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Selected Style 2-Door I4 Manual LX-S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S 22 33 $21,855 $23,880
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-S 22 33 $21,855 $23,880
2-Door I4 Manual EX 23 32 $22,654 $24,755
2-Door I4 Automatic EX 22 33 $23,383 $25,555
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 22 33 $23,383 $25,555
2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 22 33 $25,071 $27,405
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 22 33 $25,071 $27,405
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 22 33 $26,895 $29,405
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 22 33 $26,895 $29,405
2-Door V6 Manual EX-L 17 26 $27,465 $30,030
2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $27,465 $30,030
2-Door V6 Manual w/Navi EX-L 17 26 $29,289 $32,030
2-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $29,289 $32,030
2-Door I4 Manual LX-S 23 32 $21,126 $23,080
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 31 $22,534 $24,040
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $26,842 $28,970
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $23,096 $24,640
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $28,904 $31,200
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $23,697 $25,570
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $21,290 $22,710
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,699 $20,550
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $21,290 $22,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,126
$19,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,080
$20,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$343 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Honda Accord Coupe The 2012 Nissan Altima isn't as roomy as the newest mid-offerings, but as a coupe or as a sedan, it's one of the best-looking and most sporty mid-sizers.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 44.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.4 56.8
Second Leg Room (in) 33.1 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 46.3 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.1 100.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 190.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.9 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.1 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR17 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50VR17 P215/60TR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3184 3180
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 440 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 7000 175 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4400 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 32
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.53 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 1.78
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.77 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 5.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.26 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 NA
Trans Type 5 1
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Honda Accord Cpe Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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