2011 Honda Accord Reviews — Autoblog and New Car Test Drive

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2011 Honda Accord Review: Autoblog


The review is for a 2010 Model There may be minor changes to model you are looking at.

2010 Accord Coupe — above for high-res image

It’s the journalist special. phrase, coined by our own senior quite accurately sums up our impression of the Honda Accord EX-L V6 w/Navi 6MT (breathe). The may be one of the best-selling cars in America, but bet our bottom dollar that a very, very small of the already meager coupe are made up of expensive EX-L models fitted with the transmission.

But give or take a few options, this is the way we’d our own Accord Coupe if asked to.

it may seem that Honda this car just for us, but as we found out in our test, there are plenty of to like the two-door Accord. like vanilla ice cream chocolate syrup on top the safe, trusty Accord underpinnings an extra helping of sweet Honda knows it isn’t to move many two-doors like this, but we think Accord Coupe buyers be wise to check out the V6/manual

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In creating the coupe, Honda a lot of aesthetic improvements to the Accord simply lobbing off the two rear New fascias front and rear add a dose of … appeal to the body, and the handsome ten-spoke of our top-trim test car nicely off the package. We wish Honda adopt this design for the more popular sedan, but we the automaker’s conservative approach in the high-selling four-door.

In the land of and Altima. non-offensive design a long way to attract the widest of consumers. Still, we’re that Honda opted for the catalog rather than the catalog when picking out the Coupe’s clothes. Smaller and the rakish rear end go a long way in the coupe into a more machine.

It’s simply

The biggest accomplishment of the sleeker is that it does a good job of the Accord Coupe’s relatively proportions while still to be much more stylish its stablemates. At 190.9 inches 72.8 inches wide and inches tall, the coupe is slightly larger than its competitor, the Nissan Altima and if we’re judging, the Honda wins the beauty contest.

So while the exterior styling a thumbs-up, the Accord’s cabin gives us mixed feelings. a doubt, Honda makes of the most buttoned-down, well-built on the market, but we had a hard time up to the obtrusive center stack with buttons and knobs. Our came equipped with navigation system, which a relatively large screen set into the dash with all of the bits laid out on the center

We won’t dispute the fact everything is clearly labeled and crafted, but we found ourselves in mode while searching for controls and HVAC switches. We got to the layout after a couple of but in a time when more and automakers are switching to cleaner, center stack layouts, sort of odd to see Honda sticking to a cluttered design.

Ergonomics the Accord Coupe’s cockpit is a pleasant place to spend in. It sports a modern design and models like our EX-L get the full kit of optional goodies. The leather seats are comfortable and with good bolstering for our backs and butts, and the high-tech-looking is nicely complemented by the integration of a CD changer, Bluetooth connectivity, MP3 and cable inputs, a premium system with seven and dual-zone climate control. this car is more Acura CL Honda Accord, and consumers for a coupe with relatively appointments won’t be put off by the nameplate you can get over the smorgasbord of buttons,

Honda offers two engine for the Accord Coupe. Base use a relatively efficient and powerful inline-four, and higher-end models tester) benefit from a V6 that produces 271 horsepower at rpm and 251 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 Honda has never been for producing mills that gobs of twist in the low end of the rev range, but still relatively impressed the output of the bent-six.

Power is very linear with no jolts of oomph at different rev in each gear, but you’ll yourself downshifting to achieve the thrust for jaunts from 40 to 70 per hour. Fuel economy for the V6 is at 17/25 miles per gallon but we only managed about 21 our drive. It’s certainly to write home about, but par for the class.

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Our test car’s six-speed transmission made us eager to around between the gears. like Honda’s interior the automaker never ceases to with its do-it-yourself gearboxes, in the larger Accord. Throws one gear to the next are shorter you’d think, and with a weighted clutch pedal, engagement is reassuringly solid and sporty.

It’s a slick that’s easy to operate and to use, and anyone who values involvement should skip the automatic when going the options list.

Beyond the transmission, Honda has done a bit of to dial in more suspension than you’d find in the In addition to the larger 235/45 Pilot tires encompassing alloy wheels (17s are the available on the four-door), both the and rear stabilizer bars are on the coupe, and the end result is an Accord slightly more agile the bends.

Yes, there’s body roll that during higher-speed cornering, but we this to the fact that percent of Accord Coupe aren’t looking for something dynamically brilliant. Still, the will deliver when and the end result is greater dynamics you’ll find in an Altima

The Accord Coupe’s steering strengthens its dynamic feel. is sharp with immediate from the front wheels, and the of precision and agility doesn’t up as you work your way through the 2.48 turns lock-to-lock. said it before, but proper feel is one of the most crucial points in a car’s overall with the driver, and the Accord certainly delivers.

But when shopping for cars in the $30,000 there are plenty of options are better steers than the A Ford Mustang. Hyundai Coupe or Nissan 370Z deliver a whole lot more in the way of but Honda isn’t trying to with these rear-wheel-drive stars. Instead, the automaker is focused on creating a car that ample amounts of luxury being a complete snoozer on the

Our loaded-up tester rang in at (including the $710 destination and while it might seem a relatively hefty price to pay for that wears an Accord it seems like a pretty amount to shell out for something so appointed. By contrast, a similarly Altima Coupe will just slightly more, and it nearly as good to drive or with as the Honda.

The Accord Coupe fits an odd segment within the marketplace. everyone knows the Accord but seldom know that a variant exists. And with functional, practical choices in the $30,000 range, it’s to see why the two-door Accord is overlooked. be lying if we said that the Coupe was one of our top five choices in its range, but it isn’t because we like it it’s just as enthusiasts, better options are

But for the small amount of people who go out and pick one up, they won’t be It may be vanilla, but it’s still ice

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