The 1996 Eagle Summit is truly a customizable vehicle. It comes with three body style choices, three engine choices, two transmission choices, and seven trim levels. The base wagon and LX wagon come with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder. The DL wagon comes with the 1.8-liter four-cylinder, with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine available as an option. The DL and ESi coupe come with the 1.5-liter four-cylinder, while the latter comes with the option of the 1.8-liter four-cylinder. The sedan models come standard with the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. All models come standard with the five-speed manual transmission with the four-speed automatic transmission available as an option.
Body Styles: wagon, coupe, sedan
Engines: 1.5-liter four-cylinder, 1.8-liter four-cylinder, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Eagle Summit, Eagle Summit LX, Eagle Summit DL, Eagle Summit ESi
The 1996 Eagle Summit adds one new exterior color, and the wagon gets new colors and seat fabrics.
The 1996 Eagle Summit coupes and the LX sedan come with 13-inch wheels, while the other models come with 14-inch wheels. The ESi coupe comes with a rear spoiler standard, which is the only model to offer this feature. The base wagon and LX wagon come with tinted glass and power exterior mirrors standard, which are optional on the DL wagon, ESi coupe, and ESi sedan. Two-tone paint is also standard on the LX wagon, and optional on the base wagon. A roof rack is optional for all wagon models, and tinted glass is optional for the DL coupe and LX sedan. The ESi sedan offers alloy wheels as an option, which is the only model to do so.
The 1996 Eagle Summit comes with bucket seats and cloth upholstery. The wagon models also come with a tilt steering wheel, which is optional for the ESi coupe and sedan. The base wagon, LX wagon, and ESi sedan come with an AM/FM audio system standard, which is optional for the other models. An optional AM/FM/Cassette audio system is also an available option. Unfortunately, air-conditioning is optional on all models. Power windows are an available option for the base wagon and LX wagon.
Performance & Handling
The 1996 Eagle Summit come standard with power steering except for the coupe models. Cruise control is available as an option on the wagons and the ESi sedan.
The 1996 Eagle Summit provides standard power brakes and driver and passenger front air bags. The wagon models also come with a rear window defroster and intermittent windshield wipers, which are also standard on the ESi sedan and optional on the ESi coupe and LX sedan. The rear window defroster is available as an option on the coupe and sedan models. The base wagon and LX wagon also come with a rear window wiper. The LX is the only model, which offers power door locks as a standard feature and available as an option for the base wagon, DL wagon, and ESi sedan.
The 1996 Eagle Summit wagons and ESi gets optional four-wheel anti-lock brakes. Meanwhile, remote trunk release is an option for the DL wagon, ESi coupe, and LX sedan and standard on the ESi sedan. The DL wagon comes with the option of a rear window wiper, and the base and LX wagons can come with an optional keyless entry system.
EPA Fuel Economy
Eagle Summit DL wagon: 21/27 mpg city/highway
Eagle Summit LX wagon: 19/25 mpg city/highway
Eagle Summit DL/ESi coupe: 28/35 mpg city/highway
Eagle Summit LX/ESi sedan: 23/30 mpg city/highway
- Air bags
- Fuel economy
- Cloth upholstery
You Won't Like
- Air-conditioning is optional
- Standard audio system
- Anti-lock brakes are optional
A great car for short commutes.
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