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Overview

Door
4-door 4-door 2-door 4-door
Seats
5 5 5 5
Engine

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

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

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

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

Combined MPG
25 0 28 26
Size
188.9" length, 58.0" height 185.8" length, 55.5" height 176.4" length, 55.1" height 177.2" length, 57.9" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Gray

Camel

Anthracite

Gray

Stone

Sabre Black

Gray

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Large Compact Compact Cars Midsize

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in - N/A N/A
Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in 15 x 6.0 in 16 x 6.0 in 15 x -TBD- in
Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in 15 x 6.0 in 16 x 6.0 in 15 x -TBD- in
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - N/A -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600 N/A N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110 110 N/A

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 138 @ 5500 156 @ 6200 138 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
168 @ 4000 147 @ 3000 144 @ 4300 136 @ 4500
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG N/A 28 MPG 26 MPG
Cruising Range - City
371.70 mi 395.60 mi 328.80 mi 322.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
566.40 mi 516.00 mi 452.10 mi 420.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG 23 MPG 24 MPG 23 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG 30 MPG 33 MPG 30 MPG

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link w/Coil Springs Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

Brakes

Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr Pwr Pwr
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in 11.0 x -TBD- in 11.0 x -TBD- in 10.8 x -TBD- in
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- - N/A Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System
4-wheel - 4-Wheel -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x -TBD- in 10.3 x -TBD- in 10.3 x -TBD- in -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.7 gal 17.2 gal 13.7 gal 14.0 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft 34.1 ft 33.9 ft 33.3 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
- N/A N/A N/A
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 N/A 13.4 N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.28 2.76 2.7 2.8

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60HR15 P205/55R16 P195/60R15
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60HR15 P205/55R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact - N/A N/A

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3292 lbs 3281 lbs 2737 lbs 2701-2826 lbs

Dimensions

Front Head Room
40.1 in 39.0 in 38.7 in 40.0 in
Trunk Volume
16.3 ft³ 13.6 ft³ 12.6 ft³ 12.2 ft³
Wheelbase
107.4 in 106.3 in 104.3 in 102.8 in
Front Hip Room
55.5 in 55.8 in 53.3 in 52.4 in
Second Head Room
38.2 in 37.6 in 35.3 in 38.2 in
Height, Overall
58.0 in 55.5 in 55.1 in 57.9 in
Track Width, Rear
61.4 in 59.8 in 61.6 in 58.5 in
Second Hip Room
55.3 in 54.4 in 51.6 in 53.9 in
Liftover Height
- N/A N/A N/A
Second Leg Room
37.4 in 36.2 in 33.9 in 35.4 in
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room
56.9 in 55.7 in 52.4 in 53.9 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.1 in 71.5 in 69.5 in 68.3 in
Front Shoulder Room
57.4 in 56.9 in 55.7 in 55.1 in
Passenger Volume
105.4 ft³ 86.4 ft³ 90.7 ft³ 97.0 ft³
Length, Overall
188.9 in 185.8 in 176.4 in 177.2 in
Track Width, Front
62.0 in 60.6 in 61.4 in 58.9 in
Front Leg Room
43.7 in 43.3 in 43.6 in 42.8 in
Min Ground Clearance
6.3 in 6.1 in 5.5 in 6.3 in

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