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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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Body Style

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 25 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 50.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 106.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 13.9
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.48 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 15.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.71
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 127 @ 4250 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code 993 99L
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 29
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again 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
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.45
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Ford Contour
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut Indep MacPherson
 
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