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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE Sport
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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 Sedan GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 28 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic CA/NE GL 22 28 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $17,901 $19,180
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 28 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic CA/NE GLS 22 28 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,486 $19,200
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 22 28 $18,350 $20,075
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,551 $19,885
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $21,976 $24,170
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $22,840 $25,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,501
$15,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,035
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$284 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.6 88
Second Hip Room (in) 45.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.3 172.3
Height, Overall (in) 54.4 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 25.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 13.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.24 x 0.94 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.54 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.3 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.71 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.0 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code T35 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code T35 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2603 2853
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 4250 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code 99L NA
Displacement 2.5L/155 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6250 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.12
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.78
Clutch Size (in) 9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.06
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name Ford Contour Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Indep MacPherson Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
 
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