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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
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
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 50.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.0 32.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 87.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.0 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 13.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 15.2
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P195/70R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2457 2584
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 525
Engine
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
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.2L/133
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 37
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Chevrolet Cavalier
Suspension
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
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
 
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