Compare 1997 Ford Aspire vs 1997 Suzuki Swift

1997 Ford Aspire
1997 Suzuki Swift
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3-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Manual 39 43 $8,368 $8,999
3-Door HB Automatic 30 34 $8,973 $9,649
Pricing
Invoice Price
$8,684
$8,368
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$9,295
$8,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$155 / month
$150 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
34 mpg 39 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 43 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
47.9 47.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 32.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78.5 85.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
44.8 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 48.9
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 36.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.1 53.5
Wheelbase (in)
90.7 93.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.9 8.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
37.7 22.5
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)
7.87 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.0 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
29.5 31.5
Steering Type
Manual Rack & Pinion Manual
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/60D13 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
T17 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P165/70R13 P155/80R13
Rear Tire Order Code
T17 NA
Front Tire Size
P165/70R13 P155/80R13
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2004 1878
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
13 x 4.5 13 x 4.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.34 4.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
60 55
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 390
Engine
Fuel System
EFI TBI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
74 @ 3000 100 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
1.3L/81 1.3L/79 CID
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
63 @ 5000 70 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 43
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34 39
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.79
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 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
7.09 7.48
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28
Trans Type
5 5-Speed
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 NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 3-dr Hatchback Cpe
Vehicle Name
Ford Aspire Suzuki Swift
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/coil spring
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

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