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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 Wagon GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 24 30 $16,852 $18,430
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 23 30 $17,716 $19,305
4-Door Wagon TDI Manual GL 36 47 $18,372 $19,670
4-Door Wagon TDI Automatic w/Tiptronic GL 33 44 $19,445 $20,745
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 30 $18,686 $20,460
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 23 30 $19,550 $21,335
4-Door Wagon TDI Manual GLS 36 47 $20,042 $21,480
4-Door Wagon TDI Automatic w/Tiptronic GLS 33 44 $21,115 $22,555
4-Door Wagon Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $20,022 $21,940
4-Door Wagon Turbo Automatic w/Tiptronic GLS 22 29 $21,095 $23,015
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,416
$16,852
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,490
$18,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$307 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 52.5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.6 89
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 61.8 58.5
Liftover Height (in) 23.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.2 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.0 99.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 168.8 173.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 19.0 34
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64.2 51.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.66 x 1.57 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 0.9 11 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65TR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P195/65TR15 P195/65HR15
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 3034
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code EDZ NA
Displacement 2.4L/148 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5500 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 3.78
Clutch Size (in) 8.98 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.12
Trans Order Code DD5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style Small Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Chrysler PT Cruiser Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front McPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .95 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
 
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