Compare 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2003 Toyota Matrix

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,088
$13,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,130
$14,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$245 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
50.2 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.0 96.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 47.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 53.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
23.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
168.8 171.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
63.0 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 21.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.66 x 1.57 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.9 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.36
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3049 2679
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 126 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
EDZ NA
Displacement
2.4L/148 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 29
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
8.98 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.90
Trans Order Code
DD5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Small Wagon 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.95 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam

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