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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,971
$19,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,795
$21,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$358 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.8 106.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 194.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.9 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.0 110.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.4 14.7
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.4 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.5 13.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size T125/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3161 3217
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 2.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 198 @ 6300 177 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 4250 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.70 1.15
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.93 1.77
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.25-4.33 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.26
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata Honda Accord Sdn
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
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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