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SE Wagon

General Pricing

Resale Value $16,460.00 $16,330.00 $16,700.00
Destination $630.00 $720.00 $670.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 1.8L I4 1.8L I4 2.4L I4
Horsepower 148 @ 6500 RPM 122 @ 5200 RPM 158 @ 6000 RPM
Torque 125 @ 5200 RPM 127 @ 4800 RPM 162 @ 4000 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1798 1798 2362
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.0 3.3 X 3.2 3.5 X 3.8
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.9:1 9.8:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 24 28 22
Highway (mpg) 29 34 28

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2965.2 2780.0 3086.5
Wheelbase (in.) 103.7 102.4 102.4
Length (in.) 173.8 169.1 167.3
Width (in.) 68.8 66.7 69.3
Height (in.) 60.4 60.4 62.6
Track Front (in.) 59.8 58.3 60.0
Track Rear (in.) 59.8 58.5 59.8
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 40.0 40.6 40.0
Rear Headroom (in.) 38.9 38.3 41.2
Front Legroom (in.) 41.8 41.4 40.7
Rear Legroom (in.) 35.7 38.0 38.0
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54.2 53.5 55.8
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 53.4 50.7 54.7
Front Hip Room (in.) 52.2 48.8 52.7
Rear Hip Room (in.) 49.6 47.2 46.7

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 95.2 94.7 100.8

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension multi-link torsion torsion
Tires 205/70R15 185/65R15 205/55R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A N/A Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes N/A Yes
CD Changer N/A Yes N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning N/A Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows N/A Std. Std.

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