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Overview

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

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

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

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

180.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Diesel Fuel)

Combined MPG
26 0 29 37
Size
165.4" length, 58.3" height 152.7" length, 58.8" height 178.3" length, 57.5" height 182.5" length, 56.3" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Pastel Pebble Beige

Stone

Stone

Black w / Red Highlight

Saddle Brown

Black

Venetian Beige

Oyster / Black / Dark Oyster

Coral Red w / Black Highlight

Veneto Beige

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

8-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact - Compact Cars Compact Cars

Wheels

Front Wheel Material
Steel - Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
N/A - Steel N/A
Spare Wheel Size
N/A - Compact in N/A
Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in - 15 x 5.5 in 17 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Material
Steel - Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in - 15 x 5.5 in 17 X 7.5 in

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 - 550 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - 110 180

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 - 156 @ 6200 180 @ 4000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 - 144 @ 4300 280 @ 1750
Displacement
2.5L/151 - 2.0L/122 2.0 L/122
Engine Type
Gas I5 - Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A - N/A N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
478.50 mi - 465.80 mi 675.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG - 34 MPG 45 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A - N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
333.50 mi - 342.50 mi 480.00 mi
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG - 29 MPG 37 MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG - 25 MPG 32 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A - N/A N/A

Suspension

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

Brakes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A - N/A N/A
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A - N/A N/A
Brake Type
Pwr - Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes - Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 1.0 in - 11.0 x -TBD- in 12.3 in
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel - 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 x 0.5 in - 10.3 x -TBD- in 11.8 in

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A - N/A N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal - 13.7 gal 15 gal

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - 2.9 N/A
Steering Type
Pwr - Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A - 14.2 N/A
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A - N/A N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft ft - 33.9 ft 37.1 ft

Tires

Front Tire Size
195/65R15 - P195/65R15 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Size
195/65R15 - P195/65R15 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
N/A - Compact N/A

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2968 lbs - 2729 lbs 3460 lbs

Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.3 in - 69.9 in 71.3 in
Track Width, Front
60.7 in - 61.3 in 60.3 in
Passenger Volume
93.0 ft³ - 96.8 ft³ N/A
Second Hip Room
N/A - 53.3 in N/A
Trunk Volume
N/A - 14.7 ft³ 13 ft³
Second Leg Room
35.5 in - 35.0 in 35.1 in
Wheelbase
101.5 in - 104.3 in 110.6 in
Height, Overall
58.3 in - 57.5 in 56.3 in
Liftover Height
N/A - N/A N/A
Second Head Room
38.5 in - 37.6 in 37.7 in
Length, Overall
165.4 in - 178.3 in 182.5 in
Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in - 55.7 in 55.1 in
Second Shoulder Room
52.8 in - 54.7 in 55.1 in
Front Hip Room
N/A - 53.0 in N/A
Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in - 5.9 in N/A
Passenger Capacity
5 - 5 5
Front Leg Room
41.2 in - 43.3 in 42 in
Track Width, Rear
59.6 in - 61.6 in 61.9 in
Front Head Room
39.3 in - 40.0 in 40.3 in
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46.0 ft³ - - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³ - - -

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