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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe SE
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 32 $13,181 $14,250
2-Door Coupe GT 22 32 $15,285 $16,525
4-Door Sedan SE 22 32 $13,458 $14,550
4-Door Wagon
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,181
$15,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,250
$15,935
Monthly Payment Estimate
$238 / month
$266 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 39.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 40.6
Front Hip Room (in) 48.7 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6 40.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 107.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 182.0 168.9
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 63.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 58.2
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 103
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 23.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.4 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.49
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 -
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 Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x 1.77 8.66 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 10.94 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.3 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 36.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 18
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T125/70R15
Front Tire Order Code QFB NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code QFB NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2606 3124
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 6.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I-4
Fuel System SPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 3600 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LN2 EDZ
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5000 150 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.94
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 1.95
Trans Order Code MM5 DD5
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Small Wagon
Vehicle Name Pontiac Sunfire Chrysler PT Cruiser
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA .95
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA .63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
 
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