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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
4-Door Sedan SE (CMI)
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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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