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Honda 2011 Model Year Change Summary
 Date: August 15, 2010 10:55
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda PR (USA)
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


TORRANCE, Calif., August 5, 2010 – The most significant news for Honda in the 2011 model year include the introduction of an all-new CR-Z hybrid sport coupe on August 24, an all-new Odyssey minivan in the fall, along with significant enhancements and styling changes to the Accord.

  • 2011 Honda Accord
    The Honda Accord receives significant updates for 2011 including new exterior and interior styling, improvements to EPA estimated fuel economy on many trims, the addition of premium feature content throughout the lineup and a new SE (Special Edition) trim featuring a leather-trimmed interior.
  • Accord (all models)• Updated front grille
    • Updated front bumper
    • Updated Tail lights
    • New Aluminum Wheel
    • USB Audio Interface (EX trim and above plus LX-S Coupe)
    Accord Sedan• Updated Trunk Lid
    • Rearview Camera (Navi models)
    Accord Coupe• Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters (V6 EX-L trim)
    Estimated EPA mpg changes• 4-cylinder AT: combined EPA +2 mpg = 8% improvement
    • V6 AT: combined EPA +1 mpg = 4% improvement

  • 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour
    No significant changes.

  • 2011 Honda Civic
    No significant changes.

  • 2011 Honda CR-V
    New, LX-based SE (Special Edition) trim. Details to come.

  • 2011 Honda CR-Z
    The all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe introduces sleek styling and sporty handling to the hybrid segment. It is the first hybrid designed to maximize style and fun in addition to efficiency and economy. Set to go on sale late-summer in the U.S., the CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with Honda’s compact and lightweight Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid-electric system. The two-passenger CR-Z introduces a new three-mode drive system that allows the driver to select between Sport, Econ (Economy) and Normal driving modes. Specifications*
      • 1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA)
      • 122 horsepower (estimated) @ 6000 rpm (combined engine + IMA)
      • 128 lb-ft. of torque (estimated) @ 1,000 - 1,500 rpm (123 lb-ft. for CVT), (combined engine + IMA)
      • AT-PZEV CARB Emissions Rating
      • Preliminary EPA Estimated Fuel Economy, CVT (City/Highway/Combined): 36/38/37 miles per gallon**
      • Preliminary EPA Estimated Fuel Economy, MT (City/Highway/Combined): 31/37/33 miles per gallon**
      • Overall Vehicle Length x Width x Height (in): 160.6 x 68.5 x 54.9 (including antenna)
      • Wheelbase (in.): 95.8
      • Weight (lbs., preliminary estimates): Approximately 2,670 (MT) to 2,725 (CVT)
      * All specifications represent preliminary estimates provided by Honda. Final specifications are subject to change.
      ** Preliminary EPA mileage estimates determined by Honda. Final EPA mileage estimates not available at the time of printing. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

    CR-Z• 3-Mode Drive System (Sport/Normal/ECON)
    • Eco Assist™ System
    • 6-Speed Manual Transmission (standard)
    • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Paddle Shifter System (available)
    • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
    • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
    • Automatic Climate Control
    • 16-inch Alloy Wheels
    • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
    • Security System with Remote Entry
    • Cruise Control
    • 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) playback capability and 6 Speakers
    • MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
    • USB Audio Interface
    CR-Z EXAdding to or replacing features on the CR-Z
    • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® with Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
    • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition (Available)
    • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights with Auto-On/Off
    • Fog Lights
    • Perforated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Aluminum Shift Knob with Leather (6MT)
    • Textured Aluminum Pedals
    • 360-Watt AM/FM/CD Premium Audio System with MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) playback capability

  • 2011 Honda Element
    No significant changes.

  • 2011 Honda Fit
    The Honda Fit was all-new in the 2009 model year. For 2011, the Fit Sport trim receives increased content with the addition of VSA and floor mats (previously an accessory item).

    Fit Sport• Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) (previously available only on Navigation-equipped models)
    • Floor mats (previously an accessory option on all trims)

  • 2011 Honda Insight
    Details to come.

  • 2011 Honda Odyssey
    All new for 2011.

  • 2011 Honda Pilot
    No significant changes.

  • 2011 Honda Ridgeline
    No significant changes.

  • 2011 Honda FCX Clarity
    No significant changes.

Last edited by JeffX on August 15, 2010 16:27

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