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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 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
$18,472
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,360
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$363 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.0 95
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.6 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 194.1 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 106.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.98
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 - 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.08 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 37.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.56 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T135/80D16 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare 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) 3230 3212
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.6 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 177 @ 6500 170 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4300 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 2.18
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.43
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Accord Sdn Volkswagen Passat
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Four-link
 
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