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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
4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $16,515 $17,755
2-Door Coupe SE/SXT 22 29 $17,026 $18,340
4-Door Sedan SE PLUS/SXT 21 30 $17,473 $18,820
4-Door Sedan ES 20 27 $19,449 $21,015
2-Door Coupe R/T 20 29 $19,744 $21,360
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 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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 51.2 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 52.2 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 108.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 16.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.5 16.0
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/65TR15
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2861 3207
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 10.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 510
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 120
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 150 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EDZ
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Cougar Dodge Stratus
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Normal Duty
 
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