Compare 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2010 Toyota Matrix

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2010 Toyota Matrix
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4-Door Wgn
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
PT Cruiser Classic 4-Door Wgn 19 24 $17,801 $18,275
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5-Door Wgn Automatic FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic FWD 25 31 $16,371 $17,510
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S AWD 20 26 $19,132 $20,910
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S FWD 21 29 $18,117 $19,800
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic XRS FWD 21 29 $20,230 $22,110
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual FWD 26 32 $15,615 $16,700
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual S FWD 21 28 $17,028 $18,610
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual XRS FWD 21 28 $19,141 $20,920
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,801
$16,371
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,275
$17,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Not quite a utility vehicle, but a little more robust than a no-frills hatchback, the 2010 Toyota Matrix offers an appealing combination of frugality and versatility.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.1 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
46.7 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 114
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 171.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
63.0 61.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.6 -
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)
62.7 -
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)
- 61.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x 0.9 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.62 x 0.35 10.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.2 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Temporary
Front Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3222 2965
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Temporary
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EDZ NA
Displacement
2.4L/148 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5100 132 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.55
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.34
Summary
Body Style
Small Wagon 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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