2011 Honda Accord vs. Its Competition

2011 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto LX Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Of course the best-selling Camry is one of the Accord's top rivals; the Camry is competitive with the Accord in most respects, but its ride is more comfort-oriented and less sporty, and the quality of the interior materials is disappointing relative to the competition.

Perhaps the closest competitor to the Accord is the Altima, which provides a similar mix of sporty road manners and well-controlled ride quality, plus good styling inside and out.

The Ford Fusion competes with the sportier side of the Accord; it’s been greatly improved for 2010, thanks to a refined new base engine.

And as with the Honda, you can get the Fusion with a manual transmission.

However, the Fusion is a bit smaller.

Another top rival is the Chevrolet Malibu, which has a beautiful interior and comfortable ride but doesn’t feel quite as nimble.

Versus the Honda Accord Coupe, the only serious rival is the Nissan Altima Coupe.

Compared to the Honda, the Nissan feels a little bit sportier but also quite a bit less refined, as well as more cramped inside.

2011 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto LX Angular Front Exterior View2011 Honda Accord
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2011 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Sedan LS w/1LS Angular Front Exterior View2011 Chevrolet Malibu
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2011 Ford Fusion Sport2011 Ford Fusion
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2011 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid Angular Front Exterior View2011 Nissan Altima
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Quick Specs
Though the 2011 Honda Accord is missing Bluetooth connectivity on the more affordable trims, it’s a very compelling package otherwise, with top-notch refinement, performance, and comfort.
The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu isn't edgy or high-performance, but it has everything that most mid-size sedan shoppers seek.
The 2011 Ford Fusion comes in a few finely developed flavors; Sport, Hybrid and base are a few of the best tastes.
The 2011 Nissan Altima isn't quite as roomy as some mid-size rivals, but it's one of the sportiest-driving choices.
The 2011 Toyota Camry isn’t at the leading edge in any way, but it remains one of the smartest mid-size sedan picks.
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Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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