The 1998 Honda Accord LX came with a standard 2.3-liter, 150 horsepower 4-cylinder engine with 152 foot-pounds of torque. They were also available with 3.0-liter, 200 horsepower V-6 engines. Although the 1998 LX comes with a standard 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive, the 4-speed automatic version is available as an option. With a tank capacity of about 17 gallons, LXs with manual transmissions can produce a fuel economy of 25/31 mpg, while those with automatic gearboxes get 23/30 mpg. Comparatively speaking, the LX V-6s--fitted with automatic transmissions--have the poorest fuel economies, at 20/28 mpg.
The 1998 Honda Accord LX came with power windows and door locks, as well as driver and passenger airbags. The sedans also had child safety door locks, and the V-6 version added ABS brakes.
With seating for up to five people, the standard interior features on the 1998 Honda Accord LX included air conditioning, cruise control, tilt steering and a stereo system with a cassette deck. The LX V-6 also came with a multi-adjustable power seat. Interior cloth is either in ivory, lapis or quartz.
The standard exterior features of the 1998 Honda Accord LX included a rear window defogger and 15-inch tires. Absent, however, are enhanced features such as fog lamps, automatic headlights, alloy wheels and rear spoilers. The 1998 LX was available in four colors: Flamenco Black Pearl, Mystic Blue Pearl, Regent Silver Metallic and Taffeta White.
Honda Accords generally have high resale value due to their sterling reputation as reliable vehicles, and the 1998 LX version is no exception. At the time of its release, the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) was about $18,300. As of 2010, you can buy one in the $5,000 to $6,000 range.
Honda Motor Co. has produced the Accord since 1976, and the 1998 model was the debut entry for the best-selling mid-size car's sixth generation. Its LX trim--available in a sedan and coupe--is the "luxury" version of the Accord, placed between the base DX and the top-of-the-line EX.