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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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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
4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 31 37 $11,303 $11,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 27 34 $12,253 $12,899
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 31 37 $12,348 $12,999
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX+ 27 34 $14,058 $14,799
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,223
$11,303
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,840
$11,899
Monthly Payment Estimate
$214 / month
$198 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 30 mpg 31 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.3 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 33.1 34.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.3 97.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 48.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 51.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 25.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 66.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 56.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 173.0 165.2
Height, Overall (in) 53.3 53.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 97.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.7 12.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - 7.87 x 1.18
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.04 x 0.87 9.17 x 0.79
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.27 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 17.1 34.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 16.1 32.2
Steering Type Power Power
Tires
Rear Tire Size P175/65R14 P155/80R13
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2359 2183
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 4.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 70
Engine
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.6L/97 CID
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 100 @ 5600 98 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas L4
Fuel System SFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 105 @ 4400 94 @ 3200
Engine Order Code L01 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.3 7.48
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.28
Trans Type 5 5-Speed Manual
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 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/4th & w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.42
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Geo Prizm Suzuki Esteem
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4-dr Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs w/coil spring
 
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