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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe ZX2 Standard
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe ZX2 Standard 26 33 $12,054 $12,815
2-Door Coupe ZX2 Deluxe 26 33 $13,016 $13,860
2-Door Coupe ZX2 Premium 26 33 $13,434 $14,315
3-Door Coupe RS 2.4L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual RS 23 30 $16,864 $18,087
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Automatic RS 20 28 $17,611 $18,887
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual GS 23 30 $17,678 $18,957
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Sportronic GS 20 27 $18,610 $19,957
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Manual GT 20 28 $19,721 $21,147
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Manual w/Prem Pkg GT 20 28 $19,721 $21,147
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Sport w/Prem Pkg GT 20 27 $20,654 $22,147
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Sportronic GT 20 27 $20,654 $22,147
2-Door Convertible Spyder 2.4L Manual GS 22 29 $22,019 $23,617
2-Door Convertible Spyder 2.4L Sportronic GS 20 27 $22,948 $24,607
2-Door Convertible Spyder 3.0L Manual GT 20 27 $23,875 $25,597
2-Door Convertible Spyder 3.0L Sportronic GT 19 26 $24,803 $26,597
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,054
$16,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,815
$18,087
Monthly Payment Estimate
$214 / month
$301 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.1 34.9
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 48.7 52.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 51.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 30.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 80.6 79.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 175.4
Height, Overall (in) 52.3 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 100.8
Liftover Height (in) 25.7 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.4 68.9
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5 59.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - NA
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P185/60R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2478 2855
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 525
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 158 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 4G64
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 5300 147 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.58
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.38
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 3.36
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Mitsubishi Eclipse
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 0.63
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Indep Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
 
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