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Overview

Door
4-door 4-door 4-door 4-door
Seats
5 5 5 5
Engine

138.0-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

149.0-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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

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

Combined MPG
0 0 0 26
Size
186.9" length, 56.0" height 186.2" length, 55.5" height 177.4" length, 58.3" height 177.4" length, 58.3" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Beige

Black

Anthracite

Gray

Gray

Beige

Black

Beige

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact Mid-Size Small Station Wagon

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in 15 x 6 in 15 x -TBD- in 16 x 6.0 in
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Size
N/A - Compact in Compact in
Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in 15 x 6 in 15 x -TBD- in 16 x 6.0 in

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A - N/A N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 95 75 90

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 3000 159 @ 4500 136 @ 4600 137 @ 4600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 5500 149 @ 6000 138 @ 6000 141 @ 6000
Displacement
2.4L/143 2.4L/144 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4

Mileage

Cruising Range - City
378.40 mi 361.20 mi 392.00 mi 322.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG 28 MPG 36 MPG 31 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy
516.00 mi 481.60 mi 504.00 mi 434.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG 21 MPG 28 MPG 23 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A N/A 26 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent Independent

Brakes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- - Yes Yes
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power Pwr Pwr
Brake ABS System
- - 4-wheel 4-wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
- - 10.3 x -TBD- in 10.3 x -TBD- in
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.1 x -TBD- in 10.1 x -TBD- in 10.8 x -TBD- in 11.8 x -TBD- in
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes - -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal 17.2 gal 14 gal 14 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.4 ft N/A 33.9 ft 34.2 ft
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.1 15.4 13.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.92 N/A 3.1 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Tires

Front Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P205/60R15 P195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P205/60R15 P195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - Compact T125/80D15

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs N/A 150 lbs 150 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs N/A 1500 lbs 1500 lbs

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3181 lbs 3157 lbs 2751 lbs 3080 lbs

Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in 71.7 in 69.9 in 69.5 in
Passenger Volume
100.0 ft³ 100 ft³ 97.9 ft³ 101.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³ 13.6 ft³ 14.2 ft³ 24.3 ft³
Wheelbase
106.3 in 106.3 in 104.3 in 106.3 in
Front Hip Room
55.8 in 55.8 in 54.2 in 53.9 in
Second Shoulder Room
55.7 in 55.7 in 55.1 in 54.7 in
Height, Overall
56.0 in 55.5 in 58.3 in 59.8 in
Track Width, Front
60.6 in 60.6 in 60.7 in 60.6 in
Min Ground Clearance
N/A 6.1 in 5.9 in 5.9 in
Liftover Height
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Track Width, Rear
60.2 in 59.8 in 60.7 in 60.5 in
Front Leg Room
43.3 in 43.3 in 43.5 in 43.5 in
Length, Overall
186.9 in 186.2 in 177.4 in 176.6 in
Front Head Room
39.3 in 39.0 in 40.0 in 40.0 in
Second Hip Room
54.4 in 54.4 in 54.0 in 52.6 in
Second Leg Room
36.2 in 36.2 in 35.0 in 36.4 in
Front Shoulder Room
56.9 in 56.9 in 55.6 in 55.4 in
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5 5
Second Head Room
37.6 in 37.6 in 37.6 in 39.4 in

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