Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,240 - $23,495
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
173-224
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,240 - $23,495
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
173-224
Seats
5

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,477 - $8,132
$5,240 - $7,045

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
173 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SOHC SMPI 16
2.5L SOHC SMPI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.6 in.
43.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.7 in.
33.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.4 in.
99.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
176.6 in.
176.6 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3140 - 3185 .lbs
3140 - 3185 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
173 hp

Torque

Torque
166 ft. lbs.
166 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 27 mpg
10 - 27 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 27 mpg
26 - 27 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety