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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 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
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.6 88
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 45.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.3 172.3
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
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.54 15.6
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2603 2853
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 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
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.12
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name Ford Contour Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
 
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