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LX Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $14,460.00 $14,355.00 $14,800.00
Destination $535.00 $415.00 $535.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.0L I4 2.0L I4 2.0L I4
Horsepower 125 @ 5500 RPM 110 @ 5000 RPM 132 @ 6000 RPM
Torque 130 @ 4000 RPM 125 @ 3750 RPM 129 @ 5000 RPM
Valves 4 2 4
Displacement (cc) 1988 1988 1996
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.3 X 3.5 3.3 X 3.5 3.4 X 3.3
Compression Ratio 9.6:1 9.2:1 9.8:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 24 28 27
Highway (mpg) 35 37 37

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2733.7 2522.1 2927.7
Wheelbase (in.) 106.5 98.4 108.0
Length (in.) 184.6 172.7 186.3
Width (in.) 69.1 67.0 71.0
Height (in.) 54.4 53.9 54.1
Track Front (in.) 59.2 56.5 60.2
Track Rear (in.) 58.5 56.5 60.2
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 39.0 38.7 38.1
Rear Headroom (in.) 36.7 39.1 36.8
Front Legroom (in.) 42.4 42.5 42.3
Rear Legroom (in.) 34.4 34.0 38.1
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 53.9 52.1 55.2
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 53.3 52.1 54.7
Front Hip Room (in.) 50.7 50.2 52.8
Rear Hip Room (in.) 45.3 49.4 52.7

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 90.2 89.5 95.9

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut wishbone
Rear Suspension multi-link strut wishbone
Tires 185/70R14 185/65R14 195/70R14

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A Std. N/A

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 N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

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

Interior

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

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

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

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