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Medium Mocha



EPA Classification Subcompact

Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size 14 x 4.0 in
Rear Wheel Size 13 x 5.0 in
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size 13 x 5.0 in

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 490

Engine Type Gas I4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 108 @ 4000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 6000
Displacement 1.6L/97

EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi
Cruising Range - Hwy 514.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 39 MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 29 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
Cruising Range - City 382.80 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A

Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42
Trans Type 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again Not Available
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.33
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD

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

Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Not Available
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 9.1 x 0.71 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness Not Available in
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 13.2 gal

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A ft
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 4.3
Steering Type Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 34.1 ft
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 23.2

Spare Tire Size T115/70D14
Front Tire Size P155/80R13
Rear Tire Size P155/80R13

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 110 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1000 lbs

Base Curb Weight 2338 lbs

Passenger Capacity 5
Min Ground Clearance 5.8 in
Track Width, Rear 56.5 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 66.6 in
Front Shoulder Room 52.8 in
Second Shoulder Room 53.1 in
Height, Overall 54.3 in
Front Head Room 39.1 in
Track Width, Front 58.3 in
Second Leg Room 32.4 in
Liftover Height 22.5 in
Front Hip Room 50.1 in
Wheelbase 99.8 in
Passenger Volume 87.2 ft³
Second Head Room 36.5 in
Front Leg Room 42.3 in
Second Hip Room 52.8 in
Length, Overall 171.0 in
Trunk Volume 10.1 ft³

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs Standard
Dual cup holders Standard
Hood buckling crease w/safety stops Standard
Front door map pockets Standard
Compact spare tire Standard
P155/80R13 all-season SBR BSW tires Standard
Front/rear crumple zones Standard
5-speed manual transmission w/OD, clutch interlock Standard
Manual rack & pinion steering Standard
Liquid-filled engine mount Standard
Driver & front passenger "Second Generation" air bags Standard
70-amp alternator Standard
Front wheel drive Standard
Cloth seat trim Standard
13.2 gallon fuel tank Standard
Energy-absorbing bumpers Standard
Full floor carpeting Standard
2-speed windshield wipers Standard
Reminder chimes-inc: key-in-ignition, headlights-on Standard
Reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints Standard
Electric rear window defroster Standard
Driver-side mirror Standard
1.6L DOHC SFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine w/variable valve timing Standard
Flush-mounted halogen headlamps Standard
City 29/hwy 39 (1.6L engine/5-speed manual trans) Standard
Center console Standard
Pipe-style steel side-door guard beams Standard
Rear center lap belt Standard
Multi-link beam rear suspension w/coil springs Standard
Energy-absorbing steering column Standard
Partial side trunk trim Standard
3-point outboard ALR/ELR seat belt system w/adjustable front upper anchors Standard
Tinted glass Standard
Speedometer, trip odometer, fuel level/coolant temp gauges Standard
Remote hood release Standard
Tilt steering column Standard
Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes Standard
13" styled steel wheels w/center cap Standard
490-CCA battery Standard
Day/night rearview mirror Standard
Child safety rear door locks Standard

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