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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
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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 13.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 15.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 14.54
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P185/60R15 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T35
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2478 2603
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 590
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SPI SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Ford Contour
Suspension
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
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
 
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