Compare 2003 Mercury Sable vs 2003 Honda Accord Sedan

2003 Mercury Sable
2003 Honda Accord Sedan
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $18,918 $20,625
4-Door Sedan GS Plus 20 28 $19,908 $21,725
4-Door Wagon GS 19 26 $20,088 $21,925
4-Door Wagon GS Plus 19 26 $20,988 $22,925
4-Door Sedan LS Premium 20 27 $21,078 $23,025
4-Door Wagon LS Premium 19 26 $22,068 $24,125
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Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual DX 26 34 $14,228 $15,800
Automatic DX 24 33 $14,947 $16,600
Manual LX 26 34 $17,238 $19,200
Manual w/Side Airbags LX 26 34 $17,508 $19,450
Automatic LX 24 33 $18,002 $20,000
Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 24 33 $18,227 $20,250
Manual EX 26 34 $19,440 $21,600
Automatic EX 24 33 $20,159 $22,400
Manual w/Leather EX 26 34 $20,608 $22,900
Automatic V6 LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic V6 ULEV LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic w/Leather EX 24 33 $21,327 $23,700
Manual w/Leather/Navi EX 26 34 $22,405 $24,900
Automatic w/Leather/Navi EX 24 33 $23,124 $25,700
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,918
$14,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,625
$15,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$344 / month
$263 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 38.5
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 102.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 189.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 14.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 36.9
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
175 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3338 2989
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 4900 160 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 3900 161 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 34
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.769
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 4.389
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.872
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.267
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.147
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.659
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercury Sable Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.81 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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