Compare 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier vs 2000 Ford Contour

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
2000 Ford Contour
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 24 34 N/A N/A
2-Door Coupe 24 34 $12,304 $13,160
4-Door Sedan LS 23 31 $13,842 $14,805
2-Door Coupe Z24 23 33 $15,301 $16,365
2-Door Convertible Z24 23 33 $18,541 $19,830
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4-Door Sedan SE Sport
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 50.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.4 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 106.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 13.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.3 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 37.3
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T35
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T35
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P205/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2584 2603
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6.0
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 590
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 3600 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LN2 99L
Displacement
2.2L/133 2.5L/155
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5000 170 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cavalier Ford Contour
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson
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

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