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Base Coupe

General Pricing

Resale Value $18,250.00 $17,860.00 $20,095.00
Destination $535.00 $535.00 $450.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.8L V6 2.0L I4 1.8L I4
Horsepower 200 @ 5200 RPM 140 @ 6000 RPM 140 @ 6500 RPM
Torque 225 @ 4000 RPM 177 @ 4800 RPM 119 @ 5500 RPM
Valves 2 4 4
Displacement (cc) 3790 1996 1839
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.8 X 3.4 3.4 X 3.3 3.3 X 3.3
Compression Ratio 9.4:1 9.6:1 9.5:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 19 22 25
Highway (mpg) 30 32 29

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3337.8 2996.1 2299.4
Wheelbase (in.) 101.1 103.7 89.2
Length (in.) 193.4 190.2 155.3
Width (in.) 74.5 69.1 66.0
Height (in.) 52.0 53.0 48.4
Track Front (in.) 60.7 59.5 55.3
Track Rear (in.) 60.6 59.3 56.3
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 4 5 2
Front Headroom (in.) 37.2 39.1 37.1
Rear Headroom (in.) 35.3 36.5 N/A
Front Legroom (in.) 42.9 43.3 42.8
Rear Legroom (in.) 28.9 35.0 N/A
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 57.4 53.1 49.7
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 55.8 55.1 N/A
Front Hip Room (in.) 52.8 55.1 N/A
Rear Hip Room (in.) 44.4 49.6 N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 84.0 90.7 N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone wishbone
Rear Suspension beam multi-link wishbone
Tires 215/60R16 215/50R17 185/60R14

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A N/A N/A

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive front wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. 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 N/A
Cassette Player N/A Yes N/A
CD Player Yes N/A Yes
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 Std. Std. N/A
Tilt Steering Yes Yes N/A
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. 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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