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Selected Style 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
2-Door Coupe SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 31 $14,722 $16,090
2-Door Coupe SE1 22 31 $15,829 $17,300
2-Door Coupe SE2 N/A N/A $17,961 $19,630
2-Door Coupe GT N/A N/A $18,043 $19,720
2-Door Coupe GT1 N/A N/A $19,416 $21,220
4-Door Sedan SE 22 31 $14,996 $16,390
4-Door Sedan SE1 22 31 $16,104 $17,600
4-Door Sedan SE2 N/A N/A $18,235 $19,930
4-Door Sedan GT N/A N/A $18,318 $20,020
4-Door Sedan GT1 N/A N/A $19,690 $21,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,501
$14,722
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,035
$16,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$284 / month
$268 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.6 92.7
Second Hip Room (in) 45.5 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 107.0
Liftover Height (in) 25.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.3 186.3
Height, Overall (in) 54.4 55.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 14.6
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x 1.5 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.24 x 0.94 10.9 x 1.02
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 15.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.71 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.54 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.3 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P215/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code T35 QCD
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P215/60R15
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code T35 QCD
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2603 3066
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 4250 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 99L LD9
Displacement 2.5L/155 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6250 150 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.58
Clutch Size (in) 9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.35
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.02
Trans Order Code 445 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Contour Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Indep MacPherson Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Tri-Link
 
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