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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GT 20 29 $19,846 $21,690
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 29 $20,990 $22,940
4-Door Sedan SE 25 33 $15,619 $17,070
4-Door Sedan SE1 25 33 $17,284 $18,890
4-Door Sedan SE2 20 29 $19,434 $21,240
4-Door Sedan GT 20 29 $19,846 $21,690
4-Door Sedan GT1 20 29 $20,990 $22,940
4-Door Wagon
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 29 $16,088 $17,130
4-Door Wagon Touring 21 29 $17,858 $19,075
4-Door Wagon Limited 21 29 $19,897 $21,315
4-Door Wagon GT 21 29 $21,284 $22,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,619
$16,088
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,070
$17,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$286 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.6 50.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.8 107.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 39.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 58.2
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 103.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 23.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 67.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.5
Length, Overall (in) 186.3 168.8
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 63.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - 8.66 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 10.94 x 0.9
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 15.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code QCD NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T125/70R15
Front Tire Order Code QCD NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3066 3049
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 510
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L61 EDZ
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 150 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.50
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.98
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.96
Trans Order Code MM5 DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Grand Am Chrysler PT Cruiser
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Small Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA .95
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Tri-Link w/Coil Springs
 
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