2011 Honda
Accord LX
vs. 2011 Honda
Ridgeline

2011 Honda Ridgeline

9.8

starting from

$35,540
"All-wheel-drive drivetrain that shifts power to the rear wheels during low-traction situations."
edmunds.com | talking about the Ridgeline's transmission
"Innovative trunk compartment and two-way tailgate."
edmunds.com | talking about the Ridgeline's storage

Reasons to buy the Honda Ridgeline

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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Moon roof
Standard
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Leather
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Power seats
Standard
2011 Honda Accord LX

9.2

Runner-up

Honda Accord LX

starting from

$22,150
"Excellent resale value."
edmunds.com | talking about the Accord's value

Reasons to buy the Honda Accord LX

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Good highway fuel efficiency
33 mpg
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Fantastic range on the highway
611 miles
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Good city fuel efficiency
23 mpg
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
5 stars
Luxury Features 6.6 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Ridgeline Winner: Ridgeline
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Ridgeline 's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the Ridgeline ; the Accord LX only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Ridgeline 's power seats; not available on the Accord LX
Entertainment System 8.3 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Ridgeline Winner: Ridgeline
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  • The Ridgeline 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Ridgeline has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 7 vs 6
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Honda Accord LX Winner: Accord LX
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  • The Accord LX has 1 more airbag (including Rear Curtain), 5 vs 4
Cost 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Honda Accord LX Winner: Accord LX
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  • Gets more than 50% more miles per gallon in the city, 23 mpg vs 15 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $13,390 cheaper (around 40% less), $22,150 vs $35,540
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Honda Accord LX Winner: Accord LX
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  • The Accord LX needs more than 10% less space to turn, 37.7 ft vs 42.6 ft
Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Neither offers roof rails
  • Neither offers a navigation system
Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.2 vs 9.8

Luxury Features

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2011 Honda Ridgeline Honda
Ridgeline
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Ridgeline 's standard sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Ridgeline 's power seats; not available on the Accord LX
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Ridgeline ; the Accord LX only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2011 Honda Ridgeline Honda
Ridgeline
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Number of speakers 6 vs 7 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Accord LX's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Ridgeline does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers 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 Ridgeline 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

Safety Features

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2011 Honda Ridgeline Honda
Ridgeline
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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 4 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

Cost

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2011 Honda Ridgeline Honda
Ridgeline
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MSRP $22,150 vs $35,540 The Accord LX has a great price and the Ridgeline is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 23 mpg vs 15 mpg The Accord LX has great city mileage, but the Ridgeline is very inefficient
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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

Performance

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2011 Honda Ridgeline Honda
Ridgeline
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Horsepower 177 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM The Ridgeline is of average power, but the Accord LX is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The Ridgeline '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 None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.1 lb/hp vs 18.2 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Ridgeline 's drivetrain is well-equipped for driving off-road or in poor weather, but the Accord LX is not
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 ft vs 42.6 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2011 Honda Ridgeline Honda
Ridgeline
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 611 miles vs 440 miles The Accord LX gets fantastic distance, but the Ridgeline is very limited
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Cargo space 14.7 ft3 vs 35.6 ft3 The Ridgeline has OK cargo room, while the Accord LX has very little
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front seats 59.3 ft3 vs 57.7 ft3 Both average size front seats
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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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 6 The Ridgeline has a good number of cupholders, but the Accord LX is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2011 Honda Ridgeline Honda
Ridgeline
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs 9.0 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 125 ft vs 140 ft The Accord LX has above average braking ability, but the Ridgeline is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.6 s @ 86 mph vs 16.98 s @ Unknown mph The Accord LX's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Ridgeline 's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.79 g vs 0.76 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2011 Honda Ridgeline Honda
Ridgeline
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs 4 stars The Accord LX is exceptionally safe; 1.5x safer than the Ridgeline
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs Unknown

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