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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
2-Door Coupe GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 23 29 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 23 29 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 44 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,876 $19,200
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,740 $20,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 24 31 $20,001 $21,500
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 23 29 $20,865 $22,375
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 23 30 $21,756 $23,400
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual Sport 24 31 $18,847 $20,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,054
$15,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,815
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$214 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 48.7 49.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 80.6 85
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 35.1 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 52.3 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 98.7
Liftover Height (in) 25.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.4 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.9
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 161.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.0 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.48 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.87 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/60R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/60R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2478 2817
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 5300 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 4.24
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 3.78
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Ford Escort Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 0.91
 
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