Honda released pics and details of the 2011MY Accord Sedan and Coupe. If you are looking for new things on these models, we’re afraid there’s not much. The body is slightly revised with a new grille and bumper at front, a new trunk lid at the back and new wheels. The range of engines also remains the same as before, only they are more economical now.
So you can have the car with the standard 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with either 177 hp or 190 hp, or the optional 3.5-liter, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine with 271-horsepower. As for the gearbox options, a 5-speed manual is standard, but there’s also a 5-speed and a 6-speed automatic.
Four-cylinder models equipped with an automatic transmission have a better fuel consumption rating by 2 miles per gallon as they do 23/34 mpg city/highway. The V6 models are rated at 19 city/30 highway mpg.
One new feature of the 2011 Accord Coupe V6 is the new steering wheel with paddle shifters. All models also come with improved climate control and audio systems. Three audio systems are available – all with MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) playback capability and an auxiliary input jack. The standard system provides a single-disc CD player, six speakers and 160 watts of power. Radio Data System (RDS) displays information broadcast by participating FM radio stations that often includes call letters, station type (searchable by genre) and programming information. Steeringwheel-mounted audio controls come standard on every Accord. The Accord EX Sedan and LX-S Coupe add a 6-disc in-dash changer.
So the new Accord is not really new, but Honda didn’t want to mess with a good thing. The current generation of the Accord is still one of the best-selling sedans in the American market.