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Base Soft Top Convertible

General Pricing

Resale Value $39,310.00 $34,500.00 $28,457.00
Destination $605.00 $645.00 $595.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.9L V8 1.8L I4 3.0L V6
Horsepower 280 @ 6000 RPM 180 @ 5500 RPM 210 @ 5750 RPM
Torque 286 @ 4000 RPM 173 @ 1950 RPM 205 @ 3750 RPM
Valves 4 5 4
Displacement (cc) 3948 1781 2972
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.4 3.2 X 3.4 3.6 X 3.0
Compression Ratio 10.8:1 9.5:1 10:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 18 20 21
Highway (mpg) 24 28 29

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3862.5 3130.6 3329.0
Wheelbase (in.) 107.2 95.4 100.8
Length (in.) 186.3 159.1 176.8
Width (in.) 72.0 73.1 68.9
Height (in.) 52.1 53.0 52.8
Track Front (in.) 60.5 60.0 59.4
Track Rear (in.) 60.2 59.6 59.4
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 2 4
Front Headroom (in.) 37.1 38.3 39.4
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A N/A 34.5
Front Legroom (in.) 42.7 41.2 42.3
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A N/A 29.4
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 57.3 55.6 52.3
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A N/A 42.2
Front Hip Room (in.) 53.7 N/A 51.9
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A 41.5

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 52.6 N/A 75.2

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone strut strut
Rear Suspension wishbone torsion multi-link
Tires 235/50R17 205/55R16 215/50R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

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

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

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

Interior

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

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

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

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes N/A Yes

Roof

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

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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