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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe ZX2
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe ZX2 25 33 $11,140 $11,950
4-Door Sedan 27 35 $11,249 $12,070
4-Door Sedan SE Sport
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE Sport 20 29 $15,501 $17,035
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,725 $22,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,140
$15,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,950
$17,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$199 / month
$284 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 50.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 80.6 89.6
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 35.1 36.8
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 48.7 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 106.5
Liftover Height (in) 25.7 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.4 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 185.3
Height, Overall (in) 52.3 54.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 13.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.48 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.87 10.24 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 Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 15.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.71
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 14.54
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5 37.3
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/60R15 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T35
Front Tire Size P185/60R15 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T35
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2478 2603
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 127 @ 4250 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code 993 99L
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/155
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 5750 170 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 2.14
Trans Order Code 445 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.42
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Ford Contour
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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