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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
2-Door HB GL Manual (CA/NE)
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Transmission

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB Automatic GL 22 28 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB TDI Manual GL 42 49 $14,937 $16,195
2-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $14,937 $16,195
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,037 $17,400
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,037 $17,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,291
$13,753
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,355
$14,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$248 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.7 88.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 3.9
Length, Overall (in) 186.7 163.3
Height, Overall (in) 54.5 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 28.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 11.3 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.96 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 35.1
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.33 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.2 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60SR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60SR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3027 2723
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 102 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code LD9 NA
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.12
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.78
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.36
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Hatchback GL
Vehicle Name Oldsmobile Alero Volkswagen New Golf
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 Hollow 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
 
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