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Official 2003 Accord Information, Specs, and Pictures
 Date: July 29, 2002 01:00
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda
 Credibility Rating: N/A

The all-new 2003 Accord is set to go on sale in September. Here is a brief overview of what's new.

All 4-cylinder models get the 2.4L i-VTEC motor (K24) which debuted in the 2002 CR-V. It is rated at 160hp @ 5500 rpm and 161 lb-ft @ 4500. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard in all 4-cylinder models, with an all-new 5-speed automatic available.

The 3.0L V6 has been extensively reworked for a 20% increase in horsepower and a 7% increase in torque (240hp@6250 rpm, 212 lb-ft@5000 rpm). For sedan models, the motor is only available with an automatic transmission. In early 2003, a 6-speed manual transmission will finally be offered with the V6, but only in the Coupe model. Some items of note include an all new Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system, a new high-inertia intake manifold design, high-flow/low-restriction exhaust system, 3-rocker VTEC system with roller followers, and a new cylinder head design which integrates part of the exhaust manifold. Even with all this technology and added performance, the new motor achieves better fuel efficiency numbers than before, and it only requires regular unleaded fuel.

  • ABS brakes are now standard on all models
  • Side airbags are available on LX 4-cylinder models, and standard on EX and V6 models
  • Side curtain airbag system available on the EX V6 Sedan
  • Full 4-wheel double wishbone suspension
  • Available next-generation Voice Activated Satellite Navigation System
  • New second-generation Traction Control System (TCS) integrated with Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) for V6 models
  • Dual zone climate control in EX models
  • Body is 27% stiffer in torsional rigidity
  • Chassis is tuned for "a sportier, more European feel"
  • Wheels/Tires are 195/65R15 on 4-cylinder DX and LX models
  • EX models get 16" Alloy wheels wearing 205/60R16, LX V6 gets the same size tires, but steel wheels with plastic cover
  • DX and LX 4-cylinder models get 11.1" disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear
  • EX and all V6 models get 11.1"/10.2" rotors

Last edited by gilbert on August 10, 2002 12:45

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