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$41,000
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$15,750
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$69,330
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$49,900
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Overview

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

201.0-hp, 2.5-liter, Flat 6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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

290.0-hp, 4.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

282.0-hp, 4.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 0 0 0
Size
171.0" length, 50.8" height 172.4" length, 49.8" height 187.4" length, 51.0" height 188.0" length, 56.5" height
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Savanna Beige

Boxster Red

Graphite Grey

Metropol Blue

Black

Agate

Nephrite Green

Tan

Gray

Transmissions

Transmissions

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

5-Speed A/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

5-Speed A/T

A/T

5-Speed A/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Two-Seater Sub-Compact Sub-Compact Compact

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6 in 14 x 5.5 in 17 x 8 in 16 x 7 in
Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in 14 x 5.5 in 17 x 8 in 16 x 7 in
Spare Wheel Material
N/A N/A Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size
N/A 15 x 4 in 17 x 8 in 16 x 7 in
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A 525 700 N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90 130 140

Engine

Displacement
2.5L/153 2.0L/121.8 4.0L/244 4.4L/268
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4500 130 @ 4800 290 @ 4250 310 @ 3900
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas I4 Gas V8 Gas V8
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6000 140 @ 6000 290 @ 6100 282 @ 5700

Mileage

Cruising Range - Hwy
408.00 mi 524.70 mi 477.60 mi 444.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
289.00 mi 349.80 mi 338.30 mi 333.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG 22 MPG 17 MPG 18 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG 33 MPG 24 MPG 24 MPG

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs Lower Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Ind. Multi-link Fully Independent Four-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Ind. Multi-link Fully Independent Independent

Brakes

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.74 x 0.95 in 10.0 x 0.94 in 12.8 x 1.11 in 12.8 x 1.18 in
Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.50 x 0.80 in - 12.1 x 0.79 in 11.8 x 0.79 in
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel - 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes - -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.0 gal 15.9 gal 19.9 gal 18.5 gal

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A 40.0 ft N/A N/A
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 14.58 Variable 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft 38.1 ft 36.1 ft 37.4 ft
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 2.40 2.8 3.0

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P195/70HR14 P245/50ZR17 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
N/A T125/70D15 P245/50ZR17 P225/55R16
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/70HR14 P245/50ZR17 P225/55R16

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2866 lbs 2754 lbs 3726 lbs 3803 lbs

Dimensions

Second Leg Room
N/A 28.4 in 23.7 in 34.2 in
Liftover Height
N/A N/A 24.4 in N/A
Front Hip Room
N/A 55.1 in 54.7 in N/A
Second Shoulder Room
N/A 51.2 in 51.5 in 55.9 in
Front Shoulder Room
51.7 in 53.1 in 55.2 in 56.8 in
Height, Overall
50.8 in 49.8 in 50.5 in 56.5 in
Passenger Capacity
2 4 4 5
Wheelbase
95.2 in 98.8 in 101.9 in 111.4 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.1 in 68.3 in 72.0 in 70.9 in
Length, Overall
171.0 in 172.4 in 187.4 in 188.0 in
Second Hip Room
N/A 47.2 in 42.9 in N/A
Trunk Volume
9.1 ft³ N/A 11.5 ft³ 11.1 ft³
Track Width, Rear
60.2 in 59.3 in 59.0 in 60.0 in
Passenger Volume
N/A 79.1 ft³ 75 ft³ 92.5 ft³
Second Head Room
N/A 34.3 in 33.3 in 36.8 in
Front Head Room
38.1 in 37.9 in 37.4 in 37.6 in
Min Ground Clearance
4.1 in 5.0 in 5.7 in N/A
Track Width, Front
57.5 in 59.4 in 59.2 in 59.5 in
Front Leg Room
41.6 in 43.3 in 43.0 in 41.7 in
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
- 34.0 ft³ - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
- 16.6 ft³ - -

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