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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 37 $10,769 $11,505
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 25 33 $10,911 $11,660
4-Door Sedan SE 28 37 $12,117 $12,985
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 25 33 $12,439 $13,340
4-Door Wagon SE 28 37 $13,209 $14,185
4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 20 28 $16,214 $17,560
4-Door Sedan SE 20 28 $16,929 $18,560
4-Door Sedan Northeast SE 20 28 $17,285 $18,960
4-Door Wagon Northeast SE 18 27 $17,819 $19,560
4-Door Wagon SE 18 27 $17,819 $19,560
4-Door Sedan SHO 16 25 $26,323 $29,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,769
$16,214
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,505
$17,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$192 / month
$293 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.0 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 101.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.4 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.6 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.3 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 108.5
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.0 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 197.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 15.8
Brakes
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 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.87 10.98 x 1.00
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5 38.0
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 16.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code T71 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code T71 NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1250
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2468 3237
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 15 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 540
Engine
Fuel System SPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3750 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code 99P 99U
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 5000 145 @ 5250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 2.77
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 1.54
Trans Order Code 445 44L
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 36
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut MacPherson Strut
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 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 0.75
 
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