Compare 2000 Ford Escort vs 2000 Nissan Altima

2000 Ford Escort
2000 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 23 31 $14,547 $15,140
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 28 $15,315 $15,940
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 23 31 $15,016 $16,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 28 $15,751 $17,140
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 23 31 $16,935 $18,640
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 28 $17,662 $19,440
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,525 $20,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,140
$14,547
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,950
$15,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$199 / month
$252 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.7 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 52.5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.6 93.8
Second Hip Room (in)
45.1 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 55.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.1 37.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.3 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.5 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 103.2
Liftover Height (in)
25.7 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.4 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
56.5 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 183.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 13.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.48 9.0 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.87 11.4 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2478 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.45 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 550
Engine
Fuel System
SPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4250 156 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
993 NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 5750 155 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.29
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.21
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.85
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Escort Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent strut Independent Strut
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 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Independent Strut

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