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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LS 21 32 $19,361 $21,160
2-Door Coupe SS 19 29 $21,557 $23,560
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
$19,361
$12,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,160
$12,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$214 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 49.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.1 93.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 38.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 110.5 103.0
Liftover Height (in) 26.7 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 197.9 168.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.2 56.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.8 18.6
Brakes
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 1.04 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.0 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.60 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.6 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 34.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3340 2551
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 205 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LA1 NA
Displacement 3.4L/205 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 5200 130 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.154
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.281
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA .756
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 3.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.926
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 .951
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Monte Carlo Ford Focus
Body Style 2 Door Coupe LS 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut SLA Control Blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
 
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