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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
2-Door Coupe GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 22 27 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 25 31 $19,234 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 22 27 $19,234 $20,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,769
$14,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,505
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$192 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.6 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 49.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.0 33.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 84.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 161.1
Height, Overall (in) 53.3 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.0 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.48 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.87 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.8
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 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code T71 NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code T71 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2468 2769
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3750 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code 99P NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 5000 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 31
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 2.12
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.78
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
 
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