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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon STD Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual STD 30 36 $13,744 $14,860
4-Door Wagon Automatic STD 28 34 $14,484 $15,660
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD STD 26 31 $16,088 $17,395
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 30 36 $14,786 $16,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 34 $15,537 $17,170
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $16,954 $18,735
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 32 $17,058 $18,850
4-Door Wagon
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 22 29 $18,622 $19,405
2-Door Convertible Touring 22 29 $21,664 $23,175
2-Door Convertible GT 21 27 $25,991 $27,930
4-Door Wagon 22 29 $12,812 $13,530
4-Door Wagon Touring 22 29 $14,664 $15,565
4-Door Wagon Limited 22 29 $16,484 $17,565
4-Door Wagon GT 21 27 $21,489 $23,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,744
$12,812
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,860
$13,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / month
$226 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 30 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 40.6
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) 118.0 84.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 61.6 63.0
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 15.0
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 18
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 36.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TNC
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA TNC
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2675 2924
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) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 6.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4200 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EDZ
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 150 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.50
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 1.95
Trans Order Code NA DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 2.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon Small Wagon
Vehicle Name Toyota Matrix Chrysler PT Cruiser
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Macpherson 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
 
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