Styling Tweaks

Typical of a car that's four years into its current generation, the Accord received a few visual updates for 2011: a new grille and narrower front air dam, a couple more creases across the front bumper and new taillight reflectors that p the center of the trunk. I've never been bullish on the current Accord's face — it seems emotionless, even a bit robotic. The changes don't improve that, and the trunk reflectors add clutter to what was once a clean design. Still, Honda says the car is now a bit more aerodynamic, which helps contribute to a modest increase in its gas mileage.

Sixteen-inch steel wheels and plastic covers come with the LX sedan, with 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels on all other trims. Six-cylinder models add dual exhaust pipes and fog lights — the latter to good effect, as the front bumpers on four-cylinder models have an oddly sculpted blank space where the lights would otherwise go. The Accord coupe loses about four inches' length versus the sedan; with slimmer headlights and a reworked tail, it looks somewhat different from the sedan. It's also the only Accord to offer factory 18s, which go on V-6 EX-L models.

    See also:

    Odometer
    The odometer shows the total distance your vehicle has been driven. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models. It is illegal under U.S. federal law and Canadian provin ...

    Low Beam Headlights
    Driver side 1.8 ℓ engine models 1. Remove the holding clips (A). Push up the tab, and remove the cover of the air intake duct and its upper part. 2.4 ℓ engine models 1. Unlock ...

    The Clean Air Act
    The United States Clean Air Act* sets standards for automobile emissions. It also requires that automobile manufacturers explain to owners how their emissions controls work and what to do to ...