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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base 26 33 $12,158 $12,965
4-Door Sedan LX 27 36 $12,581 $13,425
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Comfort 26 33 $13,566 $14,495
4-Door Sedan SE 26 33 $14,173 $15,155
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Base 26 33 $14,283 $15,275
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Premium 25 33 $14,499 $15,510
4-Door Sedan ZTS 25 33 $14,743 $15,775
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Comfort 26 33 $15,153 $16,220
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Premium 25 33 $15,898 $17,030
4-Door Wagon SE 25 30 $16,210 $17,370
4-Door Wagon ZTW 24 30 $16,777 $17,985
3-Door Coupe SVT 21 28 $17,554 $18,830
5-Door Sedan HB SVT 21 28 $18,014 $19,330
4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 24 34 $17,174 $18,770
4-Door Sedan LS 23 32 $19,004 $20,770
4-Door Sedan LT 23 32 $21,292 $23,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,158
$17,174
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,965
$18,770
Monthly Payment Estimate
$216 / month
$313 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 49.4 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.8 101.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 168.1 188.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.0 106.3
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.6 15.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.05 x 1.57
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.87 x 1.02
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.3 38
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMR
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QMR
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P205/65R15
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) 2551 3174
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L61
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 5300 145 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 34
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.640 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.926 1.62
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) .951 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.154 2.96
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.281 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) .756 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71 0.77
Suspension Type - Rear SLA Control Blade Ind 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Ind MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/coil springs
 
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