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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 30 34 $12,223 $12,840
4-Door Sedan LSi 30 34 $12,433 $13,485
2-Door HB
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 44 49 $8,082 $8,580
2-Door HB LSi 39 43 $8,555 $9,180
4-Door Sedan LSi 39 43 $9,180 $9,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,223
$8,082
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,840
$8,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$214 / month
$143 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 30 mpg 44 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 49 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.1 32.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.3 77.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 48.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.0
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 48.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.3 47.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 54.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 173.0 149.4
Height, Overall (in) 53.3 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 53.5
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 93.1
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 27.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 22.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 8.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.04 x 0.87 9.02 x 0.67
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 Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - 7.09 x 0.98
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 17.1 34.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 16.1 31.5
Steering Type Power Manual
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.27 3.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R14 P155/80R13
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R14 P155/80R13
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2359 1832
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 13 x 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 13 x 4.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 4.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 55
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 100 @ 5600 55 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas L3
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 105 @ 4400 58 @ 3300
Engine Order Code L01 LP2
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.0L/61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 44
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 49
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again 5th OD NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 1.89
Trans Order Code MM5 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/4th & Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.42
Clutch Size (in) 8.3 6.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.28
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Geo Prizm Geo Metro
Body Style 4dr Sedan 3dr Hatchback Cpe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Separate coils
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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