Compare 2000 Ford Contour vs 2000 Oldsmobile Alero

2000 Ford Contour
2000 Oldsmobile Alero
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4-Door Sedan SE Sport
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
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2-Door Coupe GX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GX 22 31 $14,964 $16,005
4-Door Sedan GX 22 31 $14,964 $16,005
2-Door Coupe GL1 22 31 $16,305 $17,820
4-Door Sedan GL1 22 31 $16,305 $17,820
2-Door Coupe GL2 22 30 $16,717 $18,270
4-Door Sedan GL2 22 30 $16,717 $18,270
2-Door Coupe GL3 20 32 $17,270 $18,875
4-Door Sedan GL3 20 32 $17,270 $18,875
2-Door Coupe GLS 20 32 $19,498 $21,545
4-Door Sedan GLS 20 32 $19,498 $21,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,501
$14,964
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,035
$16,005
Monthly Payment Estimate
$284 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.6 92.6
Second Hip Room (in)
45.5 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.7 50.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
25.1 28.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
185.3 186.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 54.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 107.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 14.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.24 x 0.94 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x 1.5 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 14.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.71 2.60
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.0 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.54 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 P215/60SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
T35 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 P215/60SR15
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
T35 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2603 3027
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 102
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/155 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6250 150 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas L4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4250 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99L LD9
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.02
Trans Order Code
445 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Contour Oldsmobile Alero
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.94 Hollow
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Tri-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 32
Suspension Type - Front
Indep MacPherson MacPherson Strut

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