- Instrumentation -inc: backlit gauges tachometer digital odometer (2) digital trip meters outside temp (2010)
- Integrated rear window antenna (2010)
- Leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat driver pwr lumbar active head restraints 4-way pwr front passenger seat 2-position memory
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: mounted illuminated audio controls cruise controls voice navigation controls Bluetooth controls
- Lockable glove box
- Maintenance Minder system
- Map lights
- Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-on/off (2010)
- Outboard lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
- P225/50VR17 all-season tires
- Pwr door locks w/programmable auto-lock
- Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes (2010)
- Pwr windows w/front auto-up/down illuminated switches
- Rear center child seat tether anchor
- Rear seat heater ducts (2010)
- Rear window defroster (2010)
- Remote entry system w/pwr window control pwr trunk release
- Remote trunk & fuel filler door release
- Security system
- Side curtain airbags front & rear
- Side door pockets
- Side-impact door beams
- Sunglasses holder
- Tilt & telescopic steering column
- Tire pressure monitoring system
- Variable Cylinder Management (VCM)
- Variable intermittent windshield wipers
- Variable pwr rack & pinion steering (2010)
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
- Warning lights -inc: door & trunk open fuel coolant temp low oil pressure low brake fluid Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) on passenger-side airbag shut-off (2010)
The Honda Accord remains available in a wide range of models and in two different body styles--a 4-door sedan and 2-door coupe.
The powertrain lineup in the front-wheel-drive Accord consists of three different engines and three transmission possibilities. Standard on the base Accord sedan LX, LX-P, and new SE is a 177-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, while sedan EX, EX-L, and Accord coupe LX-S, EX, and EX-L get a 190-horsepower version of the same engine. EX V6 and EX-L models get a 271-hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine. Four-cylinder engines are paired with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox or optional 5-speed automatic, while most V6 models get the automatic; a 6-speed manual is available.
Either of the two 4-cylinder engines in the Accord provides reasonably fast acceleration and a peppy, responsive feel overall, especially with the manual transmission. The combination of manual transmission and V6 is a relative rarity in a mid-size sedan, bringing more of a performance feel to the Accord. All three engines use Honda's i-VTEC system, which helps keep the engine smooth and responsive both at low revs and during high-speed passing. The V6 gets Variable Cylinder Management, which cuts off half of the cylinders when cruising to aid efficiency.
The 2011 Honda Accord is one of the better-handling mid-size sedans, thanks to a well-tuned double-wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear setup, along with rack-and-pinion steering that's very precise and responsive.
Along with performance and smoothness, interior appointments are one of the Accord's strengths. The instrument panel features a curvy, distinctive design and controls are quite intuitive; upper trims include steering-wheel controls. Upper trims also come with plush-looking, leather-upholstered 2-tone themes and rich materials. While base models have the same design themes, they are done in stylish, but simpler plastic. Across the board, seating is comfortable and supportive, with a back seat that's large enough to fit three adults across in a pinch. In all models, the rear seatback folds forward to expand trunk space and there's also a lockable pass-through.
Coupe models are several inches shorter and a couple of inches lower than the sedan, so they come with a slightly different seating arrangement, with a smaller back seat and more restricted headroom. Access to the back seat is easier than most coupes thanks to the long doors, but those doors might prove difficult in tight parking situations.
Honda's navigation system has voice-activation functions and has an attractive high-contrast color screen. Zagat guidebook information and ratings is now integrated. Other features on top models of the Accord include a 270-watt premium sound system with XM satellite radio, a 6-disc changer and subwoofer, driver's seat memory and paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
From the base Accord LX sedan to the top-of-the-line Accord EX-L V-6 coupe, the Accord spans a wide range in price and equipment. The LX sedan comes with all the basics and a bit more, including air conditioning, cruise control, power accessories, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel and keyless entry. The new mid-level SE features leather-trimmed seats and steering wheel, heated front seats and power adjustable driver's seat. At the top of the Accord range features include such items as power adjustable passenger seat, seat memory, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control, big 18-inch alloy wheels and upgraded trim.
The 2011 Honda Accord comes with all the requisite safety features, including electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, front side airbags, side curtain bags and front-seat active head restraints.
For 2011, the Honda Accord gets a few evolutionary changes. Sedans coupes have a revised front end treatment, while sedans also feature a new rear deck lid. An SE model joins the sedan lineup, bridging the gap between the mid-line LX and top EX models. It includes leather-trimmed seats, driver's power-lumbar and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. The Accord EX-L V6 now features steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and 2-position memory for the driver's seat. Finally, gear ratios have been revised to offer increased fuel economy in 4-cylinder models.