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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe I4
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Engine

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe I4 24 34 $14,977 $16,390
3-Door Coupe V6 19 28 $15,422 $16,890
4-Door Sedan GX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GX 22 30 $15,291 $16,355
4-Door Sedan GX 22 30 $15,291 $16,355
4-Door Sedan GL 22 30 $16,474 $18,005
2-Door Coupe GL 22 30 $16,822 $18,385
2-Door Coupe GLS 20 28 $18,982 $20,975
4-Door Sedan GLS 20 28 $18,982 $20,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,977
$15,291
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,390
$16,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$273 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 52.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.6
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.2 91.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 34.7 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 52.2 54.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 107.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.6 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.4
Length, Overall (in) 185.0 186.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 13.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type Power Power
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) 10.25 x 0.94 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.33
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 13.96
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code T35 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P215/60SR15
Rear Tire Order Code T35 NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P215/60SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2829 3078
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 - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x -TBD- 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 102
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 600
Engine
Fuel System SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 993 LD9
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 150 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.96
Clutch Size (in) 9.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.63
Trans Order Code 445 MX0
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercury Cougar Oldsmobile Alero
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Tri-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.94 Hollow
 
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