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Selected Style 2-Door SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door SE 18 20 $13,620 $14,215
2-Door Sahara 17 20 $17,815 $19,790
2-Door Sport 17 20 $15,914 $17,630
2-Door JS Soft Top Manual 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD JS 24 26 $12,443 $13,099
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD JX 24 26 $13,828 $14,869
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD JX 23 24 $14,386 $15,469
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD JX 23 26 $14,558 $15,999
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD JX 22 26 $15,423 $16,949
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD JS 23 26 $13,390 $14,399
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD JS 23 24 $13,013 $13,699
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD JS 22 26 $14,274 $15,349
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD Sport JS 23 25 $15,377 $16,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD Sport JS 21 24 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JX 23 25 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JX 21 24 $17,197 $18,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JLX 23 25 $17,652 $19,399
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JLX 21 24 $18,562 $20,399
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,620
$12,443
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,215
$13,099
Monthly Payment Estimate
$237 / month
$218 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Special Purpose Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 51.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 51.4 84.7
Second Leg Room (in) NA 31.7
Front Head Room (in) 42.3 39.5
Second Hip Room (in) NA 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.9 52.5
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Second Head Room (in) NA 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) NA 50.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0 55.1
Wheelbase (in) 93.4 86.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 34.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 65.2
Track Width, Front (in) 58.0 54.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 151.2 143.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 43.8
Height, Overall (in) 70.2 64.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) NA 8.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.5 50.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 39.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 31.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 55.2 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 35.6 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 42.5 12.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 2.5 8.66 x 1.34
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.94 11.4 x 0.39
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) 15 11.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 5.1 3.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 34.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 24.0 21.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 32.2
Steering Type Pwr Manual
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/75R15 P195/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/75R15 P195/75R15
Spare Tire Size Compact P195/75R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3073 2337
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.0 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 500 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 81 55
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 5400 95 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 3500 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EPE NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 26
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 N/A
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.74 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 1.95
Trans Order Code DDQ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 5.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.72 N/A
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 3.65
Clutch Size (in) 9.13 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.38
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Wrangler Suzuki Sidekick
Body Style 2 Door 2-Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.18 25
Suspension Type - Front Quadra-Coil MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/control arms w/coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.18 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Quadra-Coil Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/control arms w/trailing arms
 
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