2011 Honda
Accord EX-L
vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz
C63 AMG

2011 Honda Accord EX-L

10.0

starting from

$30,525
"A well laid out pod-like centre stack."
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"It's an elegant ride."
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Reasons to buy the Honda Accord EX-L

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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
5 stars
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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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Good highway fuel efficiency
34 mpg
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

9.2

starting from

$61,175

Reasons to buy the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Blindingly fast 1/4 mile time
12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph
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Quite powerful
451 HP @ 6,800 RPM
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Lightning fast 0-60 time
4.0 seconds
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Very sporty performance
8.7 lb/hp
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Honda Accord EX-L Winner: Accord EX-L
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  • The Accord EX-L has 2.5x less risk of rolling over, 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • The Accord EX-L has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Honda Accord EX-L Winner: Accord EX-L
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  • The Accord EX-L's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Accord EX-L's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Accord EX-L's satellite radio; in the C63 AMG, too, but it'll cost
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Honda Accord EX-L Winner: Accord EX-L
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  • A single tank lasts more than 90% longer, 629 miles vs 331 miles
  • Almost the same
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy more than 10% more room, 55.8 ft3 vs 49.0 ft3
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Honda Accord EX-L Winner: Accord EX-L
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Accord EX-L
Safety Features 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Winner: C63 AMG
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  • The C63 AMG has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Cost 10.0 vs 9.9
Too close to call
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.2

Crash Test Ratings

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Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Mercedes-Benz
C63 AMG
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs 3 stars The Accord EX-L is exceptionally safe; 2.5x safer than the C63 AMG
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the C63 AMG
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs 5 stars The better is 1.5x safer than the Accord EX-L

Entertainment System

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Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Mercedes-Benz
C63 AMG
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Number of speakers 7 vs 8 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Accord EX-L's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the C63 AMG does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the Accord EX-L's satellite radio; in the C63 AMG, too, but it'll cost
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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 No The Accord EX-L has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the C63 AMG; but it's not available at all on the Accord EX-L

Practicality

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Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Mercedes-Benz
C63 AMG
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 629 miles vs 331 miles The Accord EX-L gets fantastic distance, but the C63 AMG is very limited
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Cargo space 14.7 ft3 vs 12.4 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.8 ft3 vs 49.0 ft3 The Accord EX-L has roomy front seats, but the C63 AMG 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 Not Available The Accord EX-L's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the C63 AMG
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

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Accord EX-L
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C63 AMG
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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 Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Accord EX-L

Safety Features

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Accord EX-L
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Mercedes-Benz
C63 AMG
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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 6 The C63 AMG has a good number of airbags, but the Accord EX-L is just OK (missing Knee)
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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 mbrace

Cost

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Accord EX-L
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Mercedes-Benz
C63 AMG
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MSRP $30,525 vs $61,175 The Accord EX-L has a reasonable price, while the C63 AMG is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 23 mpg vs 13 mpg The Accord EX-L has OK city mileage, while the C63 AMG is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The C63 AMG's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Accord EX-L's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The C63 AMG's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Accord EX-L's is very short

Performance

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Accord EX-L
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Mercedes-Benz
C63 AMG
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Horsepower 190 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM The C63 AMG is very powerful, while the Accord EX-L is only of average power
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Number of gears 5 vs 7 The C63 AMG has more gears and the Accord EX-L is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The C63 AMG's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Standard The C63 AMG comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Accord EX-L
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 17.9 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp The C63 AMG is a very sporty car, while the Accord EX-L is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The C63 AMG has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 ft vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Mercedes-Benz
C63 AMG
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs 4.0 seconds The C63 AMG has lightning fast acceleration but the Accord EX-L's is more like a ride-on mower
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Braking distance at 60mph 125 ft vs 110 ft The C63 AMG has extraordinary brakes, but the Accord EX-L is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph The C63 AMG's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Accord EX-L's is OK, too
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Lateral acceleration 0.79 g vs 0.91 g The C63 AMG has good cornering abilities, but the Accord EX-L is not very good for this class of vehicle
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Top speed Unknown vs 186 mph

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2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 2011 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG C63 AMG vs E63 AMG
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 2011 BMW 550i C63 AMG vs 550i
2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 2011 BMW 328i C300 Sport vs 328i

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