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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 GX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GX 24 32 $16,647 $17,805
2-Door Coupe GL1 24 32 $18,167 $19,855
2-Door Coupe GL2 20 29 $19,288 $21,080
2-Door Coupe GLS 20 29 $20,267 $22,395
4-Door Sedan GX 24 32 $16,647 $17,805
4-Door Sedan GL1 24 32 $17,938 $19,605
4-Door Sedan GL2 20 29 $19,288 $21,080
4-Door Sedan GLS 20 29 $20,041 $22,145
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,213
$16,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,520
$17,805
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$297 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 46.1 50.8
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) 51.2 50.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.2 91.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 5.0
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 - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.6 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 14.6
Brakes
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 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 10.9 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.5 14.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.62 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P215/60R15
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 P215/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2861 3021
Wheels
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 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 -TBD-
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 -TBD-
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 140 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L61
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.2L/134
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 32
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 -TBD-
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 -TBD-
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 -TBD-
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 -TBD-
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 -TBD-
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercury Cougar Oldsmobile Alero
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Tri-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 -TBD-
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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