Prelude Specifications

 
 


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Please note: We're trying to create and maintain a complete and accurate list of specifications for these cars. If you find an error or an omission, whether it's as simple as a decimal point or as big as a whole model year, please email us with any corrections or observations. Secondly, the data in these tables were collected from sources within the public domain. This page, however, respresents significant research and compilation, so please give us credit if you swipe it for your own site. - John.

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2nd Gen:
3rd Gen:
4th Gen:
5th Gen:

1st Generation
Year '79-'82
Model N/A
ENGINE
Type Inline 4
Displacement 1751 cc
Horsepower@rpm (SAE net) MT / AT 72@4500 / 68@4500
Torque (lb.ft.) MT / AT 94@3000 / 94@2500
Compression Ratio 8.0:1
Valve Train SOHC 12-Valve
Fuel Induction System Venturi Carburetor
Ignition System Electronic
EPA Estimate (manual)
??
EPA Estimate (automatic)
??
DRIVE TRAIN
Type Front-Wheel Drive
Manual Transmission 5 Speed
Automatic Transmission 3 Speed
Final Drive Ratio (MT / AT) 3.875 / 4.214
BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS
Body Type Unit Body
Suspension (front/rear) 4-Wheel Independent w/ MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear) NA/NA
Steering Type Power-Assisted Rack and Pinion
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 3.26
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.) 33.5
Brakes Power-Assisted Front Disc / Rear Drum
Wheels 13" Steel
Tires 175 / 70 SR 13
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.) 91.3
Length (in.) 161.4
Width (in.) 64.4
Height (in.) 51.0
Track (in., front / rear) 55.1 / 55.5
Ground Clearance (in.)
6.7
Curb Weight (lbs.)  MT / AT 2130 / 2146
Coefficient of Drag (Cd) ??
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom (in., front/rear) ??
Legroom (in., front/rear) ??
Shoulder Room (in., front/rear) ??
Hiproom (in., front/rear) ??
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) ??
Interior Volume (cu. ft.) ??
CAPACITIES
Engine Oil with Filter (qt.) 4.2
Fuel (gal.) 13.2
Cooling System (qt.) 6.4

2nd Generation
Year '83-'87
Model S Si
ENGINE
Type Inline 4
Displacement 1829 cc 1955 cc
Horsepower@rpm (SAE net) 100@5500 110@5500
Torque (lb.ft.) 107@4000 114@4500
Compression Ratio 9.1:1 ??
Valve Train SOHC 12-Valve
Fuel Induction System Venturi Carburetor PGM-FI
Ignition System Electronic
EPA Estimate (manual)
24/32
25/30
EPA Estimate (automatic)
23/30
23/29
DRIVE TRAIN
Type Front-Wheel Drive
Manual Transmission 5-Speed
Automatic Transmission 4-Speed w/Lock-Up
Final Drive Ratio (MT/AT) 4.071/3.875
BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS
Body Type Unit Body
Suspension (front/rear) Upper Wishbone, Lower Control Arm/MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear) ?? yes/yes ??
Steering Type Variable-Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.84/3.25
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.) 34.1
Brakes 4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc
Wheels Steel Alloy
Tires (Spare) 185/70SR13 (T105/80D13)
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.) 96.5
Length (in.) 169.1 172.0
Width (in.) 66.9
Height (in.) 48.6
Track (in., front/rear) 57.9/57.9
Curb Weight (lbs.) (1984)2266/(others)2293 2379
Ground Clearance (in.)
6.0
6.0
Coefficient of Drag (Cd) ??
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom (in., front/rear) 37.3/33.9
Legroom (in., front/rear) 43.2/26.1
Shoulder Room (in., front/rear) 54.5/51.9
Hiproom (in., front/rear) 49.7/47.6
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 9.1
Interior Volume (cu. ft.) ??
CAPACITIES
Engine Oil with Filter (qt.) 3.5
Fuel (gal.) 15.8
Cooling System (qt.) 1.9

3rd Generation
Year '88-'90 '88-'91 '90-'91
Model 2.0 S 2.0 Si Si
ENGINE
Type Aluminum-alloy in-line 4
Displacement 1958 cc 2056 cc
Horsepower@rpm (SAE net) 105@5800 135@6200 140@5800
Torque (lb.ft.) 111@4000 127@4000 135@5000
Compression Ratio 9.1:1 9.0:1 9.4:1
Valve Train SOHC, 12-Valve DOHC, 16-Valve
Fuel Induction System Dual Sidedraft Constant Velocity PGM-FI
Ignition System Electronic
EPA Estimate (manual) 23/37 22/27 22/27
EPA Estimate (automatic) 21/27 20/26 20/26
DRIVE TRAIN
Type Front-Wheel Drive
Manual Transmission 5-Speed
Automatic Transmission 4-Speed w/Sport-Shift
Final Drive Ratio (MT/AT) 4.27/4.13 4.27/4.36
BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS
Body Type Unit Body
Suspension 4-Wheel Upper Wishbone, Lower Control Arm
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear) 25.4/17.0
Steering Type Variable-Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.81
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.) 34.8
Brakes 4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc
Wheels 13-inch Steel Wheels w/Full Covers 14-inch Steel Wheels w/Full Covers
Tires 185/70 HR13 195/60 R14 85H
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.) 101.0
Length (in.) 177.6
Width (in.) 67.3
Height (in.) 51.0
Track (in., front/rear) 58.3/57.9
Ground Clearance (in.)
5.7
Curb Weight (lbs., MT/AT) 2566/2606 2639/2674 2690/2725
Coefficient of Drag (Cd) .34
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom (in., front/rear) 36.9/34.1
Legroom (in., front/rear) 43.1/27.1
Shoulder Room (in., front/rear) 53.1/51.1
Hiproom (in., front/rear) 51.5/45.1
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 11.0
Interior Volume (cu. ft.) 87
CAPACITIES
Engine Oil with Filter (qt.) 5.1
Fuel (gal.) 15.9
>Cooling System (qts., MT/AT) 6.3/5.6 6.7

4th Generation
Year '92-'96
Model S Si Si VTEC
ENGINE
Type Aluminum-alloy in-line 4
Displacement 2156 cc 2259 cc 2157 cc
Horsepower@rpm (SAE net) 135@5200 160@5800 190@6800
Torque (lb.ft.) 142@4000 156@4500 158@5500
Compression Ratio 8.8:1 9.8:1 10.0:1
Valve Train SOHC, 16-Valve DOHC, 16-Valve DOHC, 16-Valve VTEC
Fuel Induction System PGM-FI
Ignition System Electronic
EPA Estimate (manual) 23/29 22/26 22/26
EPA Estimate (automatic) 23/28 22/27 N/A
DRIVE TRAIN
Type Front-Wheel Drive
Manual Transmission 5-Speed
Automatic Transmission 4-Speed N/A
Final Drive Ratio (MT/AT) 4.06/4.29 4.27/4.43 4.27/NA
BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS
Body Type Unit Body
Suspension 4-Wheel Upper Wishbone, Lower Control Arm
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear) 25.4/23.0
Steering Type Variable-Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.9
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.) 35.9
Brakes 4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc 4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc w/ABS
Wheels 14-inch Steel Wheels w/Full Covers 15-inch Alloy Wheels
Tires 185/70 R14 87H 205/55 R15 87V
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.) 100.4
Length (in.) 174.8
Width (in.) 69.5
Height (in.) 50.8
Track (in., front/rear) 60.0/59.6
Ground Clearance (in.)
5.7
Curb Weight (lbs., MT/AT) 2809/2862 2866/2921 2932/NA
Coefficient of Drag (Cd) .33
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom (in., front/rear) 38.0/35.1
Legroom (in., front/rear) 44.2/28.1
Shoulder Room (in., front/rear) 54.0/50.6
Hiproom (in., front/rear) 52.2/41.4
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 7.9
Interior Volume (cu. ft.) 80.2
CAPACITIES
Engine Oil with Filter (qt.) 3.8 4.0 4.8/NA
Fuel (gal.) 15.9
Cooling System (qts., MT/AT) 1.78/1.75 1.85/1.83 1.95/NA

5th Generation
Year '97-'98
'99-'01
'97-'98 '99-'01
Model Base
Base
Type SH Type SH
ENGINE
Type Aluminum Alloy Inline 4
Displacement 2157 cc
Horsepower@rpm
(Automatic)
195@7000
(190)
200@7000
(195)
195@7000 200@7000
Torque (lb.ft.) 156@5250
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Valve Train DOHC, 16-Valve VTEC
Fuel Induction System PGM-FI
Ignition System Electronic, w/ Immobilizer
EPA Estimate (manual) 22/27
EPA Estimate (automatic) 21/27 N/A
DRIVE TRAIN
Type< /td> Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive w/ ATTS
Manual Transmission 5-Speed
Automatic Transmission 4-Speed w/Sequential Sport-Shift N/A
Final Drive Ratio (MT/AT) 4.266/4.785 4.266/NA
BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS
Body Type Unit Body
Suspension 4-Wheel Upper Wishbone, Lower Control Arm
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear) 25.4/23.0 24.2/23.0
Steering Type Variable-Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.887 2.762
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.) 36.1 37.4
Brakes 4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc w/ ABS
Wheels 16-Inch Alloy
Tires 205/50 R16 87V
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.) 101.8
Length (in.) 178.0
Width (in.) 69.0
Height (in.) 51.8
Track (in., front/rear) 60.0/59.6
Ground Clearance (in.) ?? ?? ?? ??
Curb Weight (lbs., MT/AT) 2954/3009 3042/NA
Coefficient of Drag (Cd) ??
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom (in., front/rear) 37.9/35.3
Legroom (in., front/rear) 43.0/28.1
Shoulder Room (in., front/rear) 54.9/50.0
Hiproom (in., front/rear) 52.1/41.0
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 8.7
Interior Volume (cu. ft.) 78.4
CAPACITIES
Engine Oil with Filter (qt.) 5.1
Fuel (gal.) 15.9
Cooling System (qt., MT/AT) 1.725/1.70 1.70

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This page last updated 6/14/07.