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Overview

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

118.0-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

122.0-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

101.0-hp, 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

108.0-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 26 29 0
Size
145.6" length, 55.4" height 156.7" length, 65.0" height 139.6" length, 59.8" height 154.1" length, 60.2" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Redwood Red

Blue / Carbon Black

Gray

Tuscan Beige

Black / Grey

Medium Grey

Ivory Interior

Black Interior

Graphite Cordovan

Transmissions

Transmissions

6-Speed A/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

M/T

6-Speed M/T

6-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Minicompact Small Station Wagon Minicompact Car Sub-Compact

Wheels

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
N/A Steel N/A Steel
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in 15 x 4.0 in N/A 14 x -TBD- in
Front Wheel Size
15 x 5.5 in 15 x 6.0 in 15 x 6.0 in 15 x 5.5 in
Rear Wheel Size
15 x 5.5 in 15 x 6.0 in 15 x 6.0 in 15 x 5.5 in

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A 500 N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110 105 N/A

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 6000 122 @ 5200 101 @ 6500 108 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 127 @ 4800 98 @ 4000 105 @ 4200
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 1.8L/110 1.4L/83 1.5L/96

Mileage

Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 MPG 24 MPG N/A 32 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A 26 MPG N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
296.80 mi 316.80 mi N/A 380.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
37 MPG 29 MPG N/A 38 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
Cruising Range - Hwy
392.20 mi 382.80 mi N/A 452.20 mi

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- - w/Coil Springs w/Torsion Bars
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Independent Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Bar Twist Beam Axle MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- - w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Brakes

Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr Power
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x 0.87 in 11.02 x 0.95 in 10.1 x 0.9 in 10.0 x -TBD- in
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes N/A Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 x 0.39 in - 9.4 x 0.4 in -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
10.6 gal 13.2 gal 10.5 gal 11.9 gal

Steering

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 18.4 16.3 17.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A 34.8 ft N/A N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.1 ft 33.4 ft 30.6 ft 34.8 ft
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A 3.25 3.0 3.3

Tires

Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P195/60R15 185/55R15 P185/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15 N/A T125/70D16
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P195/60R15 185/55R15 P185/60R15

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
- - N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
- - 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
2546 lbs 2762 lbs 2416 lbs 2340 lbs

Dimensions

Track Width, Rear
57.8 in 58.3 in 55.0 in 56.3 in
Length, Overall
145.6 in 156.7 in 139.6 in 154.1 in
Second Hip Room
N/A 47.6 in 42.0 in 53.4 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.3 in 66.7 in 64.1 in 66.7 in
Wheelbase
97.1 in 99.6 in 90.6 in 93.3 in
Front Hip Room
N/A 48.8 in 47.9 in 54.6 in
Liftover Height
N/A 28.6 in 27.7 in N/A
Track Width, Front
57.4 in 58.1 in 55.4 in 57.3 in
Second Leg Room
29.9 in 35.5 in 31.7 in 37.6 in
Front Head Room
38.8 in 42.6 in 38.6 in 39.6 in
Second Shoulder Room
44.7 in 52.4 in 46.4 in 50.4 in
Min Ground Clearance
N/A N/A 4.6 in 5.7 in
Height, Overall
55.4 in 65.0 in 59.8 in 60.2 in
Passenger Capacity
4 5 4 5
Front Leg Room
41.4 in 42.4 in 40.7 in 41.3 in
Trunk Volume
N/A N/A 5.4 ft³ 11.7 ft³
Second Head Room
37.6 in 40.2 in 36.8 in 38.8 in
Passenger Volume
N/A 97.7 ft³ 76.2 ft³ 86.0 ft³
Front Shoulder Room
50.3 in 52.2 in 49.4 in 50.9 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
- 58.1 ft³ - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height
- 45.2 in - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
- N/A - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
- 11.4 ft³ - -
Rear Door Opening Height
- N/A - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
- N/A - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
- 39.7 in - -
Rear Door Opening Width
- N/A - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
- N/A - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
5.7 ft³ - - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
24.0 ft³ - - -

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