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

Overview

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

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

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

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

Exterior color

Exterior color

-

Interior color

Interior color

Black

Cream

Arctic White

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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
Sub-Compact Small Station Wagon -

Wheels

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

Electrical

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

Engine

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

Mileage

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

Suspension

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

Brakes

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

Fuel Tank

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

Steering

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

Tires

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

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2884 lbs 3020 lbs -

Dimensions

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

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