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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 GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $20,816 $22,885
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,889 $23,960
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,074 $25,385
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,147 $26,460
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $21,538 $23,685
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $22,611 $24,760
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,797 $26,185
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,870 $27,260
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $35,984 $39,400
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $36,706 $40,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,228
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,800
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$263 / month
$363 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 57.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.7 95
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 189.5 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.9 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.98 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.3
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2989 3212
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4500 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5500 170 @ 5900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.389 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.872 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.267 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.147 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.659 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.583 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.769 2.18
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name Honda Accord Sdn Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Four-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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