2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Honda Accord Competitors

$22-32k car, designed in Japan, built in U.S.A. 17-23 city / 26-34 hwy 314-629 mile range, gas engine
177 to 271 hp 146 cu. in. 4-cylinder to 213 cu. in. V6 5 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other cars, the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L is also often compared to luxury cars, mid-size SUVs and sports cars. The 2011 Honda Accord EX-L's top rivals come from Honda (such as the CR-V EX-L and the Civic DX) and Nissan (such as the Maxima SV and the Sentra )

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Accord EX-L compared to other car competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (34 mpg vs 27 mpg), gets slightly more from a tank of gas in the city (426 miles vs 348 miles), gets significantly more from a tank of gas on the highway (629 miles vs 478 miles), has slightly more spacious front seats (55.8 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3) and has slightly more spacious back seats (45.2 ft3 vs 40.2 ft3).

However, on average it lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), is slightly more sluggish (17.9 lb/hp vs 13.5 lb/hp), is slightly less powerful (190 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM), has a slightly shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 4 year) and has a slightly shorter basic warranty (36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile).

2011 Nissan Maxima SV

2011 Nissan Maxima SV
$35,210

Significant advantages of the Maxima SV (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 6.2 seconds vs 8.9 seconds
  • Sportier performance: 12.3 lb/hp vs 17.9 lb/hp

Significant disadvantages of the Maxima SV (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 5
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 520 miles vs 629 miles

common strengths of the Maxima SV and Accord EX-L

  • Great protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Good highway range: 520 miles vs 629 miles
  • Good city range: 380 miles vs 426 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Maxima SV vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design
$43,150

Significant advantages of the S60 T6 R-Design (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • S60 T6 R-Design's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S60 T6 R-Design (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 463 miles vs 629 miles
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 320 miles vs 426 miles

common strengths of the S60 T6 R-Design and Accord EX-L

  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
arrow Compare the 2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Toyota Avalon Limited

2011 Toyota Avalon Limited
$36,595

Significant advantages of the Avalon Limited (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • More airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Passenger power seats comes standard
  • Roomier back seats: 51.7 ft3 vs 45.2 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Avalon Limited (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 141 ft vs 125 ft
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 536 miles vs 629 miles

common strengths of the Avalon Limited and Accord EX-L

  • Good highway range: 536 miles vs 629 miles
  • Both have spacious back seats: 51.7 ft3 vs 45.2 ft3
  • Good city range: 370 miles vs 426 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Avalon Limited vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT
$19,225

Significant advantages of the Cruze LT (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Cruze LT's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • More airbags: 6 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the Cruze LT (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Worse brakes
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 139 ft vs 125 ft

common strengths of the Cruze LT and Accord EX-L

  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Mazda 3 i Touring

2011 Mazda 3 i Touring
$19,745

Significant advantages of the 3 i Touring (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much tighter turning radius: 17.1 ft vs 37.7 ft
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • Many more cupholders: 8 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the 3 i Touring (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Less safe in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 2 stars vs 5 stars
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 478 miles vs 629 miles

common strengths of the 3 i Touring and Accord EX-L

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 33 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda 3 i Touring vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Infiniti G37

2011 Infiniti G37
$38,045

Significant advantages of the G37 (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 5.6 seconds vs 8.9 seconds
  • Significantly better cornering ability: 0.89 g vs 0.79 g

Significant disadvantages of the G37 (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Much more cramped back seats: 31.4 ft3 vs 45.2 ft3
  • Worse highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 34 mpg

common strengths of the G37 and Accord EX-L

  • Good highway range: 540 miles vs 629 miles
  • Good city range: 380 miles vs 426 miles
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
arrow Compare the 2011 Infiniti G37 vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Accord EX-L compared to luxury car competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (23 mpg vs 17 mpg), is significantly more fuel efficient on the highway (34 mpg vs 24 mpg), costs less ($30,525 vs $50,275), gets significantly more from a tank of gas in the city (426 miles vs 278 miles) and gets much more from a tank of gas on the highway (629 miles vs 407 miles).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), is slightly more sluggish (17.9 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp), has slightly fewer airbags (5 vs 6) and is slightly less powerful (190 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM).

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$37,475

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Significantly longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Significantly longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 403 miles vs 629 miles
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 274 miles vs 426 miles
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 25 mpg vs 34 mpg

common strengths of the 328i and Accord EX-L

  • Inexpensive: $37,475 vs $30,525
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 328i vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
$61,175

Significant advantages of the C63 AMG (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph vs 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph
  • Much more powerful: 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 190 HP @ 7,000 RPM
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 4.0 seconds vs 8.9 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the C63 AMG (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 5 stars
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 331 miles vs 629 miles
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the C63 AMG and Accord EX-L

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi A4 Premium
$33,175

Significant advantages of the A4 Premium (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Significantly longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the A4 Premium (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 3 stars vs 5 stars
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 5
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 516 miles vs 629 miles

common strengths of the A4 Premium and Accord EX-L

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 30 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Good highway range: 516 miles vs 629 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A4 Premium vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Lexus IS 250

2011 Lexus IS 250
$34,170

Significant advantages of the IS 250 (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Significantly better cornering ability: 0.91 g vs 0.79 g
  • Significantly longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Significantly longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the IS 250 (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 462 miles vs 629 miles
  • Worse highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 34.4 ft3 vs 45.2 ft3

common strengths of the IS 250 and Accord EX-L

  • Inexpensive: $34,170 vs $30,525
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus IS 250 vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350
$50,275

Significant advantages of the E350 (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Many more airbags: 7 vs 5
  • Significantly longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Significantly longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the E350 (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 506 miles vs 629 miles
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 139 ft vs 125 ft

common strengths of the E350 and Accord EX-L

  • Good highway range: 506 miles vs 629 miles
  • Good city range: 359 miles vs 426 miles
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 BMW 550i

2011 BMW 550i
$61,075

Significant advantages of the 550i (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Much more powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 190 HP @ 7,000 RPM
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 13.3 s s @ 106.9 mph mph vs 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the 550i (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 407 miles vs 629 miles
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 278 miles vs 426 miles

common strengths of the 550i and Accord EX-L

  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 550i vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Accord EX-L compared to mid-size SUV competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (23 mpg vs 16 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (34 mpg vs 22 mpg), has slightly more airbags (5 vs 4), gets significantly more from a tank of gas in the city (426 miles vs 350 miles) and gets much more from a tank of gas on the highway (629 miles vs 445 miles).

However, on average it has much less cargo space (14.7 ft3 vs 68.7 ft3), slightly less towing weight (850 lb vs 1,230 lb), has slightly less spacious back seats (45.2 ft3 vs 49.4 ft3), has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive) and less safe in side collisions for the driver (4 stars vs 5 stars).

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L
$28,905

Significant advantages of the CR-V EX-L (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much more cargo room: 72.9 ft3 vs 14.7 ft3
  • Better road traction: four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Significantly more cupholders: 8 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the CR-V EX-L (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 413 miles vs 629 miles
  • Much worse highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 3 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the CR-V EX-L and Accord EX-L

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 27 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the CR-V EX-L vs the Accord EX-L

2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited

2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
$26,275

Significant advantages of the RAV4 Limited (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much more cargo room: 73.0 ft3 vs 14.7 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • More seats: 7 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the RAV4 Limited (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 5 stars
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 445 miles vs 629 miles
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 34 mpg

common strengths of the RAV4 Limited and Accord EX-L

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X
$21,220

Significant advantages of the Forester 2.5X (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Significantly higher towing capacity: 1,230 lb vs 850 lb
  • Significantly more cargo room: 33.5 ft3 vs 14.7 ft3
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 4 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Forester 2.5X (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Less safe in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 2 stars vs 5 stars
  • Much worse highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the Forester 2.5X and Accord EX-L

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 27 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
$40,040

Significant advantages of the Grand Cherokee Limited (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much more cargo room: 68.7 ft3 vs 14.7 ft3
  • Many higher towing capacity: 1,650 lb vs 850 lb
  • Significantly more powerful: 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 190 HP @ 7,000 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the Grand Cherokee Limited (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 16 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the Grand Cherokee Limited and Accord EX-L

  • Fantastic highway range: 541 miles vs 629 miles
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Good city range: 394 miles vs 426 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

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$31,245

Significant advantages of the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much more cargo room: 86.8 ft3 vs 14.7 ft3
  • Better road traction: four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Optional entertainment system

Significant disadvantages of the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 19 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara and Accord EX-L

  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • The {better} has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
arrow Compare the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Accord EX-L compared to sports car competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (23 mpg vs 17 mpg), is significantly more fuel efficient on the highway (34 mpg vs 26 mpg), gets much more from a tank of gas in the city (426 miles vs 272 miles), gets much more from a tank of gas on the highway (629 miles vs 334 miles) and has slightly more spacious front seats (55.8 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (190 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 291 HP @ 6,500 RPM), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), much slower 0-60 time (8.9 seconds vs 4.4 seconds), slightly longer braking distance from 60mph (125 ft vs 104 ft) and much slower 1/4 mile time (16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph).

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
$34,770

Significant advantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 5.8 seconds vs 8.9 seconds
  • Much better cornering ability: 0.93 g vs 0.79 g
  • Lancer Evolution GSR's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 334 miles vs 629 miles
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 246 miles vs 426 miles
  • Much worse highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 34 mpg

common strengths of the Lancer Evolution GSR and Accord EX-L

  • Both have spacious front seats: 54.6 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $34,770 vs $30,525
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Ford Mustang GT
$30,105

Significant advantages of the Mustang GT (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 4.4 seconds vs 8.9 seconds
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph vs 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph
  • Significantly more powerful: 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 190 HP @ 7,000 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the Mustang GT (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 272 miles vs 426 miles
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 416 miles vs 629 miles
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Mustang GT and Accord EX-L

  • Inexpensive: $30,105 vs $30,525
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both come standard with satellite radio
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Mustang GT vs the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
$22,350

Significant advantages of the Cooper Countryman (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Much more cargo room: 41.3 ft3 vs 14.7 ft3
  • Roof rails comes standard
  • Significantly better city mileage: 28 mpg vs 23 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Cooper Countryman (vs the Accord EX-L)

  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 434 miles vs 629 miles
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 347 miles vs 426 miles
  • Sluggish performance: 24.4 lb/hp vs 17.9 lb/hp

common strengths of the Cooper Countryman and Accord EX-L

  • Very fuel efficient in the city: 28 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Very fuel efficient on the highway: 35 mpg vs 34 mpg
  • Fantastic city range: 347 miles vs 426 miles
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