Monday, May 9, 2011

2011 Honda Accord Review

Set to go on sale in mid-August, 2010, 2011 Honda Accord sedan and coupe get significant improvements, including fuel economy, better exterior styling and interior, and added a new leather-equipped Special Edition (SE) trim level . Available in sedan or coupe is a 4-cylinder and V6 variations, the Honda Accord offers a unique balance of style, performance, efficiency and value of each model.

"For 2011, Honda Accord is developed again with a strong style inside and out, gains in fuel efficiency and a wider application of the most common," said Erik Berkman, vice president of Planning and Logistics for American Honda Motor Co ., Inc. "The Honda Accord was designed to provide a rewarding experience all the properties in the areas that matter most to the sedan and coupe."

Improvements in the aerodynamics of the vehicle, the friction of the engine and transmission components, all contribute to improving fuel economy. EPA estimates fuel economy for models Honda Accord sedan 4-cylinder engine are equipped with automatic transmission to improve two miles per gallon (mpg) city and 3 mpg highway, and city / highway rating 23/34 mpg.

2011 Honda Accord Sedan indicates the more refined look and a strong presence in the new style grille, front bumper and rear lid with a new wheel design.

Based on the character design of the sedan, the Honda Accord Coupe is the unique position is reinforced by the grill with a bold, muscular design, a new front bumper, brake light and improved the appearance of new wheel design for models V6.

Balance between value and luxury, Honda Accord Sedan SE offers new features for the popular Honda Accord LX-P lisäylellisyydestä seats leather upholstery, heated seats, power driver lumbar support and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

New features in some models are mounted on the paddle wheel turning point in the Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6, a USB audio interface for all Honda Accord Coupe and Sedan EX and EX-L, and a camera rear view in cars equipped with the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System ™. In addition, the Honda Accord V6 EX-L models get a two-position memory for driver's seat. Other interior upgrades on all models include new seat fabrics in models with cloth seats, a dashboard design updated and more refined focus points throughout the interior.

style of the interior on all models and provides an accessible luxury of generous standard equipment, a world-class ergonomics and intuitive vehicle controls. The front seats are designed to provide plenty of lateral support and complement the Honda Accord a sporty side. Folding rear seat provides the versatility of carrying goods, as well as a lock pass-through for long items such as snow skis.

New for 2011, the most commonly used climate buttons are now positioned on the left side of the control stack closest to the driver for ease of use, and less frequently used buttons are now placed on the right. Setting the clock of the vehicle is also to encourage a more visible lettering.

190-hp, 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder is standard on the Honda Accord EX sedan and EX-L and Accord LX-S, EX and EX-L cups. 2.4-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine Honda Accord LX-P LX and SE sedans produces 177 horsepower.

3.5-liter 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC ® V6 produces 271 horsepower and takes advantage of Variable Cylinder Management ™ (VCM ®) technology that can shut down half the cylinders during navigation to improve fuel economy. Preliminary EPA-rated fuel economy for 2011 Accord V6 sedan is 19 mpg city/30 highway, an improvement of 1 mpg on the highway.

Performance-oriented Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6 with six-speed manual transmission has a unique 3.5-liter VTEC V6 (without VCM) that provides a valve train performance, music, intake and exhaust in order to extend the curve of torque at lower rpm midrange performance at an amateur level.

A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on 4-cylinder and a 5-speed automatic transmission is available. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard on V6 models. A 6-speed manual transmission is available exclusively at the Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6.

For security reasons, the Advanced Compatibility Engineering ™ (ACE ®) is a patented design that improves occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes. ACE ™ uses a network design to connect the structural elements to distribute impact energy more evenly across the front of the vehicle. This improvement in the management of frontal crash energy reduces the forces transferred to the cabin.

Dual front fork and management of trust multilink rear suspension while providing a comfortable ride. The 2011 Honda Accord Sedan comes standard with steel wheels with alloy rims 16 inches, or 16 - or alloy wheels 17 inches depending on model.

Three audio systems are available - all (WMA) MP3/Windows Media ® Audio playback and an auxiliary input jack. The standard system includes a single-disc CD player, six speakers and 160 watts. Radio Data System (RDS) displays information will be sent through the participation of FM radio stations that often includes call letters, station type (type of research) and programming. Steering wheel audio controls are standard on every Accord. Honda Accord EX Sedan and Coupe LX-S add a 6-disc in-dash.

A premium 270-watt audio system comes standard on the Honda Accord Coupe EX models Accord EX-L Sedan, and includes a six CD changer and seven speakers including a subwoofer 8 inch. XM Radio ® is standard on all Honda Accord EX-L.

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System (available in the Accord EX-L) uses an 8-inch display and a user interface dial for user input. Features include the Zagat Survey ® restaurant guide, nightclubs, hotels and attractions. Honda Accord EX and EX-L and Accord Coupe EX-L sedan models include Bluetooth ® HandsFreeLink ® as standard in wireless connection with compatible mobile phones.

The Honda Accord Coupe (4 cylinder) has alloy wheels as standard equipment 17-inch, 18 inch alloys as standard on the Honda Accord Coupe V6. All agreements based on the disc brakes on all four wheels.

Currently, over 95 percent of sales contracts in the United States are manufactured at Honda of America Manufacturing Inc., Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio, and Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC, Lincoln, Alabama. The Marysville plant is the only global source of the Honda Accord Coupe.