Compare 2003 Pontiac Grand Am vs 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2003 Pontiac Grand Am
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
2-Door Coupe GT 20 29 $19,846 $21,690
4-Door Sedan GT 20 29 $19,846 $21,690
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 29 $20,990 $22,940
4-Door Sedan GT1 20 29 $20,990 $22,940
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4-Door Wagon
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.8 107.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
186.3 168.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 63.0
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.1 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 36.7
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
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
QCD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
QCD NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3066 3049
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 510
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Small Wagon
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Grand Am Chrysler PT Cruiser
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA .95
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Tri-Link w/Coil Springs
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

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