Compare 1997 Ford Escort vs 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

1997 Ford Escort
1997 Pontiac Grand Am
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4-Door Sedan
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
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
4-Door Sedan SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
2-Door Coupe GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
4-Door Sedan GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,313
$13,838
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,015
$14,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$184 / month
$247 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.2 88.5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.4 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.6 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
50.2 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.4 30.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.0 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
56.5 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 186.9
Height, Overall (in)
53.3 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.5 56.6
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 103.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 13.4
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.48 7.9 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 15.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 35.3
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.3
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
T71 QFB
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
T71 QFB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2457 2873
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
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 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 105
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 5000 150 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System
SPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3750 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99P LD9
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 33
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.57
Trans Order Code
445 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escort Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan SE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Trailing Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent strut MacPherson Strut

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