2011 Honda Accord gets MPG Bump

2011 Honda Accord

Honda is giving the Accord a mid-cycle refresh for the 2011 model year, due out late this year. There are some light styling changes, including a new grille, rear bumper, and deck lid. There are also new wheels across the lineup. In other words, nothing particularly exciting in the looks department.

The real news is efficiency. The EPA hasn’t gotten their hands on the 2011 Accord quite yet, but Honda is expecting to see ratings of 23 MPG city / 34 MPG highway. That’s an extra 2 MPG in the city and 3 MPG on the highway.
The way Honda achieved the efficiency bump is, in fact, in the looks. The slight visual changes were made more for improved aerodynamics than looks.
Just think, if Honda can get nearly a 10% efficiency improvement just by making some very minor body changes, why doesn’t ever carmaker do this with every model? Fuel economy could be easily improved across the board, with very little expense. Just some food for thought.

2011 Honda Accord Gallery

Published on June 28, 2010 in Honda

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