Drivers take notice: Here you’ll get an 8-way power bucket seat with lumbar adjustment. This is the kind of attention the 2011 Honda Accord EX likes to lavish on its owner. The power package is upgraded here as well, with heated power mirrors and a power sunroof. Audiophiles can also rejoice with a 6-CD and MP3 player which comes with a digital media connection and controls on the tilt and telescoping steering wheel. You’ll also get Honda’s Active Noise Cancellation as well as larger, 17-inch alloy wheels. The EX is powered by a 190-hp version of the 2.4-liter engine and comes with buyer’s choice of five-speed manual or automatic transmissions. You get daytime running and automatic-off headlights, air conditioning, cruise control and a myriad of safety features such as traction and stability control, brake assist for the four-wheel antilock discs and six standard airbags.
The first V6-powered Accord in the lineup is the EX-V6 with its 3.5-liter engine. It produces 271 hp and is equipped with cylinder deactivation. Foglights are the only other feature that distinguishes the EX-V6 from the EX, and they are matched by daytime running and automatic-off headlights. Cloth upholstery covers seats front and back, including the driver’s 8-way power bucket with lumbar adjustment. Further position refinement can be had with the tilt and telescoping steering wheel, which holds controls for the 6-CD and MP3 player. A full power package includes heated power mirrors and a power sunroof, not to forget staples like air conditioning and cruise control. The 3.5 is teamed exclusively with the five-speed automatic here, as the five-speed manual is reserved for four-cylinder Accords. 17-inch alloy wheels hide four-wheel antilock discs, which are aided by brake assist. Additional safety features include traction and stability control as well as dual front, front-side and curtain-side airbags.
The L means Luxury in the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L. With upgrades like dual-zone automatic climate controls, leather throughout, satellite radio and Bluetooth, it seems an appropriate label. Driver and passenger front bucket seats get 8- and 4-way power respectively, as well as heat. Headlights are upgraded to fully automatic to complement the daytime running and foglights. A compass and outside temperature gauge are added, as well as an automatic rear-view. The full power package includes heated power mirrors and a power sunroof here, and the stereo is a 6-CD and MP3 player. The EX-L is powered by a 190-hp version of the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, with either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. Its 17-inch alloy wheels cover four-wheel antilock disc brakes that operate with the benefit of brake assist. Traction and stability control keep things nice and civil, and six standard airbags protect in the event of a crash.
The 2011 Honda Accord EX-L V6 trim offers luxury and all the power of a 271-hp, 3.5-liter V6. It comes mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and benefits from features like traction and stability control, as well as cylinder deactivation. In addition to luxury amenities like dual-zone automatic climate controls, leather throughout, satellite radio and Bluetooth, you’ll also get a memory system for the driver’s heated, 8-way power bucket seat. The passenger bucket gets heat and 4-way power. The car has fully automatic headlights, daytime running lights and foglights and convenience features like the compass, outside-temperature indicator and automatic rear-view are joined here by a garage-door opener. An optional navigation system will also add a rear-view camera. Controls for the satellite-ready 6-CD and MP3 player are found on the leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel. There’s a full power package including heated power mirrors and a power sunroof as well. It all rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels and comes with standard safety features like four-wheel antilock discs with brake assist, traction and stability control and six airbags.
The 2011 Honda Accord starts with the LX trim level, offering a less luxury-inclined version of the popular sedan. Still, the LX is hardly stripped and comes with an impressive list of standard features. A full power package is included for mirrors, windows and door locks, as well as a CD/MP3 player with digital media player connection. Cloth upholstery covers front bucket and folding rear seats, and the driver gets height adjustability. Cruise control and air conditioning are included here, along with automatic-off headlights and daytime running lights. The tilt and telescoping steering wheel has radio controls as well. It’s all powered by a 2.4-liter engine mated to your choice of five-speed manual or automatic transmissions. The LX comes with 16-inch wheels with wheel covers. For safety there’s traction and stability control, brake assist for the four-wheel antilock discs and six standard airbags.
Add an 8-way power driver's bucket to the power package in the LX and you’ll almost have the 2011 Honda Accord LX-P. However, the real upgrade is in the wider 16-inch wheels which are alloys here. They’ll still be stopped by four-wheel antilock discs with brake assist and still benefit from traction and stability control. The LX-P is powered by a 177-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, and you’ll get your choice of a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. The tilt and telescoping steering wheel gets controls for the CD/MP3 player, which also has a digital media connection. Upholstery is cloth here and covers front bucket and folding rear seats. There are daytime running lights and automatic-off headlights. Air conditioning and cruise control are standard. Safety features are rounded out by dual front, front-side and curtain-side airbags.
Honda added the Special Edition “SE” trim to its 2011 Accord lineup this year, with a touch of extra class added to the LX-P trim. Here you’ll get leather-trimmed seats, a tilt and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, and front bucket seats with heat as well as 10-way power with power lumbar adjustment for the driver. That’s the best seating you can get in the Accord, not even available in the top-tier trims. Other than that, and the “SE” badging, there’s no difference between this and the LX-P trim. Still powered by a 177-hp four-cylinder engine, the SE offers a choice of five-speed manual or automatic transmissions. 16-inch alloys are found at all four corners. There is a full power package, a CD/MP3 player with digital media connection, air conditioning and cruise. Safety features are plentiful with daytime running and automatic-off headlights, traction and stability control, four-wheel antilock discs with brake assist and six standard airbags.