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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 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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 77.4 87.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.0
Second Hip Room (in) 43.9 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.9 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 54.5 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 8.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 22.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.8
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.02 x 0.67 10.1 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.3 12.8
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.1 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA T71
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1818 2468
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 13 x 4.5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.1 8.45
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 55 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 390 540
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 55 @ 5700 110 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 49 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 44 28
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2dr Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Metro Ford Escort
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 32
 
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