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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
2-Door Coupe GL1 22 31 $16,305 $17,820
2-Door Coupe GL2 22 30 $16,717 $18,270
2-Door Coupe GL3 20 32 $17,270 $18,875
2-Door Coupe GLS 20 32 $19,498 $21,545
4-Door Sedan GX 22 31 $14,964 $16,005
4-Door Sedan GL1 22 31 $16,305 $17,820
4-Door Sedan GL2 22 30 $16,717 $18,270
4-Door Sedan GL3 20 32 $17,270 $18,875
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
The Car Connection's Take
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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.6 13.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.3 15.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.2 39.0
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P215/60SR15 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T35
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3078 2603
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 102 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 590
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LD9 99L
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.5L/155
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 170 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Oldsmobile Alero Ford Contour
Suspension
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
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
 
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