Compare 1998 Honda Accord Sedan vs 1998 Ford Contour

1998 Honda Accord Sedan
1998 Ford Contour
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4-Door Sedan Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 24 31 $13,343 $15,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 22 22 $14,050 $15,900
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 31 $16,161 $18,290
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 23 30 $16,868 $19,090
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/ABS LX 23 30 $17,398 $19,690
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 31 $18,380 $20,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 28 $19,042 $21,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 23 30 $19,086 $21,600
4-Door Sedan ULEV Automatic EX 23 30 $19,086 $21,600
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Leather EX 25 31 $19,396 $21,950
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Leather EX 23 30 $20,103 $22,750
4-Door Sedan ULEV Automatic w/Leather EX 23 30 $20,103 $22,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 20 28 $21,340 $24,150
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 24 35 $13,544 $14,460
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,585 $15,955
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,375 $22,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,343
$13,544
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,100
$14,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$252 / month
$241 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 50.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.9 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.7 90.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 184.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 106.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 13.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.66 x 1.38 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 X 0.91 10.24 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.09 14.52
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.11 2.78
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T72
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T72
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P185/70R14
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)
2888 2769
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 X 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 X 5.5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 590
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4700 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 993
Displacement
2.3L/138 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
135 @ 5400 125 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.000 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.777 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.062 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.903 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.285 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.193 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.685 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan LX
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Sdn Ford Contour
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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