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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe GX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GX 22 30 $15,291 $16,355
4-Door Sedan GX 22 30 $15,291 $16,355
2-Door Coupe GL 22 30 $16,822 $18,385
4-Door Sedan GL 22 30 $16,474 $18,005
2-Door Coupe GLS 20 28 $18,982 $20,975
4-Door Sedan GLS 20 28 $18,982 $20,975
4-Door Sedan LX
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Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 28 37 $10,769 $11,505
4-Door Sedan SE 28 37 $12,117 $12,985
4-Door Wagon SE 28 37 $13,209 $14,185
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 25 33 $10,911 $11,660
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 25 33 $12,439 $13,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,291
$10,769
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,355
$11,505
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$192 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9 50.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 34.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.7 87.2
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 51.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 98.4
Liftover Height (in) 28.5 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 67.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 186.7 174.7
Height, Overall (in) 54.5 53.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 12.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.48
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.1 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 12.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.33 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.96 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 31.5
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60SR15 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA T71
Front Tire Size P215/60SR15 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA T71
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3027 2468
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 8.45
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 102 75
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LD9 99P
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 110 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.83
Trans Order Code MX0 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.31
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Oldsmobile Alero Ford Escort
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 Hollow 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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