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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
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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
Classic 3-Door HB CX Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Classic 3-Door HB Manual CX 32 37 $9,990 $10,650
Classic 3-Door HB Manual DX 32 37 $10,856 $12,100
Classic 3-Door HB Automatic DX 29 36 $11,574 $12,900
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX 32 37 $11,425 $12,735
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 29 36 $12,143 $13,535
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 30 35 $14,785 $16,480
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 35 $15,503 $17,280
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual DX 32 37 $11,286 $12,580
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic DX 29 36 $12,004 $13,380
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 30 35 $13,682 $15,250
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 28 35 $14,400 $16,050
Classic 2-Door Coupe "A" Automatic w/ABS EX 28 35 $14,938 $16,650
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual HX 36 44 $12,022 $13,400
Classic 3-Door HB Automatic CX 29 36 $10,928 $11,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 37 $12,988 $14,750
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 36 $13,706 $15,550
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT HX 36 39 $12,920 $14,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,721
$9,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$10,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$178 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 32 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 50.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 11.9
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 4.1
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P185/65R14
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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 Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3750 103 @ 4600
Engine Order Code 99P NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 5000 106 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SPI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 32
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Honda Civic
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut Indepenent
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
 
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