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Sport Coupe

General Pricing

Resale Value $26,795.00 $29,645.00 $31,070.00
Destination $795.00 $850.00 $850.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.6L R2 5.0L V8 6.2L V8
Horsepower 232 @ 8500 RPM 412 @ 6500 RPM 426 @ 5900 RPM
Torque 159 @ 5500 RPM 390 @ 4250 RPM 420 @ 4600 RPM
Valves 0 4 2
Displacement (cc) 2616 4951 6162
Bore X Stroke (in.) 0.0 X 0.0 3.6 X 3.6 4.1 X 3.6
Compression Ratio 10.0:1 11.0:1 10.7:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 16 17 16
Highway (mpg) 22 26 24

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3064.4 3602.4 3860.3
Wheelbase (in.) 106.3 107.1 112.3
Length (in.) 175.6 188.1 190.4
Width (in.) 69.7 73.9 75.5
Height (in.) 52.8 55.6 54.2
Track Front (in.) 59.1 62.3 63.7
Track Rear (in.) 59.3 62.9 63.7
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 4 4 4
Front Headroom (in.) 38.2 38.5 37.4
Rear Headroom (in.) 36.8 34.7 35.3
Front Legroom (in.) 42.7 42.4 42.4
Rear Legroom (in.) 32.2 29.8 29.9
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54.8 55.3 56.9
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 54.9 51.6 42.5
Front Hip Room (in.) 53.3 53.4 N/A
Rear Hip Room (in.) 48.1 46.8 N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 89.0 83.3 N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone strut multi-link
Rear Suspension multi-link beam multi-link
Tires 225/45R18 235/50R18 245/45R20

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

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

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

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

Interior

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

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 N/A N/A Yes

Roof

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

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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