Compare 2002 Ford Escort vs 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage

2002 Ford Escort
2002 Mitsubishi Mirage
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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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2-Door Coupe DE 1.5L Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1.5L Manual DE 32 39 $11,189 $11,937
2-Door Coupe 1.5L Automatic DE 28 35 $11,938 $12,737
2-Door Coupe 1.8L Manual LS 29 36 $13,858 $14,787
2-Door Coupe 1.8L Automatic LS 26 32 $14,610 $15,587
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,054
$11,189
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,815
$11,937
Monthly Payment Estimate
$214 / month
$199 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 31.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.6 85.6
Second Hip Room (in)
45.1 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 53.6
Second Head Room (in)
35.1 35.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.3 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.5 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
25.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.4 66.5
Track Width, Front (in)
56.5 57.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 168.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 11.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.48 8 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.87 9.2 x 0.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T105/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60R15 P175/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60R15 P175/65R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2478 2183
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 14 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.45 4.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 420
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 93 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA 4G15
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.5L/90.0
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 5300 92 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 32
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.583
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 7.874
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.343
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.804
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.416
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.947
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.714
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.976
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Escort Mitsubishi Mirage
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 25
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 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
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