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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GX
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GX 22 31 $14,964 $16,005
4-Door Sedan GX 22 31 $14,964 $16,005
2-Door Coupe GL1 22 31 $16,305 $17,820
4-Door Sedan GL1 22 31 $16,305 $17,820
2-Door Coupe GL2 22 30 $16,717 $18,270
4-Door Sedan GL2 22 30 $16,717 $18,270
2-Door Coupe GL3 20 32 $17,270 $18,875
4-Door Sedan GL3 20 32 $17,270 $18,875
2-Door Coupe GLS 20 32 $19,498 $21,545
4-Door Sedan GLS 20 32 $19,498 $21,545
4-Door Sedan SE Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE Sport 20 29 $15,501 $17,035
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,725 $22,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,964
$15,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,005
$17,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$284 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.0 89.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.5 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9 50.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 28.1 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 186.7 185.3
Height, Overall (in) 54.5 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 106.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.6 13.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.0 10.24 x 0.94
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 Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.3 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.2 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 14.54
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 37.3
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.60 2.71
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60SR15 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T35
Front Tire Size P215/60SR15 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T35
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3078 2603
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 102 130
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.5L/155
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 170 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LD9 99L
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.14
Trans Order Code MM5 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.42
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Oldsmobile Alero Ford Contour
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 0.63
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 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson
 
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