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Overview

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

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

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

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

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

Combined MPG
28 26 21 25
Size
168" length, 56.8" height 178.5" length, 57.7" height 180.9" length, 57.9" height 168.4" length, 56.5" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Black / Copper

Charcoal Black / Performance Blue

Charcoal Black

Charcoal Black / Tangerine Scream

Medium pebble

Black / Steel Grey

Black / Red

Onyx

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars Compact Compact Cars

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in 18 X 7 in 18 x 7.5 in 18 X 7.5 in
Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in 18 X 7 in 18 x 7.5 in 18 X 7.5 in
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel N/A
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in Full-Size in 17 x -TBD- in N/A
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 N/A 110 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 590 N/A 480

Engine

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 4500 252 @ 5500 263 @ 5500 292 @ 5400
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.3L/138 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 270 @ 2500 280 @ 3000 280 @ 1800

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG 23 MPG 18 MPG 22 MPG
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG 26 MPG 21 MPG 25 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG 32 MPG 25 MPG 31 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
448.80 mi 396.80 mi 397.50 mi 449.50 mi
Cruising Range - City
330.00 mi 285.20 mi 286.20 mi 319.00 mi

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut w/Coil Springs Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm Multi-link Multi-Link

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in 12.6 in 12.6 x -TBD- in 13.4 in
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 in 10.7 in 11.0 x -TBD- in 12.2 in
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal 12.4 gal 15.9 gal 14.5 gal

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A 39.1 ft N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A N/A 2.70 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A 16.2 N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft 37.4 ft 36.0 ft 35.8 ft

Tires

Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P235/40YR18 P225/40YR18 P225/40YR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size T125/70D17 N/A
Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P235/40YR18 P225/40YR18 P225/40YR18

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2972 lbs 3223 lbs 3281 lbs 3305 lbs

Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
52.7 ft³ 44.8 ft³ 42.8 ft³ 52.7 ft³
Second Leg Room
35.6 in 33.4 in 36.2 in 35.6 in
Passenger Volume
93.5 ft³ 90.7 ft³ 94.6 ft³ 93.5 ft³
Front Hip Room
N/A 53.9 in 53.7 in N/A
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in 55.6 in 54.9 in 55.9 in
Liftover Height
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Min Ground Clearance
5 in N/A 4.7 in 4.8 in
Front Head Room
38.4 in 39.1 in 38.9 in 38.4 in
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
22.8 ft³ 23.8 ft³ 17.0 ft³ 22.8 ft³
Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in 52.6 in 54.0 in 53.9 in
Track Width, Front
60.6 in 61.2 in 60.4 in 60.7 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.5 in 71.7 in 69.7 in 70.8 in
Second Head Room
38.1 in 37.9 in 38.0 in 38.1 in
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5 5
Height, Overall
56.8 in 58.4 in 57.5 in 56.5 in
Trunk Volume
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Second Hip Room
N/A 52.8 in 52.2 in N/A
Front Leg Room
41.2 in 41.9 in 42.0 in 41.2 in
Track Width, Rear
59.7 in 60.4 in 60.0 in 59.7 in
Length, Overall
168 in 171.7 in 177.6 in 168.4 in
Wheelbase
103.6 in 104.3 in 103.9 in 103.5 in

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