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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 28 38 $10,721 $11,430
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $11,904 $12,730
4-Door Wagon SE 28 38 $12,996 $13,930
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 26 33 $10,857 $11,580
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 26 33 $12,222 $13,080
2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 20 29 $14,819 $16,150
2-Door Convertible 20 29 $18,824 $20,650
2-Door Coupe GT 17 25 $18,379 $20,150
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 83.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.4 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.6 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 10.9
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 15.7
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 15.0
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
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 15 x 4.0
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
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
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
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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