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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
VP MT
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Transmission

Engine

Emissions

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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MT VP 26 34 $16,422 $18,225
AT VP 24 34 $17,141 $19,025
MT LX 26 34 $18,040 $20,025
AT LX 24 34 $18,759 $20,825
AT PZEV LX 24 34 $18,893 $20,975
AT LX V6 20 29 $22,600 $25,100
AT ULEV LX V6 20 29 $22,600 $25,100
MT LX SE 26 34 $18,669 $20,725
AT LX SE 24 34 $19,388 $21,525
AT PZEV LX SE 24 34 $19,522 $21,675
MT EX 26 34 $20,219 $22,450
AT EX 24 34 $20,938 $23,250
AT PZEV EX 24 34 $21,073 $23,400
MT EX-L 26 34 $21,747 $24,150
AT EX-L 24 34 $22,465 $24,950
AT PZEV EX-L 24 34 $22,600 $25,100
MT EX-L with NAVI 26 34 $23,544 $26,150
AT EX-L with NAVI 24 34 $24,263 $26,950
AT PZEV EX-L with NAVI 24 34 $24,397 $27,100
MT EX-L V6 21 30 $24,577 $27,300
MT ULEV EX-L V6 21 30 $24,577 $27,300
AT EX-L V6 20 29 $24,577 $27,300
AT ULEV EX-L V6 20 29 $24,577 $27,300
MT EX-L V6 with NAVI 21 30 $26,374 $29,300
MT ULEV EX-L V6 with NAVI 21 30 $26,374 $29,300
AT EX-L V6 with NAVI 20 29 $26,374 $29,300
AT ULEV EX-L V6 with NAVI 20 29 $26,374 $29,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,400
$16,422
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,830
$18,225
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$304 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 36.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.9 102.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.6 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 107.9
Liftover Height (in) 29.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 197.7 191.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.9 14.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 17.1
Steering
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 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3306 3128
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 3950 160 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99U NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 153 @ 5000 166 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 26
Transmission
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
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 44N NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Five-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson strut Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.73 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.81 1.00
 
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