Details with the facelift models 2011 Honda Accord sedan and coupe have been revealed, and sales across America are expected to start in August.
Starting with the exterior the 2011 Honda Accord features a revamped grille, slightly modified front and rear bumpers, newly designed alloy wheels and new taillights while at the interior the automaker has re-arranged the buttons on the center console, and also added new seat materials.
Even though the 2011 Honda Accord will have the same engine options as before, which include the 2.3-litre unit delivering 177 hp or 190 hp and the 3.5-litre V6 producing 271 hp, the automaker says the facelift models are a bit more fuel efficient (23/34 mpg with the 4-cyl sedan automatic) thanks to improvements to aerodynamics, engine friction and transmission.
The 4-cylinder 2011 Honda Accord comes with a five-speed manual transmission as standard while the V6 variants are offered with a five speed automatic.
The 2011 Honda Accord price was not announced yet.
Honda press release :
Honda Accord Receives New Styling and Increased Fuel Economy for

EPA fuel economy goes up to 23/34 city/highway mpg (+2/+3) on some
models; more features and a new Accord SE Sedan model to debut
Set to go on sale in mid-August, the 2011 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe
receive significant updates including improved fuel economy, enhanced
exterior and interior styling and the addition of a new leather-equipped
Special Edition (SE) trim level. Available as either a sedan or a coupe
in 4-cylinder and V-6 variations, the Accord offers a unique balance of
style, performance, efficiency and value specific to each individual
"For 2011, the Accord evolves again with sharpened styling inside and
out, fuel economy gains and a broader application of popular features,"
said Erik Berkman, vice president of Corporate Planning and Logistics
for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The Accord is designed to deliver a
consistently rewarding ownership experience in the areas that matter
most to sedan and coupe drivers."
Improvements to vehicle aerodynamics, engine friction and transmission
gear ratios all contribute to fuel economy improvements. The EPA
fuel-economy ratings1 for Accord 4-cylinder sedan models equipped with
an automatic transmission improve by 2 miles per gallon (mpg) in the
city and 3 mpg on the highway, for a city/highway rating of 23/34 mpg.
The 2011 Accord Sedan’s exterior expresses a more upscale and powerful
presence with a new style for the front grille, front bumper and rear
deck lid, along with a new wheel design.
Building on the sedan’s design character, the Accord Coupe’s unique
muscular stance is enhanced with a bolder front grille design, new front
bumper shape, enhanced brakelight appearance and a new wheel design for
V-6 models.
Striking a balance between value and luxury, the Accord SE Sedan offers
the additional features from the popular Accord LX-P with the added
luxury of leather-trimmed seating, heated seats, driver’s power-lumbar
support and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.
New features on certain models include steering wheel-mounted paddle
shifters on the Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe, a USB Audio Interface on all
coupe models and Accord EX and EX-L Sedans, and a rear view camera on
sedans equipped with the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation2
System™. Additionally, Accord EX-L V-6 models receive a two-position
memory system for the driver’s seat. Additional interior updates on all
models include new seat fabrics on models with cloth seats, an updated
instrument panel design and more-refined accent points throughout the
Interior styling on all models provides attainable luxury with generous
standard equipment, world-class ergonomics and intuitive vehicle
controls. The front seats are designed to provide generous lateral
support and to complement the Accord’s sporty side. The fold-down, rear
seatback offers cargo-carrying versatility and also includes a lockable
pass-through for long items like snow skis.
New for 2011, the most frequently used climate-control buttons are now
positioned on the left side of the control stack, closer to the driver
for ease-of-use, and less-frequently used buttons are now positioned on
the right side. Vehicle clock adjustment is also made easier by more
prominent control lettering.
A 190-horsepower, 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine is
standard in the Accord EX and EX-L Sedans and Accord LX-S, EX and EX-L
Coupes. The 2.4-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine in the Accord LX, LX-P
and SE Sedans produces 177 horsepower.
The available 3.5-liter, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine produces
271-horsepower and takes advantage of Variable Cylinder Management™
(VCM®) technology that can deactivate up to half of the cylinders while
cruising to improve fuel economy. Preliminary EPA fuel-economy ratings3
for the 2011 Accord V-6 Sedan are 19 city/30 highway mpg, an improvement
of 1 mpg in highway driving.
The performance-oriented Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe with the 6-speed manual
transmission has a unique 3.5-liter V-6 VTEC engine (without VCM) that
provides a performance-tuned valvetrain, intake and exhaust system to
broaden the torque curve in the low- to mid-rpm range for
enthusiast-level performance.
A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on 4-cylinder models and a
5-speed automatic is available. A 5-speed automatic transmission is
standard on V-6-powered models. A 6-speed manual transmission is
available exclusively on the Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe.
For safety, the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE®) is an
exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash
compatibility in frontal crashes. The ACE™ design utilizes a network of
connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly
throughout the front of the vehicle. This enhanced frontal crash energy
management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger
The double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension inspire
confident handling performance while also providing a comfortable ride.
The 2011 Accord Sedan comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels with
wheel covers, or 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels depending on the model.
Three audio systems are available – all with MP3/Windows Media® Audio
(WMA) playback capability and an auxiliary input jack. The standard
system provides a single-disc CD player, six speakers and 160 watts of
power. Radio Data System (RDS) displays information broadcast by
participating FM radio stations that often includes call letters,
station type (searchable by genre) and programming information. Steering
wheel-mounted audio controls come standard on every Accord. The Accord
EX Sedan and LX-S Coupe add a 6-disc in-dash changer.
A premium 270-watt audio system comes standard on Accord EX Coupe and
Accord EX-L Sedan models, and includes a six-disc CD changer and seven
speakers including an 8-inch subwoofer. XM Radio® is standard equipment
on all Accord EX-L models.
The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System (available on Accord EX-L)
uses an 8-inch screen and an interface dial for user input. Features
include the Zagat Survey® guide for restaurants, nightlife, hotels and
attractions. Accord EX and EX-L Coupe and Accord EX-L Sedan models
include Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® as standard equipment for connecting
wirelessly with compatible mobile phones.
The Accord Coupe (4-cylinder) has 17-inch alloy wheels as standard
equipment, with 18-inch alloys standard on the Accord V-6 Coupe. All
Accords feature four-wheel disc brakes.
Currently more than 95 percent of the Accords sold in the United States
are produced4 at Honda of America Manufacturing Inc.’s Marysville Auto
Plant in Marysville, Ohio, and at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC,
in Lincoln, Alabama. The Marysville plant is the sole global source of
the Accord Coupe.
1 Based on 2011 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only.
Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary
depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
2 Certain functions that rely on a satellite signal will not work
correctly in Hawaii and Alaska. These functions include but are not
limited to automatic clock updates and time zone adjustments.
3 Preliminary mileage estimates determined by Honda. Final EPA mileage
estimates not available at the time of printing. Use for comparison
purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage
will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
4 Honda products are produced using domestic and globally-sourced parts.
Third-party trademarks: The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by
the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co.,
Ltd., is under license. Zagat Survey® is a registered trademark of Zagat
Survey, LLC.

Source: Honda