Compare 1999 Chevrolet Prizm vs 1999 Ford Escort

1999 Chevrolet Prizm
1999 Ford Escort
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 31 37 $11,798 $12,393
4-Door Sedan Lsi 31 37 $13,796 $14,964
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 28 37 $10,769 $11,505
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 25 33 $10,911 $11,660
4-Door Sedan SE 28 37 $12,117 $12,985
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 25 33 $12,439 $13,340
4-Door Wagon SE 28 37 $13,209 $14,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,798
$10,769
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,393
$11,505
Monthly Payment Estimate
$207 / month
$192 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.5 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 34.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.8 87.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.2 174.7
Height, Overall (in)
53.7 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 56.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
24.8 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.1 12.8
Brakes
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)
7.9 x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.48
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.04 x 0.87 10.1 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 31.5
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.27 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.1 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65R14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA T71
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R14 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T71
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2403 2468
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.2 8.45
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 540
Engine
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 4400 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
LV6 99P
Displacement
1.8L/108 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 5600 110 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.83
Trans Order Code
MM5 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/4th & Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
8.3 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.23
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
5th OD NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.17
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Prizm Ford Escort
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 32

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