is counted among the most prestigious premium sedans, which is synonymous with sophistication and elegance. A head-tuner, New Honda Accord 2011
has made its mark on the Indian customers with its bold, aggressive yet sophisticated appearance. Honda Accord in India
has carried the legacy of being classy and style-oriented car over the years.
With regular design changes, Honda Accord
has topped the charts from time to time in its segment in terms of innovation. New Accord
is a comfortable drive, integrated with elegantly fabricated modern cabin, wooden interiors and cosy seating for rear as well as front passengers. The spacious interiors coupled with effective Air Conditioning system make the journey soothing and comfortable.
The top-end V6 variant of New Accord 2011
is powered by 3.5-litre i-VTEC engine, which has an advanced Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system. This system enables switching between six, four and three combustion cylinders on the basis of driving conditions. Moreover, the engine delivers power of 270 bhp during six cylinder operation, along with excellent fuel efficiency. Furthermore, the Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system is complemented by new Active Control Engine Mounts (ACM) and Active Noise Control (ANC) systems to ensure swift drive.
The most recent addition to the Honda Accord
array is the launch of 3.5L V6 variant with an electric sunroof. Apart from appealing exteriors, New Accord 2011
comes with several additional luxury features. Most desirable feature of the variant is the electric sunroof, which adds to the aesthetic appeal of the car. Ambient light and footlight are other noteworthy features of the variant that enhance visibility during darkness. Besides, convenience and comfort features include keyless entry and Bluetooth interface for mobile phones.Honda Accord Launch History
Honda Siel Cars India Limited (HSCI), a subsidiary of Honda Motor Company, began operations in India in 1995. One of most successful Honda cars across the globe, Honda Accord
was launched in 2008 in India. It was the 8th generation Honda Accord
, which boasted of advanced features and technology that any sedan could have.
At present, Honda Accord in India
is available in two engine types, which include 2.4L and 3.5L V6 engine. The latest addition to the Accord
portfolio is the 3.5L V6 engine. These variants are available in automatic as well as manual transmission options. The automatic gear-shift system is integrated with shift holding system bettering its previous versions.Honda Accord Variants (Models)Honda Accord
is available in eight variants, all of which are admired for its appearance and unique features. Indian customers can choose from Honda Accord
2.4 M/T, Honda Accord
2.4 Elegance M/T, Honda Accord
2.4 A/T, Honda Accord
2.4 Inspire M/T, Honda Accord
2.4 Elegance A/T and Honda Accord
2.4 Inspire A/T. In addition, they can also opt for the Honda Accord
3.5 V6 and Honda Accord
3.5 V6 Inspire, which is the top-end variant of this model.
Honda Accord Pricing
| Variant || Features |
| Honda Accord 2.4 M/T || The base variant of Honda Accord is fitted with 2.4 L engine with manual transmission. This sedan has most basic comfort options and limited luxury features. Its powerful i-VTEC engine delivers power of 175 bhp at 6500 rpm at excellent fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The car features paddle shift, which provides exciting racing experience. |
| Honda Accord 2.4 Elegance M/T || The variant is an upgraded version of the base model, featuring elegant wooden panel, illuminated side-step garnish and other accessories. Furthermore, the variant has front chrome protector, rear chrome protector and rear chrome garnish. |
| Honda Accord 2.4 A/T || The distinguishing feature of this luxurious variant is the automatic transmission. Advanced audio system with USB interface, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, adjustable seats with lumbar support, audio controls at rear, effective and customized air-conditioning control are other highlighting features of this variant. |
| Honda Accord 2.4 Inspire M/T || Honda Accord 2.4 Inspire M/T is a premium variant of Accord, available with manual transmission. Most distinguishing features of the variant are sport grill, front under spoiler, illuminated side-step garnish, side under spoiler, rear under spoiler and trunk spoiler. The variant has an exceptional handling due to the comfortable and easy to manoeuvre steering wheel. Additionally, drive is appreciated for firm grip on wet and greasy surfaces. |
| Honda Accord 2.4 Elegance A/T || The automatic transmission variant is equipped with elegant accessories. Besides, the car has an advanced air-conditioning system, body coloured ORVM with turn indicator, front fog light, rear fog light and front sensor. Its Automatic Transmission has Shift Holding technology that avoids unnecessary gear shifting for swift driving experience. |
| Honda Accord 2.4 Inspire A/T || Honda Accord 2.4 Inspire A/T has gracious leather interiors, power lumbar support system, tilt & telescopic steering wheel, front centre armrest with multifunctional console and vanity mirror with illumination (driver & passenger). Besides, it is equipped with sunglasses box, rear AC vents, rear reading light, rear foldable seats, noise and vibration reduction carpet and lockable glove box with illumination feature. |
| Honda Accord 3.5 V6 || Honda Accord 3.5 V6 is the base variant of the recently launched Accord model. It is powered by 3.5 L V6 automatic transmission engine that generates power output of 270 bhp. This variant is also the most powerful Accord ever designed, which has an exceptional acceleration. Distinguishing it from other luxury vehicles in the segment, the car features a variable cylinder management system that enables swift switching between six, four and three-cylinder combustion as per road conditions. |
| Honda Accord 3.5 V6 Inspire || It is the top-end variant of Accord in India, which has an advanced accessories kit. Its display screen has a discreet economy (ECO) light which notifies that the car is operating in the best fuel economy range for driving condition. The powerful engine of the car delivers outstanding performance, along with meeting the Euro-IV emission norms. Characterised by sophisticated built, this Accord variant boasts of an electric sunroof along with distinctive front grill, stylish twin exhausts and alloy wheels. The spacious cabin and luxury interiors enable comfortable ride for travellers. |
Bold and aggressive appearance along with muscular construction has made New Accord
as one of most desirable sedans in Indian market. There are several variants of Accord in India
, which can be classified on the basis of features. Honda Accord price
of basic variants such as Honda Accord
2.4 M/T and Honda Accord
2.4 A/T lies within the range of Rs. 18.5 lacs to Rs. 19.3 lacs. The premium variants are Accord 3.5 V6 and Accord 3.5 V6 Inspire, which are priced between Rs. 26.4 lacs to Rs. 27 lacs.Honda Accord Review
The Honda Accord 2011
sedan is perceived as a premier sedan, equipped with several luxury features. Variants of Accord
are either fitted with 2.4-litre 4-cylinder engine or 3.5-litre V6 engine. The top-end variants, Honda Accord
3.5 V6 and Honda Accord
3.5 V6 Inspire have Variable Cylinder Management system for combustion control.
The car has several trim levels, which include LX, LX-P, EX and EX-L. Besides, the top variants have 5-speed automatic transmission. Other notable features of the New Honda Accord 2011
are anti-lock braking system, traction control, anti-skid system and safety airbags. Apart from the leather upholstery and wooden interiors, wireless cell-phone link and navigation system also feature in the Accord 3.5 V6 Inspire variant.
The premium sedan from Honda is considered as more agile and bold in comparison to its competitors. Fascia of New Accord
reveals muscular orientation, whereas, the rest of the body reflects sophistication. Accord 2011
has comfortable interiors with several safety and security arrangements like seat belts with pretensioners and adjustable seats. The sedan has luxurious features that are similar to that of Mercedes-Benz E-class.Honda Accord Used Car MarketHonda Accord cars
are perceived as value cars on the parameters like technology, design, durability and reliability. The premier sedan has created a niche for itself in the Indian automotive market over the years and is counted among most desirable cars in India. With acknowledgement in the Indian automotive market, the used car is available at reasonable value. The valuation of car is done on the parameters like model year and kilometres elapsed. There was slump in demand of earlier variants of Accord
, as recently launched Accord 3.5 V6 variants caught attention of used car buyers.Honda Accord SpecificationsNew Accord
is mainly categorised into four variants, which include 2.4 (M/T and A/T), 2.4 Elegance (M/T and A/T), 2.4 Inspire (M/T and A/T) and Honda Accord
3.5 V6 (Base and Inspire). There is an option of 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic. Honda Accord
3.5 V6 variants run on a combination of 10% ethanol and 90% petrol for improved fuel efficiency. In comparison to its predecessor, 3.0-L variant has shown increase in fuel efficiency by 8%.
The sturdy chassis of Honda Accord car
improves on-ride control and balancing. Besides, there are paddle shifters in Accord
that provides pleasant racing experience. Furthermore, the tilt and telescopic steering wheel has improved car handling. A feature that adds to the convenience is power adjustment of seats with lumbar support.
The revived wooden interiors in a dual tone finish add to the aesthetics of the car. Moreover, the latest model has independent air conditioning vents for rear and front. The rear seats also have their own audio control knobs. In addition, the car also has an advanced audio system along with power retractable door mirrors, headlight height adjuster, noise and vibration reduction carpet.Honda Accord ExteriorExterior Appearance
Exteriors of the New Honda Accord 2011
have been altered to give a gracious appeal. Its front grille, front design and rear bumpers draw attention of the audience. Revived front of Accord
now features a new chrome front grille, along with installation of an altered bumper. Slot-like front has been transformed to V-shaped aggressive design.Honda Accord in India
features a front under spoiler, side under spoiler, trunk spoiler and rear under spoiler. Twin chrome bars bearing Honda logo along with sophisticated bumpers are highlights of the exterior. Latest edition, Accord 2011
also features elegant 10-spoke alloy wheels besides graceful chrome under the tail-lamps. One of the chief additions to this version is electric sunroof, which has improved brightness within the car apart from adding to visual look of the model.Exterior MeasurementsNew Ford Accord
is more capacious in comparison to its previous versions, with altered measurements. The exterior measurements of Accord
Honda Accord InteriorsInterior Appearance
| Parameter || Measurement |
| Length || 194.9 inches |
| Width || 72.7 inches |
| Height || 58.1 inches |
| Wheelbase || 110.2 inches |
| Track (front/rear) || 62.6/62.6 inches |
| Curb Weight (MT/AT) || 3216/3279 lbs |
| Weight Distribution (front/rear, MT) || 59 %/41% |
| Weight Distribution (front/rear, AT) || 60%/40% |
Latest variants of Honda Accord 2011
feature improved interiors that have better finish and features than its predecessors. However, steering-mounted audio controls, powered passenger seats and Xenon lamps are some of the desirable options that have been skipped.
The car has a large navigation screen for easy visibility. The seats are comfortable, being wider than the previous versions. Apart from base variant, all other variants are complemented by lumbar support. Besides, wooden finish centre console featuring dash integrated music system and automatic climate control system is a class apart.Interior Comfort
Interiors of Accord 2011
have been redesigned to ensure comfort of passengers. The latest version has more rear-seat legroom with the expansion of wheelbase to 110 inches. Furthermore, there is a large boot space with narrowed rear-seats. There are levellers in the trunk of Accord
so that the rear seat can be folded easily.
The spacious Honda Accord
has comfortable legroom, headroom and shoulder room for comfortable journey. The leather seats have extra padding and soft cushioning along with backrest.Interior Measurements
Honda Accord Mileage, Average and Fuel EconomyHonda Accord 2011
| Parameter || Measurement |
| Headroom (Front) || 41.4 inches |
| Headroom (Rear) || 38.5 inches |
| Legroom (Front) || 42.5 inches |
| Legroom (Rear) || 37.2 inches |
| Shoulder Room (Front) || 58.2 inches |
| Shoulder Room (Rear) || 56.4 inches |
| Hip room (Front) || 56.6 inches |
| Hip room (Rear) || 54.3 inches |
is integrated with Shift Holding Technology that eases unnecessary shifting of gears and hence, provides a swift driving experience. 3.5 V6 version is efficient than its previous edition 3.0-litre V6 that gives a mileage of 7 kmpl in the city and 10 kmpl on a highway.Honda Accord On-road DriveNew Accord
provides an excellent driving experience with improved ride quality and soft handling. The luxury sedan's four-wheel independent suspension, multi-link back setup and double-wishbone front design enable exceptional control. Acknowledged for comfortable drive, it recovers subsequently after hitting a bump or dip on road.
There is no body roll on twisty roads, which makes solid-looking sedan excessively stable. Recently added variant, V6 coupes feature broad tyres and larger wheels for a comfortable drive.Honda Accord PowerNew Honda Accord
is powered by 2354 cc i-VTEC engine, which delivers power of 180 bhp at 6500 rpm. This variant has a torque capacity of 222 Nm at 6500 rpm. On the other hand, Accord V6, powered by 6 cylinder 3471 cc petrol engine, delivers power output of 270 bhp at 6200 rpm and torque of 339 Nm at 5000 rpm.Honda Accord Acceleration and Pick Up
2.4 L Manual Transmission engine of Accord
races from 0 to 100 kmph mark in mere 9.2 seconds and has a maximum speed limit of 223 kmph. On the other hand, 5 speed automatic transmission paddle shift enhances acceleration, enables swift shifting and improves fuel efficiency of the car. Automatic transmission engine of this variant climbs from 0 to 100 kmph mark within 11.8 seconds. Honda Accord
3.5L V6 Automatic Transmission engine accelerates to 100 kmph mark within 7.85 seconds and boasts a top speed of 224 kmph.Honda Accord Safety and SecurityAccord
has several arrangements to ensure safety and security, which include dual front i-SRS airbags, side curtain airbags, high mounted LED brake lights, G-force Control technology (G-Con) and engine immobiliser. Among most distinguishing safety features of Accord
is the anti-lock braking with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution technology. Furthermore, the top-end Accord
Inspire variant feature a parking assist system as well.Honda Accord Comfort and ConvenienceHonda Accord
is designed in a manner to provide highest degree of comfort to passengers during the drive. Latest edition of Accord in India
features an advanced paddle shift standard with AT to avoid hassles of gear shifting. Additionally, New Ford Accord 2011
has power door mirror, power retractable door mirror, power windows, headlight height adjuster, flat blade wiper and phone with Bluetooth interface.
To ensure convenience of passengers, the car is integrated with an effective dual zone air conditioning system. Some other notable convenience features of New Accord
include 8 way power drive seat, an advanced audio system, rear armrest with audio control and keyless entry with trunk open. Honda Accord WheelsNew Honda Accord
is fitted with 16-inch elegant alloy wheels, which add to the appearance of the car. These alloy wheels make Honda Accord car
look attractive and sturdy. The puncture resistant tubeless tyres measuring 215/60 R16 are fitted in the wheel. Radial Tubeless maintains ride-control to a great degree and ensures swift on-road experience, with better grip on slippery road, and also minimises chances of skidding.Honda Accord Stereo and Accessories
There is an advance air-conditioning system installed in the car, which has independent controls in the front as well as rear. For entertainment purposes, New Honda Accord
is fitted with a modern audio system. This audio system has a CD stereo with an auxiliary input jack for connecting portable music players. The audio system of New Accord
is complemented by subwoofer and a set of high-definition speakers. Among other noteworthy optional accessories of Accord
include a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, lighted vanity mirrors, Bluetooth based cell phone connectivity and XM satellite radio.Honda Accord Dealers
There is an extensive network of dealers of Honda Siel Cars India to distribute Honda Accord cars
across the country. As of now, sales and distribution network has been spread across 79 cities of India. In these cities, there are 127 facilities of HSCI that look after sales, service and spares of Honda cars.
Courtesy Honda, AutoMax Honda, Prime Honda, Ring Road Honda and Southend Honda are some of the prestigious dealers of Honda in New Delhi. Capital Honda, Olympia Honda and Sundaram Honda are noteworthy dealers in Chennai (Tamil Nadu). There are several other dealers in different cities of India, including Arya Honda, Linkway Honda and Apex Honda in Mumbai.Honda Accord Company Quotes
On 21st February 2011, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. launched the new Honda Accord
. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Takashi Nagai, President & CEO, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd., said “Honda Accord
has been one of the most successful premium sedans in its category with over 25,000 units sold since its launch in India, setting new standards in exclusivity, comfort and safety. Our belief in constantly upgrading our products based on customer feedback prompted this launch of an upgraded version of the Accord with unique styling in combination with luxurious features.”Honda Accord Competitor Analysis
Toyota Camry is a premium sedan, strongly contending with Honda Accord
for the last decade. The luxury sedan integrated with several luxury features falls in the price spectrum of Rs. 21 lacs to Rs. 23 lacs. Powered by a 2.4-litre engine, it delivers power output of 141 bhp. Few of the distinctive features of Camry are dual-zone automatic climate control air conditioning, uphill and downhill control system and moon roof/without moon roof option. Additionally, 5-Speed Gated Automatic Transmission, Impact sensing fuel cut-off and Auto-on projector-type headlamps are other prominent features of the car.
Nissan Teana is the latest entrant in the premium sedan segment of the Indian Automotive Industry, which is also considered as a rival of Accord
. Powered by 2496 cc VQ25DE V6 petrol engine, the model is highly appreciated for low emissions, high fuel efficiency and excellent performance.
Another tough competitor of Accord
, Skoda Superb in the premium sedan segment is conceptualised keeping in mind preference of Indian consumers. A blend of power packed performance and fascinating looks, the sedan has considerable resemblance to Volkswagen’s Passat. Skoda Superb has been integrated with several luxurious features and options over other models offered by the manufacturer, such as Skoda Laura and Skoda Octavia.Honda Accord in India
, a luxury sedan, has emerged among the most popular sedans in its segment over the years. The facelift design and enhanced features such as larger wheel base, plush exteriors, stretched dimensions and thin front pillars place Accord
over its competition.Honda Accord LPG/CNG version
There are no LPG/CNG versions of this car available as of now.Honda Accord ProsNew Accord 2011
has a higher degree of style, comfort and sophistication attached with it. Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) is one of the highlighting features of the sedan that has improved control during cornering, acceleration and sudden manoeuvres. The technology allows instant braking in the required direction and modulating torque output as per requirement. Besides, the ride has smooth and linear throttle responses along with engine refinement.
The bold and aggressive appearance of premium sedan is complemented with elegant interiors. Exteriors of Accord
feature chrome accentuated front grille, rear chrome garnish and altered bumpers that add to the appeal to the car. The latest addition electric sunroof has increased brightness within the car. Besides, addition of steering mounted cruise control system has enabled to switch between speeds with easy one-touch operation. In addition, the New Accord car
also features ORVM with turn indicators. The exquisite wooden panel exhibits the sophistication of interiors. Besides, Honda Accord car
is integrated with modern accessories like an advanced audio system and air conditioning system.Honda Accord ConsNew Accord 2011
has resemblance with European models, but Indian version is not as power-packed as those. Unlike other premium sedans in the segment, Honda Accord
has limited convenience features. Steering mounted audio controls, powered passenger seats and Xenon lamps are the essentials missing in the base model. Moreover, handling of Accord
is average, not meeting the high expectations of customers.Honda Accord ConclusionNew Honda Accord in India
has a facelift appearance, with crisp detailing and altered dimensions. New grille in the front, along with slot-like opening, grabs attention of the onlookers. Furthermore, this portion features twin chrome bars bearing Honda logo. Its recent edition has electric sunroof that enhances brightness within the car.
Powered by 2.4L engine, Accord
features paddle shift that provides racing experience. Besides, Automatic Transmission having Shift Holding System allows easy shifting and ensures hassle-free drive. On the other hand, power-packed 3.5L V6 engine has an advanced Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system, enabling easy switching between six, four and three combustion cylinders as per driving conditions.Honda Accord
features enhanced safety options, which include safety airbags, advanced compatibility engineering (ACE) body and G-Force control technology (G-CON) to avoid chance of injury during collision. Taking into consideration all the parameters, the premium sedan is spacious, comfortable and high performing.