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1993-1996 Honda Prelude VTEC

Honda Prelude VTEC

Pros :
- Powerful engine.
- Attractive, sporty styling.

Cons :
- Compact interior.
- Not enough torque.

The latest Prelude model has been cancelled due to poor sales, but that does not mean it is a bad car. The attractive early-to-mid-90s Prelude body style was released in '92 and was offered with various engines for five years before being replaced by a boxy-styled coupe that spelt the death of this great car.

The most powerful engine offered was the 2.2L 190 hp VTEC from '93 to '96, with a hefty 30 hp more than the mid-range 2.4L 160 hp Prelude Si engine. As with all VTEC-powered Hondas and Acuras, peak horsepower is only available in the higher rpm range. Peak torque is actually lower than the 160 hp engine. Performance is more than adequate from one of the most powerful naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder engines, bettered only by Honda's new-generation i-VTEC engines. Exterior styling is unique and still fresh, but the interior is somewhat cramped and the back seat is best suited for small kids or a briefcase. Only a five-speed manual is offered.

The chassis is very competent and the engine features traditional Honda reliability. A great used car buy, if there is such a thing.

Specifications :
Price Range : $8,000-$14,000  Get a FREE used car price quote

Engine : 4-cylinder, DOHC, front engine FWD
Displacement : 2,157 cc
Valve : 16 valves, 4 valves per cylinder
Transmission : 5-spd manual
Fuel economy : city - 22 mpg
                             highway - 26 mpg

Horsepower : 190 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque : 156 lb-ft @ 5250 rpm
0-60 mph : 6.6 sec.

Curb Weight : 2900 lbs(estimated)
Overall length : 174.8 in.
Wheelbase : 100.4 in.
Overall Width : 69.5 in.
Height : 50.8 in.


Honda Prelude VTEC

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