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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe SE
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 30 $14,758 $16,130
4-Door Sedan SE 22 30 $15,124 $16,530
2-Door Coupe SE1 22 30 $16,039 $17,530
4-Door Sedan SE1 20 28 $16,405 $17,930
2-Door Coupe SE2 20 28 $17,467 $19,090
2-Door Coupe GT 20 28 $17,558 $19,190
4-Door Sedan SE2 20 28 $17,833 $19,490
4-Door Sedan GT 20 28 $17,924 $19,590
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 28 $18,931 $20,690
4-Door Sedan GT1 20 28 $19,297 $21,090
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
$14,758
$10,769
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,130
$11,505
Monthly Payment Estimate
$269 / 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 Hip Room (in) 49.3 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 51.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 50.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 34.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 87.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 186.3 174.7
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 98.4
Liftover Height (in) 30.4 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 67.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.3 12.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.1 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.8 9.0 x 1.48
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2 12.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 31.5
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QCD T71
Front Tire Size P215/60R15 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code QCD T71
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15 P185/65R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3066 2468
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 8.45
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 75
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 110 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LD9 99P
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 37
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.83
Trans Order Code MX0 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.31
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Grand Am Ford Escort
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Tri-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 30
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
 
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