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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 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
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
4-Door Sedan LX
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 54.5 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 98.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 12.8
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.48
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 3078 2468
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LD9 99P
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 37
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 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent strut
 
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