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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe LS
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LS 25 34 $11,718 $12,400
4-Door Sedan LS 25 34 $12,190 $12,900
2-Door Coupe LT 25 34 $13,891 $14,700
4-Door Sedan LT 25 34 $14,364 $15,200
2-Door Coupe SS 25 34 $15,970 $16,900
4-Door Sedan SS 25 34 $16,443 $17,400
4-Door Sedan LTZ 24 32 $16,726 $17,700
2-Door Coupe SS Supercharged 23 29 $18,805 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 S
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 S 23 31 $16,017 $17,145
4-Door Sedan I4 SE 23 31 $16,525 $17,900
4-Door Sedan I4 SEL 23 31 $17,502 $18,985
4-Door Sedan V6 SE 21 29 $18,978 $20,625
4-Door Sedan V6 SEL 21 29 $19,954 $21,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,718
$16,017
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,400
$17,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$207 / month
$286 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 46.1 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.0 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 35.7 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.0 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 100.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.5 190.2
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 15.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - x 0.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 X 0.94 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.0 17.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QTU NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P205/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2991 3151
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code L61 99Z
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 5600 160 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 31
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.84
Trans Order Code MM5 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.31
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cobalt Ford Fusion
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Premium Ride Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Premium Ride Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
 
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