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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 25 37 $11,154 $12,059
4-Door Sedan SE 25 37 $11,284 $12,199
2-Door Convertible SE 25 34 $17,481 $18,899
2-Door Coupe GT 23 33 $12,690 $13,719
2-Door Coupe Base
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Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base 22 32 $13,462 $14,620
2-Door Coupe ES 22 32 $16,105 $17,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,154
$13,462
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,059
$14,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$201 / month
$244 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 36.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 43.3
Front Hip Room (in) 48.7 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6 35.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 91.1
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 181.9 190.4
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 103.7
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 28.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.4 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 13.1
Brakes
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) 7.87 x 1.77 9.0 x 1.6
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 10.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 38.0
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.2 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 14.58
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/70HR14
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 P125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code QFB NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/70HR14
Rear Tire Order Code QFB NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2637 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 15 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 430
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 130 @ 4800
Engine Order Code LN2 ECF
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 5200 140 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.54
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 2.13
Trans Order Code MM5 DD4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe SE 2 Door Coupe Base
Vehicle Name Pontiac Sunfire Dodge Avenger
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.74 0.63
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Arms Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Multilink
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 25
 
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