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$14,460
Starting MSRP
$10,041
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$6,941
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$19,555
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Overview

Door
4-door 0-door 0-door 4-door
Seats
5 6
Engine

125.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Propane Fuel)

170.0-hp, 2.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

125.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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145.0-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 0 0 0
Size
183.9" length, 54.5" height " length, " height " length, " height 199.7" length, 55.4" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Slate Blue

Medium Prarie Tan

Cypress / Dark Cypress

Graphite

Saddle

Medium Grey

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact - - Mid-Size

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in - - 15 x 4 in
Front Wheel Size
14 x 5.5 in - - 15 x 6 in
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - - Steel
Front Wheel Material
Steel - - Steel
Rear Wheel Material
Steel - - Steel
Rear Wheel Size
14 x 5.5 in - - 15 x 6 in

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - - 130

Engine

Displacement
2.0L/121 - - 3.0L/182
Engine Type
Gas I4 - - Gas V6
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
125 @ 5500 - - 145 @ 5250
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4000 - - 170 @ 3250

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG - - 20 MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG - - 28 MPG
Estimated Battery Range
N/A - - N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
507.50 mi - - 448.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A - - N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A - - N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A - - N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A - - N/A
Cruising Range - City
348.00 mi - - 320.00 mi

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink - - Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs - - w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs - - w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Indep MacPherson - - MacPherson Strut

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - - Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.24 x 0.94 in - - 10.8 x 1.0 in
Brake Type
Power - - Power
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A - - N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes - - Yes

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A - - N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal - - 16.0 gal

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.52 - - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
38.4 ft - - N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.5 ft - - 38.0 ft
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.78 - - 2.96
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion - - Variable Power

Tires

Front Tire Size
P185/70R14 - - P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R15 - - T135/70R15
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 - - P205/65R15

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs - - 125 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs - - 1250 lbs

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2769 lbs - - 3333 lbs

Dimensions

Track Width, Rear
58.5 in - - 61.4 in
Second Leg Room
34.4 in - - 38.9 in
Length, Overall
184.6 in - - 199.7 in
Second Head Room
36.7 in - - 36.6 in
Min Ground Clearance
N/A - - 5.4 in
Wheelbase
106.5 in - - 108.5 in
Front Leg Room
42.4 in - - 42.2 in
Front Shoulder Room
53.9 in - - 57.4 in
Liftover Height
25.1 in - - 27.4 in
Front Hip Room
50.7 in - - 55.8 in
Second Shoulder Room
53.3 in - - 56.6 in
Front Head Room
39.0 in - - 39.4 in
Height, Overall
54.4 in - - 55.4 in
Passenger Volume
90.2 ft³ - - 101.8 ft³
Passenger Capacity
5 - - 6
Track Width, Front
59.2 in - - 61.6 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.1 in - - 73.0 in
Second Hip Room
45.5 in - - 56.3 in
Trunk Volume
13.9 ft³ - - 16.0 ft³

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