Compare 2002 Ford Escort vs 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2002 Ford Escort
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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2-Door Coupe ZX2 Standard
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
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3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual RS
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
45.1 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 52.5
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
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.6 79.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
56.5 59.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
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
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 -
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2478 2855
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 5300 147 @ 5500
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 30
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Escort Mitsubishi Eclipse
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
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

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