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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GS
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Body Style

Trim

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 Sedan LS Premium 20 27 $21,078 $23,025
4-Door Wagon GS 19 26 $20,088 $21,925
4-Door Wagon GS Plus 19 26 $20,988 $22,925
4-Door Wagon LS Premium 19 26 $22,068 $24,125
DX Manual
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Transmission

Engine

Features

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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
Automatic V6 LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic V6 ULEV LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
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 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 w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Automatic V6 ULEV 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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.5 102.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.0 11.1 x - TBD -
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 17.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 175 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3338 2989
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/182 2.4L/144
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.147
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.659
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Sable Honda Accord Sdn
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
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
 
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