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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
4-Door Sedan SE 28 37 $12,117 $12,985
4-Door Wagon SE 28 37 $13,209 $14,185
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 25 33 $10,911 $11,660
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 25 33 $12,439 $13,340
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 SHO 16 25 $26,323 $29,115
4-Door Sedan SE 20 28 $16,929 $18,560
4-Door Wagon SE 18 27 $17,819 $19,560
4-Door Sedan Northeast SE 20 28 $17,285 $18,960
4-Door Wagon Northeast SE 18 27 $17,819 $19,560
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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 53.3 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 108.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 15.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 16.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5 38.0
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code T71 NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code T71 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2468 3237
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 115
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 5000 145 @ 5250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3750 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code 99P 99U
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
 
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