2011 BMW
550i
vs. 2011 Honda
Accord Crosstour EX-L

2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L

10.0

starting from

$35,150

Reasons to buy the Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L

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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Very inexpensive
$35,150
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Average range on the highway
481 miles
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Average highway fuel efficiency
26 mpg
2011 BMW 550i

9.8

Runner-up

BMW 550i

starting from

$61,075
"The 5′s interior was about as you’d expect from a BMW – meaning not one material was short of top notch and each seat was a pleasant place in which to spend some time."
leftlanenews.com | talking about the 5 Series's interior quality
"Undeniably modern, it nonetheless took us back to the E39-era 5-Series (think 1996 through 2003), a crisp but sleek interpretation of a four-door BMW."
leftlanenews.com | talking about the 5 Series's external styling

Reasons to buy the BMW 550i

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Good braking distance from 60mph
116 ft
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Blindingly fast 1/4 mile time
13.3 s @ 106 mph
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
5 stars
Entertainment System 9.4 vs 10.0
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  • The Accord Crosstour EX-L's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Accord Crosstour EX-L's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Cost 9.9 vs 10.0
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Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Both cars are sporty, but the 550i in particular is a responsive car
Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • Neither offers roof rails
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 10.0

Entertainment System

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Number of speakers 12 vs 7 The 550i has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the Accord Crosstour EX-L is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Accord Crosstour EX-L's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the 550i does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the 550i, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs Yes The Accord Crosstour EX-L has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the 550i; but it's not available at all on the Accord Crosstour EX-L

Cost

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MSRP $61,075 vs $35,150 The Accord Crosstour EX-L has a reasonable price, while the 550i is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 18 mpg The Accord Crosstour EX-L has OK city mileage, while the 550i is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The 550i's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Accord Crosstour EX-L's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The 550i's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Accord Crosstour EX-L's is very short

Safety Features

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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system BMW Assist vs None

Luxury Features

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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs 4 stars The 550i is exceptionally safe; 1.5x safer than the Accord Crosstour EX-L
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

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Horsepower 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 271 HP @ 6,200 RPM The 550i is very powerful, while the Accord Crosstour EX-L is only of average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The Accord Crosstour EX-L's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None The 550i's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 10.9 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the 550i in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Accord Crosstour EX-L has a good drivetrain for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 40.2 ft

Practicality

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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 407 miles vs 481 miles The Accord Crosstour EX-L has OK highway range, but the 550i is very limited
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Cargo space Unknown vs 51.3 ft3
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front seats Unknown vs 55.8 ft3
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folding rear seats Optional vs Standard A standard folding rear seat on the Accord Crosstour EX-L is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the 550i
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Accord Crosstour EX-L, but the 550i's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 4 vs 6 The Accord Crosstour EX-L has a good number of cupholders, but the 550i is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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0-60 mph 4.8 seconds vs 7.4 seconds The 550i has lightning fast acceleration and the Accord Crosstour EX-L is just OK
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Braking distance at 60mph 116 ft vs 139 ft The 550i has above average braking ability, but the Accord Crosstour EX-L is quite bad
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1/4 mile 13.3 s @ 106 mph vs 15.9 s @ 91 mph The 550i's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Accord Crosstour EX-L's is OK, too
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Lateral acceleration 0.86 g vs 0.79 g The 550i has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average Accord Crosstour EX-L
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Top speed 155 mph vs Unknown

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2011 BMW 535i 2012 BMW X5 Premium 535i vs X5 Premium
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2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 2011 Toyota Venza Accord Crosstour EX-L vs Venza
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