2011 Honda Accord SE Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Honda Accord - Road Test Specs

2011 Honda Accord Sedan

(2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2011
StyleSE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$23,730
Options on test vehicleNone
As-tested MSRP$24,480


Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated port-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,354cc (144 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Redline (rpm)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)177 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)161 @ 4,300
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeFive-speed automatic with console shifter
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=2.652; II=1.517; III=1.037; IV=0.738; V=0.566; R=2.000; Final=4.44


Suspension, frontIndependent double-wishbones, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)37.7
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport 7000 A/S
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP215/60R16 94H
Tire size, rearP215/60R16 94H
Wheel size16-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front11.1-inch ventilated steel discs
Brakes, rear11.1-inch solid steel discs

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.5
0-45 mph (sec.)5.8
0-60 mph (sec.)9.2
0-75 mph (sec.)13.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.7 @ 83.5
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)34
60-0 mph (ft.)136
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.78
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.4
@ Full throttle (dB)70.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)63.0

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWith this four-cylinder automatic Accord, there's virtually nothing I could do to make an impact on acceleration. All runs essentially the same with traction on/off, with brake torque or manual shifting up the PRNDL. Could detect the VTEC changeover at about 5,000 rpm.
Braking commentsWhoa! Remarkable lack of bite from the tires. Brakes are obviously in full-ABS cycle, but the Accord doesn't feel like it's slowing in a corresponding fashion. What's worse, the front pads were smoking HEAVILY after four stops and required 10 feet more to stop.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Yikes, these tires scream in protest well before the car is anywhere near grip limit. Steering feels appropriately weighted and is reasonably informative. With stability control on, the throttle is pulled back to an almost ridiculously low speed. Slalom: This car's rear gets very loose with the stability control off -- entertaining at the closed-course track, but not recommended for the real world. Steering is light and precise, suspension wind-up improves transitions, but ultimately tire grip (or lack thereof) is the limiting factor. With stability on, the car makes appropriate corrections, then lets go again. Well-tuned stability control.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)82.69
Relative humidity (%)12.62
Wind (mph, direction)2.4 head

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)23 city/34 highway/27 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,301
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,290
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)61.0/39.0
Length (in.)194.1
Width (in.)72.7
Height (in.)58.1
Wheelbase (in.)110.2
Track, front (in.)62.6
Track, rear (in.)62.6
Turning circle (ft.)37.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.5
Legroom, rear (in.)37.2
Headroom, front (in.)41.4
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.4
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)14.7


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driver5-star
NHTSA crash test, passenger5-star
NHTSA crash test, side front5-star
NHTSA crash test, side rear3-star
NHTSA rollover resistance5-star
IIHS offsetGood

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