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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GS
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 19 28 $17,853 $19,525
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $18,787 $20,575
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,469 $22,465
4-Door Sedan LS Premium Group 18 27 $18,787 $20,575
4-Door Wagon LS Premium Group 18 25 $20,469 $22,465
4-Door Sedan SE
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GT 19 30 $18,679 $20,415
2-Door Coupe GT 1SG 19 30 $19,741 $21,575
4-Door Sedan SE 20 29 $17,197 $18,795
4-Door Sedan SE 1SG 20 29 $17,930 $19,575
4-Door Sedan GT 19 30 $18,908 $20,665
4-Door Sedan GT 1SG 19 30 $19,945 $21,775
4-Door Sedan SE 1SH 19 30 $19,487 $21,275
4-Door Sedan GT 1SH 18 27 $22,235 $24,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,853
$17,197
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,525
$18,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$313 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 99.5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 58.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 110.5
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 30.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 199.7 196.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 16.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.9 x 0.43
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.8 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 37.0
Steering Type Variable Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size T135/70R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code T32 QIN
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code T32 QIN
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3299 3335
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 600
Engine
Fuel System SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 3250 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99U L82
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 5250 160 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 2.92
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.57
Trans Order Code 44L NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.29
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GS 4 Door Sedan SE
Vehicle Name Mercury Sable Pontiac Grand Prix
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36.0 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36.0 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Tri-Link
 
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