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DX Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $12,145.00 $11,908.00 $12,495.00
Destination $450.00 $420.00 $500.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 1.5L I4 1.8L I4 2.2L I4
Horsepower 92 @ 5500 RPM 120 @ 5600 RPM 115 @ 5000 RPM
Torque 96 @ 4000 RPM 122 @ 4400 RPM 135 @ 3600 RPM
Valves 4 4 2
Displacement (cc) 1489 1794 2189
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.0 X 3.3 3.1 X 3.6 3.5 X 3.5
Compression Ratio 9.4:1 10:1 9:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 30 31 24
Highway (mpg) 37 38 34

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2385.4 2414.1 2674.2
Wheelbase (in.) 102.6 97.0 104.1
Length (in.) 174.8 174.0 181.7
Width (in.) 67.3 66.7 67.3
Height (in.) 55.9 54.5 54.7
Track Front (in.) 57.5 57.5 57.6
Track Rear (in.) 57.5 57.1 56.6
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 39.2 39.3 38.9
Rear Headroom (in.) 37.4 36.9 37.2
Front Legroom (in.) 42.2 42.5 42.1
Rear Legroom (in.) 35.6 33.2 34.3
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54.3 52.8 54.6
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 53.6 52.2 53.9
Front Hip Room (in.) N/A 50.5 50.9
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A 51.2 51.1

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 95.0 88.0 91.6

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension strut strut beam
Tires 175/70R13 175/65R14 195/70R14

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A N/A 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 Std.
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 N/A N/A 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 N/A
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning N/A N/A N/A

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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