Compare 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier vs 1998 Ford Escort

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
1998 Ford Escort
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 24 34 $10,948 $11,710
4-Door Sedan 24 34 $11,042 $11,810
2-Door Coupe RS 24 34 $12,126 $12,970
4-Door Sedan LS 23 31 $13,323 $14,250
2-Door Coupe Z24 23 33 $14,782 $15,810
2-Door Convertible Z24 23 33 $18,148 $19,410
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 28 38 $10,721 $11,430
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 26 33 $10,857 $11,580
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $11,904 $12,730
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 26 33 $12,222 $13,080
4-Door Wagon SE 28 38 $12,996 $13,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,948
$10,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,710
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$195 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.7 34.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.2 87.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 51.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.1 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 67.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 174.7
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.4 56.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 98.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 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)
15.0 12.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 31.5
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T71
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 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)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2584 2468
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 8.45
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 75
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/133 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5000 110 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 3600 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
LN2 99P
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 38
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.23
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 1.83
Trans Order Code
MM5 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cavalier Ford Escort
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.74 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Axle Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent strut

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