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Base Coupe

General Pricing

Resale Value $14,930.00 $14,810.00 $15,530.00
Destination $565.00 $545.00 $565.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.2L I4 2.0L I4 2.2L I4
Horsepower 140 @ 5600 RPM 130 @ 5750 RPM 140 @ 5800 RPM
Torque 150 @ 4000 RPM 127 @ 4250 RPM 145 @ 4400 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2189 1983 2189
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.7 3.3 X 3.5 3.4 X 3.7
Compression Ratio 10:1 9.6:1 10:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 26 26 26
Highway (mpg) 33 33 33

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2771.2 2478.0 2277.4
Wheelbase (in.) 104.1 98.4 103.2
Length (in.) 182.0 175.2 185.0
Width (in.) 68.4 67.4 67.9
Height (in.) 53.0 52.3 56.0
Track Front (in.) 57.6 56.5 58.8
Track Rear (in.) 56.4 56.5 58.4
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 4 4
Front Headroom (in.) 37.6 38.0 38.9
Rear Headroom (in.) 36.6 35.1 36.5
Front Legroom (in.) 42.1 42.5 42.2
Rear Legroom (in.) 32.6 33.4 32.7
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54.1 50.8 54.0
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 54.8 48.7 51.0
Front Hip Room (in.) 48.7 51.1 49.4
Rear Hip Room (in.) 49.5 45.1 48.3

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 87.2 80.6 87.3

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension beam multi-link torsion
Tires 195/65R15 185/60R15 205/55R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

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

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

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

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