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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 31 37 $11,560 $12,143
4-Door Sedan Lsi 31 37 $13,566 $14,714
4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 30 37 $11,398 $11,999
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 27 34 $12,348 $12,999
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 30 37 $12,443 $13,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 27 34 $13,393 $14,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX+ 27 34 $14,153 $14,899
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,560
$11,398
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,143
$11,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$202 / month
$200 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 31 mpg 30 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.1 48.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 51.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.5 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 34.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.8 85.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 56.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 174.2 165.2
Height, Overall (in) 53.7 53.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 97.6
Liftover Height (in) 24.8 25.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.04 x 0.87 9.17 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - 7.87 x 1.18
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.1 34.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.2 32.2
Steering Type Power Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.27 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R14 P175/70R13
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R14 P175/70R13
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2403 2227
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 13 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 13 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.2 4.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 70
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 5600 95 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas L4
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 4400 99 @ 3000
Engine Order Code - TBD - NA
Displacement 1.8L/108 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 37
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again 5th OD NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 1.89
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/4th & Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.58
Clutch Size (in) 8.3 7.48
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.28
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Prizm Suzuki Esteem
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs w/coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/coil spring
 
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