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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 33 $38,502 $39,490
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 18 28 $39,819 $40,840
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 18 28 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Independence 20 33 $44,236 $46,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Independence 18 28 $44,236 $46,080
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 20 33 $29,084 $29,830
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 18 28 $30,400 $31,180
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 20 30 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 18 29 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 20 33 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 29 $29,493 $30,250
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 30 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 18 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 29 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 30 $35,630 $37,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 18 29 $35,630 $37,115
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
$28,177
$19,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$21,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$358 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Large
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96 106.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.9 194.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size - TBD - P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size - TBD - P215/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3710 3217
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 5300 177 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2500 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code - TBD - NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.77
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.26
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.15
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.53
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Toe-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/anti-roll bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
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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