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5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
$15,650
Starting MSRP
$17,475
Starting MSRP

Overview

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

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

150.0-hp, 2.5-liter, 5 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
0 0 -
Size
167.3" length, 64.7" height 161.1" length, 59.0" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Arctic White

Black

Cream

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Sub-Compact -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in 16 x 6.5 in -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy -
Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in 16 x 6.5 in -
Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in 16 x 6.5 in -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A 140 -

Engine

Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 170 @ 3750 -
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/151 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6000 150 @ 5000 -

Mileage

Cruising Range - City
308.00 mi 290.00 mi -
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG 28 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
392.00 mi 406.00 mi -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG 20 MPG -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut -

Brakes

Brake Type
Power Pwr -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in 9.13 x 0.35 in -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x -TBD- in 11.03 x 0.87 in -
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -

Fuel Tank

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

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.04 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft 35.8 ft -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16 -

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3020 lbs 2884 lbs -

Dimensions

Second Leg Room
38.0 in 33.5 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.3 in 67.9 in -
Track Width, Front
60.0 in 59.4 in -
Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in 4.6 in -
Second Hip Room
46.7 in N/A -
Front Shoulder Room
55.8 in 52.8 in -
Passenger Volume
122.5 ft³ 81 ft³ -
Second Head Room
41.2 in 36.7 in -
Height, Overall
64.7 in 59.0 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 4 -
Track Width, Rear
59.8 in 58.8 in -
Front Hip Room
52.7 in N/A -
Wheelbase
102.4 in 98.8 in -
Front Leg Room
40.7 in 39.4 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Length, Overall
167.3 in 161.1 in -
Front Head Room
40.0 in 38.2 in -
Second Shoulder Room
54.7 in 49.3 in -
Trunk Volume
21.7 ft³ 12.0 ft³ -

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