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Selected Style 4-Door I4 Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 31 $18,472 $20,360
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $19,195 $21,160
4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $19,376 $21,360
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 31 $20,099 $22,160
4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $20,912 $23,060
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $21,635 $23,860
4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $22,720 $25,060
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 31 $23,442 $25,860
4-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $24,708 $27,260
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 31 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $23,533 $25,960
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $27,418 $30,260
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 21 31 $19,195 $21,160
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 21 31 $20,099 $22,160
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 31 $21,635 $23,860
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 31 $23,442 $25,860
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 31 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX 19 29 $23,533 $25,960
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 19 29 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 19 29 $27,418 $30,260
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,472
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,360
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$310 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Whether you're looking for a comfy commuter in the $20,000 range or a luxurious, powerful $30,000 family sedan, the newly redesigned 2008 Honda Accord should be on your shortlist. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.0 100.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 44.1
Front Hip Room (in) 56.6 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.6 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 194.1 189.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 109.3
Liftover Height (in) NA 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.08 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 36.1
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.56 2.83
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T135/80D16 T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3230 3112
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.6 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 177 @ 6500 175 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4300 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA QR25
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 3.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.50
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.39
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Accord Sdn Nissan Altima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Independent Strut
 
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