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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 26 $16,950 $18,000
4-Door Wagon Touring 19 24 $19,508 $20,780
4-Door Wagon Limited 18 24 $22,939 $24,510
FWD 4-Door Sport
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $16,402 $17,475
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $20,024 $21,455
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 27 $17,995 $19,225
4WD 4-Door Limited 22 27 $21,617 $23,205
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,950
$16,402
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,000
$17,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$291 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line There's no more convertible, but if you want to be seen, the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser still lends some novelty to everyday driving. The 2008 Jeep Compass tries to take the brand to a new on-road audience, but falls short of pleasing drivers who never hit the trails.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 40.6
Front Hip Room (in) 49.6 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.8 101.3
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 39.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 41.1 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 54.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 45.3
Height, Overall (in) 63.0 64.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.0 103.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 26.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 71.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 168.9 173.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 38.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - 22.7
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) - TBD - 53.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.97 x 1.57 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 x 0.9 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 13.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TNC TTU
Spare Tire Order Code TBC TBC
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code TNC TTU
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P215/60R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3070 3014
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 510 525
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 4000 165 @ 4400
Engine Order Code EDZ ED3
Displacement 2.4L/148 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5200 172 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.16
Trans Order Code DD5 DD7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.91
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler PT Cruiser Jeep Compass
Body Style Small Station Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Macpherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Twist beam Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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