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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 Sportronic GT 20 27 $20,654 $22,147
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
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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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 80.6 79.3
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 52.5
Second Head Room (in) 35.1 34.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 175.4
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
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.0
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P185/60R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2478 2855
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 16 x 4
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 23
Transmission
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Mitsubishi Eclipse
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 0.63
 
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