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Selected Style 2-Door HB
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 44 49 $8,247 $8,755
2-Door HB Lsi 39 43 $8,905 $9,555
4-Door Sedan Lsi 39 43 $9,464 $10,155
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
$8,247
$10,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$8,755
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$146 / month
$191 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 44 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 49 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 43.9 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.9 51.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.0 36.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 48.9 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 47.2 50.2
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 34.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 77.4 87.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 54.5 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 149.4 174.7
Height, Overall (in) 54.7 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 53.5 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 93.1 98.4
Liftover Height (in) 27.1 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 62.6 67.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 22.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 8.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.02 x 0.67 10.1 x 0.87
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 Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.09 x 0.98 9.0 x 1.48
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.3 12.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5 31.5
Steering Type Manual Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.7 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA T71
Front Tire Size P155/80R13 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA T71
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P155/80R13 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) 1818 2468
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 13 x 4.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 13 x 4.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.1 8.45
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 390 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 55 75
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 55 @ 5700 110 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas L3 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 58 @ 3300 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LP2 99P
Displacement 1.0L/61 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 44 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 49 38
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89 1.83
Trans Order Code MM5 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.31
Clutch Size (in) 6.69 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Metro Ford Escort
Body Style 2dr Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Separate coils w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil spring w/Coil Springs
 
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