Compare 1997 Ford Aspire vs 1997 Geo Metro

1997 Ford Aspire
1997 Geo Metro
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3-Door HB
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2-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 44 49 $8,082 $8,580
2-Door HB LSi 39 43 $8,555 $9,180
4-Door Sedan LSi 39 43 $9,180 $9,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$8,684
$8,082
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$9,295
$8,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$155 / month
$143 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
34 mpg 44 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 49 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
47.9 47.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78.5 77.4
Second Hip Room (in)
44.8 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 48.9
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 36.0
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
25.2 27.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
65.7 62.6
Track Width, Front (in)
55.9 54.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
152.8 149.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.1 53.5
Wheelbase (in)
90.7 93.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
37.7 22.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.9 8.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x - TBD - 7.09 x 0.98
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.25 x 0.71 9.02 x 0.67
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.0 10.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.08 3.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
22.0 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
29.5 31.5
Steering Type
Manual Rack & Pinion Manual
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P165/70R13 P155/80R13
Rear Tire Order Code
T17 NA
Front Tire Size
P165/70R13 P155/80R13
Spare Tire Size
T115/60D13 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
T17 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2004 1832
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
13 x 4.5 13 x 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
13 x 4.5 13 x 4.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.34 4.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
60 55
Engine
Displacement
1.3L/81 1.0L/61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
63 @ 5000 55 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L3
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
74 @ 3000 58 @ 3300
Engine Order Code
99H LP2
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 49
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34 44
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
7.09 6.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 1.89
Trans Order Code
445 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.42
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Aspire Geo Metro
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 3dr Hatchback Cpe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Separate coils

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