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Selected Style LW-200 Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LW-200 Automatic 24 32 $18,752 $20,335
LW-300 Automatic 21 29 $20,914 $22,685
4-Door Sedan GS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $18,918 $20,625
4-Door Sedan GS Plus 20 28 $19,908 $21,725
4-Door Sedan LS Premium 20 27 $21,078 $23,025
4-Door Wagon GS 19 26 $20,088 $21,925
4-Door Wagon GS Plus 19 26 $20,988 $22,925
4-Door Wagon LS Premium 19 26 $22,068 $24,125
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,752
$18,918
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,335
$20,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$344 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.0 102.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 199.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 55.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 79 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) N/A -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.5 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 16.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.0 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.3 x 0.4 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.7 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.7 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.6 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T115/70R16 T135/70R16
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 175
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3086 3338
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.0 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 135 @ 5200 155 @ 4900
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System SPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 142 @ 4400 186 @ 3900
Engine Order Code N/A NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 1.54
Trans Order Code N/A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.77
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn LW Mercury Sable
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 36.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear Indep. Multi-Link Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36.0
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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