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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
4-Door Sedan Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
4-Door Sedan
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 28 37 $10,313 $11,015
4-Door Sedan LX 28 37 $11,024 $11,795
4-Door Wagon LX 28 37 $11,669 $12,505
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,091
$10,313
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,970
$11,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$266 / month
$184 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 34.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.4 87.2
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 51.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.3 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 49.6 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 28.1 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 67.0
Track Width, Front (in) 55.8 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 174.7
Height, Overall (in) 53.6 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.3 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.4 98.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.3 12.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 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) 7.87 x 1.77 9.0 x 1.48
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.33 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.96 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 31.5
Steering Type Power Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA T71
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA T71
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) 3015 2457
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 14 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.1 8.45
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 75
Engine
Displacement 3.1L/191 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 5200 110 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4000 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code L82 99P
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 37
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.83
Trans Order Code NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 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
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Skylark Ford Escort
Body Style 4 Dr Sdn Gran Sport 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Arm Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Twist Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent strut
 
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