2011 Honda
Accord EX-L
vs. 2011 Honda
CR-V EX-L

2011 Honda Accord EX-L

10.0

starting from

$30,525
"A well laid out pod-like centre stack."
autospotvideo.com | talking about the Accord's controls
"It's an elegant ride."
autospotvideo.com | talking about the Accord's ride quality

Reasons to buy the Honda Accord EX-L

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Fantastic range on the highway
629 miles
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Safer for the front passenger in head-on collisions
5 stars
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
5 stars
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Good range in the city
426 miles
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L

9.6

Runner-up

Honda CR-V EX-L

starting from

$28,905
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's interior quality
"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V EX-L

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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Average cargo space
72.9 ft3
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More cupholders
8
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Average-sized back seats
48.0 ft3
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 8.7
2011 Honda Accord EX-L Winner: Accord EX-L
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  • The Accord EX-L has 1.5x less risk of rolling over, 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • The Accord EX-L has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • The Accord EX-L has 2.0x less risk of serious injury, 4 stars vs 3 stars
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Honda Accord EX-L Winner: Accord EX-L
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  • A single tank lasts more than 50% longer, 629 miles vs 413 miles
  • Almost the same
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 55.8 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Honda Accord EX-L Winner: Accord EX-L
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  • Almost the same
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Honda Accord EX-L Winner: Accord EX-L
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  • The Accord EX-L's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 17.9 lb/hp vs 19.7 lb/hp
  • Around 10% more powerful, 190 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
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
Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 10.0 vs 9.6

Crash Test Ratings

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Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L Honda
CR-V EX-L
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs 4 stars The Accord EX-L is exceptionally safe; 1.5x safer than the CR-V EX-L
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the CR-V EX-L
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs 3 stars Poor protection, 6% to 10% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Practicality

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Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 629 miles vs 413 miles The Accord EX-L gets fantastic distance, but the CR-V EX-L is very limited
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Cargo space 14.7 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3 The CR-V EX-L has OK cargo room, while the Accord EX-L has very little
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front seats 55.8 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3 The Accord EX-L has average-sized front seats, while the CR-V EX-L is very cramped
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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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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 CR-V EX-L, but the Accord EX-L's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 4 vs 8 The CR-V EX-L has a good number of cupholders, but the Accord EX-L is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Accord EX-L
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Number of speakers 7 vs 7 Average number of speakers
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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 Accord EX-L'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 Yes vs Yes The {better} 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

Performance

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Accord EX-L
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CR-V EX-L
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Horsepower 190 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for 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 17.9 lb/hp vs 19.7 lb/hp The Accord EX-L has OK performance while the CR-V EX-L gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The CR-V EX-L's drivetrain is well-equipped for driving off-road or in poor weather, but the Accord EX-L is not
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 ft vs 37.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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Accord EX-L
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MSRP $30,525 vs $28,905 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 23 mpg vs 21 mpg The Accord EX-L has great city mileage and the CR-V EX-L is pretty reasonable
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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

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Accord EX-L
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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

Luxury Features

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Accord EX-L
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CR-V EX-L
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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

Road Tests

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Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L Honda
CR-V EX-L
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs 9.2 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 125 ft vs 123 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph The Accord EX-L's 1/4 mile time is average, but the CR-V EX-L's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.79 g vs 0.77 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Nissan Murano LE CR-V vs Murano LE
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i CR-V vs X3 xDrive28i
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Toyota Highlander SE CR-V EX-L vs Highlander SE
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX CR-V vs Accord Crosstour EX
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