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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 24 33 $13,525 $14,775
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $14,749 $16,150
4-Door Sedan 24 33 $13,079 $13,960
4-Door Sedan SE (CMI)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
4-Door Sedan SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
2-Door Coupe GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
4-Door Sedan GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,079
$13,838
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,960
$14,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$233 / month
$247 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.4 88.5
Second Hip Room (in) 45.5 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 25.8 30.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 183.5 186.9
Height, Overall (in) 54.5 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 56.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 103.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 13.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.24 x 0.94 10.2 x 0.79
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 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.52 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 35.3
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.78 2.3
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code T72 QFB
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code T72 QFB
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2831 2873
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 105
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 150 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
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 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
Transmission
Trans Type 5 4
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 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.57
Trans Order Code 445 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 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
Clutch Size (in) 9.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Mystique Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan SE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 48 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Trailing Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 45 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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