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Selected Style DX Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual DX 26 34 $14,228 $15,800
Automatic DX 24 33 $14,947 $16,600
Manual LX 26 34 $17,238 $19,200
Manual w/Side Airbags LX 26 34 $17,508 $19,450
Automatic LX 24 33 $18,002 $20,000
Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 24 33 $18,227 $20,250
Automatic V6 LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic V6 ULEV LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Manual EX 26 34 $19,440 $21,600
Automatic EX 24 33 $20,159 $22,400
Manual w/Leather EX 26 34 $20,608 $22,900
Automatic w/Leather EX 24 33 $21,327 $23,700
Manual w/Leather/Navi EX 26 34 $22,405 $24,900
Automatic w/Leather/Navi EX 24 33 $23,124 $25,700
Automatic V6 w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
4-Door Sedan LX Standard FFV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,228
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,800
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$263 / month
$327 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.7 104.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 189.5 197.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 108.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 17.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.9 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.98 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2989 3336
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5500 155 @ 4900
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4500 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 27
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.583 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.769 1.54
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.389 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.872 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.267 2.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.147 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.659 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Honda Accord Sdn Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 .81
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
 
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