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The K24

All things considered, the 2.4L K24 is quite an amazing motor. Rated at 160hp at the crank, we have strong suspicions that it is underrated by a good 10-15hp, and our dyno testing seems to confirm these suspicions (more on that later).

Capable of mid 7-second 0-60 times (slightly traction limited in our testing), the car is certainly no slouch in traffic either. The K24 delivers a fairly even, steady stream of torque from just off idle all the way to around 5800 rpms, where it begins to fall off fairly rapidly. This translates to a sprightly step-off and brisk acceleration away from traffic lights or in merging situations. With 80% of peak torque available just off idle, and 90% on tap from about 2100 rpms all the way up to 5400 rpms, there's sufficient torque to provide ample acceleration at relaxed rpms.

Acceleration is smooth and linear, with virtually no perceived peakiness, so you'd be hard pressed to come up flat-footed in this car, especially with the snappy throttle response that only a naturally-aspirated motor can offer. Even saddled with the burden of nearly 800 lbs of passengers and cargo (yes, we tried it), the motor impresses with its ability to shrug off the load, without requiring stratospheric revs. This contributes greatly to the superb ride comfort for the driver and passengers alike, as the motor never seems to labor. It also pays dividends at the gas pump because there's no need to keep the motor up "on the cam" as is often the case with higher revving contemporaries.

While not as smooth or quiet as Honda's amazing 3.0L V-6, the K24 is at or near the top of the class in these categories when it comes to 4-bangers.

Check out the dyno results on the next page....



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  More low-end than 6th gen V6?
uoiea 4
  140hp && 175hp
PowerWheel 0
  140hp && 175hp
PowerWheel 0
  Shift Point for 5-spd
99SI 4
  Seats
thern 0
  Are Accords cursed?
DV 0
  K24 5MT vs 5AT
K24VTEC 0
  Question about article
bacevedo 1
  OMG...the K24 is a "mini" Nissan VQ!!
SteVTEC 3
  Accord EX 5MT WAGON please!
glycinemax 0
  Thanks for the great review!
AccordMan 5
  great review, wish 4dr v6 came in manual...
REDRIDER 0
  Seems like a smart tradeoff
NSXman 14
  great article
boogs 0
  TSX 3rd that motion
hpower 1
  Have the '02 Passat and '03 EX-L 5MT
dankatzzz 0
  This is the same engine that is in the Element right? n/t
hpower 1
  Prefer the 4 -- Bought it
Daddy-O 0
  Two driving styles per torque curves?
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  Thank you!
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