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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 31 38 $13,289 $13,960
4-Door Sedan LSi 31 38 $14,761 $16,010
4-Door Sedan SE Sport
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Trim

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
$13,289
$15,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,960
$17,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$233 / month
$284 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 31 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.8 89.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.1 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 50.5 50.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 24.8 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.2 185.3
Height, Overall (in) 53.7 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 106.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.1 13.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.04 x 0.87 10.24 x 0.94
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) 7.9 x - TBD - 8.0 x 1.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 15.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.27 2.71
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.1 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 14.54
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.2 37.3
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P175/65R14 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T35
Front Tire Size P175/65R14 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) 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2403 2603
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 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 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.2 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 130
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/108 2.5L/155
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 5600 170 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 4400 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code - TBD - 99L
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.3 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again 5th OD NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.14
Trans Order Code MM5 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/4th & Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.42
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Prizm Ford Contour
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson
 
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