Compare 1998 Ford Escort vs 1998 Honda Civic Classic

1998 Ford Escort
1998 Honda Civic Classic
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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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Classic 3-Door HB Manual CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Classic 3-Door HB Manual CX 32 37 $9,990 $10,650
Classic 3-Door HB Automatic CX 29 36 $10,928 $11,650
Classic 3-Door HB Manual DX 32 37 $10,856 $12,100
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual DX 32 37 $11,286 $12,580
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX 32 37 $11,425 $12,735
Classic 3-Door HB Automatic DX 29 36 $11,574 $12,900
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic DX 29 36 $12,004 $13,380
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual HX 36 44 $12,022 $13,400
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 29 36 $12,143 $13,535
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT HX 36 39 $12,920 $14,400
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 37 $12,988 $14,750
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 30 35 $13,682 $15,250
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 36 $13,706 $15,550
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 28 35 $14,400 $16,050
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 30 35 $14,785 $16,480
Classic 2-Door Coupe "A" Automatic w/ABS EX 28 35 $14,938 $16,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 35 $15,503 $17,280
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,721
$9,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$10,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$178 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 34.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.2 86.1
Second Hip Room (in)
49.4 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.6 52.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 51.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
50.2 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
56.5 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 164.5
Height, Overall (in)
53.3 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.5 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 103.2
Liftover Height (in)
26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.0 67.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 13.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.87 9.5 x .83
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
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 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 20.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 32.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 4.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T71 NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T71 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/65R14
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2468 2295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.45 4.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 75
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 5000 106 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3750 103 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
99P NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 37
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.702
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.153
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.782
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.722
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.909
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.250
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.172
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escort Honda Civic
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 3 Door HB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent strut Indepenent

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