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#776 of 825 Re: LX vs EX L4 Engine Differences [SELou]
Apr 28, 2009 (7:03 am)
177 vs 190hp:
EX's have a extra valve on the exhaust that opens at high pressure. This is the only difference; the engine, intake, ECU, everything from that muffler valve forward is the same. What happens is that backpressure change equates to a higher redline, 7100 in the EX, over 6800 in the LX, and the increased airflow north of 6800 rpm allows for the engine to go an extra 300 revs and get something out of it: the 23 hp. Having said that, and as you probably already guessed: both engines are only pulling 170hp at 6500 rpm, and all powerband equivalents back to idle.
There is no difference driving wise unless you really stomp on it, and I mean really stomp on it. And honestly, you probably don't even feel it, let alone do it enough to. 23hp isn't enough to throw you back in your seat. I Think the only reason Honda throws that valve on is to make it look like your getting something more out of the EX. If your spending more money, you want more power, right?
So, If your hung up on purchasing an cloth EX over an LX-P, do it if you want the larger wheels, cd changer, dual zone climate control, ambient console lighting, and that sunroof that I never see anyone use. (apologies to those few that actually do use it) If your doing it for the horsepower, buy the V6.
#777 of 825 Re: LX vs EX L4 Engine Differences [arkdarkleson]
Apr 29, 2009 (6:29 am)
I think if I were to get an Accord or the new 2010 TSX, it will be a V6. I am ready for some power!! While still being efficient.
#778 of 825 Re: LX vs EX L4 Engine Differences [bvdj84]
Apr 29, 2009 (8:14 am)
Considering the target market that the TSX is going for, the non VCM V6 should make quite the pocket rocket. It'll be interesting to see what the real world pricing will be.
#779 of 825 Re: LX vs EX L4 Engine Differences [dpmeersman]
Apr 29, 2009 (9:01 am)
Yes!! I really want my Honda back! I have a 08 G6 4cyl now. I want to dump it!
I live in a small town, and was out walking today. I saw a RED Accord Coupe V6 driving around. I happened to walk by the car again in the housing edition. She was pulling out of her drive way. It was gorgeous!! I want it so bad!! I told her to be proud she has such a fine car. I would love to have that car!! However, I told her to watch out for our horrible harassing cop we have.
It is too bad Honda cannot offer a sporty 6spd DSG transmission with paddleshifters. Heck the Honda fit has the paddleshifters, even GM . I know a manual is best, but the automatic could offer "almost" the same fun. for me atleast.
What a beauty! I love that car. .... Snap out of it.....lol anyway..
#780 of 825 Re: LX vs EX L4 Engine Differences [bvdj84]
Apr 29, 2009 (9:35 am)
A DSG type transmission would be what I would choose. VW designed that as a manual transmission with automatic capabilities. Shifting exclusively with the paddle shifters would not be a strain on that transmission as this was the intent from the ground up. Most vehicles today offering paddle shifters have taken traditional automatic transmissions and provided the driver with the option of shifting using the paddles. As this was not their original mission, consistent use may cause problems with these transmissions. I'm only speculating here and can offer no hard facts. But I have test driven a recent VW GTI with the DSG and was very impressed with the vehicle overall and in particular the DSG/4 cyl turbo combo. The new model hitting show rooms this fall looks to be an improvement over an already very capable vehicle.
#781 of 825 Re: LX vs EX L4 Engine Differences [bvdj84]
Apr 29, 2009 (11:06 am)
......I am ready for some power!! While still being efficient.
.........the numbers inherent to my 6M underscore your words above.....................
To 60 <6.0 seconds; 1/4-mile circa 14.5 on an abusive (to the clutch) launch....... In the flat AZ desert - 2200 rpm/cruise/no ac/87 octane/6th gear overdrive - i have broken the 40 MPG barrier............ best, ez.........
#782 of 825 Re: LX vs EX L4 Engine Differences [ezshift5]
Apr 29, 2009 (12:25 pm)
I still like my 08 4 cyl EX-L coupe especially now after my first oil change. The car feels like she has 20 more HP at least. . . Why I know not unless that 'break-in' oil was just too heavy and the 5-20 M1 I use is much thinner. Anyway she's much perker now.
I just about traded her for a V6 Rav 4. . . The V6 Rav 4 will smoke the V6 Accord. Biggest sleeper going. . . . Toyota says the V6 Rav 4 is their fastest accelerating vehicle. Faster than a Mustang GT. . .
Anyway I decided to keep my Honda. . . I know the V6 is sexier, faster and better equipped but my little 4 banger grows on you. . .
#783 of 825 Re: LX vs EX L4 Engine Differences [gyusher]
Apr 29, 2009 (1:31 pm)
Faster than a Mustang GT
I know this particular forum isn't where this challenge belongs, but I have to say that seems like a stretch. The numbers I've seen for the Mustang are 0-60 in the low fives. I would expect the V6 RAV4 to be around six seconds flat, since it weighs about the same as a V6 Camry (2wd RAV=3560 lbs, Camry V6 SE=3483 lbs per Toyota website).
#784 of 825 Re: LX vs EX L4 Engine Differences [gyusher]
Apr 29, 2009 (9:13 pm)
Why would you trade an 08 car in? The fewer cars you own in your life the more $ you will have.
#785 of 825 Re: LX vs EX L4 Engine Differences [stephen987]
Apr 29, 2009 (9:24 pm)
RAV4 = 6.9 sec
Mustang V8 = 5.2 sec