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

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan 22 32 $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
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 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 39 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 13.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x 0.8 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.5 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.5 15.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.0 13.96
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.33
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 P205/55R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2441 3015
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4.0 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 13.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 450 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 83 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 131 @ 6000 155 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 129 @ 5000 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code ECB L82
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.1L/191
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 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 DD5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 2.93
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 2.92
Clutch Size (in) 8.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Neon Buick Skylark
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Base 4 Dr Sdn Gran Sport
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Chapman Strut Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Twist Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring
 
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