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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
2-Door Convertible Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 23 $12,724 $13,995
2-Door Convertible Manual 4WD 19 23 $13,058 $14,495
4-Door Manual 19 23 $13,441 $14,795
4-Door Automatic 19 23 $14,351 $15,795
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 23 $14,670 $16,295
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 23 $15,580 $17,295
4-Door Manual EX 19 23 $15,680 $17,395
4-Door Automatic EX 19 23 $16,590 $18,395
4-Door Manual 4WD EX 19 23 $16,600 $18,595
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 23 $17,510 $19,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,769
$12,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,505
$13,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$192 / month
$233 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.0 31.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 88.1
Second Hip Room (in) 49.4 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.6 54.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 38.2
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 48.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.0 68.1
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5 56.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 156.4
Height, Overall (in) 53.3 65.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 56.7
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 92.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 13.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 39.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.87 11.10 x 0.94
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 10.23 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 14.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5 32.2
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P205/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code T71 NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P205/75R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 P205/75R15
Front Tire Order Code T71 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2468 3102
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 6.0
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 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD - (48 amp/hr)
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 70
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 5000 130 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3750 127 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99P NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 23
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 2.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 1.49
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85 4.78
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 2.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Kia Sportage
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door
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 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut Double Wishbone
 
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