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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 23 34 $19,666 $21,480
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
4-Door I4 Automatic LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
4-Door I4 Automatic SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
4-Door I4 Manual EX 23 34 $22,334 $24,405
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 20 30 $25,048 $27,380
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 20 30 $27,191 $29,730
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 20 30 $29,198 $31,930
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,666
$18,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,480
$19,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$330 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Though the 2012 Honda Accord now has one of the more dated four-door sedan designs--and Bluetooth connectivity remains hard to get--its comfortable interior and perky, refined performance hit the sweet spot for families. After more than a decade on the market, the latest Hyundai Sonata's an overnight success--thanks to great gas mileage, grabby styling, and exceptional value for the dollar.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 45.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.6 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.0 103.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 110.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.6 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 194.9 189.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 16.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.2 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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 - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.1 14.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P205/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3217 3161
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 2.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 440 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 177 @ 6500 198 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4300 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.53 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.77 1.93
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 3.25-4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.26 3.27
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.70
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Honda Accord Sdn Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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