2011 Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
vs. 2012 BMW
X6 M

2012 BMW X6 M

9.4

Tie

BMW X6 M

starting from

$90,375

Reasons to buy the BMW X6 M

Badge
Quite powerful
555 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Badge
Great braking distance from 60mph
106 ft
Badge
Turbocharged engine improves performance
Badge
Paddle shifters
Standard
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX

9.4

starting from

$30,800

Reasons to buy the Honda Accord Crosstour EX

Badge
Very inexpensive
$30,800
Badge
Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
27 mpg
Badge
Good city fuel efficiency
18 mpg
Badge
Average range on the highway
500 miles
Cost 7.4 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Winner: Accord Crosstour EX
[details]
  • The best price we've seen is $59,575 cheaper (2.9x less), $30,800 vs $90,375
  • Gets 50% more miles per gallon in the city, 18 mpg vs 12 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 8.4
2012 BMW X6 M Winner: X6 M
[details]
  • Almost the same
  • More than 2x more powerful, 555 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 271 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Almost the same, Twin turbocharger vs None
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2012 BMW X6 M Winner: X6 M
[details]
  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.8
2012 BMW X6 M Winner: X6 M
[details]
  • The X6 M has 9 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 16 vs 7
  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
[details]
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
Missing information
[details]
Practicality - vs 10.0
Missing information
[details]
  • Both have power outlets
  • Very cramped front seats
  • Both have very limited cargo room
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
Missing information
[details]
Overall 9.4 vs 9.4

Cost

BMW
X6 M
2012 BMW X6 M
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
Help
MSRP $90,375 vs $30,800 The Accord Crosstour EX has a great price, but the X6 M is very expensive
Help
In-city gas mileage 12 mpg vs 18 mpg The Accord Crosstour EX has great city mileage, but the X6 M is very inefficient
Help
basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The X6 M's basic warranty covers lots of miles and the Accord Crosstour EX is OK, too
Help
basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The X6 M's basic warranty is long lasting and the Accord Crosstour EX is OK, too

Performance

BMW
X6 M
2012 BMW X6 M
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
Help
Horsepower 555 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 271 HP @ 6,200 RPM The X6 M is very powerful, but the Accord Crosstour EX is underpowered
Help
Number of gears 6 vs 5 The X6 M has an OK number of gears, while the Accord Crosstour EX has very few
Help
Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission The X6 M's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
Help
paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The X6 M comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Accord Crosstour EX
Help
Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None The X6 M's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
Help
Power-to-weight ratio 9.6 lb/hp vs 14.2 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the X6 M in particular is a responsive car
Help
Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The X6 M has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
Help
Curb-to-curb turning radius 42.0 ft vs 40.2 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

BMW
X6 M
2012 BMW X6 M
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
Help
moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
Help
power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
Help
keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
Help
leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the X6 M; the Accord Crosstour EX only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

BMW
X6 M
2012 BMW X6 M
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
Help
Number of speakers 16 vs 7 The X6 M has an extraordinary amount of speakers, but the Accord Crosstour EX has very few
Help
Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Accord Crosstour EX's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the X6 M does not
Help
CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
Help
premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the X6 M's satellite radio
Help
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
Help
Has subwoofer No vs Yes The Accord Crosstour EX has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
Help
entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the X6 M; but it's not available at all on the Accord Crosstour EX

Safety Features

BMW
X6 M
2012 BMW X6 M
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
Help
antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
Help
Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
Help
Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
Help
Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
Help
child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
Help
Roadside assistance system BMW Assist vs None

Crash Test Ratings

BMW
X6 M
2012 BMW X6 M
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
Help
Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
Help
Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
Help
Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

BMW
X6 M
2012 BMW X6 M
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
Help
Passengers 4 vs 5 Few seats
Help
Cargo space 59.7 ft3 vs 51.3 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
Help
front seats 53.6 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3 Very cramped front seats
Help
Base payload capacity Unknown vs 850 lb
Help
folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
Help
power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
Help
navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Accord Crosstour EX, but the X6 M's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
Help
Cupholders 4 vs 6 The Accord Crosstour EX has an OK number of cupholders while the X6 M has very few
Help
front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

BMW
X6 M
2012 BMW X6 M
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
Help
0-60 mph 4.3 seconds vs 7.4 seconds The X6 M has lightning fast acceleration and the Accord Crosstour EX is just OK
Help
Braking distance at 60mph 106 ft vs 139 ft The X6 M has extraordinary brakes, but the Accord Crosstour EX is just OK
Help
1/4 mile 12.8 s s @ 110.0 mph mph vs 15.9 s s @ 91.0 mph mph The X6 M's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Accord Crosstour EX's is OK, too
Help
Lateral acceleration 0.92 g vs 0.79 g The X6 M has phenomenal cornering abilities, but the Accord Crosstour EX is just OK
Help
Top speed 155 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX 2011 Honda CR-V Accord Crosstour EX vs CR-V
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX 2011 Acura ZDX Accord Crosstour EX vs ZDX
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX 2011 Toyota Venza Accord Crosstour EX vs Venza
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Accord Crosstour EX vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX 2011 Nissan Murano LE Accord Crosstour EX vs Murano LE
2012 BMW X6 M 2011 Audi Q7 Premium X6 M vs Q7 Premium
2012 BMW X6 M 2011 Acura ZDX X6 M vs ZDX
2012 BMW X6 M 2011 BMW 550i X6 M vs 550i
2012 BMW X6 M 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 X6 M vs ML350
2012 BMW X6 M 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo X6 M vs Cayenne Turbo

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

Showing 0 comments