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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 28 37 $10,313 $11,015
4-Door Sedan LX 28 37 $11,024 $11,795
4-Door Wagon LX 28 37 $11,669 $12,505
2-Door Coupe
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 25 37 $10,376 $10,980
2-Door Coupe Z24 23 33 $13,235 $14,465
4-Door Sedan LS 25 34 $12,376 $13,380
4-Door Sedan 25 37 $10,565 $11,180
2-Door Convertible LS 25 34 $16,589 $17,935
2-Door Coupe RS 25 37 $11,308 $12,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,313
$10,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,015
$10,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$184 / month
$183 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 50.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.0 32.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 87.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) 49.4 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.6 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 36.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.0 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 180.7
Height, Overall (in) 53.3 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 56.4
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 104.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 13.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.48 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.87 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
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) 12.7 15.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5 35.6
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code T71 NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code T71 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2457 2584
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4.0 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 105
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.2L/133
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 5000 120 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System SPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3750 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99P LN2
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 2.18
Trans Order Code 445 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.91
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Chevrolet Cavalier
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0 0.74
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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