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Overview

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

263.0-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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

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

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

Combined MPG
0 0 0 25
Size
176.8" length, 57.7" height 178.5" length, 57.1" height 172.4" length, 54.9" height 165.8" length, 57.8" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Black

Mocha

Medium Tan

Beige

Ebony

Charcoal black

Medium flint

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Compact Sub-Compact Compact

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.0 in 14 x 5.5 in 16" x 6.5" in 17 x 7 in
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel N/A Steel
Spare Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in 15 x 4.0T in N/A N/A
Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.0 in 14 x 5.5 in 16" x 6.5" in 17 x 7 in
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A N/A 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A 85 110 120

Engine

Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Turbocharged I4
Displacement
2.3L/138 2.0L/122.0 CID 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 3000 130 @ 4250 139 @ 4000 207 @ 1800-5000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 5500 120 @ 5500 155 @ 6500 200 @ 5100-6000

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
261.00 mi 356.40 mi 356.40 mi 304.50 mi
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A N/A 25 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
377.00 mi 435.60 mi 448.80 mi 449.50 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG 27 MPG 27 MPG 21 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG 33 MPG 34 MPG 31 MPG

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut, MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
E-type Multi-link, Multi-Link Double-Wishbone 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Sport - w/Control Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Sport w/Coil Springs - w/Coil Springs

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in - 10.2 x 0.35 in 11.26 x 0.47 in
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr Pwr
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel - 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x -TBD- in 10.1 x 0.94 in 10.3 x 0.82 in 12.28 x 0.98 in
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes - -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal 13.2 gal 13.2 gal 14.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.19 2.59 3.01
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 15.5 14.9 15.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A - N/A N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 ft 32.8 ft 38.1 ft 35.8 ft

Tires

Front Tire Size
P215/45YR18 P185/65R14 P205/55VR16 225/45HR17
Rear Tire Size
P215/45YR18 P185/65R14 P205/55VR16 225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 T125/70D15 N/A Compact

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A 1000 lbs - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A 100 lbs - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
- 100 lbs - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
- 1000 lbs - -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3153 lbs 2646 lbs 2734 lbs 3034 lbs

Dimensions

Front Leg Room
41.1 in 43.2 in 43.1 in 41.2 in
Min Ground Clearance
4.8 in 4.9 in 6.0 in 5.0 in
Second Shoulder Room
54.0 in 53.3 in 51.3 in 54.6 in
Front Hip Room
53.8 in 51.2 in 51.1 in N/A
Second Leg Room
36.3 in 36.6 in 29.2 in 35.5 in
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4 5
Liftover Height
N/A - N/A N/A
Trunk Volume
N/A 11.3 ft³ N/A N/A
Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.5 in 66.7 in 67.9 in 70.0 in
Height, Overall
57.7 in 54.1 in 54.9 in 57.8 in
Second Hip Room
52.5 in 50.2 in 46.2 in N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
16.5 ft³ - 16.0 ft³ 15.3 ft³
Wheelbase
103.9 in 102.4 in 101.2 in 101.5 in
Passenger Volume
95.3 ft³ 93.9 ft³ 81.0 ft³ 93.5 ft³
Front Shoulder Room
54.9 in 54.1 in 52.6 in 54.7 in
Second Head Room
38.4 in 36.7 in 34.1 in 38.5 in
Front Head Room
39.1 in 38.8 in 37.8 in 39.3 in
Track Width, Front
60.4 in 57.9 in 58.5 in 60.4 in
Length, Overall
176.8 in 177.6 in 172.4 in 165.8 in
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
43.4 ft³ - N/A 46.0 ft³
Track Width, Rear
60.0 in 57.9 in 58.5 in 59.7 in

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