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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 24 34 $12,304 $13,160
2-Door Coupe Z24 23 33 $15,301 $16,365
2-Door Convertible Z24 23 33 $18,541 $19,830
4-Door Sedan 24 34 N/A N/A
4-Door Sedan LS 23 31 $13,842 $14,805
4-Door Sedan SE Sport
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE Sport 20 29 $15,501 $17,035
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,725 $22,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,304
$15,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,160
$17,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$219 / month
$284 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 89.6
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 50.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.7 185.3
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 106.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 13.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 10.24 x 0.94
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 Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x 1.77 8.0 x 1.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.3 15.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.71
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 14.54
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 37.3
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T35
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T35
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2584 2603
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 130
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/133 2.5L/155
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5000 170 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 3600 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LN2 99L
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 2.14
Trans Order Code MM5 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.42
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Ford Contour
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.74 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Axle Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson
 
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