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Selected Style 2-Door Base Coupe w/1SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV 26 34 $9,757 $10,325
2-Door Coupe Base 26 36 $13,473 $14,410
4-Door Sedan Base 26 36 $13,660 $14,610
2-Door Coupe LS 26 36 $15,044 $16,090
4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,231 $16,290
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 36 $16,371 $17,510
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 36 $16,558 $17,710
4-Door Wagon
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 22 29 $12,812 $13,530
4-Door Wagon Touring 22 29 $14,664 $15,565
4-Door Wagon Limited 22 29 $16,484 $17,565
2-Door Convertible 22 29 $18,622 $19,405
4-Door Wagon GT 21 27 $21,489 $23,065
2-Door Convertible Touring 22 29 $21,664 $23,175
2-Door Convertible GT 21 27 $25,991 $27,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,757
$12,812
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,325
$13,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$172 / month
$226 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 40.6
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 50.2
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 40.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.8 84.3
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 63.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 58.2
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 103.0
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 23.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 67.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 6.5
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 168.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x 1.77 8.66 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 10.94 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 36.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 18
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QFB TNC
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code QFB TNC
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2617 2924
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 6.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L61 EDZ
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 150 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 2.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/4th & 5th OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.50
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 8.98
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.95
Trans Order Code MM5 DD5
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Small Wagon
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Chrysler PT Cruiser
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Axle Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Macpherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 .95
 
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