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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
The Car Connection's Take
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 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
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.8 89.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.1 13.9
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) 7.9 x - TBD - 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.04 x 0.87 10.24 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 15.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 14.54
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.2 37.3
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.27 2.71
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.1 39.0
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P175/65R14 P205/60R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2403 2603
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.2 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 590
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 4400 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code - TBD - 99L
Displacement 1.8L/108 2.5L/155
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 5600 170 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 29
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Prizm Ford Contour
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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