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2001 Pontiac Sunfire
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2-Door Coupe SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 32 $13,181 $14,250
4-Door Sedan SE 22 32 $13,458 $14,550
2-Door Coupe GT 22 32 $15,285 $16,525
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 20 26 $15,001 $15,935
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,181
$15,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,250
$15,935
Monthly Payment Estimate
$238 / month
$266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 54.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.49
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 -
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.3 15.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 18
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QFB NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2606 3124
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5000 150 @ 5600
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 26
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Small Wagon
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Sunfire Chrysler PT Cruiser
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
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

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