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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 26 $18,480 $19,945
4-Door Sedan SE 19 26 $18,631 $20,335
4-Door Wagon SE 19 26 $19,919 $21,765
4-Door Sedan SES 19 26 $19,954 $21,805
4-Door Wagon Duratec SE 20 27 $20,544 $22,460
4-Door Sedan Duratec SES 20 27 $20,580 $22,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,696 $23,740
4-Door Wagon SEL 19 26 $21,831 $23,890
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual DX 26 34 $14,318 $15,900
Automatic DX 24 34 $15,037 $16,700
Manual LX 26 34 $17,373 $19,300
Manual w/Side Airbags LX 26 34 $17,598 $19,550
Automatic LX 24 34 $18,092 $20,100
Automatic PZEV LX 24 34 $18,227 $20,250
Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 24 34 $18,317 $20,350
Automatic PZEV w/Side Airbags LX 24 34 $18,452 $20,500
Manual EX 26 34 $19,530 $21,700
Manual w/Side Curtain Airbags EX 26 34 $19,799 $22,000
Automatic EX 24 34 $20,249 $22,500
Automatic PZEV EX 24 34 $20,384 $22,650
Automatic w/Side Curtain Airbags EX 24 34 $20,518 $22,800
Automatic PZEV w/Side Curtain Airbags EX 24 34 $20,653 $22,950
Automatic V6 LX 21 30 $20,968 $23,300
Automatic V6 ULEV LX 21 30 $20,968 $23,300
Manual w/Leather EX 26 34 $21,147 $23,500
Automatic w/Leather EX 24 34 $21,866 $24,300
Automatic PZEV w/Leather/XM EX 24 34 $22,001 $24,450
Manual w/Leather/Navi EX 26 34 $22,945 $25,500
Automatic w/Leather/Navi EX 24 34 $23,664 $26,300
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather/XM EX 21 30 $23,753 $26,400
Automatic V6 w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,753 $26,400
Automatic PZEV w/Leather/XM/Nav EX 24 34 $23,798 $26,450
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather/XM/Nav EX 21 30 $25,551 $28,400
Automatic V6 w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,551 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,480
$14,318
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,945
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.7 102.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 38.5
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 197.6 189.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 107.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 14.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.0 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.5 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3336 3053
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 80
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/182 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 4900 160 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 3950 161 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 34
Transmission
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.77
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.96 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 3.27
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.15
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Honda Accord Sdn
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .73 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .81 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
 
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