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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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 168.8 173.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.8
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P195/65TR15 P195/65HR15
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
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3184 3034
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style Small Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Chrysler PT Cruiser Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .95 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
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
 
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