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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 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
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 3.9
Length, Overall (in) 186.7 163.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 14.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.96 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 35.1
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P215/60SR15 P195/65R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3027 2723
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Hatchback GL
Vehicle Name Oldsmobile Alero Volkswagen New Golf
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 Hollow 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link Independent
 
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