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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Base Competition
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 29 39 $10,315 $11,000
4-Door Sedan Highline 29 39 $11,598 $12,670
2-Door Coupe Highline 29 39 $11,418 $12,470
4-Door Sedan Base Competition 29 39 $10,315 $11,000
2-Door Coupe Base Competition 29 39 $10,131 $10,800
2-Door Coupe Base 29 39 $10,131 $10,800
4-Door Sedan
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
2-Door Coupe 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,131
$15,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,800
$15,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$180 / month
$266 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 39 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.3 49.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.2 89.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.0 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.4 55.3
Wheelbase (in) 104.0 103.4
Liftover Height (in) 29.4 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 67.6
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.0 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 171.8 189.2
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 53.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 13.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x 0.8 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.5 15.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.33
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 13.96
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65HR14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65HR14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70R14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2430 2965
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4.0 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 450 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 83 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 5500 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code ECC LD9
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 6500 150 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System SMPI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.13 1.57
Trans Order Code DD4 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 2.90
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Neon Buick Skylark
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Competition Pkg 4 Dr Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.62 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Chapman Strut Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Twist Beam
 
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