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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 $19,101 $21,055
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $19,823 $21,855
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 21 31 $19,823 $21,855
4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $20,004 $22,055
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 31 $20,727 $22,855
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 21 31 $20,727 $22,855
4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $21,608 $23,830
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $22,331 $24,630
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 31 $22,331 $24,630
4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $23,596 $26,030
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 31 $24,319 $26,830
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 31 $24,319 $26,830
4-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $25,403 $28,030
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 31 $26,126 $28,830
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 31 $26,126 $28,830
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $24,296 $26,805
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $26,375 $29,105
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $28,182 $31,105
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,733 $21,825
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 33 $21,579 $22,715
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,916 $25,175
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,607 $26,955
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,101
$20,733
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,055
$21,825
Monthly Payment Estimate
$351 / month
$364 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Honda hasn’t changed much about the Accord, and that’s a good thing. In base four-cylinder form, the 2010 Honda Accord feels sophisticated beyond its price range, and even as a $30,000 coupe or sedan, the top V-6 models offer compelling refinement, performance, and luxury. The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu remains one of the strongest players in the mid-size sedan segments, though its rivals are certainly worth a look.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 56.6 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.0 97.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 112.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 62.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 194.1 191.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
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 - 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.56 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.08 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 40.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Electric Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3204 3415
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.6 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4300 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA LE5
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 177 @ 6500 169 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 2.95
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 1.62
Trans Order Code NA MN5
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Honda Accord Sdn Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
 
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