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Selected Style 2-Door Base Coupe w/1SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV 26 34 $9,757 $10,325
2-Door Coupe Base 26 36 $13,473 $14,410
2-Door Coupe LS 26 36 $15,044 $16,090
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 36 $16,371 $17,510
4-Door Sedan Base 26 36 $13,660 $14,610
4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,231 $16,290
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 36 $16,558 $17,710
3-Door Coupe ZX3 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 S 26 35 $12,558 $13,465
3-Door Coupe ZX3 SE 26 35 $13,942 $14,985
3-Door Coupe ZX3 SES 26 35 $14,952 $16,095
4-Door Sedan ZX4 S 26 35 $13,113 $14,075
4-Door Sedan ZX4 SE 26 35 $14,492 $15,590
4-Door Sedan ZX4 SES 26 35 $15,502 $16,700
4-Door Sedan ZX4 ST 22 31 $16,886 $18,220
5-Door HB ZX5 S 26 35 $13,754 $14,780
5-Door HB ZX5 SE 26 35 $15,138 $16,300
5-Door HB ZX5 SES 26 35 $16,148 $17,410
4-Door Wagon ZXW SE 26 35 $16,057 $17,310
4-Door Wagon ZXW SES 26 35 $17,068 $18,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,757
$12,558
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,325
$13,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$172 / month
$224 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 49.4
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.8 94.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 47.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 102.9
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 26.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 6.2
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 168.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 18.0
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 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QFB NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code QFB NA
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2617 2621
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 133 @ 4500
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 136 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/4th & 5th OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.42
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.14
Trans Order Code MM5 44Z
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.82
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Ford Focus
Suspension
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 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Axle SLA Control Blade
 
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