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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
5-Door Wagon Std Manual (SE)
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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 32 $16,968 $18,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,416
$13,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,490
$14,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$245 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 47.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 53.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 39.8
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.6 96.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
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 60.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
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 with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 21.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 53.2
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.36
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P195/65TR15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65TR15 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3184 2679
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 T135/80R16
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 - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 125 @ 4200
Engine Order Code EDZ NA
Displacement 2.4L/148 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5500 130 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 36
Transmission
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 3.94
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
Summary
Body Style Small Wagon 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Chrysler PT Cruiser Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .95 0.95
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
 
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