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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 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
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.7 104.7
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.659 NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Accord Sdn Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
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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