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1999 Oldsmobile Alero
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4-Door Sedan GX
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
4-Door Sedan GL 22 30 $16,474 $18,005
2-Door Coupe GL 22 30 $16,822 $18,385
2-Door Coupe GLS 20 28 $18,982 $20,975
4-Door Sedan GLS 20 28 $18,982 $20,975
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 28 37 $10,769 $11,505
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 25 33 $10,911 $11,660
4-Door Sedan SE 28 37 $12,117 $12,985
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 25 33 $12,439 $13,340
4-Door Wagon SE 28 37 $13,209 $14,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,291
$10,769
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,355
$11,505
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$192 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 34.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.2 87.2
Second Hip Room (in)
49.9 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 51.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 56.5
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
28.1 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 12.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 12.8
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA T71
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3078 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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
102 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.31
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Oldsmobile Alero Ford Escort
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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

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