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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 29 $16,088 $17,130
4-Door Wagon Touring 21 29 $17,858 $19,075
4-Door Wagon Limited 21 29 $19,897 $21,315
4-Door Wagon GT 21 29 $21,284 $22,840
5-Door Wagon Std Manual (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual Std 29 36 $13,568 $14,670
4-Door Wagon Automatic Std 28 33 $14,308 $15,470
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 29 36 $14,641 $16,180
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 33 $15,365 $16,980
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD Std 26 31 $15,831 $17,115
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $16,691 $18,445
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 30 $16,968 $18,750
4-Door Wagon Automatic XRS 26 30 $17,492 $19,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,088
$13,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,130
$14,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$245 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 51.7
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.0 96.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 47.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 53.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 63.0 60.6
Liftover Height (in) 23.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.2 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 103.0 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 168.8 171.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 53.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 21.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.66 x 1.57 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 0.9 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.36
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 19.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3049 2679
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 510 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 126 @ 4200
Engine Order Code EDZ NA
Displacement 2.4L/148 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 130 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 3.17
Clutch Size (in) 8.98 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 1.90
Trans Order Code DD5 NA
Summary
Body Style Small Wagon 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Chrysler PT Cruiser Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front McPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .95 0.95
 
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