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4-Door Wagon
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
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4-Door Sedan 2.3L Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Manual S 25 31 $12,218 $12,999
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Automatic S 25 31 $12,970 $13,799
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Manual LX 25 31 $13,816 $14,699
4-Door Wagon 2.3L Manual SX 25 31 $14,098 $14,999
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Automatic LX 25 31 $14,568 $15,499
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Manual w/ABS LX 25 31 $14,568 $15,499
4-Door Wagon 2.3L Automatic SX 25 30 $14,850 $15,799
4-Door Wagon 2.3L Manual w/ABS SX 25 31 $14,850 $15,799
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Automatic w/ABS LX 25 31 $15,320 $16,299
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Automatic AWD LX 24 29 $15,508 $16,499
4-Door Wagon 2.3L Automatic w/ABS SX 25 30 $15,602 $16,599
4-Door Wagon 2.3L Automatic AWD SX 24 29 $15,790 $16,799
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Automatic AWD w/ABS LX 24 29 $16,260 $17,299
4-Door Wagon 2.3L Automatic AWD w/ABS SX 24 29 $16,542 $17,599
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,416
$12,218
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,490
$12,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.2 48.8
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.6 90.1
Second Hip Room (in)
46.7 49.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
61.8 60.8
Liftover Height (in)
23.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 56.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 97.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 57.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
168.8 171.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.66 x 1.57 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.9 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3184 2676
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 700
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 152 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
EDZ NA
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5500 155 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
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 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
8.98 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.23
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)
1.95 1.90
Trans Order Code
DD5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.74
Summary
Body Style
Small Wagon 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Suzuki Aerio
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut

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