2011 Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
vs. 2011 Nissan
Murano LE

2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX

9.6

starting from

$30,800

Reasons to buy the Honda Accord Crosstour EX

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Good highway fuel efficiency
27 mpg
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Average number of gears
5
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Average power
271 HP @ 6,200 RPM
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CD changer
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2011 Nissan Murano LE

9.6

Runner-up

Nissan Murano LE

starting from

$39,110

Reasons to buy the Nissan Murano LE

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Below average ground clearance for rough terrain
7.3"
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Limited cargo space
64.5 ft3
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Roof rails
Standard
Performance 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Winner: Accord Crosstour EX
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  • Almost the same, 5 vs Continuously variable
  • The Accord Crosstour EX's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.2 lb/hp vs 15.6 lb/hp
  • Almost the same, 271 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Nissan Murano LE Winner: Murano LE
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  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Winner: Accord Crosstour EX
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  • The Accord Crosstour EX's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Nissan Murano LE Winner: Murano LE
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  • Almost the same
  • Room for around 30% more stuff, 64.5 ft3 vs 51.3 ft3
  • Almost the same, 57.6 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Winner: Accord Crosstour EX
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  • The best price we've seen is $8,310 cheaper (more than 20% less), $30,800 vs $39,110
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Overall 9.6 vs 9.6

Performance

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
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Horsepower 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 271 HP @ 6,200 RPM Average power
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 5 The Accord Crosstour EX has an OK number of gears, while the Murano LE has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.6 lb/hp vs 14.2 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.4 ft vs 40.2 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
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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 Not Available Leather comes standard on the Murano LE; the Accord Crosstour EX only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
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Number of speakers 9 vs 7 The Murano LE has more speakers and the Accord Crosstour EX is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Murano LE's 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 has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Practicality

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Few seats
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Cargo space 64.5 ft3 vs 51.3 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats 57.6 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1,072 lb vs 850 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Murano LE offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Accord Crosstour EX
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Cupholders 4 vs 6 The Accord Crosstour EX has an OK number of cupholders while the Murano LE has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
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MSRP $39,110 vs $30,800 The Accord Crosstour EX has a great price and the Murano LE is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 18 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
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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 None vs None

Road Tests

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
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0-60 mph 7.6 seconds vs 7.4 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 136 ft vs 139 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 16.0 s s @ 91.0 mph mph vs 15.9 s s @ 91.0 mph mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.79 g
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Top speed 118 mph vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars 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 2012 BMW X6 M Accord Crosstour EX vs X6 M
2011 Nissan Murano LE 2011 Honda CR-V Murano LE vs CR-V
2011 Nissan Murano LE 2011 Infiniti FX35 Murano LE vs FX35
2011 Nissan Murano LE 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Murano LE vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Nissan Murano LE 2011 Nissan Rogue SV Murano LE vs Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Murano LE 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Murano LE vs Forester 2.5X

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