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Base Sport Utility

General Pricing

Resale Value $21,540.00 $23,070.00 $22,775.00
Destination $695.00 $675.00 $670.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.3L I4 2.7L V6 2.4L I4
Horsepower 153 @ 5800 RPM 173 @ 6000 RPM 166 @ 5800 RPM
Torque 152 @ 4250 RPM 178 @ 4000 RPM 161 @ 4000 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2261 2656 2354
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.7 3.4 X 3.0 3.4 X 3.9
Compression Ratio 9.7:1 10:1 9.7:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 20 N/A 18
Highway (mpg) 26 N/A 23

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3384.1 3370.9 3529.6
Wheelbase (in.) 103.1 103.5 101.4
Length (in.) 175.2 170.3 170.8
Width (in.) 71.1 72.1 71.5
Height (in.) 68.0 68.1 69.5
Track Front (in.) 61.1 61.0 62.1
Track Rear (in.) 60.4 61.0 62.5
Ground Clearance (in.) 8.4 7.7 6.2

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 4
Front Headroom (in.) 40.4 40.3 43.3
Rear Headroom (in.) 39.2 38.8 38.0
Front Legroom (in.) 41.6 42.1 41.0
Rear Legroom (in.) 35.6 37.2 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 56.5 56.6 57.1
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 55.9 56.3 52.2
Front Hip Room (in.) 53.4 52.4 55.0
Rear Hip Room (in.) 49.1 51.2 47.6

Payload & Towing

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

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension trailing multi-link wishbone
Tires 235/70R16 235/60R16 225/55R18

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. 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 N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM satellite satellite
Cassette Player N/A Yes N/A
CD Player Yes Yes 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 Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes 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 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 Yes N/A

Roof

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

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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