No market is more competitive in retail automotive than the mid-size sedan. With so many options available, it can be hard to remain competitive year in and year out, yet the Honda Accord has remained one of the most popular cars in the United States. For 2011, the Honda Accord will be available in several trim levels sure to please any consumer. Sporting several styling, trim and functional upgrades from previous models, the 2011 Honda Accord promises to uphold its name’s strong reputation.
The 2011 Accord sedan is available in LX, LX-P, SE, EX, EX V-6, EX-L, and EX-L V-6. For casual commuters looking merely for transportation to and from work, the LX trim is equipped with a 2.4L 4Cyl engine, 16-inch steel wheels, traction control, full power accessories, stability control, and an auxiliary jack. The 2011 Honda Accord SE adds several upgrades to the LX, including leather interior, alloy wheels, power adjustable driver seat as well as heated front seats. The 2011 Honda Accord EX adds or upgrades the wheels an inch to 17-inch alloys, improves the interior with upgraded interior trim, adds a sunroof, a six-CD changer and a USB audio jack. The Accord EX-L adds leather upholstery, automatic headlights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an upgraded sound system and an optional navigation system.
Honda products are generally considered some of the safest on the market, and the 2011 Honda Accord is no exception. The Accord comes equipped with several safety features that leave the competition behind, proven by its ability to earn five-star ratings for front-impact protection and side-impact protection from government’s crash test ratings. In addition to the government’s safety ratings, the Accord earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest possible rating for good. There is no doubt that these results bode well for the sales performance of the Accord in the heavily contested market.
The 2011 Honda Accord comes available with two variations of a 4-cylinder and an optional V-6. The smaller of the two four cylinders produces 177 horsepower and 161 pound-feet of torque while the larger produces 190 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. The 3.5 L six cylinder has an output of 271 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque.
Honda vehicles have long been known for their intuitive interior design and quality fixtures for an affordable price, a trend that continues with the 2011 Honda Accord. The center console is simple and elegant and is capable of providing a wide array of features without overcrowding the space. The materials used in production are sturdy and beautiful, and do not give the impression that the manufacturer was trying to cut costs in anyway. The seats are comfortable and roomy. The interior space is the largest yet for a production Accord, making it a very comfortable ride overall.