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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 HB GL Manual (CA/NE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB Automatic GL 22 28 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB TDI Manual GL 42 49 $14,937 $16,195
2-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $14,937 $16,195
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,037 $17,400
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,037 $17,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,769
$13,753
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,505
$14,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$192 / month
$248 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 88.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.6 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.0 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.9
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 163.3
Height, Overall (in) 53.3 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Brakes
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 11.3 x 0.87
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 9.1 x 0.35
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 14.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code T71 NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code T71 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2468 2723
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 90
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 24
Transmission
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.06
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Volkswagen New Golf
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Hatchback GL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
 
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