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Linear Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $26,850.00 $29,735.00 $30,800.00
Destination $720.00 $545.00 $540.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.0L I4 3.0L I6 3.5L V6
Horsepower 175 @ 5500 RPM 215 @ 5800 RPM 280 @ 6200 RPM
Torque 195 @ 2500 RPM 218 @ 3800 RPM 260 @ 4700 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1988 2997 3456
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.4 3.4 X 3.4 3.7 X 3.3
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.5:1 10.8:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) N/A 18 22
Highway (mpg) N/A 25 31

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3174.7 3254.0 3560.5
Wheelbase (in.) 105.3 105.1 111.0
Length (in.) 182.5 176.6 197.2
Width (in.) 69.0 67.9 72.8
Height (in.) 56.8 55.5 58.5
Track Front (in.) 59.8 58.9 62.2
Track Rear (in.) 59.3 58.5 61.6
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 38.9 39.1 38.8
Rear Headroom (in.) 37.0 37.7 37.5
Front Legroom (in.) 42.3 42.7 41.3
Rear Legroom (in.) 35.1 30.2 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 56.3 52.6 59.4
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 55.1 53.5 58.2
Front Hip Room (in.) 52.5 52.8 55.8
Rear Hip Room (in.) 52.6 53.9 56.2

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 90.0 89.2 106.9

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut wishbone strut
Rear Suspension multi-link wishbone strut
Tires 215/55R16 215/45R17 215/55R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

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

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

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

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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