The i-290 has a 2.9-liter four-cylinder that is controlled with an electronic throttle and makes 185 hp. A five-speed-manual gearbox or a four-speed-automatic transmission is available. There is no all-wheel drive option, it only comes with rear-wheel drive. It can carry more than 1,500 lbs and can tow up to 3,100 lbs. It features a heavy-duty suspension, 15-inch tires on aluminum wheels, and automatic headlights. For 2007, the i-290 gets a power upgrade.