Safety & Features

In crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2011 Accord earned scored Good in front-, side- and rear-impact tests. In IIHS' roof-strength test, the Accord earned a grade of Acceptable. (In ascending order, IIHS scores are Poor, Marginal, Acceptable and Good.) The Accord also received the top overall score of five stars in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's revamped 2011 side-impact tests, which are more stringent than in past years.

Standard safety features include six airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Click here for a full list of safety features.

With a starting price over $21,000, the Accord is not particularly cheap. Standard features on the base, stick-shift LX sedan include power windows and locks, cruise control, air conditioning and a CD stereo with an auxiliary jack and steering-wheel audio controls. It's a generous list, but many competitors have similar features for under $20,000, and several offer standard USB/iPod connectivity — a feature the Accord reserves for higher trims.

Move up the trim levels, and you can get power front seats, heated leather upholstery, a navigation system, dual-zone automatic climate control and a moonroof. With navigation, the Accord sedan and coupe both top out around $32,000.

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