Compare 1999 Mercury Cougar vs 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

1999 Mercury Cougar
1999 Oldsmobile Alero
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3-Door Coupe I4
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
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4-Door Sedan GX
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.6
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 37.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
185.0 186.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 13.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 13.96
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T35 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 P215/60SR15
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2829 3078
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 102
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
125 @ 5500 150 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4000 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
993 LD9
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/146
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Cougar Oldsmobile Alero
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.94 Hollow
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

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