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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 22 29 $16,416 $17,490
4-Door Wagon Touring 22 29 $18,031 $19,265
4-Door Wagon Limited 22 29 $20,070 $21,505
4-Door Wagon GT 21 27 $23,669 $25,460
4-Door Sedan i Manual I4
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic I4 i 22 28 $17,523 $18,995
4-Door Sedan Manual I4 i 24 32 $17,523 $18,995
5-Door HB Automatic I4 i 22 28 $19,455 $21,095
5-Door HB Manual I4 i 24 32 $19,455 $21,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 s 19 26 $20,127 $21,825
4-Door Sedan Manual V6 s 19 26 $20,127 $21,825
5-Door Sport Wagon Automatic V6 s 19 26 $20,770 $22,525
5-Door Sport Wagon Manual V6 s 19 26 $20,770 $22,525
5-Door HB Automatic V6 s 19 26 $21,387 $23,195
5-Door HB Manual V6 s 19 26 $21,387 $23,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,416
$17,523
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,490
$18,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$317 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.6 96.3
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 168.8 186.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 61.8 56.7
Liftover Height (in) 23.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.0 105.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 19.0 -
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) 64.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 0.9 11.1 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.66 x 1.57 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65TR15 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P195/65TR15 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70R15
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3184 3045
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/148 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5500 160 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EDZ NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.98 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.84
Trans Order Code DD5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler PT Cruiser Mazda Mazda6
Body Style Small Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/multi-links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front McPherson Strut Independent Strut
 
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