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

Plymouth Sundance Chevrolet CavalierToyota Corolla 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 13.612.712.0
Standard Engine EFI — 93 hp
25/33 mpg
EFI — 90 hp
25/33 mg
Carb— 74 hp
26/32 mpg
Carb — 76 hp
30/35 mpg
Optional Engines

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

V6: 125 hp
20/29 mpg

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Transmissions 5-spd manual
3-speed auto
5-spd manual
3-speed auto
5-spd manual
3-speed auto
5-spd manual
4-speed auto
Standard Tires P185/70R14 P185/80R13 P155R13P175/70R13
Optional Tires P185/70R14 Up to P205/70RI3    

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

* $1,000 rebate available for all of the year.
** Estimated price. Rebate also available.
*** With Ford-built engine. Optional Mazda 1.8 is similar to the Protege.

sundance - shadow interior

1990-1994 specifications and statistics

V6 power (hp/torque) 141/171  
2.2 power (hp/torque) 93/122  
2.5 power (hp/torque) 100/135  
2.5 turbo power (hp/torque) 152 @ 4800
210 @ 2400
 
EPA gas mileage (2.2 stick) 26 city /
32 highway
 
Towing (manual trans) 1,000 lb  
Turning radius 35 feet  
Passengers Five  
Tires P185/70R14  
Towing (auto, 2.2/2.5 ) 1,500 - 2,000 lb  

 Engines...

  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 lengths and such

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
-Rear
41.5"
34.0"
41.5"
34.0"
41.4
n/a
Shoulder Room-Front 
-Rear
54.4"
52.5"
54.7"
54.5"
54.5
n/a
Cargo (Rear Seats Up)
(Rear Seats 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)

endurance testing

1992 Code Engine Transaxle Availability
DFDF 2.2-Liter Manual Standard
DFGA 2.2-Liter Automatic Optional
DGDF 2.2 Turbo Manual Optional
DGGA 2.2 Turbo Automatic Optional
DMDF 2.5-Liter Manual Optional
DMGA 2.5-Liter Automatic Optional

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