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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in) 189.5 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.6 x 0.39
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 16.4
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.9 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2989 3212
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System PGM-FI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Accord Sdn Volkswagen Passat
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion Beam
 
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