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528I 4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 528I 4-Door Sedan Manual 19 28 $34,490 $38,900
5 Series 528IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 18 26 $34,490 $38,900
5 Series 540I 4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 15 24 $45,840 $52,350
5 Series 540IA 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 18 24 $43,700 $49,900
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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
$34,490
$18,821
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$21,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$355 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 31.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.5 88.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 36.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 185.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 13.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.87 10.2 x 0.91
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.11
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/60R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R15 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3031
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
206 @ 3950 147 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/170 2.2L/132
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5300 145 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.20 2.736
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.026
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)
3.89 2.047
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.49 1.483
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 4.133
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 0.674
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Honda Accord Cpe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link Double Wishbone

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