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Avg. Price Paid: $13,595 - $18,266
Original MSRP: $21,380 - $31,930
MPG: 23 City / 33 Hwy
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Used Car: 2011 Honda Accord Review

Review Last Updated: 3/24/14

The 2011 Honda Accord is a very good choice among 2011 midsize cars, thanks to its high safety and reliability ratings. Although the Accord’s trunk is smaller than some competing midsize cars, its interior offers ample space.

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The 2011 Honda Accord’s excellent safety scores and good reliability rating help to make it one of the top picks among used midsize cars. When it was new, reviewers praised the Accord’s interior, noting that it was one of the biggest in its class. They also liked the Accord’s upscale cabin materials, supportive seats and outstanding build quality. While behind the wheel, test drivers appreciated the Accord’s smooth available V6 engine, powerful brakes and tight handling.

Auto critics disliked a few things when the 2011 Accord was new. Many reviewers noted that the center stack was cluttered and confusing, and a few disliked the available knob-based navigation system, saying it was hard to use. The Accord sedan’s trunk also offers less cargo space than many rivals.

The front-wheel drive 2011 Honda Accord sedan is available with a four-cylinder or V6 engine. The four-cylinder engines have either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission, while the V6 gets the five-speed auto. An Accord coupe shares the same powertrain options as the sedan, though a six-speed manual is available on V6 Accord coupes. The Accord sedan gets up to 23/34 mpg city/highway, which is slightly better than most cars in the class. Six airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and traction control are all standard safety features on the 2011 Accord. Standard features on the base Accord LX sedan include keyless entry, cruise control and a six-speaker stereo. Higher trims add features like leather, heated front seats, a sunroof, USB and Bluetooth connections, an upgraded stereo and dual-zone automatic climate control.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata has slightly lower reliability and safety ratings than the 2011 Accord, but its sleek exterior styling helps it stand out from the pack. Reviewers liked that the 2011 Sonata came standard with lots of tech features, like Bluetooth and satellite radio, as well as a large trunk. The 2011 Sonata doesn’t come with a V6 engine, but test drivers liked its base four-cylinder and available turbo-four so much that they didn’t feel it needed a V6 option.

The 2011 Ford Fusion is roomy and practical, like the Honda Accord, but auto critics said it was more fun to drive thanks to athletic handling. Available features, like all-wheel drive and Ford’s Sync voice-activated infotainment system, along with a good reliability score, help the 2011 Fusion one-up its competition.

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