Compare 2003 Toyota Matrix vs 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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4-Door Wagon Manual Std
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual Std 29 36 $13,568 $14,670
4-Door Wagon Automatic Std 28 33 $14,308 $15,470
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 29 36 $14,641 $16,180
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 33 $15,365 $16,980
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD Std 26 31 $15,831 $17,115
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $16,691 $18,445
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 30 $16,968 $18,750
4-Door Wagon Automatic XRS 26 30 $17,492 $19,330
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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
$13,568
$16,088
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,670
$17,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$245 / month
$286 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 107.0
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 58.2
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 103.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 23.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 168.8
Height, Overall (in)
60.6 63.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
53.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
21.8 -
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 8.66 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 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
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.36 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2679 3049
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 510
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
126 @ 4200 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA EDZ
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 150 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.98
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.50
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Matrix Chrysler PT Cruiser
Body Style
5 Door Wagon Small Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 .95
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs

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