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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe I4
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Body Style

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe I4 23 34 $15,213 $16,520
3-Door Coupe V6 Base 21 30 $15,663 $17,020
3-Door Coupe V6 Sport 21 30 $16,113 $17,520
3-Door Coupe V6 Sport Premium 21 30 $17,013 $18,520
3-Door Coupe V6 Sport Ultimate 21 30 $18,273 $19,920
4-Door Sedan SE
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Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE/SXT 22 29 $17,026 $18,340
2-Door Coupe R/T 20 29 $19,744 $21,360
4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $16,515 $17,755
4-Door Sedan SE PLUS/SXT 21 30 $17,473 $18,820
4-Door Sedan ES 20 27 $19,449 $21,015
4-Door Sedan R/T 20 27 $19,998 $21,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,213
$16,515
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,520
$17,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$296 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 51.2 52.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.2 94
Second Hip Room (in) 46.1 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 34.7 35.8
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 52.2 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 108.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 31.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.6 70.6
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 4.4
Length, Overall (in) 185.0 191.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 16.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.3 x 0.40
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 11.1 x 0.55
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.5 16.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.62 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/65TR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2861 3207
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 10.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 510
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EDZ
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 150 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.84
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 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 NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.57
Trans Order Code NA DGL
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercury Cougar Dodge Stratus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Normal Duty
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Normal Duty
 
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