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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)

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

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

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

Combined MPG
0 0 26 0
Size
186.9" length, 56.0" height 170.9" length, 57.9" height 177.2" length, 57.9" height 186.2" length, 55.5" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Beige

Black

Beige

Gray

Gray

Anthracite

Gray

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 Midsize Midsize Compact

Wheels

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

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 90 N/A 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A 540 N/A -

Engine

Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/121 2.0L/122 2.4L/144
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 3000 136 @ 4500 136 @ 4500 159 @ 4500
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 5500 138 @ 6000 138 @ 6000 149 @ 6000

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A 26 MPG N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG 33 MPG 30 MPG 28 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
378.40 mi 362.50 mi 322.00 mi 361.20 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG 25 MPG 23 MPG 21 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy
516.00 mi 478.50 mi 420.00 mi 481.60 mi
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 Dual-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent Independent

Brakes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- - Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x 1.0 in 10.8 x 1.0 in 10.8 x -TBD- in 10.1 x -TBD- in
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr Pwr Power
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes - -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x 0.39 in 10.2 x 0.4 in - -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal 14.5 gal 14.0 gal 17.2 gal

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.92 2.8 2.8 N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.4 ft 33.2 ft 33.3 ft N/A
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 13.7 N/A 14.1

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/50R16 P195/60R15 P205/60R15
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/50R16 P195/60R15 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 N/A N/A -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A - - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A - - N/A

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3181 lbs 2952 lbs 2701-2826 lbs 3157 lbs

Dimensions

Second Head Room
37.6 in 38.8 in 38.2 in 37.6 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in 68.3 in 68.3 in 71.7 in
Front Leg Room
43.3 in 42.8 in 42.8 in 43.3 in
Passenger Volume
100.0 ft³ 97.0 ft³ 97.0 ft³ 100 ft³
Track Width, Rear
60.2 in 58.5 in 58.5 in 59.8 in
Front Head Room
39.3 in 40.0 in 40.0 in 39.0 in
Height, Overall
56.0 in 57.9 in 57.9 in 55.5 in
Front Shoulder Room
56.9 in 55.1 in 55.1 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in 102.8 in 102.8 in 106.3 in
Second Leg Room
36.2 in 35.4 in 35.4 in 36.2 in
Second Hip Room
54.4 in 53.9 in 53.9 in 54.4 in
Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³ N/A 12.2 ft³ 13.6 ft³
Front Hip Room
55.8 in 52.4 in 52.4 in 55.8 in
Second Shoulder Room
55.7 in 53.9 in 53.9 in 55.7 in
Min Ground Clearance
N/A 6.3 in 6.3 in 6.1 in
Track Width, Front
60.6 in 58.9 in 58.9 in 60.6 in
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5 5
Length, Overall
186.9 in 170.9 in 177.2 in 186.2 in
Liftover Height
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
- 18.3 ft³ - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
- 52.8 ft³ - -

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