Plymouth Sundance/ Dodge Shadow specifications and comparisons

1988 Sundance vs Cavalier, Corolla, and Civic four-doors

Plymouth Sundance Chevrolet CavalierToyota Corolla
Chevy Nova
Honda Civic
Wheelbase 97.0 101.295.796.5
Legroom F/R 41.5 / 34.0 42.2 / 34.3 42.4 / 32.040.3 / 32.8
Cargo, cubic feet13.1
33.0 w/rear seats folded
13.612.712.0
Standard Engine 2.2 liter 4-cyl EFI, 93 hp
25 city/33 hwy
2.0-liter 4-cyl EFI, 90 hp
25 city/33 hwy
1.6 carb, 74 hp
26/32 mpg
1.5 carb, 76 hp
30/35 mpg
Optional Engines

2.2T, 146 hp: 21/29 mpg
2.5, 96 hp: 23/31 mpg

2.8 liter V6, 125 hp
20/29 mpg

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Transmissions 5-speed manual
3-speed automatic
5-speed manual
3-speed automatic
5-speed manual
3-speed automatic
5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Standard Tires P185/70R14 P185/80R13 P155R13P175/70R13
Optional Tires P185/70R14 perf. P185/80R13; P205/70R13; P205/70RI3 ??
Basic Warranty 12 months/12,000 miles 12 months/12,000 miles12/12,50012/12,000
Powertrain, Rust 7 years/70,000 miles 6 years/60,000 miles3/36 power
5/no limit rust
2/24 power
3/no limit rust

1994 Plymouth Sundance - Dodge Shadow Competitive Comparison

Listed in order of price. The chart below is from 1994.

CarCity mpgHway mpghptorqueheadroomairbagspriceseat-down
cargo
P-Bodies-2.227349312213.218797*38.3
P-Bodies-2.5253210013513.219083*38.3
P-Bodies-V6212914117113.219683**38.3
1995 Neon293813212929995
Civic DX34401029812.421175039.1
Sentra XE293811010811.7opt.1229938.5
Sunbird LE2535110124130976438.8
Escort LX***30378810812.111055038.4
Prizm Base273410510012.721073038.5
Corolla DX273411511512.721299838.8
Saturn SL1284010011511.921099538.5
Saturn SL2253512412211.921199538.5
* The $1,000 rebate was available for all of the year.
** Estimated price. Rebate also available.
*** With Ford-built engine. Escort LX with optional Mazda 1.8 is similar to the Mazda Protege.

1990-1994 specifications and statistics

V6 power (hp/torque) 141/171  
Gear Ratios: 5-Speed
2.2 power (hp/torque) 93/122  
Overall Top-Gear
2.67
2.5 power (hp/torque) 100/135  
1
3.31
2.5 turbo power (hp/torque) 152 @ 4800
210 @ 2400
 
2
2.06
EPA gas mileage (2.2 stick) 26 city /
32 highway
 
3
1.36
Towing (manual trans) 1,000 lb  
4
.97
Turning radius 35 feet  
5
.71
Passengers Five  
Gear Ratios (3-speed)
Tires P185/70R14  
1
2.84
Towing (auto, 2.2/2.5 ) 1,500 - 2,000 lb  
2
1.57
     
3
1.00
     
Overall
2.49

 

  MPG
(Manual)
HP Torque Compression
1991-92 2.2 23/30 93 122 @ 3,200  
1993 2.2 26/32 93@4,800 121 @ 3,200* 9.5:1
1991-93 2.5 25/32 100@4,800 135@2,800 8.9:1
1991 2.5 Turbo   152@4,800 210 @ 3,400 8.0:1
1992 V6 21/29 141@5,000 171@2400 8.9:1
         

 

BASIC SPECIFICATIONS 1988
2-Door
1988
4-Door
1993-94
Wheelbase 97.2"
Overall Length 171.7
Overall Width 67.3"
Overall Height 52.7"
Track-Front 57.6"
-Rear 57.2"
Turning Diameter-Curb-to-Curb 33.9’ (14” tires) - 34.7’ (15”)
Curb Weight (Std. engine-lbs. estimated) 2,513 2,544 2,608-2,644
Headroom-Front
-Rear
38.3"
37.4"
38.3"
37.4"
38.3
41.4
Legroom-Front (Maximum)
-Rear (Minimum)
41.5"
34.0"
41.5"
34.0"
41.4
n/a
Hiproom—Front
-Rear
55.3"
47.5"
55.4"
44.7"
54.5
n/a
Shoulder Room-Front 
-Rear
54.4"
52.5"
54.7"
54.5"
54.5
n/a
Cargo Capacity, Cubic Feet --
With Rear Seat Backs Up
With Rear Seat Backs Down

13.2
33.3

13.1
33.0

13.1
30.8
Overall top gear ratio, automatic 3.02 3.02  
Overall top gear ratio, manual 2.51 2.51  
Drag Coefficient     0.42

* (listed as 97.0 in 1991, probably by mistake)

1992 Code Engine Transaxle Availability
DFDF 2.2-Liter 5-Speed Manual Standard
DFGA 2.2-Liter 3-Speed Automatic Optional
DGDF 2.2-Liter Turbocharged 5-Speed Manual Included in Turbo Engine Package Only (Code AGT)
DGGA 2.2-Liter Turbocharged 3-Speed Automatic Available in Turbo Engine Package Only (Code AGT)
DMDF 2.5-Liter 5-Speed Manual Requires Popular Equipment Discount Package (Code AAM)
DMGA 2.5-Liter 3-Speed Automatic Requires Popular Equipment Discount Package (Code AAM)

 

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