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 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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