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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Body Style

Trim

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
4-Door Sedan LX
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 34.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 87.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 12.8
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 10.1 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 12.8
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P185/65R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2584 2468
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 8.45
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 3600 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LN2 99P
Displacement 2.2L/133 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5000 110 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 38
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Ford Escort
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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