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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
53.5 56.5
Wheelbase (in)
93.1 98.4
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
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
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.09 x 0.98 9.0 x 1.48
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.3 12.8
Steering
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
Steering Type
Manual Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
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)
1818 2468
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
13 x 4.5 14 x 5.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
58 @ 3300 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
LP2 99P
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
44 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
49 38
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Metro Ford Escort
Body Style
2dr Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent strut

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