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318I 4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 318I 4-Door Sedan Manual 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
3 Series 318IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
3 Series 318IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
3 Series 318ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
3 Series 318IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
3 Series 318ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
3 Series 318TI 3-Door HB Manual 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3 Series 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3 Series 328I 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
3 Series 328IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
3 Series 328IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
3 Series 328ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
3 Series 328IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
3 Series 328ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
3 Series M3S 4-Door Sedan Manual 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
3 Series M3SA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
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2-Door Coupe EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic 23 29 $18,821 $21,300
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic w/Leather 23 29 $19,838 $22,450
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Manual 25 32 $18,114 $20,500
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Manual w/Leather 25 32 $19,131 $21,650
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe LX Automatic 23 30 $16,603 $18,790
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe LX Manual 23 32 $15,896 $17,990
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe Special Edition Automatic 23 30 $17,849 $20,200
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 23 30 $14,050 $15,900
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 25 32 $13,343 $15,100
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic 23 31 $18,998 $21,500
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic V6 19 25 $22,179 $25,100
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic w/Leather 23 31 $20,014 $22,650
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Manual 25 31 $18,291 $20,700
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Manual w/Leather 25 31 $19,307 $21,850
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 23 30 $16,779 $18,990
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic V6 19 25 $19,882 $22,500
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic w/ABS 23 30 $17,530 $19,840
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 25 32 $16,073 $18,190
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan Special Edition Automatic 23 30 $18,026 $20,400
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan Value Pkg Automatic 23 30 $15,016 $16,995
Accord Wgn 5-Door Wgn EX Automatic VTEC 23 29 $19,908 $22,530
Accord Wgn 5-Door Wgn LX Automatic 21 26 $17,575 $19,890
Accord Wgn 5-Door Wgn LX Manual 23 28 $16,868 $19,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,755
$18,821
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,950
$21,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$355 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 31.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 88.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 185.6
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.3 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.91
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.11
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
P185/65R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare 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)
2,976 3031
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 90
Engine
Displacement
1.9L/116 2.2L/132
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 145 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 147 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.047
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.483
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.133
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.674
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.736
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.026
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Honda Accord Cpe
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Central Links NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Double Wishbone

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