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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon
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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
5-Door Wagon Manual (Natl)
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 22 28 $14,962 $15,750
5-Door Wagon Automatic 22 28 $15,865 $16,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,950
$14,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,000
$15,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$263 / 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 2009 Scion xB has polarizing looks, a no-haggle dealer experience, and a long safety features list. It provides good value for those on a budget.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 49.6 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.8 100.8
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 41.1 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 55.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 41.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 168.9 167.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 63.0 64.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.0 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - -
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) - TBD - -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 21.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.97 x 1.57 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 x 0.9 10.8 x - TBD -
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 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 14.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code TNC NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TNC NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3070 3020
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 510 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/148 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5200 158 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EDZ NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.05
Trans Order Code DD5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler PT Cruiser Scion xB
Body Style Small Station Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
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 - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear Twist beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
 
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