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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
4-Door L Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual L 21 28 $17,470 $19,195
4-Door Automatic L 22 27 $18,192 $19,995
4-Door Manual GT 21 28 $20,681 $22,795
4-Door Automatic GT 22 27 $21,403 $23,595
4-Door Manual GT Ltd 21 28 $22,019 $24,295
4-Door Automatic GT Ltd 22 27 $22,741 $25,095
4-Door Automatic Outback Ltd 22 27 $23,471 $25,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,501
$17,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,035
$19,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$284 / month
$320 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.6 91.4
Second Hip Room (in) 45.5 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 36.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7 51.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 25.1 25.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 185.3 184.4
Height, Overall (in) 54.4 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.24 x 0.94 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4 Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x 1.5 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.71 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.0 38.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.54 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.3 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 205/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code T35 NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 205/60HR15
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15 T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code T35 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2603 3245
Wheels
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 - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 430
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 90
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/155 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6250 165 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 4250 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99L NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 9.45 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.11
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.45
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Contour Subaru Legacy Sedan
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 30
Suspension Type - Front Indep MacPherson MacPherson Strut
 
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