2011 Honda
Accord EX-L
vs. 2012 Volvo
S60 T6 R-Design

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

10.0

starting from

$43,150

Reasons to buy the Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Fast 0-60 time
5.5 seconds
2011 Honda Accord EX-L

9.8

Runner-up

Honda Accord EX-L

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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Good highway fuel efficiency
34 mpg
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Good range in the city
426 miles
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Power outlets
Standard
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Winner: S60 T6 R-Design
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
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
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Caution: these vehicles make wide turns
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 10.0

Cost

Honda
Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Volvo
S60 T6 R-Design
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MSRP $30,525 vs $43,150 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 23 mpg vs 18 mpg The Accord EX-L has OK city mileage, while the S60 T6 R-Design is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The S60 T6 R-Design'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 5 year The S60 T6 R-Design's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Accord EX-L's warranty is very limited

Luxury Features

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Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Volvo
S60 T6 R-Design
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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

Honda
Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Volvo
S60 T6 R-Design
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs 5.5 seconds The S60 T6 R-Design can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the Accord EX-L is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 125 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.79 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs 133 mph

Safety Features

Honda
Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Volvo
S60 T6 R-Design
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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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

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Volvo
S60 T6 R-Design
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Honda
Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Volvo
S60 T6 R-Design
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Horsepower 190 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 325 HP @ 6,500 RPM The S60 T6 R-Design is fairly powerful, but the Accord EX-L is not far behind
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The S60 T6 R-Design's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs Turbocharger The S60 T6 R-Design's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 17.9 lb/hp vs 11.9 lb/hp The S60 T6 R-Design is a sporty car, while the Accord EX-L is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The S60 T6 R-Design'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 39.0 ft Caution: these vehicles make wide turns

Practicality

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Accord EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Volvo
S60 T6 R-Design
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 629 miles vs 463 miles The Accord EX-L gets fantastic distance on a single tank, and the S60 T6 R-Design gets OK distance
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Cargo space 14.7 ft3 vs 12.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.8 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3 The Accord EX-L has roomy front seats and the S60 T6 R-Design is OK
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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 S60 T6 R-Design
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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 Unknown
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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
2011 Honda Accord EX-L
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Volvo
S60 T6 R-Design
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Number of speakers 7 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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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 S60 T6 R-Design, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Standard If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the S60 T6 R-Design; no amount of money can buy it on the Accord EX-L

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L Accord EX-L vs CR-V EX-L
2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2011 Nissan Maxima SV Accord EX-L vs Maxima SV
2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2011 BMW 328i Accord EX-L vs 328i
2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Accord EX-L vs C63 AMG
2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Accord EX-L vs Avalon Limited
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium S60 T6 R-Design vs Passat TDI SEL Premium
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Placeholder S60 T6 R-Design vs S40 T5
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design 2011 Toyota Camry XLE S60 T6 R-Design vs Camry XLE
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design 2011 Lexus IS 250 S60 T6 R-Design vs IS 250
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design 2011 Mazda 6 i Touring S60 T6 R-Design vs 6 i Touring

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Avatar for E-Nonymouse E-Nonymouse (10:24 PM, July 17, 2014)
Top speed of 2013 honda ex vl6 accord is 160, i can say it did drive like 135 to 150 was no challenge at all. The gear ratio maintained a smooth 3000 rpm through most of that range. Mpg exceeded 34 routinely on long trips.