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Base Wagon

General Pricing

Resale Value $16,485.00 $16,180.00 $17,625.00
Destination $560.00 $485.00 $545.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 1.8L I4 1.8L I4 2.0L I4
Horsepower 130 @ 6000 RPM 130 @ 6000 RPM 130 @ 5300 RPM
Torque 125 @ 4400 RPM 126 @ 4200 RPM 135 @ 4500 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1794 1794 1986
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.1 X 3.6 3.1 X 3.6 3.3 X 3.5
Compression Ratio 10:1 10:1 9.6:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 29 29 25
Highway (mpg) 36 36 31

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2700.7 2700.7 2683.0
Wheelbase (in.) 102.4 102.4 103.0
Length (in.) 171.9 171.3 178.2
Width (in.) 69.9 69.9 66.9
Height (in.) 63.0 60.6 53.9
Track Front (in.) 59.8 59.6 58.8
Track Rear (in.) 58.9 58.9 58.5
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 38.9 40.6 39.1
Rear Headroom (in.) 39.4 39.8 40.0
Front Legroom (in.) 41.7 41.8 43.1
Rear Legroom (in.) 35.4 36.3 34.7
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 53.2 53.2 53.5
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 52.5 52.6 53.6
Front Hip Room (in.) 51.3 51.7 49.4
Rear Hip Room (in.) 51.7 47.8 50.7

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 96.2 96.2 95.9

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension torsion torsion wishbone
Tires 205/55R16 205/55R16 195/60R15

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 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 N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A N/A 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 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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