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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 31 $14,722 $16,090
4-Door Sedan SE 22 31 $14,996 $16,390
2-Door Coupe SE1 22 31 $15,829 $17,300
4-Door Sedan SE1 22 31 $16,104 $17,600
2-Door Coupe SE2 N/A N/A $17,961 $19,630
2-Door Coupe GT N/A N/A $18,043 $19,720
4-Door Sedan SE2 N/A N/A $18,235 $19,930
4-Door Sedan GT N/A N/A $18,318 $20,020
2-Door Coupe GT1 N/A N/A $19,416 $21,220
4-Door Sedan GT1 N/A N/A $19,690 $21,520
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
$14,722
$15,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,090
$17,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$284 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.3 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 50.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.7 89.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 186.3 185.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 106.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.6 13.9
Brakes
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 Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.02 10.24 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2 15.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 14.54
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 37.3
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 2.71
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QCD T35
Front Tire Size P215/60R15 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code QCD T35
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15 P205/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3066 2603
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - 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
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 590
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 170 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LD9 99L
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.5L/155
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.14
Trans Order Code MM5 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD 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) 0.68 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Pontiac Grand Am Ford Contour
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Tri-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
 
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