Compare 1998 Ford Escort vs 1998 Ford Mustang

1998 Ford Escort
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 28 38 $10,721 $11,430
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 26 33 $10,857 $11,580
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $11,904 $12,730
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 26 33 $12,222 $13,080
4-Door Wagon SE 28 38 $12,996 $13,930
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 20 29 $14,819 $16,150
2-Door Coupe GT 17 25 $18,379 $20,150
2-Door Convertible 20 29 $18,824 $20,650
2-Door Convertible GT 17 25 $21,939 $24,150
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 26 $23,327 $25,710
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 26 $25,819 $28,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,721
$14,819
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$16,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 35.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
50.2 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 30.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.2 83.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
49.4 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.6 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
53.3 53.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.5 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 101.3
Liftover Height (in)
26.4 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.0 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
56.5 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 10.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.5 x 0.55
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.48 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.87 10.8 x 1.02
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 15.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 38.3
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.38
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code
T71 T32
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
T71 T32
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2468 3073
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.45 12.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 540
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3750 215 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
99P 994
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.8L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 5000 150 @ 4000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.93
Trans Order Code
445 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.35
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 11.02
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Escort Ford Mustang
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Four-bar link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30
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

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