Compare 1998 Chevrolet Metro vs 1998 Ford Escort

1998 Chevrolet Metro
1998 Ford Escort
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2-Door HB
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
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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
$8,247
$10,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$8,755
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$146 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
44 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
49 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
149.4 174.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 53.3
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.3 12.8
Steering
Steering Type
Manual Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 3.1
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/80R13 P185/65R14
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
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)
1818 2468
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 14 x 4
Rear 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 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
Engine Type
Gas L3 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
49 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
44 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Metro Ford Escort
Body Style
2dr Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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

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