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4dr Sdn GL Manual
$21,750
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2dr Cpe DE 1.5L Manual
$11,937
Starting MSRP
$31,505
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2004 4dr Sdn 1.8T Manual
$25,250
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Overview

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

170.0-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

92.0-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

210.0-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

170.0-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 0 0 0
Size
185.2" length, 57.6" height 168.1" length, 53.5" height 190.2" length, 54.3" height 180" length, 54.8" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Slate Blue

Grey-Violet

Crystal Blue

Cypress / Dark Cypress

Platinum

Brownstone

Beige

Gray

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sub-compact Compact Compact

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6 in 14 x 5.5 in 15 x 6 in 16 x 7.0 in
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Size
15 x 6 in 14 x -TBD- in 15 x 6 in 16 x 7.0 in
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6 in 14 x 5.5 in 15 x 6 in 16 x 7.0 in

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90 80 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A 420 582 N/A

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 1950 93 @ 3000 220 @ 4400 166 @ 1950
Displacement
1.8L/109 1.5L/90.0 3.0L/183 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5900 92 @ 5500 210 @ 5800 170 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas I4

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
360.80 mi 396.80 mi 351.50 mi 407.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG 39 MPG 26 MPG 31 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy
508.40 mi 483.60 mi 481.00 mi 573.50 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG 32 MPG 19 MPG 22 MPG
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front
Four-link MacPherson Strut Independent Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Independent Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar

Brakes

Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 0.98 in 9.2 x 0.7 in 10.7 x 1.10 in 11.3 x 0.39 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
9.6 x 0.39 in - 10.5 x 0.39 in 9.6 x 0.39 in
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel - Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes - -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.4 gal 12.4 gal 18.5 gal 18.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A 34.8 ft 38.7 ft N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2 3.0 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 16.7 17.4 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft 32.8 ft 36.7 ft 36.4 ft
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Tires

Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 T105/70D14 P205/65R15 P215/55HR16
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P175/65R14 P205/65R15 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P175/65R14 P205/65R15 P215/55HR16

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A 100 lbs 200 lbs N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A - - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A - - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A 1000 lbs 2000 lbs N/A

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3212 lbs 2183 lbs 3351 lbs 3252 lbs

Dimensions

Height, Overall
57.6 in 53.5 in 54.3 in 56.2 in
Trunk Volume
15 ft³ 11.5 ft³ 13.0 ft³ 13.4 ft³
Front Shoulder Room
55.8 in 53.6 in 55.6 in 55.1 in
Length, Overall
185.2 in 168.1 in 190.2 in 179.0 in
Liftover Height
N/A N/A 26.4 in N/A
Front Hip Room
57.7 in 53.2 in 53.3 in N/A
Passenger Volume
95 ft³ 85.6 ft³ 92.1 ft³ 90.1 ft³
Min Ground Clearance
5.8 in 5.9 in 5.4 in 4.2 in
Track Width, Front
59.6 in 57.1 in 60.8 in 60.2 in
Second Leg Room
35.3 in 31.1 in 34.4 in 34.3 in
Second Hip Room
56.7 in 47.6 in 53.4 in N/A
Second Head Room
37.8 in 35.8 in 36.2 in 37.2 in
Second Shoulder Room
54.6 in 53.6 in 54.1 in 53.4 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.7 in 66.5 in 70.5 in 69.5 in
Front Head Room
39.7 in 38.6 in 38.0 in 38.4 in
Track Width, Rear
59.6 in 57.5 in 59.8 in 60.1 in
Front Leg Room
41.5 in 43.0 in 43.5 in 41.3 in
Wheelbase
106.4 in 95.1 in 105.1 in 104.3 in
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5 5

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