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Compare 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2004 Suzuki Aerio

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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon
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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 S 2.3L Manual
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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 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 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 Sedan 2.3L Automatic AWD w/ABS LX 24 29 $16,260 $17,299
4-Door Wagon 2.3L Manual SX 25 31 $14,098 $14,999
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 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 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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 48.8
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 36.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.6 90.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 40.6
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 61.8 60.8
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) - 14.6
Brakes
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
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 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 -
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 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3184 2676
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 80
Engine
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
Fuel System SMPI NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 25
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler PT Cruiser Suzuki Aerio
Body Style Small Wagon 4dr Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
 
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