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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 ES Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 28 35 $12,912 $13,597
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 25 31 $13,766 $14,497
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 25 31 $15,191 $15,997
4-Door Sedan Manual OZ-Rally 28 35 $15,190 $15,997
4-Door Sedan Automatic OZ-Rally 25 31 $15,950 $16,797
4-Door Sedan Manual Ralliart 23 29 $17,090 $17,997
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ralliart 22 28 $17,945 $18,897
4-Door Wagon Automatic Sportback LS 22 28 $15,868 $16,709
4-Door Wagon Automatic Sportback Ralliart 22 28 $18,346 $19,319
4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution RS 18 26 $25,176 $26,799
4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution VIII 18 26 $28,182 $29,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,416
$12,912
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,490
$13,597
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$227 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 51.2
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 36.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.6 93.9
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 50.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 54.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 43.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 23.3 NA
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.2 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 103.0 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 66.8
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 168.8 180.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 61.8 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.3
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.66 x 1.57 8.0 x 1.17
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 0.9 10.0 x 0.9
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.19
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 45.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65TR15 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P195/65TR15 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3184 2646
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 85
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 130 @ 4250
Engine Order Code EDZ 4G94
Displacement 2.4L/148 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5500 120 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 3.58
Clutch Size (in) 8.98 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.38
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.95
Trans Order Code DD5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler PT Cruiser Mitsubishi Lancer
Body Style Small Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front McPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .95 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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