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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 26 33 $13,118 $14,030
2-Door Coupe LS 26 33 $14,520 $15,530
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 33 $15,736 $16,830
4-Door Sedan 26 33 $13,305 $14,230
4-Door Sedan LS 26 33 $14,707 $15,730
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 33 $15,923 $17,030
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base 26 34 $12,035 $12,820
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Premium 26 34 $13,409 $14,315
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Pwr Premium 26 34 $14,228 $15,205
4-Door Sedan LX 27 36 $12,339 $13,150
4-Door Sedan LX Premium 27 36 $13,116 $13,995
4-Door Sedan SE 27 36 $13,875 $14,820
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 27 36 $14,192 $15,165
4-Door Sedan w/Zetec SE Comfort 26 34 $14,427 $15,420
4-Door Sedan ZTS 26 34 $14,721 $15,740
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Base 26 34 $14,523 $15,525
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Comfort 26 34 $14,937 $15,975
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Premium 26 34 $15,627 $16,725
4-Door Wagon SE 25 31 $16,137 $17,280
4-Door Wagon ZTW 25 31 $16,455 $17,625
3-Door Coupe SVT 22 28 $17,339 $18,585
5-Door Sedan HB SVT 22 28 $17,799 $19,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,118
$12,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,030
$12,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$234 / month
$214 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 38.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 49.4
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 93.8
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 168.1
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 103.0
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 58.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 18.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 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 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 34.3
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2617 2551
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/- TBD - 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 130 @ 5300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 34
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.926
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 .951
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/4th & 5th OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.154
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.281
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 .756
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Ford Focus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Axle SLA Control Blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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