Compare 2003 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2003 Ford Taurus

2003 Honda Accord Sedan
2003 Ford Taurus
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Manual DX
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
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 V6 LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic V6 ULEV LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
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 ULEV w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
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4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,228
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,800
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$263 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 27 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
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61.6
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 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
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 155 @ 4900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 27
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA 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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