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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
2-Door Coupe SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 30 $14,758 $16,130
4-Door Sedan SE 22 30 $15,124 $16,530
2-Door Coupe SE1 22 30 $16,039 $17,530
4-Door Sedan SE1 20 28 $16,405 $17,930
2-Door Coupe SE2 20 28 $17,467 $19,090
2-Door Coupe GT 20 28 $17,558 $19,190
4-Door Sedan SE2 20 28 $17,833 $19,490
4-Door Sedan GT 20 28 $17,924 $19,590
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 28 $18,931 $20,690
4-Door Sedan GT1 20 28 $19,297 $21,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,977
$14,758
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,390
$16,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$269 / 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
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.2 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 34.7 37.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.6 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.4
Length, Overall (in) 185.0 186.3
Height, Overall (in) 52.2 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 107.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 14.3
Brakes
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 Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x 1.5 7.9 x 1.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 15.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P215/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code T35 QCD
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P215/60R15
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code T35 QCD
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2829 3066
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 105
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 150 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 993 LD9
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 30
Transmission
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 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 1.57
Trans Order Code 445 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.92
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Cougar Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Tri-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
 
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