2011 Honda Accord Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Honda Accord - Road Test Specs

2011 Honda Accord

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


Year Make Model2011 Honda Accord SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Base MSRP$23,730
Options on test vehicleAlabaster Silver Metallic
As-tested MSRP$24,480
Assembly locationMarysville, OH, USA
North American parts content (%)80


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,354cc (144 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,700
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)177 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)161 @ 4,300
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeFive-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 2.652, II =1.614, III = 1.082, IV = 0.773, V = 0.556, R = 2.000
Final-drive ratio (x:1)4.438


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.1
Tire make and modelDunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP215/60R16 94H
Tire size, rearP215/60R16 94H
Tire sizeP215/60R16 94H
Wheel size16-by-6.5 inches
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.4
0-45 mph (sec.)5.8
0-60 mph (sec.)9.3
0-75 mph (sec.)13.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.8 @ 83.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.9
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.5
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.8
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.2
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)13.5
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)16.7 @ 83.5
0-60, trac ON 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
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON61.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.78
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.76
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.4
@ Full throttle (dB)70.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)63.0
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,250

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 trac on/off, with brake torque, or manual shifting up the PRNDL. I could detect the VTEC changeover at about 5,000 rpm.
Braking commentsRemarkable 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 more feet to stop.
Handling commentsSkid pad: These tires scream in protest well before the car is anywhere near limit grip. Steering feels appropriately weighted and is reasonably informative. With ESC on, the throttle is pulled back to an almost ridiculously low speed. Slalom: This car's rear gets very loose with the ESC 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 ESC on the car makes appropriate corrections, then lets go again. Well-tuned ESC.

Testing Conditions

Test date9/14/2010
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)82.7
Relative humidity (%)12.6
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.8
Wind (mph, direction)2.4 H
Odometer (mi.)388
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)30/30

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)23 city/34 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5
Driving range (mi.)629

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo description160W AM/FM/CD/MP3 with 6 speakers
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard generic aux jack
Satellite radioOptional XM
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Not available
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityOptional
Navigation systemOptional
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Not available
Smart entry/StartNot available
Parking aidsNot available
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,301
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,290
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)61/39
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
Step-in height, measured (in.)14.4
Cargo loading height, measured (in.)28.6


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

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